Again GUYS I am just being DEVILS advocate here, nothing personal, if we were face to face I would have NO PROBLEM pushing like this to get you to SEE something.
IF you have a guy or gal under your tutelage, it is far better to not argue or attemp to CORRECT thier language or DIALECT but assist in defining your version of the mechanics. SO they can see the better way, more efficient way, to enjoy skiing. (enjoy is the code word)
Earlier some one, I think Bob said that what ever you call it is not important. Getting it is! So great, call it "Ydnar" and what that means it THIS and demonstrate your actions. Here I guess it is important to keep talking about what your actions are not what the TERM is.
Again in an attempt to walk in your ski boots I see that it may become an objective of a member of the GANG, (saw it in another post, not my words) you may need to have the same speak as THEY do but. It is not important to PUSH that on others who may or may not want to talk just SKI, and have FUN, they have PASSION lets not KILL it with Phsyco babble, ski terminology war. (of course IF you are looking for acceptance then you will need to push hard to be RIGHT and have as many posts here agree with you as you can so you can logg off and go to bed at night feeling fullfulled)
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I love this stuff just as you do and as Bob does. I have had your job and his too.
That is cool, but there are six or seven million others who ski also. (there used to be TEN MILLION) We want to keep all of them.
Keep up the great work, the discussion is cool, just the attacks are not neccisary.
Bob, had attempted in good leadership style to meet in a middle gound. This as indicated is good LEADERSHIP. Probably THE most improant lesson here. (I do not think this is covered in the exams is it? Well possibly the Examiner looks for it but it has less lesson plan, BOOK STUFF than maybe it should)
Instructors need to become LEADERS to their group in short order. YOu have several advantages, First you are put in front of the GROUP as a PRO. This is good they look up to you right away.
However from there on you earn your position, or lets say you are voted in our out. This is not a popularity vote but a comptency vote. You belittel ONE in your charge you lose votes. (in NAM they shot you in the back, or you got a FRAG .. another thread perhaps)
Stay on course, be a good LEADER get with the program.
EVERY ONE HERE IS RIGHT, we may have to "message" a bit here or there but, they have PASSION, they want FUN. DOnt' Kill it! (they wil be back)