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Old 05-12-2020, 02:47 PM
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You are crossing the wake with a flat ski. Your turn is smooth but you flatten out as you approach the wake, This is causing you to bounce across the wakes and is throwing off your balance. You did not look too bent to me.
The flattening of the ski across wakes is common on skiers who feel they have too much speed approaching the wake. Flattening out the ski slows you down, but right at the wake is not good because it can cause breaking at the waist and can result in endos over the top of the ski.

So, to fix this I suggest you limit how far out from the wake you go. Stay close to the wake and turn to the wake, concentrating keeping the ski on edge through the wake. Arms straight, back straight and lean back, keep your knees bent. Once you get used to "slicing" through the wake, you can move your turns farther and farther out from the wake. Practice, practice, practice. It will not come overnight!

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Old 05-13-2020, 08:38 AM
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I don't disapprove of thread bumps involving skiing!
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Old 05-13-2020, 01:03 PM
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Ok so one comment reminds me of an interview I saw a long time ago... Christy Overton" It's rarely painless when you break at the waist...." Hips forward get on the edge an rip it.
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Old 05-13-2020, 04:33 PM
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I like that quote.

Something that can be kind of fun and very instructive - every coach tells you to get taller get your weight up etc. when you're coasting waiting for the gate - you can do a drill where you "race" the boat - get the boat to speed get your stance, pull out like you would for the gate and then let go of the handle and see how far you can go.

Gets annoying for the driver but do that a few times if you haven't skied for awhile and that will really help.
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:10 PM
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Thanks to those who shared advice Iím getting better as I get older. 56 and enjoy slalom more than ever.




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Old 08-01-2021, 09:43 AM
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Nice seeing a post from you Larue!

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Old 08-01-2021, 10:41 AM
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