Aug 30, 2004, 12:56 PM
Post #1 of 11
Training and Waver videos
I’m curious about a couple of things regarding training and waver videos.
Does anyone use a waver video for other than tandem? It has always seemed like such a good idea in the event of an accident/incident to be able to say to a potential jury that the person had watched said video, regardless of whether it was tandem, AFF, IAD, whatever.
On a somewhat related subject, I once saw a video used by a Strong TI (Not a video produced by Strong) that did the usual waver, but also went through the whole ground training. I guess in theory after seeing this video, you would just need to show them the exit, and arch em.
I’m not suggesting that this is a good training method, and I don’t really want a bunch of guys “advising” me that this is a crappy idea. We always give our tandem students/passengers a through ground briefing, for multiple and obvious reasons.
We use a video tape to train tandem students. The amusing thing is that some of them grasp 90% of the material mentioned in the video, while others' brains slip into neutral the moment the video starts rolling. So we always back up the video with personal instruction. With bright students. it is a simple matter of: "Please demonstrate what you will do in the doorway. Good!" followed by minor corrections.
With "less bright" students we have to repeat ALL of the material just covered in the training video - in more detail.
Sep 2, 2004, 5:17 PM
Post #10 of 11
Re: [tspillers] Training and Waver videos
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At my home DZ, when I worked there, they used the John Bonin tandem video. Besides being abso-fucking-lutely cheesy beyond belief, it did offer the necessary info in a concise fashion. We could always tell when they got to the part of the video where the student slid in on their face because the whole classroom would start laughing at once.
In retrospect I can train a tandem student a hell of a lot quicker and more effectively one on one.