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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Where are you? Wanted to thank you for your article on 4 skier types and Movement Analysis in the 95 edition of TPS.
and Thanks Bob Barnes for getting a copy to me.

I was re-reading it last night and I really think it helped me get through the MA portion of my L1 Exam. I wasn't thinking about the article during the exam but a lot of the concepts now make much more sense..

Thanks again..
post #2 of 25
My pleasure and thank you for that acknowledgement. I'm glad that stuff was helpful. Having said that I have to let everyone know that it was Squatty Schuler (my co-author) that came up with the structure. I just translated Squatty into English! He is the creative guy!
post #3 of 25
Welcome back, Weems! Have your ears been burning, you're being talked about all over this place!

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 14, 2002 07:51 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Lisamarie ]</font>
post #4 of 25
Thank you, Lisamarie. They also have my picture hanging in the post office!

No, I've just been overloaded with work, etc. But I've missed the dialogue and appreciate the chance to listen in--and run my mouth!

It is dumping in Aspen! Good for skiers/riders, bad for school business. Oh well.
post #5 of 25
Hey Dchan, you reminded me of that article (I think it's the one with the steriotypes, my favorite, "the dig-me guy") and I was going to make copies for our next MA night...I loved Weems and Squatty's humour! Only, now I can't find that binder....piss meoff! I can never remember who borrows what. Could you send it as an attachment?
post #6 of 25
So, I'm finishing up my Pilates clas, racing from point A to point B, and Terri Maer, a student of mine who taught skiing at Aspen many years ago under Weem's direction, says to me "if you talk to weems online, ask him about the "RED BAND", its the "Pilates philososphy of skiing".

So, what's up with that? [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 25
Interesting. I'm not familiar with the red band. However, there was a concept called the "red man" in the days of the Aspen/Snowmass Schools were under the direction of Curt Chase. I think the term came from a photomontage or drawing of Curt, or one of his red-jacketed trainers/supervisors doing the type of turn they wanted in the ski school. The turn was based almost entirely on the work of Georges Joubert, the famous French technician from the University of Grenoble. "Pivot to skid" was the cry.

But there was another connotation of red man that I'm not aware of it. I'll research it for you!

I was not a fan of the Aspen approach.

In those days, I was in Taos, but we heard a lot about Aspen's unique tack.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 27, 2002 07:10 PM: Message edited 1 time, by weems ]</font>
post #8 of 25
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by weems:
In those days, I was in Taos, but we heard a lot about Aspen's unique tack.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Weems- Do you know Perry Larsen? I believe he was teaching in Taos from the late '60s into the '70s. And then relocated to Carbondale and taught at Vail.
post #9 of 25

But I only remember my own name because I got a letter this morning.
post #10 of 25
I check the tag in my underwear. I'm either Fruit of the Loom or Hot Chilies.
post #11 of 25
Actually, the only reason I bring up this thread so often is to remind myself.

The question mark is appropriate. Sometimes I answer, "Yes!" Sometimes it's, "Huh?"

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 29, 2002 05:01 AM: Message edited 1 time, by weems ]</font>
post #12 of 25
Hi Weems.

Nice to see you back along with the "tongue in cheek" approach to a sport that some of us may take too seriously.
post #13 of 25
The term, "Red Band" I believe should be "Red Man" as Weems has suggested. I was around in those days with Curt, and that was the term. Weems has described the term correctly. A pivot to skid was the cry of the day. [img]smile.gif[/img]-----------Wigs :
post #14 of 25
Weems, did I get the impression from one of your posts that you are hurt?

Us old timers have to be careful, we don't heal so fast anymore

post #15 of 25
Yeah, Ott. I scoped my knee (first time on my left, after two other times on my right). They're removing my meniscus, was chunk at a time. It didn't used to bother me, except I had a dentist remove a tooth the other day. It looks like there is a conspiracy in the medical profession to kill me by removing one small piece at a time until there is nothing left.

The knee's a little sore, but I'm able to load it well on the groomed. It doesn't like the bumps yet, but I get through it. Thanks.

Yeah, us old dudes gotta stick together. (with duct tape)

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 29, 2002 07:19 PM: Message edited 1 time, by weems ]</font>
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Bringing this back to the top and Question?

Weems, Are you out there?

Did you and Squatty retain the rights to this article or did you turn over full publishing rights to TPS? If you still have the rights to this article would you be willing to let us post it here on Epic Ski in the article section?

This is in response to Lou's post about possible MA instruction and training.

Thanks again. I still have this article on the top of my reading pile. For some reason it keeps migrating up to the top [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #17 of 25
Just go ahead and post it if you think people might like it and find it useful. I think the rights situation is that they buy the rights to using it the first time, but that doesn't mean that they own it.

I wouldn't worry about it. But just give attribution to TPS for the first post, and of course, to Squatty. He'll be thrilled. He's my hero.
post #18 of 25
Hmmmm. Maybe it was "The Speckled Band", eh Holmes?

[ October 01, 2002, 05:05 PM: Message edited by: SnoKarver ]
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'll dig up the electronic version and forward it to AC. He can post it in the articles section.. Thanks.
post #20 of 25
Weems is my hero. Welcome back, Baywatch!
post #21 of 25
yeah, Weems is here!!! Rumor has it that you are teaching at the Epicski Academy?? Say yes, please say yes!!!! [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img] :
post #22 of 25
I feel a little like Groucho in that I'm not sure I want to be a part of an organization that wants me as a member. And I'm also flattered, thank you.

Yes. I'm willing and available and I notified Bob.

I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone.

post #23 of 25
Weems: ".....you da man !" Thanks for getting involved with what is perhaps one of the most enthusastic and diverse group of skiers you ever would want to meet, and perhaps would also want to forget. As yet to be determined.

[ October 03, 2002, 04:20 PM: Message edited by: wink ]
post #24 of 25
Yeah, the enthusiasm is definitely the draw. This is a fun group.
post #25 of 25

Check the Ski Pointer bottom left page 16 January 1977 Ski Magazine. That Weems guy sure got around!


And, if you're curious, cause I was looking at something else in that issue and stumbled over it, that's why.  


And I like to bump ancient threads.   ;-)

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