Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > Watersports > Waterskiing & Barefooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2005, 10:27 PM
MC G
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I have a Slalom Question

Somethings been bugging me for a while and I wonder if anyone out there knows the answer. I'm a subscriber to WSM and I notice that the majority of the pro skiers who ski goofy foot hold the handle with their left hand on top ( if holding the handle vertically ). I ski goofy foot and I hold the handle with my right hand on top, however virtually none of the pros do this. My question is, does anyone know if this makes a difference?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2005, 11:00 PM
H20skeefreek's Avatar
H20skeefreek H20skeefreek is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: '85 Stars and Stripes
Location: Southeast
Posts: 2,372
I would imagine that it's a matter of comfort.
__________________
ITCHIN' TO SKI, LET'S GO!!
1985 MasterCraft Skier, Stars and Stripes
351W with PowerSlot and Perfect Pass
Click here if you need prayer, or wish to pray for those who do.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2005, 11:33 PM
sfitzgerald351's Avatar
sfitzgerald351 sfitzgerald351 is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1984 Stars and Stripes Ski 19 w/ 454
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 662
Interesting question...

I don't know the answer but I'm now curious as to what others do. I ski left foot forward and hold the handle with my left hand on top, like I'm holding a bat left handed. I'm probably not a good example of what to do right since I do about half of everything left handed (like tennis) and other things right handed (like golf).
__________________
Scott FitzGerald
1984 Stars & Stripes w/454
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2005, 12:18 AM
wakesport's Avatar
wakesport wakesport is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 1994 PS190
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 322
Right foot back = Right hand on top
Left foot back = Left hand on top

It does make a difference. I ski right foot back and always had my left hand on top. Then I went to a clinic with Wade Cox and he sugested switching. It was strange at first but now it works much better.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2005, 12:23 AM
H20skeefreek's Avatar
H20skeefreek H20skeefreek is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: '85 Stars and Stripes
Location: Southeast
Posts: 2,372
any reason why? an explanation would be helpful. thanks in advance for the info.
__________________
ITCHIN' TO SKI, LET'S GO!!
1985 MasterCraft Skier, Stars and Stripes
351W with PowerSlot and Perfect Pass
Click here if you need prayer, or wish to pray for those who do.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-21-2005, 12:47 AM
east tx skier's Avatar
east tx skier east tx skier is offline
MC Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1998 Ski Nautique
Location: End of my rope.
Posts: 25,360
This is sort of confusing. I'm RFF, and Right palm down. Is that what you're saying, Wakesport?
__________________
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

FAQ


Tyler Ski Club


To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-21-2005, 12:55 AM
H20skeefreek's Avatar
H20skeefreek H20skeefreek is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: '85 Stars and Stripes
Location: Southeast
Posts: 2,372
I'm utterly confused now. I'm setting here, analyzing how I do it, and after analyzing it, can't figure out why either would be better than the other. Regardless, your hand that is on the handle in the turn will be palm up. so how does it matter? if it does, i certainly want to know, b/c i'm probably doing it wrong.
__________________
ITCHIN' TO SKI, LET'S GO!!
1985 MasterCraft Skier, Stars and Stripes
351W with PowerSlot and Perfect Pass
Click here if you need prayer, or wish to pray for those who do.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-21-2005, 01:03 AM
east tx skier's Avatar
east tx skier east tx skier is offline
MC Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1998 Ski Nautique
Location: End of my rope.
Posts: 25,360
In the turn? Or in the load? Example of what I'm doing. When I'm loading across the wakes onside (RFF going to ball 1, 3, or 5). My right hand is closeset to my body (outside hand) and is palm down. It is getting more pressure than my left (palm up) Going to 2, 4, and 6, my left hand is still palm up, but is my outside hand (still palm up).

This picture is a little blury (point and shoot), but this is how I go. Yes, I'm making a nice face for you.
__________________
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

FAQ


Tyler Ski Club


To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-21-2005, 01:12 AM
east tx skier's Avatar
east tx skier east tx skier is offline
MC Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1998 Ski Nautique
Location: End of my rope.
Posts: 25,360
I'm sure there are examples to demonstrate any style you could imagine, but this was the first one I found. It's from www.drewross.com. The similarities, of course, end with how we've got our palms positioned.
__________________
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

FAQ


Tyler Ski Club


To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-21-2005, 02:58 AM
crdickey crdickey is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 2003 PS-197 - X7
Location: Lake Elsinore
Posts: 162
LFF = Left palm down / lower hand
RFF = Right palm down / lower hand

Just like swinging a bat or a golf club.

The benefit is in the wake crossing not the reach in the turn. I keeps you much more balanced. Try and picture Andy with his plams reversed in the position. He would be holding the handle vertically and ( IMO ) would not be as balanced.

Last edited by crdickey; 02-21-2005 at 03:13 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 AM.