Originally Posted by MilesB
Since you brought it up, just thought I'd mention that Our Leader has extensive information in his books and websites about appropriate equipment for his system (which is REALLY good!!)
AHhhh, there it is -
- the obligatory Offering
that is always injected somewhere in these surreptitious advertisements. Must admit, you fellows have this whole Tag-Team
thing down. Of course, this is done hoping that onlooking Newbie Lurkers will send PMs asking you what it's all about - whereupon you'll be able to make your full scale Sales and Marketing Pitch to them via private reply which as you know is something not monitored nor regulated by EpicSki.
Originally Posted by Rick
Wouldn't I fall under the auspices of TTS, an equally ill-respected entity?
Heck no Rick... well ... at least not while you can be used as a weapon
against someone else. Later on it will be another matter entirely.
Originally Posted by Volklskier
Are you ok? Seriously, because this is a rant that shows some severe signs of paranoia. What is my organization? What is my cult?
Why, I'm fine! Thanks for asking
. Nope, it's not paranoia when your own posting history clearly highlights a highly obvious and repetitious pattern. And Nope
, I'll not supply the reference to your 'organization' because I would only be doing your marketing for you.
Out of curiosity, why did you post this topic in the "Ski Instruction and Coaching" forum? If anywhere the topic would seem to belong in the "Technique and Analysis" forum - unless of course your desired target audience is new skiers and the general public who might otherwise avoid that more contentious forum...
I see you're relatively new to posting on EpicSki (though may have a much longer Lurking experience). You've already put up some rather good posts and seem able to keep things in a moderate, thoughtful perspective so I'll just suggest that you ... wait a while.... It wont take long before you see the patterns long-timers see quickly and easily. (Of course, if you've already become deeply conditioned by over-exposure to that group then you'll be entirely unable to detect anything except the 'wrongness' present in everyone outside the group - and that would be a shame.)
My objections are not with the person
of Volklskier nor Max_501 but rather with the unsavory tactics they employ to promote their group, their products, and that group's leader. These two fellows have put up good information, provided good insights, offered new and interesting ideas and supplied some good analysis from time to time.
I just despise their Snobbishly Sneering
at all organizations not their own (and the people within them) as well as their creation of Strawman Arguments to assist in the discrediting of all others. I also have no use for their endless undermining of other 'systems' and the clever recruiting tactics they use on these forums to bring others into their camp. They have their own forum for such things with an environment full of Yes-Men to agree with them, so why come here with these topics except to decry outsiders and recruit new initiates?
Personally, I have no problem with Active Rotation in skiing nor have I any problem with people who wish to minimize Active Rotation in their technique. When I see an overabundance of Rotation in a given student I too teach them to reduce it. I also teach the Wedge (a minimalist Wedge at that) and I teach Parallel. No big. I even have my own concerns about what PSIA does and how they do it but my goals with regard to PSIA are constructive
whereas their goals appear only to be destructive
BTW - our ski season only ended a couple of weeks ago here so it's true that I may well be in some sort of withdrawal...
( PS: Heh, you're a fun guy Max. But Volklskier? ... not so much ... )