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That is my this year video.

I have two year never to ski.

My ski's days all total olny 57days.

My friend want to know my level.

I have no idea.

have anyone can give me some
suggestion?

Thank you very much.

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/7064708/18381227

post #2 of 10
That is not bad skiing for such little time on skis. I particulary liked your avtar. Based on your avtar I would say you are level 9 but after watching the video clips I had to give you a slightly lower score . Anyway, you are a bit shaky and you are all over the place but somehow you manage to keep it all close to nice looking skiing. You eaven carve. By the way, why do you need to know your level?
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Hello, Dear tdk6 and Rusty:

 

How are you?

 

Thank you your reply.

 

Yes, tdk6. your words total really correct.

 

I need more time to practice. In Taiwan no snow, but I will try practice ski at every years in little time.

 

Why do I know my level?

 

Thank tdk6 give me level 9. I thing about maybe I am just level 8? If I know my level. I can to know next goal than to improve my skiing.

 

And my friend don’t believe I am level 7 in two year ago. Sometime they don’t believe my advice to him.

 

They want me come here accept to confirm my skiing. Someone thing I am just can ski wedge-christie turn……

 

So my friend want me come here to confirm my skiing, So I come here. This place are very nice and authority.

 

In Taiwan, I can only to watch a great deal of video and books. Than I try practice at home. So…that….all.

anyway thank you very much for all syggestion.

 

Norman

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Norman - good to hear that you are well in spirit and enjoy the sport. Read the other thread therusty pointed me to and it seems I was maybe not giving you an answere you were asking. A small comment to my previous posting, you must have slightly missunderstood me when I gave you a level 9. That was kind of a small joke as you looked so professional and good in the avtar on your youtube account avtar, therefore there was the smily . Anyway, if you have a debate going with other skiers what level you are it could be helpful to read something on the net of requirements for different levels. I did a quick search and came up with this:

http://www.skimybest.com/skilevel.htm

The best thing to do is to read through it yourself and give it some thaught and try to give yourself a score. Looking at the video and reading the link I would be putting you in the 6-7 category. Note that category 7 includes short turns and going into bumps and some powder. No indication on your video that you could not cope in such conditions but then again also no proofe that you could. If you were trying out for a ski instructor course I would have to see you ski in more varying terrain. You are still lacking quite a lot of controll which comes from mastering the basics. Now it looks shaky and forced.

Stem-christie vs parallel turn! Interesting. I would not say that you could not do a parallel turn. The reason they say you are making a stem-christie is because you have a tendency of stemming before you turn sometimes. Dont be too devastated, its a very common problem. The best way of working that out of your system is to learn a proper stem-christie. I personally love to ski in front of my beginner groups or my children or whife and without anybody knowing it practice all kinds of turn initiations. You give the students a task and then you ski that way yourself for a while and then you start to use variations. This way I get to drill myself. I usually circulate the following turn initiations: wedge, stem, up-unweighting parallel, pre-turn and phantom move. Its good to be able to isolate the movements.

All this IMHO offcourse. Hope this helps. Keep your good spirit up. Nice mountains in Japan I see. Hope to be able to ski there some day. Was planning on going to Korea for a short ski trip.

One more thing about levels..... once you get to level 9 you really start to learn stuff.

tdk6
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Norman - good to hear that you are well in spirit and enjoy the sport. Read the other thread therusty pointed me to and it seems I was maybe not giving you an answere you were asking. A small comment to my previous posting, you must have slightly missunderstood me when I gave you a level 9. That was kind of a small joke as you looked so professional and good in the avtar on your youtube account avtar, therefore there was the smily . Anyway, if you have a debate going with other skiers what level you are it could be helpful to read something on the net of requirements for different levels. I did a quick search and came up with this:

http://www.skimybest.com/skilevel.htm

The best thing to do is to read through it yourself and give it some thaught and try to give yourself a score. Looking at the video and reading the link I would be putting you in the 6-7 category. Note that category 7 includes short turns and going into bumps and some powder. No indication on your video that you could not cope in such conditions but then again also no proofe that you could. If you were trying out for a ski instructor course I would have to see you ski in more varying terrain. You are still lacking quite a lot of controll which comes from mastering the basics. Now it looks shaky and forced.

Stem-christie vs parallel turn! Interesting. I would not say that you could not do a parallel turn. The reason they say you are making a stem-christie is because you have a tendency of stemming before you turn sometimes. Dont be too devastated, its a very common problem. The best way of working that out of your system is to learn a proper stem-christie. I personally love to ski in front of my beginner groups or my children or whife and without anybody knowing it practice all kinds of turn initiations. You give the students a task and then you ski that way yourself for a while and then you start to use variations. This way I get to drill myself. I usually circulate the following turn initiations: wedge, stem, up-unweighting parallel, pre-turn and phantom move. Its good to be able to isolate the movements.

All this IMHO offcourse. Hope this helps. Keep your good spirit up. Nice mountains in Japan I see. Hope to be able to ski there some day. Was planning on going to Korea for a short ski trip.

One more thing about levels..... once you get to level 9 you really start to learn stuff.

tdk6

Hi tdk6:

thank you your reply.

Very good for me.

In the PSIA level. I thing that I will put me in level 6.

Yes. that "once you get to level 9 you really start to learn stuff. ". Thay are give me good viewpoint.

Norman
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Hi tdk6:

thank you your reply.

Very good for me.

In the PSIA level. I thing that I will put me in level 6.

Yes. that "once you get to level 9 you really start to learn stuff. ". Thay are give me good viewpoint.

Norman

 

Once you get to level 9 its like you get a black belt in karate. We all know what that means dont we. No reason to call ourselves champions . I think that your own estimation of your level is very good. Good work. There is no reason to put ourselves too high on the list.
post #8 of 10

Norman,

 

I would rate this skiing as level 6 (high intermediate zone). You've made good progress since the previous video. If you look closely you can see your feet separate to start the new turn and then narrow again to engage the edges in the new turn. This is half way between wedge christie and parallel. The next step is to keep your feet the same distance apart all the time and to change edges of both skis at the same time. If you practice side slips and hockey stops and add those tipping/ski tilting on edge movements into your turns you'll be able to do this.

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Once you get to level 9 its like you get a black belt in karate. We all know what that means dont we. No reason to call ourselves champions . I think that your own estimation of your level is very good. Good work. There is no reason to put ourselves too high on the list.
 

Ha.Ha.

You are humor.

I am agree with you.

Norman
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Norman,

 

I would rate this skiing as level 6 (high intermediate zone). You've made good progress since the previous video. If you look closely you can see your feet separate to start the new turn and then narrow again to engage the edges in the new turn. This is half way between wedge christie and parallel. The next step is to keep your feet the same distance apart all the time and to change edges of both skis at the same time. If you practice side slips and hockey stops and add those tipping/ski tilting on edge movements into your turns you'll be able to do this.


Rusty:

Thank you.

I will try to practice next time.

Norman
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