Originally Posted by Krang
You can usually find instructors turning over Volkl's 6 stars or AC 30s/50s from previous years.
While Bushwacker is certainly correct that it is possible to succeed on exams on a softish twin and this is a practical teaching ski for beginners, it is my experience that certain examiners, especially those of a certain age, are put in a less convivial mood by examinees on twin tips or wearing any clothing that is remotely baggy.
Failing the L1 as a first year instructor is pretty much impossible, but some places will let you hustle through the 2 in your first year. If you're buying a ski to teach on, it might behoove you to be on a ski that makes the examiner happy.
examiners should examine based on skiing skill not what skis your on...I told heard the stories about this and already ran into an examiner from PC that is totally full of himself and a jackass. So what can people like us. Not all twins are soft either... Making examines happy is super lame and is pandering. Its smoothing a weak person would do, not someone who can think on thier feet and can actually ski.
trust me if I would have failed my examine on twin tips after my peers coming up and telling me that I was clearly a good skier. I would of bad mouthed them publicly for being skiist(racism based on skis lol;)) and encourage anyone else who failed an exam due to being on twin tips to do that same. We need to get rid of the dinosaurs and encourage fair examination, by sitting by idly and trying to appease examiners all your doing is making the problem worse and not better.
forums like this are very powerful tools for keeping things fair trust me.
with that said I want to again say that Paul Brownie, Keith Hower, and Bill(from stratton) are all great guys to ski with even though one of them failed me. Tons of fun, made the exam process not so scary, and were IMO fair. The people who passed are exactly who the group of 6 us thought was going to past. Id say that pretty fair in my book. Now Ron Kipp from Park City failed people that the Dteam head coach thought should of passed on thier worst days of skiing. Ron Kipp didnt pass a single soul that year though supposely.