Hey guys, I am a collegiate water skier at Iowa State and wanted to hear your opinion on the butter knife ski that Radar makes. What do you think is that fastest way for a girl to learn how to run the course, a lot of my teammates have been using the HO Syndicate and I think that ski is almost too good for it to beneficial at their skiing ability. Also some of my teammates use Connelly jump skis, but a lot of them struggle to actually go around buoys, as in they can't really turn that well. Are there any skis that you would recommend to beginner skiers that can help them run the course quickly?
Also on another side topic, do you think it is easier to teach someone a side slide or a 360? For a 360 it's nice because there is no need to stop you just rotate around. But so many collegiate skiers are taught a side slide first, but should we really be teaching them this first if sometimes they don't get all the way to a 90 degree angle and therefore doesn't even get credit for it.