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Getting Stood Up

I feel as if my skiing is progressing but I had not seen any video of it in some time. When I did I noticed that the turns are progressive and laid over pretty well but coming out of the turn I'm getting stood up so much so that the ski is flat even before getting on to the first wake. I've been talking to myself about holding the edge angle stronger and longer, but I'm not sure my brain is listening. Any focus points anyone might share?


  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 600 Crazy Baller
    If your dong everything pretty much right, you may consider taking out a little depth
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,952 Mega Baller
    What are your goals? This forum is mostly focused on maximizing buoy count in a slalom course. If that is NOT your goal, please ignore me.

    And what is your current level? I am guessing from context that you're developing basic skills on open water. Again, if I've guessed wrong, please ignore me.

    If buoys are your goal and my guess is correct, then getting your turns "laid over pretty well" should be the last thing on your mind. The only goal of your turn should be to get back into an efficient leverage position and all of your focus should be on that position. As you get more efficient and thus faster and steeper through the wakes, your turns will naturally sharpen up as you take all that speed into the next pull. But if you are trying to force sharp turns, then you'll merely compromise your leverage position and not progress.

    See also this handy collection of resources that @escmanaze assembled:
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 526 Crazy Baller
    Changing ZO setting could help.
    Sounds to me that it would be beneficial for you if the pull from the boat came on a little later so you got enough time to establish a good stacked position out of the turn before the boat pulls away.
  • bigtex2011bigtex2011 Posts: 600 Crazy Baller
    @Than_Bogan I would disagree about the forum. I see a lot of questions about boats, bindings, apparel and skiing. I would also disagree about the only goal of the turn.

    "The only goal of your turn should be to get back into an efficient leverage position and all of your focus should be on that position" Maybe that's the only goal of YOUR turn but it would not be the only goal of mine.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,952 Mega Baller
    @bigtex2011 You may still disagree, but I'm only talking about someone at a particular stage. At -38, there's a lot to do in a turn. But for learning the course, I teach fundamental leverage position as almost the only thing.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • ClydesdaleClydesdale Posts: 254 Solid Baller
    Ditto @DavidN and @lpskier . I’ve been somewhat inconsistent achieving a stacked pull for years. Somehow I had selected c2 years ago based on incorrect advice. This year I switched to A2 and I am much more consistent. That extra millisecond at the end of the turn made all the difference.
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