2/4 BAll Right Foot Fwd

Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,746 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited June 2011 in Skis Fins Bindings
Balls and double Balls, I am plagued by poor onside turn, getting in deep and falling in on the back of the ski, end up with either short pull or too much speed, lose out on angle as well, any tips to overcome this problem, its crucifying my slalom, my turn in for the gate, feels good, plenty of angle, I just cannot replicate it at 2 & 4

"Keep Moving On & Off The Water”


  • Jim NeelyJim Neely Posts: 291 Baller
    I have a similar tendency. Try turning by dropping your hip toward the ball. Also, adding a little depth to your fin will also help.
    68" Vapor
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,978
    I have the same problem sometimes and it tends to be lack of concentration. I think we get complacent that it is our on side turn and we should be able to turn it without issue. I find that I have to be more patient and actually think about counter rotation. Not necessarily more counter rotation; but, delaying my reach back to the handle. I also think about dropping in with the hip and driving cross course with the knees. In my head I say to myself at every 2 - 4 turn "keep the ski moving"
    Bob Grizzi
  • jwroblewjwroblew Posts: 143 Baller
    I too had an inconsistent 2 / 4 onside turn, tried everything at the ball to fix it. What ended up working for me was concentrating how I come out of 1 / 3, level shoulders and open to the boat helped my edge change become more smooth and fixed my hips back.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,746 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Thanks Guy,s your comments really helped also, trying to stand tall into the bouy, someone else noticed, I was going over the top with my free hand, instead of bringing the handle in and placing my free hand on.

    "Keep Moving On & Off The Water”

  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,054 Mega Baller
    Whenever I start blowing my onside turn (which is somewhat frequent!), I concentrate on holding my off-side pull position better and especially on handle control coming into the ball. This fixes it right up.

    I always find my actual mistake occured a little before the symptom.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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