I've been lurking here for ages - it's fascinating reading for me.
Anyway, I'm a total rank beginner. I feel a bit awkward asking such beginner questions on here, because most of the skill level here is WAY out of my league.
(There was a similar thread previous to this - but I thought I might ask a question with a different twist.)
I started skiing about one year ago (turning 40 this year) - learned deep water starts and can now go back and forth behind the boat with my on side much much better than my offside.
My on-side is still pretty bad as far as skiing technique goes. On my offside (I'm RFF), I feel really awkward turning and getting any kind of angle whatsoever.
I'm skiing on a 67" HO Burner. I weight 160 lbs, 6' tall. So far, just free skiing.
I have a personal goal to at least try the course by the end of the year. Even if I only get 1 or 2. I really really want to get better, and I'll work at it.
So, here's my question: - (especially for those who may have coached real beginners)
If you had to pick "that one thing" that you have experienced as a coach that helps a novice skier out the most at this stage, what would it be??