Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

______________
12" White Stickers
______________
BallOfSpray $5 Donation
______________
BallOfSpray $10 Donation

Good Side Vs Bad Side

HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
edited December 2007 in Technique & Theory
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><font color="#000000">One what side of the course do you really turn better?</font></span>

Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

 

Comments

  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
    <p>
    I am thinking as bits of New School gets into everyones style, good and bad sides should swap.
    </p>

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • BillBartonBillBarton Posts: 103 Baller
    I can't vote on that because I still turn best on my 2-4. I'm RFF so I guess that's my heel side, the one I consider my good side.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
    <p>
    Heel side (2 ball RFF) is said to be off side. So your best turn is your "off" side.
    </p>

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,096
    Isn't the Heel Side considered the "Good Side"?  I am RFF and 2-4 ball are my strong turns.  Toe Side has your back leg working against body; or across your body, however you want to look at it. 
    Bob Grizzi
  • tsixamtsixam Posts: 371 Baller
    <p>
    I am a little bit confused too. Anyway, my best side for the moment (it is changing over time) is the Off side/Bad side or.. Toe side? I am LFF and no 1 should be my On/Good or.. Heel side?
    </p>
    <p>
    Tsixam
    </p>
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
    edited December 2007
    <p>
    CRAP did I get it backwards? This is why I never liked the whole good side back side thing to start with. Just forget this thread ever happened.
    </p>

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • RSRS Posts: 96
    <p>
    yes, you have it backwards.
    </p>
    <p>
     
    </p>
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
    This never happened . . . let us never speak of it again.

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • RSRS Posts: 96
    <p>
    My turns are both pretty good now and I'd give the nod to my offside (toe side, formerly bad side, LLF) since going to a different ski.   My offside is just killer and I can now actually make up time at 4 ball which used to be the death of me.
    </p>
    <p>
     
    </p>
    <p>
     
    </p>
    <p>
     
    </p>
  • DWDW Posts: 2,240 Mega Baller
    <p>
    JTH,
    </p>
    <p>
    I don't agree with your thought that good / bad sides would swap.  IMO a skier is by body geometry going to be able to have one side be better than the other and style and technique can't change that, only minimize it.  Pure and simple, if you look at the ability to angle the ski relative to your hips, it will be much easier to do that by not crossing your legs.  The technique only serves to reduce the body's limitations to twist or rotate in the less favorable direction.
    </p>
  • RSRS Posts: 96
    <p>
    Brent-
    </p>
    <p>
    07 F1-
    </p>
  • alex38alex38 Posts: 511 Baller
    <p>
    When my bad side is good, it's better than my good side...what?
    </p>
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
    I love to ski but never claimed to be smart

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,056 Mega Baller
    I would say it is toe side of your back foot.  When I learned as a kid you really threw the ski around with that back foot and it was easier to drive with the toe of the back foot than the heel of the back foot.  For LFF that is obviously 1,3,5 good side and 2,4,6 for RFF.
    Mark Shaffer
  • lagdawglagdawg Posts: 44 Baller
    Because toeside and heelside are terms from skate, wake or snow boarding in which the feet are aligned differently it becomes confusing when the feet are lined up in the same direction as the edges.  So picture riding on a trick ski with your rear foot turned out.  I am LFF, if I were making a turn around 1,3,5 the ski would be on the edge closest to my rear heel this would also be my goodside.  When I make a turn around 2,4,6 I make the turn on the edge closest to my rear toes so this would be toeside but also my offside.
  • Director DarwinDirector Darwin Posts: 381 Baller
    <p>
    <em><font face="comic sans ms,sand" size="5" color="#ff0000">I LOVE TO SKI BUT NEVER CLAIMED TO BE SMART - John Horton</font></em>
    </p>
    <p>
    Now there's a t-shirt!!
    </p>
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,711 Administrator
    Yeaaaa. You can print that one your self.

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly  ★ Basta ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Hobe Lake ★ HO Syndicate ★ MasterCraft

    Masterline ★ McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar 

    Stella Blue ★ Stokes ★ World WaterSki League

     

  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    I am able to stay pretty symmetrical on both sides. I am left foot forward. I started struggling with my offside turn a few years ago when I started going 36 miles per hour. What worked for me is turning my hips and shoulders so they are less open to the boat and more to the spot I am aiming for before the next buoy. It took me quite a while to get it right. I have not broken any records, but it has made me more consistent in all conditions. Because of the stance on the ski you have to make different adjustments for different sides. It helps to me mixed dominant too. I kick a soccer ball with my right foot, and I am left foot forward. I am right handed, but in the last few years I have been learning to write with my left hand too. I still use my onside turn to make up time if I make a mistake in the course.
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
Sign In or Register to comment.