I'm a fourth season slalom skier just starting to take the course. I've noticed that expert skiers always let go of one hand when clearing buoys. Why? I've tried this, and it feels awkward, as though I have far less control.
What hand am I supposed to hold "over" the bar, and what hand "under" it? Does this remain static on both sides of the turn?
Could someone explain to me how this hand release is supposed to work? Am I supposed to release the outer hand at the point in my turn where I am leaning over the most?