Automatic edge change

rawlyrawly Posts: 546 Crazy Baller
Can any of you advanced slalom guys ( 35 and deeper ) explain your automatic edge change , if you have one ? I’m just a -32/34 guy who used to run 35 on a good day. I know that if I load hard behind the boat and keep the elbows in and handle down , it should happen automatically. Hearing how you shortliners learned this , or visualize it , may help us longerliners. Thanks

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  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 997 Crazy Baller
    The Spraymakers series covers a lot of great pointers on this from Rossi & Trent. They're very well done.
    dbaconazski6joneso2bnMaine
  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 528 Open or Level 9 Skier
    edited May 12
    @rawly I'll have to come watch ya ski and well get you dialed. To answer your question though, the edge change is never really automatic, it might look like it. It only is possible if we have enough speed and angle from the previous turn to be able to stand up when you want (first wake/behind boat) to initiate that edge change. Its all cause and effect.
    HortonALPJrThan_Boganrawly
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,350 Administrator
    @rawly what Cole said....

    The more speed you make from wide the more natural an early as change is. You really don't want to pull harder at center line. If you are in good position and you are going fast enough you can start transitioning out of your pulling edge as early as the first wake.

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