Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
late 20s women skiing all of her adult life turns using her upper body. along with various other stuff going on. takes casual lessons every time she skis one time a year. I ask her how she turns her skis.after watching her ski and knowing that she is muscle her upper body to turn.
"I have had several ski teachers(luckly none at stowe) tell me to turn my arms where I want to go and point my shoulders where I am going so I turn me whole body"
hey at least she knew what she was doing....
"I hope this does not lose my creditabity but that is simply not a good way of turning for reason you dont need to know but would just complicate things further, those instructors I am sorry to say were wrong and there is no way to sugar coat that. If you ever get an instructor who tells you to turn other than using your legs stop the lesson and go talk to the SSD or supervisor. Hopefully they at least know enough that youll either get someone else or a refund."
in my case her former teachers were not my current coworkers, if they were I am truthfully not sure how I would have handle it. At least not she knows one things for the rest of her life and I am hoping what we did helped some to get rid of her 10 year old upper body twisting.
LOL this is funny ,
I,m pretty sure that the lady was probably told to keep her shoulders square to the hill and look at where she is going down the hill . As opposed to turning the body with each turn. Everyone hears something different when instruction is given or interprets it "as they hear it"
LS and I have been known to argue about translation of instruction given and at the end go ohhh I see what you are saying I didn't think of it that way.
Her skiing is done in the "now" as to say what I am doing at this moment is all the exists and all that matters. As we progress our skills se start to think of the "future " as our train of though is refocused. Kindda like a chess game.
One of the places we taught at a few years ago had the CSIA president as the ski school director, He suggested one day we all go out and try a form of "on the snow sport" that was forgein to us so we could remember what it was like to learn somthing new and what is involved in the learning process from the lesson side of view. I went and took my first snowboard lesson that week. I figgures I was at an advantage as detection and correction is the name of the Instruction game. I watched good boardes befor hand , mentally broke down the movements, watch them ballance and I had the advantage of being comfortable with downhill speed.
I gotta tell you I had it all figured out, but when it came to brass tacks I did the funky chicken just like the rest of them.
Anyway remeber what the lesson tells you they where told and what the reality or focus of the previous lessons where , might be 2 different things
BTW BWPA the LOL wasnt about what you said but i find it funny we all hear things differently and when you think about it , the translation was probibly in question and not the instruction