how to slalom
Water-ski trick legend Cory Pickos now resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, where he pretty much coaches year-round at his world-renowned ski school, Cory Pickos Water Ski and Wakeboard. He coaches the best of the best, and also anyone else who shows a passion for water skiing. In a brief interview, Pickos lays some of his knowledge on the table.
One of water skiing’s most well-known and respected coaches, Canadian National Team coach Matt Rini shares the successful elements of a great coach, and his technical tips to guide you through the offseason.
While every part of the course is important, one of the most crucial segments of all is from the completion of the turn through the edge change and into your reach. This section can make or break you by the second buoy, so you have to master your cross-course attack. Follow these six tips to […]
It’s almost supernatural how consistently dominant Team Malibu skier Regina Jaquess has been lately. Over the last 15 months, she’s owned the women’s pro slalom category, winning every contest she’s entered from the Masters to the Malibu Open. Here’s how you can train and compete like Regina to up your PBs and first-place finishes. Hydrate […]
The tide is turning to favor open shoulder position in slalom skiing, but some, including a few of the best skiers in the world, would still beg to differ.
Analyze the techniques of the world’s best slalom skiers, and you’ll quickly realize the commonalities of their body position and movements on the water. The magic starts with their stance on the ski.
Remember that even when running late in the course, it’s best to have equal pressure in both arms and focus on being centered on the ski with your hips up. Let the pull come from your core, not your upper body. However, if you’re past the point of no return, and a crash is inevitable, there are some precautionary measures you can take.
All of the world’s best slalom skiers keep their shoulders level and their head upright throughout the turn. Adopting this posture afords you optimum balance and the ability to maintain your speed, as opposed to falling clumsily into the turn. The key to this upright approach, however, lies far in advance of the turn itself. […]
Finding the right ski binding can be just as important as finding the right ski. There are a lot of factors that come into play: preferred release mechanism, skiing style, comfort, price range and maintenance of binding. We talked to some of the pros about the binding setups they use. By Geena Krueger Double Binding: […]
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs with some skiing spring cleaning. We enlisted Malibu Boats skiers Will Asher, Thomas Degasperi and Regina Jaquess to share some things you can do right now to get your body, boat and gear ready for a summer full of fun and personal […]