Hands down I was that guy day 2, but this is how it went down. I'd say there were roughly 15 people who showed up to the class Sunday. At the initial ski off, maybe 5 people went before me. All went to a strong group. Then I skied. Was put in the John group of the day which up to that point was going to be the "we're going to get you dialed in" group. Problem was, everybody else who skied in the ski off belonged in that other group. There were only 2 instructors. I was the outlier. There were really only 2 options...either dump me from the class, or split the class as they did with me trying to keep up. I'm happy they let me hang in the class, though spent a considerable amount time beating myself up for falling and delaying the other 4.On both Day 1 and 2, there was 1 student in the groups I was in who could have used more time on the groomers to work on thing
I'd think that's one of the flaws of group lessons, however. You don't really know the bell curve distribution of skills that are going to show up.
I had fun, and came away with a lot to think about and work on. Really, that was my intent and I hope that is what came off on my original post. Are there better ways to learn and different paradigms to approaching bumps? Absolutely. Would I seek those out as well? Sure. I just want to have fun with bumps, with as wide a tactical quiver that I can find. Momentum, B4B, Bob Barnes, Josh Matta...shit, I'd probably be happy to take lessons from all of them. But I was in WB on a weekend that momentum was going. It was fun.