Thanks Bob, that was quite a mouthful! I too belive the omission of "The Centerline Model" will diminish the new manual. We seem to always be searching for clarity, much like a series of lessons, saying the same thing in different ways. For me, from the moment TCM was laid out for me the "big picture" clarified, and I felt I had a communicatable tool or picture for training.
As we understand the diversity of learning styles it seems appropriate to consider a model from different perspectives. Reinventing (as opposed to redifining) our vision of what good skiing is (biomechanicaly as opposed to technologically)in continuous "buzzwording" and posturing diminishes our credibility. Dumbing-down our culture (popular today) does little service to those who wish to develop comprehension. Basic arithmetic has some fairly mind-blowing concepts to get one's arms around too!
Now in we are faced with the "3 Steps to Success", whose very name will appeal to SCSA. Part marketing, part teaching philosophy, its simplicity dilutes what are complex movements into a box cake recipe. We need to distinguish internal and external models for consumtion. Too, we can maintain the integrity of our core concepts without "cutting it into little fork sized pieces" for the digestion of Level I's.
Todd, I worked with Milt in 83-84 at Purg., it was quite a ski school. He had been one of my examiners in the late 70's. During the 90's as SSD at Angel Fire, we enjoyed his visits alot. "Narrow minded"?? Hey, this guy was ostracized from the Ed staff, out in the wilderness for sticking to his beliefs. He had this wild idea that steering actually occured while carving and while others built altars to the new rotaryless gods....Milt remained...well, Milt! He has since been vindicated to a large degree. Leaders have followers, visionaries often look back and are alone. The Edwin Terrel Clinics are still hosted at T-ride, Santa Fe, Purg and Angel Fire on a rotational (??) basis. Great group!
Oh yeah...he is a decent potter, Robin Hood of Wildcat Canyon...I am drinking coffee out of one of my many PSIA, Edwin etc. mugs now!
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