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Old 07-31-2013, 11:15 AM
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Left leg in front= right palm down left palm up.
Crap, I've been using the wrong grip since 1973.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:17 AM
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Crap, I've been using the wrong grip since 1973.
LMAO

Me too - since 1991...
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:01 PM
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Oh my...good to know. And do I pull up this way as well or change from both palms down as I've always done to this new grip? Is this going to feel really weird at first?
Once again, whatever feels comfortable. I'm pretty sure I pull up that way but I can't remember right now.

Shouldn't feel weird; you'll be able to do a better job bringing the handle to your hips and your arms won't stick out like chicken wings...
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:26 PM
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Once again, whatever feels comfortable. I'm pretty sure I pull up that way but I can't remember right now.

Shouldn't feel weird; you'll be able to do a better job bringing the handle to your hips and your arms won't stick out like chicken wings...
That certainly makes sense...chicken wings...I do have to work at keeping my arms up against my vest. While we are at it...I thought I try to use a Big Girl rope for the 1st time this coming weekend. Up until now, I'm using a rope with a deep V in front of the handle and I have my ski tip poked up through it to hold it steady. And it holds it rock still. Any tips on what to concentrate on to make sure I don't start zig zagging all over the place when pulling up? If my left leg is forward, rope on the right side??? Correct?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:26 PM
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Crap, I've been using the wrong grip since 1973.
Seems like me too.And all my ski partners too!

Maybe Tnh2o has it wrong
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:46 PM
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Strong leg in the back, total opposite with wakeboard where strong leg is forward
doesn't matter what side the ropes on but if it makes you feel better put it between the sight of the hands, its all irrelevant when your getting pulled up. as you get stronger the driver need to hammer the throttle to pull you up, noth'n like be'n drug behind a boat with a narrow ski on, talk about breath'n water.
if your skis a sgl boot the back leg should be an extension of your body acting as a rudder, as you begin to be pulled up scissor your legs together and put foot in hold asap eventually put dbl boots on the ski
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:58 AM
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I must disagree with grip

I was told/taught its like baseball or tennis, if you bat with your left front forward then you ski left foot forward and you grip the handle just like the bat, left hand palm down, right hand palm up. Opposite if you bat right foot forward.
If seems more natural and makes sense to me, but I've been wrong before (once or twice).
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:07 AM
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Must be personnal preference.
Nate Smith is RFF right palm domn...like me!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:15 AM
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So is Will Asher.
There are exceptions like in any sport but i think the majority is RFF right palm down
LFF left palm domn.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:33 AM
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I ski LFF and when I started skiing the course about 10 years ago, I was told to switch to left palm down. Felt a bit wierd for the one set, but off side turns definitely improved. Most folks I ski with ski the same, but I've definitely seen it both ways. I usually tell people to try it out, give it a few passes, and see if it helps. If not, go back to what is comfortable.
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