A stacked body position from your very first cut is goal number one. Take a look at Nate Smith's vertical alignment before he turns in for the gate at 32 off. He's standing tall on the ski, and his head, hips, and feet are perfectly stacked. Imagine a line going right through his head, down the middle of his body and into his feet. Smith has the right combination of speed and width, and he's ready to initiate the turn-in for the course early, and with minimal line tension.