Originally Posted by newfydog
Um.....trying to do a public service here. If you are a troll, please go away.
You have stepped in a quagmire early in your Epic career.
PMTS has many followers, some of them overly enthusiastic. They have been a source of some friction here. Many of the posters and management here are from the PSIA side of the tracks and resulting conflict has brought out the best and the worst of this site.
Personally, I would say, read the book. His methods, and others have helped people become better skiers.
Let's hope Jack Bauer is still able to defuse nukes....
The friction has very little to do with differing schools of thought despite what you'll be told at his site. It's actually amazing it'll even be discussed here since his site spends a large % of time bashing this one. But then again he bashes the entire world of skiing that doesn't agree with him. Actually it's not the techniques "the world" has probs with, it's his marketing through insult and denial.
The conflict results from there can be no discussion of the technical issues. It has nothing to do with people being from "traditional teaching schools". This lack of being able to discuss the issues without trashing everyone else has been going on for 10 years. Frankly, everyone is bored and fed up with it by now.
|If you want to know why our policy has been established, just post a message on the PMTS forum and ask them what they think about Epicski.-therusty
brilliant statement. basically this experiment will tell you all.
One of lowest production value books ever written. This is why book companies hire editors. Talk about whining. blah blah blah. Just give me the info!!! god help us.- skip!
When the book burning police visit my house this is the one I'll placate them with.
Instructor's Manual (this is not avail from amazon)
-- Where's my promised treatise on boot alignment?!! Totally missing and thus very disappointing.
After that there was drastic improvement in the book quality so I'll let you decide on your own.
Interesting to note that the demo of the two-footed release, a corner stone drill, actually shows a blocking pole plant. If this were a task at some schools that demo would fail.
There's some good stuff in there and at least you can go ask questions. You also might want to ask others too...or...stick with grape!...