Congratulations, you are an Shortline Skier!
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What it looks like:
• You're now running the 28-off pass and can ski at 32 off or better at fast speeds (32 to 36 mph).
• You're tweaking your body position as you cross the wake for optimal efficiency.
What you're working on:
• Learning the principles of fin adjustments and ski setups.
• Skiing consistently at shortened line lengths.
What you should do next:
• Test new bindings and skis and commit yourself to understanding the physics of slalom skiing.
• Work with an experienced coach or pro skier to develop a more rigorous training schedule that involves off-the-water workouts and skiing more often.
Best Tip: Train like an athlete.
Two things are really important here. First, you must train like an athlete: Kick the donuts out of the diet and shed a couple of pounds. Secondly, although you are learning to tweak your fin and setup, remember that your technique could always use a little tweaking to move toward a higher degree of execution. –Seth Stisher
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The One-Handed Gate
Thomas Degasperi explains how to master this technique
Give Your Back a Break
Trent Finlayson has some tips that your aching back will appreciate
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
Balancing Your Ski
A guide to balancing your ski
Here are four keys to success when making a fin change
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
What do the pros focus on in between passes
The Happy Knee Plan
Try these exercises to keep your knees healthy all season long
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
Get the most out of windy skiing conditions
My WaterSki Network
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