|Originally posted by Hunter.:
I have yet to find a quality ski instruction video, I am after a video that illustrates the Ron Le Master style of teaching, not Harold Harb.
1. Do the instructors here work with a video of this style and is it available ?
Not as far as I know. I do know that Ron has not produced a video, and the book that had been scheduled for availability this fall ran into some challenges due to the publisher.
2.Is Ron Lemaster's book still the current text for instructors ?
Ron's book is not officially
a text for instructors, although it is recommended reading for PSIA. The official texts are the Alpine Technical Manual
and the Core Concepts Manual
. Neither of these deals much with high-level skiing specifically, but rather with the universal concepts for skiing, learning, and teaching. There is a companion Alpine Technical Video
that focuses primarily on the early-stage learning progression (both direct to parallel and wedge to parallel). PSIA-RM also has a DVD (produced by our own Bob Barnes) that demonstrates the required maneuvers for each level of instructor, PSIA I through III. This is available on the PSIA-RM site.
|3. Does he post here at all ?
Not that I have ever seen. He's likely too busy writing code for the CU Physics department and traveling the world filming the best WC skiers and giving clinics at the top ski schools. I believe that he remains an adjunct trainer for the Vail Ski School, but Ric would know better than I, certainly.
Don't underestimate Ron's analysis. He is a very, very smart guy with an analytic, scientific approach to everything. I was honored to work with him some years ago in non-ski-related business, and he's one of the most thorough people I have ever met.