Congratulations, you are an Course Skier!
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What it looks like:
• You can run the course consistently at 15 off at fast speeds (32 to 36 mph).
• You've started working on skiing at 22 off and 28 off at fast speeds (32 to 36 mph).
What you're working on:
• Learning one-handed turns.
• Keeping your hands close to your body as you cross the second wake.
What you should do next:
• Research and understand the differences among various styles, such as traditional and West Coast slalom, and keep an open mind about how you can apply some of the physical principles to your own skiing.
• Continue to focus on developing your skills and technique by attending schools and clinics.
Best Tip: Attend a ski school.
You're now better than a lot of your friends, but be careful not to get a big head. You are still learning, and time at a ski school will keep you humble but also keep you progressing. –Seth Stisher
The Right Grip
Glen Campbell shares his expert insight on choosing the right grip
Watch Marcus Brown demonstrate his one-handed-gate technique
Stacked Body Alignment
Will Asher explains the importance of body alignment over your ski
Carving Your Offside Turn
Chris Parrish provides helpful tips on carving your offside turn
Ski to the Next Line Length
Wade Cox gives some tips to help you get to the next line length
Ski Setup and Fin Adjustment
Kyle Eade explains a few basics to keep in mind with your ski setup
Correct Craft Ski Nautique 196
Chris Parrish and Glen Juback talk about their favorite boat
Malibu Response LXi
Will Asher and Heike Neumann tell you why they love this boat
MasterCraft ProStar 197
Wade Cox and Chris Lownsbury discuss this universal favorite boat
Terry Winter talks about what he likes about the F1 and its design
Thomas Degasperi talks about why he chooses to ski on this stick
Will Asher explores some of the design elements of this winning ski
Glenn Campbell shares secrets on how the Sixam helps his skiing
A Bigger Window for the Gates
Here are some tips to finding an answer for the gates
Are You Skiing with a Short Rope
It's time to test your tow line
Get Out of Trouble
Five techniques to salvage a botched pass
Here are four tips for keeping your hands in shape
Jamie Beauchesne tells the secrets of his offside turn
Set Up for Success
Your first slalom move is the most crucial
Take Out the Slack
The biggest misconception about the one-handed turn
The Happy Knee Plan
Try these exercises to keep your knees healthy all season long
The One-Handed Turn
How to ski better right away by just letting go
The Slalom Rhythm
How your free skiing can help you on the course
Four tips to maximize your workouts
Four steps to maximizing your width
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