Trent Finlayson is back on Radar.

HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator

Radar Skis is a family, a family that started small. Trent Finlayson was part of the iconic crew that built Radar into what it is today and at this moment we could not be more excited to welcome Trent back to Radar Skis with open arms.

Trent is a unique player in the game of slalom, he has embraced every aspect of skiing; he’s a pro, a coach, a visionary and a leader. He is the co-holder of the Men’s Canadian National Slalom Record and still knows how to find his way through the pack at the toughest of pro events. Trent has also embraced the life of a coach, knowing that his skills can be translated easily to make other skiers better has become his forte. His way of making the difficult nature of skiing easy to understand and implement has placed Trent on the shortlist of elite coaches. One of the best things about Trent is his passion for the sport. Every day he is out on the water not only thinking about but also doing what it takes to grow skiing and is an incredible ambassador for water skiing in the world.

Trent joins a stacked team at Radar and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him home. Follow Trent on Instagram @trentfinlayson to follow his moves and link up with him for coaching. #radarnation is out here, come ski with us.

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  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,286 Historical Baller
    Trent has an unusual distinction: next skier on the starting dock at Dousman, WI 2005,
    right after the adjusto SL course was discovered. He didn't ski right away, and the course
    was back to 'normal' when he went out.
    I've always wondered what some of the top skiers could do with the skier buoys narrowed
    by 2 1/2 feet on each side. ?Two-handing 43 off?
    HortonThan_BoganMattPBKwtrskior
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,483 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Just when I thought I had forgotten about Dr Jim !

    "How Nice Is It, When You Feel The Boat Release You ”

    Drago
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 369 Crazy Baller
    good for Trent and radar
    Horton
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 645 Crazy Baller
    One of my favorites for coaching.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
    HortonRichard Hall
  • h2o.nhkh2o.nhk Posts: 134 Baller
    @Edbrazil not to hijack the thread but is there a link to an article about this "adjusto SL course" and "Dr. Jim"? My curiosity is getting the best of me
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    @Edbrazil if you want to talk more about the scandal from Malibu open please start another thread.

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  • lakeaustinskierlakeaustinskier Posts: 292 Baller
    Just a great guy and more importantly a skier who can coach. I've taken lessons from a variety of coaches over the years and hands down Trent seems to have the best communication skills. Some coaches can only say one thing one way - and you either get it or you don't. If Trent sees that you don't understand he'll re-phrase the question until you understand his point.
    Ted Thomson, Austin Texas, Aquaplex
    skier2788schaferaupatkingskihard
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,148 Mega Baller
    Let's not forget that Trent is also one of the best writers in the slalom industry. Always clear and insightful, Trent's ongoing contributions to Waterski Magazine often tackle challenging topics with an accessible style that's enlightening to students of the sport at all levels.
    www.FinWhispering.com ... because understanding is better than memorizing
    Skoot1123Wish
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,286 Historical Baller
    edited August 2016
    If someone is interested, the Jim Michaels subject has been pretty much beaten to death. If
    you want to search, there is a search box in the upper right corner of this board. Also, there is
    a Search function on the Ski Fly Message board, with at least 3 separate threads from several
    years back.
    Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    Trent is a great coach and great embassador for the sport

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    schafer
  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 150 Baller
    Simple..Trent is the best. A good human!!
  • thrixthrix Posts: 28 Baller
    is he coaching anywhere specific, laymen can visit?
    I would be interested.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 769 Crazy Baller
    Between his accessibility, just as a person who will talk to you like an old friend at a tournament, and Radar's great service, I'm excited he's back with their team. I'm hoping to see him running some PB's on that new Vapor and hanging out on podiums.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    @aupatking I know for a fact he is very hungry for a new PB

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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,701 Mega Baller
    +1 @DumbAss isn't so dumb sometimes.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
    RichardDoane
  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 619 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Trent is TOP NOTCH! After a clinic south of Houston early in the year, he initiated the process of getting my Alloy Vapor replaced/warrantied. A couple of days later at work my cell phone rings. It's Trent, just following up to see how things are going with the process and simply being a good guy. Now folks, lets remember I am 100% a newbie, HORRIBLE skier yet it was still important enough to him to provide this level of support/service! I'll be back in Texas next year taking lessons again if he's there. I can't say enough good things about this guy!
    2016 Radar Alloy Vapor
    ALPJrschaferskihard
  • skihardskihard Posts: 510 Crazy Baller
    I try to get Trent over a couple times a year and we have always had successful clinics during his visits.
    Keep your eyes on the board because I always put it out there for all you freaks to come take a lesson/set or two with him when he's here.

    Speaking of which dude................we should chat about a fall clinic soon! :)
    2014 Carbon Pro, Radar Pro Build Lithium Vapor w/ Vapor Carbitex Boa Bindings - life's about working hard and then having fun on the water! I am - are you?
  • mwetskiermwetskier Posts: 1,195 Crazy Baller
    i automatically archive any instructional written by trent f and study it a closely as possible. several technique points he's written about have turned out to be well ahead of their time before they entered the ' popular consciousness ' and have always been helpful to my progression and understanding in the sport.
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