3. BALANCE THE OFFSIDE TURN
Whether you call it toeside, frontside or offside, this type of turn feels less natural than the turn on the other side of the course.
although you’re standing in a slightly closed stance (hips facing toward the boat) as you enter the offiside turn, the mechanics of the turn are simple. Your shoulders should remain level, your hips should be as square down-course as possible and you should remain balanced over both feet. This will place you in the same position as an onside turn would.
Most offiside turns fall apart well before the turn begins. The cut preceding an offiside turn is an onside lean, and many skiers overdo it here as they approach their offiside. Make sure your hips are up and the handle is low as you approach the wakes, but don’t overlean. Leaning too hard will cause your arms to come away from your body through the edge change, causing you to lose your outward direction and ruin the turn.
Even if you’re balanced in your approach, the orientation of your hips during an offiside turn will make the turn feel slower. Because of this, many skiers tend to rush the completion of the turn. instead, continue to ride the speed all the way back to the handle. Remaining patient in the turn until you reconnect with the handle will leave you in a strong position with good cross-course angle.