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Touchguru, Hi Mike,

Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on your achievements. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your progression throughout the video, and I'm sure your journey will motivate and inspire Skiers to achieve their goals.

My name is Jessica Smyth, and I am a student placement working for BASI in the Membership and Marketing department, in Grantown-On-Spey.

BASI would love to do a story profile on you in the next BASI News 113 (spring 2014) If you are interested, please get in contact: jessica@basi.org.uk
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Cool.
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Thank you for your kind words Jessica Smyth

My progress being featured in the next BASI News is completely unexpected (and really quite flattering!) Shocked

I have just dropped you an e-mail, if you would like to get in touch with me.
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Jessica Smyth, welcome to snowHeads Very Happy Will non-BASI members be able to read this? Hope so!
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Brilliant!! Would love to see my own skiing chronologically like that- would be comical!! I plateaued for a long time, until I got the finger out and decided to actually concentrate (and quit the boozin, lol!!). Bumps looked brilliant!! I'm back in Soell tomorrow- the EXCITEMENT!! Will have to recreate those bumps lol! Happy
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Pedantica, Thank you for the welcome.

BASI News is for members access only, but I shall pass this request on.
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Pedantica, you can borrow my copy of BASI News when Touchguru claims his five minutes of fame.
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Very Impressive Touchguru,


http://youtube.com/v/FPQlXNH36mI
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Thanks DB and Humpfknick

rob@rar, would you like an autographed copy....???? wink Razz
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Touchguru, Laughing Del let me have your video from Zermatt. Will look through it to see if we can update your progress video.
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Touchguru, Laughing Del let me have your video from Zermatt. Will look through it to see if we can update your progress video.


Really? Which one? I don't even have a copy of any of that! Are you able to put it up somewhere for me to download perhaps? I remember that I had a very average bumps run when they filmed!
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Touchguru, not looked through the files yet, so not sure what he has. I'll get the clips to you so you can see them and decide what you want to do with them.
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Touchguru, not looked through the files yet, so not sure what he has. I'll get the clips to you so you can see them and decide what you want to do with them.

Great thanks Happy
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Bumped into Touchguru, in the security line at Geneva and thought I would bump this thread as he has now achieved his BASI level 3. Well done and roll on Eurotest training for next season , been cat suit shopping?? snowHead
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skimottaret, is he going to be giving you lessons soon? Wink
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Arno, No doubt ! We may be doing some race training at the same camp next season and I am sure he will progress quickly and get his times down...
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Excellent stuff - nice one Touchguru,
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he has now achieved his BASI level 3

Wow. snowHead Congratulations, Touchguru.
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Glad this thread has been bumped as I commented in Sept about an upcoming trip and how I wasn't looking forward to it.
I went to Les Arcs in last week in January and had a great time. I had 5 x morning lessons with New Generation and I got down most of the reds in resort - sometimes not it was not pretty but the instructor kept me tucked in behind him on the very red runs with strict instructions to 'stay in my tracks' with no more than 1 metre gap which I did 90% of the time!! I now have the confidence to just do blues without even thinking about which lines to take and even easy reds like Bellette can be done in one hit. Admittedly bumps and cruddy stuff still needs a bit of thinking about.
The other thing that helped me most was going through the trees in the 'Forest of Doom' above Vallandry as it gave me no time to think about where or when I was going to make a turn you just have to do it or hit the tree!
The instructor used the term 'di(v)e down the hill' - he was Italian, to great merriment of the group and what he called the Jesus Christ exercise to face straight down the hill with your upper body, arms out, and turn from the waist down - getting us to separate upper and lower body. When asked why is was called the Jesus Christ someone quipped 'it's what you scream as you head full speed down the hill before you turn'.
Now trying to cram in another trip before the end of March to get some more miles under my belt before the end of the season.
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Level 3!!

He must have come on a bit since last October wink

Well done Touchguru, look forward to bumping into you again sometime snowHead
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Many congratulations, Touchguru!
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Great news and well done Touchguru snowHead
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Thanks AsterixTG, pam w, Pedantica and Cacciatore Very Happy

Thanks Mosha Marc, even a broken clock is correct twice a day! Wink

Thanks skimottaret, good to see you too and thanks for the lounge upgrade! Smile
I have looked at a couple of cat suits online but I am dreading trying one on!
P.S. No photo requests when I do!!
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Touchguru, fantastic! Congratulations Very Happy
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Touchguru, well done. I am more than impressed!
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Congrats in order mate👍 but I've gotta say, I ain't surprised.
Do I get a discount on some badly needed tuition wink
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Many thanks RachelQ, holidayloverxx and franzClammer Very Happy

franzClammer, I am sure something could be arranged..! Wink
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Touchguru, where did you get the 200 hours in, are you working at Hemel???
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Touchguru, congrats I'll get the Vids of You and My BiL playing on and off piste in Obergurgl sorted out for you this week, he says thanks again the afternoons skiing.
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Thanks ansta1 Good to meet you and also good to ski with your BIL. Loved his top sheet design for his free skis!

kitenski, most of the hours were done in Hemel and I had those already done by March 2012.
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Touchguru, cheers, just wondering how you got the necessary "real world" teaching experience for the L3 teach Smile
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Touchguru, cheers, just wondering how you got the necessary "real world" teaching experience for the L3 teach Smile


Remember, I have also done many years of other sports coaching in the 'real world' which has clearly helped in all of my ski teaching and ski teaching courses.
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Touchguru, If it's not indiscreet, where are you teaching currently?
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Touchguru, If it's not indiscreet, where are you teaching currently?


Will PM you
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Nice article in BASI News 113 March
Well done Cool
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Touchguru, just watched the IOS video, fantastic progress and I imagine at that rate you've moved on again since. Where did you find such a consistent bumps line to practice?
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balernoStu, Thanks. I would like to think I have moved on again before I took the ISIA Tech in November Smile The bumps run was in Zermatt/Cervinia next to to the half pipe last July/August. Great practice to work on quick movement.
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balernoStu, Thanks. I would like to think I have moved on again before I took the ISIA Tech in November Smile The bumps run was in Zermatt/Cervinia next to to the half pipe last July/August. Great practice to work on quick movement.


Indeed looks ideal. Looking fwd to the next video release Wink
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balernoStu wrote:
Touchguru wrote:
balernoStu, Thanks. I would like to think I have moved on again before I took the ISIA Tech in November Smile The bumps run was in Zermatt/Cervinia next to to the half pipe last July/August. Great practice to work on quick movement.


Indeed looks ideal. Looking fwd to the next video release Wink


You first.. Wink
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Touchguru, lol, my video would be more like a twenty five year plan, including long periods of regression and occasional spikes of progress.
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