In this water ski how to, Marcus Brown breaks down his approach into the buoy, sharing three secrets to a smooth turn.
1. Notice how the spray caused by my new turning edge isn’t evident until I’m outside the whitewash. This is where the turning edge is finally engaged — far later than most people think. The path is a smooth, progressive “J” with no sharp corners or flat spots.
2. My head is aimed down-course, and my shoulders are level. This enables me to be stacked/balanced with my body countered and falling progressively to the inside of the J-carve.
3. This is proof I’m free enough from the boat but with a taught line to make my move back toward the wake, core first, followed by my knees and ski.