My 16 year old has been deciding he likes slalom skiing better than wakeboarding. He has been slalom skiing a few times over the last season or two. Especially now that we have a nicer boat, he wants to get into it. He is trying to copy me, and currently is on my too large ski (Nomad) for him. He previously skied on a '68 Connelly with a RTP that we had in the boat for guest skiers who just wanted to get up and ski around.
He gets up easily, and connects cuts back and forth across the wake. He is starting to release the handle as is what he sees me do. He naturally tends to insert some hip angulation, but has the traditional problems of pulling in on his arms, not being stacked, etc. I tried to give him some very basic beginning stack info (ski to hips, keep arms on vest) but stopped it at that. I don't want to overwhelm him with my understanding of technique or get too wordy, etc. Are there some good videos or articles available for someone learning to slalom and wanting to take it up a notch? I can show him @Than_Bogan
's article, but was interested in other stuff too, and hoping to keep it simple for him starting out. He is athletic (nordic ski athlete, XC runner, excellent downhill snow skier, etc.) and I am really, really happy he wants to learn and get out in the boat with me. His sister loves to come out too, but she still prefers the wakeboard. Fun to have some interest in slalom. Thanks in advance!