Teach me how to do T7!!!

Ryota Ryota Posts: 89 Baller
I am currently trying to do T7. But i always fall the first 360.


  • andjulesandjules Posts: 762 Crazy Baller
    Do you fall backwards on the second 180? Do you feel like you're spinning too fast?
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,660 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    A common mistake that causes a fall in the first 360 is holding on to too much rope. Let the rope all the way out - you should be able to ski wrapped no hands (sort of). A bit of a sideways push starts the rotation. Also make sure the toe leg is high and tight, when you start turning you don't want that foot sticking way out to create lots of slack.

    Perhaps more difficult is the balance transition. You are going from a comfortable tracking front position to a very slippery long turning instability. Proper foot pressure is key and a bit counterintuitive. It feels way too upright or into the boat. Get comfortable with TO out of that wrap then move to T5B out of that wrap.

    Another difficult feature is the rope control. If you don't keep smooth pressure on the rope it will pull you out the back after the first TO. At best you will hitch the trick with a recovery if you let the rope out too much. A lot of knee bend in the toe leg as you pass through the RTS position helps.

    TW5B next?

  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,833 Administrator
    Tw5b is easier than T7

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  • LuzzLuzz Posts: 242 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @Ryota one of the most underrated parts of T7 is the comfort of the starting position. Be patient and wrap yourself in a lot of times, and find the most comfortable position you can. Some people have their toe leg super open, some have it with their knee pointing at the boat. There's no right or wrong way to do it, but take the time to find yours. If you are comfortable, it will be easier to have line control out of the first 90 degrees of rotation.
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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,660 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    @Horton is right. TW5B might be easier than T7F. More fun. And way cooler. Worth trying for sure.

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