In this water ski how to, World Champion slalom skier Will Asher shares his three keys to a perfect turn.
1. If I carry enough speed into the turn, I can release to maximum reach (fingertips) and complete my turn at the buoy before the line goes tight.
2. A balanced position brings confidence. My number-one focus when balancing is my eyes. If my eyes are open and level, I’m free to move where I want.
3. Holding the handle in my fingertips comes from feel and practice. It’s a necessary tool when running shortline. I only use this move when I’m certain I have enough freedom from the boat.
Photos: Bill Doster