First off, if there was a school or instructor not far, I would go. I learned to slalom (free ski) by dropping a ski 40+ years ago. have not been on one ski for over two years, last time I tried dropping one I fell before I could get back foot in, pulled hamstring. I then made attempts to get up with both feet "in" (1990 heavy Obrien Combos 67/68 inch) and could not, handle pops out or over the front I go. So it has been two skis since.
Started fitness/core/weight training this winter; thanks to Travis @ Radar I now have a 69 inch Butterknife, gloves, and a vest that "floats" me higher. Have been out twice this year on TWO skis and feel strength and balance much better than before. So this Saturday we are going, I turn 69 on Friday (ironic?) 15 off with 150 HP outboard that is enough. So I am thinking I should do this the first ski when I am fresh; but my BIG question is do I put rear foot in RTP or leave it out and try dragging the leg?
I have read a lot on this site and am undecided at this point what to try? Not sure how many attempts I have in me. I am 6'2'" and weigh 186 lbs. Once I am up one ski is not an issue, just don't know how to get there and if it does not happen this year I will probably give it all up. I ski LFF and that is the leg that got the hamstring pulled 3 years ago; wondering if it can handle the ski if I drag my right leg. Sorry this is long, just hoping for comments that may help me put this in the "History Book" !! Thanks, Dave