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I got to thinking during a trip to Copper over Christmas break , I realized that it has been about 25 years since I last had an instructor really take an objective, hard look at my technique and give me some feedback. Bob B, just wanted you to know that I had a great lesson with Doug Stakata (hope I'm spelling his last name correctly). Gave me some solid pointers and that despite what I thought I was doing, I was really working against myself. It's hard sometimes to "see" yourself ski, especially when you have some 30 years of habits to work with. In addition, I had a friend skiing with me who, as luck would have it, wanted to try out his new video camera, so I got some footage of my skiing to review as well. I had forgotten just how helpful actually seeing yourself on film can be.

Preaching to the choir here, but I would recommend to anyone if you have a chance to take a lesson or have a friend video tape your skiing, do it. You might be amazed at what you see.

P.S. Bob, sorry to miss you at Copper last week. I was hoping to put a face with the name and maybe even get a lesson, although the sales clerk said you are no longer teaching just supervising. Hope you are having a wonderful vacation (or HAD a wonderful vacation since you'll be back when you read this )<FONT size="1">

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