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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:28 am

over the last 6 days (three evenings, three full days) i have managed to achieve my level 2 ski instructor certification!!! whew!!!
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Postby cheerleader » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:29 pm

You go, girl!
Way cool JL...you should be very proud of this accomplishment.
congrats,
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Postby dignan » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:27 pm

Congratulations! Was it a combo of classroom and on-mountain stuff? It sounds like your part of the world is getting more than its fair share of snow these days.
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Postby AllyB » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:44 pm

Well done JL - that is a fantastic achievement!
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:18 pm

thanks VERY MUCH ally, dignanlegs, cheer!! the course conductors like to keep you sweating and wondering til the last second!!

yes dignan, a mix of inside and outside. workshops and such, watching videos of skiers and trying to really pin down the root of any problems we saw, watching vids of ourselves and doing the same thing, practicing teaching the parallel progression, and i thought the hardest was teaching the other level 2 candidates their own ski improvement.

you're not kidding about snow either! our last day of course we'd had well over a foot of excellent new snow over the previous couple days, and the sun was back out for us. fantastic!
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Postby Sarge » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:07 pm

Congratulations! As has already been said, you should take great pride in this accomplishment. I haven't been on skis in a number of years, but I spent a lot of time on the slopes in my youth, as did my wife. Not much time for skiing these days, but I wouldn't mind getting back into it eventually.
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Postby Loobie » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:44 am

I have multiple pairs of skis gathering dust in the basement and this has made me insanely jealous!! :twisted: . Just kidding JL. Massive kudos to you!

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Postby MrsGeorge » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:23 am

Well done, that's a great acheivement! :D
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:10 am

thanks you three too! to be perfectly honest, i don't have time for it either and had to extend my graduation to august!! i hope everyone can get back out there :) :) :) where're the best places near to you skiers south of the border way?
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Postby carolew » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:30 pm

congratulations JL, well done...I am so jealous.... lol
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:38 pm

thanks carole :) i just can't stop i guess. yet! even during my dx attack i was out... once i started to get used to moving around by vibration sensing. i could only teach certain classes because they had to be good enough for the chairlift so i could sit down regularly, but they could not be good enough for ski poles, because i couldn't hold them! one of the other candidates ratted me out too (we all work together) so our evaluators knew i had issues... made me so paranoid! lol!
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Postby dignan » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:02 pm

OK, free lesson time...talk to me about speed control techniques in steepish, fairly tight, off-piste terrain. (seriously, I need help)
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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:42 am

come on man i'm skiing the niagara escarpment, not whistler. wait til i get back out west lol! in the meantime, have you checked out http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=33402
the main point i took away from this thread seems to be "suck it up and go fast" but they have some more specific tips also :)
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Postby dignan » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:29 pm

Thanks, I hadn't seen that. I sometimes check out the epicski forums, but mostly when I'm dreaming about a new pair of skis.
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:45 am

no worries :)
what do get when you're dreaming??
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