I had an interesting experience today in a clinic that can shed some light on how many of us, even experienced instructors, react to observations from others. Early in the clinic The Mr. Barnes asked us to pair up and provide each other input on our movement patterns. By chance I paired up with another Bear who observed that he saw a bit of park and ride. Running that term through my filters I interpreted his input as saying I was not continuously moving forward, staying aligned over the center of my feet. Since this has been my prime early season focus I was a bit concerned. Yet as we discussed his observation what he saw was I got to a certain edge angle and parked there, I had the capability of adding more edge angle. Wow-what a reminder of the power of words, both of us defined park and ride in different ways. How often do you think that has happened to you or your students?
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11/29/01 at 7:54pm