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Old 08-20-2013, 05:36 PM
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I have another thread with some videos of me but I didn't get many replies on how to improve. I have been watching videos on you tube for some reference points on body positioning, grip, and a variety of other drills. They have helped. But I am looking for some pointers specifically from all you knowledgeable slalom skiers.
In these videos I was ridding with both palms down. I am going to experiment with different grips as I think this may have been one of the things I have been missing.

The major things I know I need to work on are:

1. Improve body possitioning
2. Keep a edge through the wake
3. Loosing my bad habits that I have developed
Love that scenery... would be hard to get me off the water... there..
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:10 PM
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Love that scenery... would be hard to get me off the water... there..
When this storm hit we were 15 miles downstream from our truck n trailer.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:09 PM
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Went out last night, going again shortly, and hopefully going a few more times in the next week with this warm weather.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:44 PM
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I have another thread with some videos of me but I didn't get many replies on how to improve. I have been watching videos on you tube for some reference points on body positioning, grip, and a variety of other drills. They have helped. But I am looking for some pointers specifically from all you knowledgeable slalom skiers.
In these videos I was ridding with both palms down. I am going to experiment with different grips as I think this may have been one of the things I have been missing.

The major things I know I need to work on are:

1. Improve body possitioning
2. Keep a edge through the wake
3. Loosing my bad habits that I have developed
Check out this thread and video link which explains the "norm" for the proper hand grip; of course, there are always exceptions. Your short list above is a great start; stacked body position and handle low is key to your success; don't try a slalom course unless you want to be addicted for life

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...t=56342&page=5
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:17 AM
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We have the guru's and what we need is goals and advice.

payment will be pats on the back and of course beer.

each person wanting help will post goals and current video - I will start.

Goal #1 Consistent Slalom deep water starts - done
Goal #2 Pull agressively thru wake on edge - not even close
Goal #3 Improve wake board skills.


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Goal #1 Consistent Slalom deep water starts - done

Goal #2 Pull agressively thru wake on edge - not even close - went out last night stacked body position much better and keeping handle low thru wake and pull out. Also riding ski better - i.e. not tail riding.

Took me a lot longer to fatigue. Prolly road for over 45 minutes in 4 sets.

Goal #3 Improve wake board skills - not much done, son at college and he likes to wake board.

Will have to get a ski dock to get more video.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:44 PM
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Made some new helper decals - I think it looks better than orange duct tape...lol - since I don't have a course near by... - may make them red like the bouys...
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:20 PM
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Hooo boy, what another great day on the lake... I think I've skied more in the past week and a half than the rest of my life, lol. One side of the lake was glass, and since we had the boom up for my littlest sister (on one ski for the first time) my dad told me to try barefooting. I said what the butt and got out there... Let me tell you, those two short runs have already got me hooked! Only had to go about 35mph too. I really wish I had brought my gopro. As far as slalom, I need to work on pulling the slack back and turning faster.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:50 PM
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Oh man I just want a Raley before I die. I have a back roll and tantrum very consistently. I would love to add a toe side back roll and a freakin Raley.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:10 AM
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Had my best run of the summer. Which being my first summer with my own ski boat, it was the best ride ever. I love my new addiction. My poor guns and reloading room are collecting dust and webs. Love it!
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