While every part of the course is important, one of the most crucial segments of all is from the completion of the turn through the edge change and into your reach. This section can make or break you by the second buoy, so you have to master your cross-course attack. Follow these six tips to […]
It’s almost supernatural how consistently dominant Team Malibu skier Regina Jaquess has been lately. Over the last 15 months, she’s owned the women’s pro slalom category, winning every contest she’s entered from the Masters to the Malibu Open. Here’s how you can train and compete like Regina to up your PBs and first-place finishes. Hydrate […]
The tide is turning to favor open shoulder position in slalom skiing, but some, including a few of the best skiers in the world, would still beg to differ.
Analyze the techniques of the world’s best slalom skiers, and you’ll quickly realize the commonalities of their body position and movements on the water. The magic starts with their stance on the ski.
When anyone drives my boat — no matter what boat they’ve skied behind in the past — they always say how they can really feel where the Malibu Response TXi is in the course. From a skier’s standpoint, that means the driver is able to anticipate what the skier is going to do and react […]
With the 2013 Malibu Open scheduled for June 21-22, we decided to tap the event’s towboat driver, Chad Scott, to find out how he pulls all those millimeter-perfect sets with the Malibu Response TXi. Follow these six tips and you’ll be pulling practice sets that are worthy of one of the year’s top pro tournaments. […]
All of the world’s best slalom skiers keep their shoulders level and their head upright throughout the turn. Adopting this posture afords you optimum balance and the ability to maintain your speed, as opposed to falling clumsily into the turn. The key to this upright approach, however, lies far in advance of the turn itself. […]
Finding the right ski binding can be just as important as finding the right ski. There are a lot of factors that come into play: preferred release mechanism, skiing style, comfort, price range and maintenance of binding. We talked to some of the pros about the binding setups they use. By Geena Krueger Double Binding: […]
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs with some skiing spring cleaning. We enlisted Malibu Boats skiers Will Asher, Thomas Degasperi and Regina Jaquess to share some things you can do right now to get your body, boat and gear ready for a summer full of fun and personal […]
Your success at the next buoy all depends on how you set yourself up from the previous buoy to the first wake. If you haven’t done things right in this crucial part of the turn, it’s already too late. However, with a flawless transition from the turn to the first wake, most of your job […]