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IS A SLIDING SPORT":
by Bill Jones, Ski Instructor
CSW #10: "Beginning skiers can learn from their skiing friends".
Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Friends don't let friends teach friends to ski.
If this website has any validity and you have considered its points, you will understand this truisum. And even if your are the friend of a skilled ski instructor, the adage may still apply, for there is also a "chemistry" factor among friends that can get in the way of learning. Our pysches are complex. Many ski instructors understand this and prefer not to teach their own friends.
Of course this Conventional Ski Wisdom is not a universal truth (are there any universal truths)? But ignoring it has caused many a skier to learn slowly, poorly, wrongly, or not at all. Ignoring it has also caused many skiers to give up their attempts to learn the sport--to their dismay and the dismay of their friends. If you still decide to ignore it and teach a friend or learn from a friend, watch for trouble signs and if they occur, go take a lesson from an instructor.
With all that said, however, there are cases where friends and mates have successfully interacted in teaching/learning situations. We should learn from them!
IS A SLIDING SPORT"--a skiing web manual:
Skiing Web Manual
Contents Why Read
This Skiing Web Manual That First Skiing Lesson A
Little Skiing History
CONVENTIONAL SKIING WISDOMS
Fear in Skiing
Conditioning for Skiing
Equipment and Technique
to Develop Balance on Skis
A Skiing Turn
Simplified The Final Skiing Skill:
pressure management Tactics for Terrains and Snow
Textures and Racing
Skiing Tips and Tales--a potpourri
Exercises for Developing Skiing Skills
Children and Skiing
Age and Skiing
Gender & Skiing Culture
Skiing Ethics and Survival Slope Safety Skiing
Environment Glossary Acknowledgements
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