As I continue to get this big jump dialed from -22 to -28 and hopefully into some -32's this summer getting an early edge change is increasingly making more sense. Watching my videos it is evident I am pulling a bit too long and edge changing late which makes me fast into one ball and only faster as the pass goes down.
In the Physical therapy world we analyze movement of every sport and if you could summarize what the musculature does in a few words it would be 'Load explode'. At a glance golf, tennis, baseball, boxing etc all have one thing in common -they load and explode.
Similarly in our sport off the ball we stack or load and somewhere in the white water you explode which allows the energy from the stack to translate to the ski causing it to change edges and actually decelerate wide and early into the turn -which currently eludes me.
Most of you are possibly saying 'no kidding Don'. But for me this is making a lot more sense now. So here is the poll -
1) Do you stop pulling at the center of the white water as TW and others say, if so think back before the edge change was a natural result of your perfect stack....what did you do to explode this energy and promote the edge transition? Or simply put learn where to do this to prevent excessive speed?
2) Do you pull past the center out to the edge of the 2nd white water and how do you promote this edge change if anything? Also if you pull white water to white water, how do you prevent gaining too much speed?
3) Are you like me, coming into 1/3/5 way too fast (RFF) and still learning how to come off the pull (at the correct time) but stay on the handle till the boat takes it?
Because so much of my energy has been focused on the 'stack' I pull too hard and too long. With all respect to you who mastered this 20 years ago please don't respond with 'it is the natural result of being stacked'. Yes this might be true for you, but in my world I am still learning to dial this in.
Talk to me Ballers!
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