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Hi All,

As a relatively new course skier, I am fairly consistent at -15/34 and working into -22. I have found the pullout/gate turn a challenge. My questions are

at -15 can one be pulling out too far?

is there an ideal width for the pullout?

Is the width the same for all line lengths and speeds

I find it so different going into -22 that I’m considering starting there instead of-15 but that is not likely to help, or would it?

Feedback much appreciated

As a relatively new course skier, I am fairly consistent at -15/34 and working into -22. I have found the pullout/gate turn a challenge. My questions are

at -15 can one be pulling out too far?

is there an ideal width for the pullout?

Is the width the same for all line lengths and speeds

I find it so different going into -22 that I’m considering starting there instead of-15 but that is not likely to help, or would it?

Feedback much appreciated

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## Comments

456Solid Baller810Crazy BallerSo for me an as example. I use the 55's to know when to pull out. They get closer and closer to the boat as I shorten and once at 35 the right hand ball disappears behind the bow. But from shore it looks extremely similar.

8New Baller1,230Mega BallerConsistency of pullout intensity and how you stand on the ski in your glide (as proper balanced position will glide more) will all effect when you need to pull out. Take your best guess on where to pull out, then turn in for the gates when you have the correct speed (don't wait and slow down too much,) if you miss the gates then adjust your pullout on the next pass. I'm guessing that the goal once you get to 35 off and beyond would be more along the line of getting even with a certain point on the boat. For me going from 15 off to 22 and 28off, I pull out a good bit earlier for 15 off than 22 and 28. It will likely change with many line lengths.

For different speeds, the width should stay consistent per line length, but the glide won't be as long for slower speeds so the pullout happens later.

Being LFF the tendency is to be turned in to center in your pullout and glide. Make sure to rotate left to keep hips square to ski, facing forward (possibly even thinking over rotating slightly...like 11 oclock) so you're flat and level on the ski (this will also prevent loosing width before turn in,) then stay consistent so you get the same glide each time.

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1,015Mega BallerThis weekend at a 4-round slalom tourney my boy ran 26 mph, 28 mph, 30 mph, and tied a tourney pb at 3 at 32 mph / 22 off, then next round pb'd at 4 at 32 mph, then the next round got a pb at 3 at 34 / 22 off, and last round got 1 at 34 mph / 22 off. We are going to dump 26 and start him at 28 mph / 22 off now. I suspect he'll be cutting to 28 off at 34 mph some and skiing some 36/22 off in the next week or two in practice. I think the transition to shorter line lengths and 36 mph is going to be easier than if he had been focused on 15 off.

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