Order of progression

FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 137 Baller
edited July 2018 in Technique & Theory

So, I was able to hit 6 balls (no gate) for the first time @15 off, 30MPH. My question now is what order of progression would you work in? I’m not a competition skier, and don’t plan to be.

What order do you change the variables now? Should I work on the gate first? Do I shorten the line? Do I increase the speed? Keeping in mind that this is all for fun, but I’m a competitive type-A who likes to have data and objective measurements. :D


  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,968 Mega Baller
    Do it more!
  • Fam-manFam-man Posts: 215 Solid Baller
    @FSSPCat I've personally done a mix of speed up and shorten.
    First work on 15 off at 30mph until you've got it dialed in.
    Then open with 15 off at 30mph for 2/3 of your set and focus on form. For the end of your set challenge yourself either with speeding up or shortening.

    Speeding up helps develop timing
    Shortening helps focus on technical aspects
  • jayskijayski Posts: 1,091 Mega Baller
    Spin passes...as many as possible
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    Add the gate in. After that I would say you could either shorten the rope or raise the speed. I would say eventually you should raise the speed to the max speed for your age then shorten the rope.

    As you learn mixing it up can be fun. Most important is to keep it fun.
    Mark Shaffer
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,704 Mega Baller
    Awesome, congrats on your new full blown addiction!
    I’d agree with @Chef23. Speed it up. You have to try passes or speeds that you can’t make until you can. More than all that though, go get coaching. As much as you can for as long as you can.
  • Justin_CJustin_C Posts: 274 Solid Baller
    I would add the gates next. As the speed increases and rope shortens you'll be glad you have a handle on the timing factor of the gates. As I'm really learning now at 28 off, a good gate and one ball are imperative to running the pass. I don't think I ever shortened the line before I got to my max speed but to each their own.
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