It seems that if you coach long enough you find that you are generally correcting the same stuff all the time but doing so in different ways. Ask the guys I ski with and they will tell you I harp on “stack” non-stop.
Part of the trick is finding new ways to approach the same problem. Back in the old days, we just said “Get your hips up”. Today I think that is a terrible thing to say. Now I generally talk about back leg flex and or pelvis direction but the goal is exactly the same as when I said “hips up”.
What got me thinking about this is that I found a new way to stay connected off the second wake. This is not a new technique but just a new way to try to trick my brain to hold on to the handle a little longer. All I am doing is thinking about squeezing the handle with both hands off the second wake. The result is I am staying connected a few feet farther and getting wider.
Anyone want to share a different ways to think about the same old slalom concepts?