Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

______________
12" White Stickers
______________
BallOfSpray $5 Donation
______________
BallOfSpray $10 Donation

Do you know what you need to work on this year?

HortonHorton Posts: 31,032 Administrator
edited February 2012 in Technique & Theory
If you have been reading this website for long you've heard this before. One of the things I think most skiers miss is identifying the one major thing wrong in their skiing and obsessive on it until it is fixed. The hard part is finding that most important single thing.

Do you know what you need to work on this year?

Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

Barts★ Connelly ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Follow ★ Hobe Lake ★ MasterCraft ★ Masterline ★ 

McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar ★ Rodics OffCourseStokes

Comments

  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    get and stay STACKED!
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,243
    Moving the ski out going to my off side instead of standing there.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    I barely skied last year because I blew a disk. Right now I am working on fitness as that is what has held me back. I am down 12 pounds right now and hope for another 15-20 by May. Once I get there and back on the water I will have to figure out what I am working on.
    Mark Shaffer
  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 569 Solid Baller
    moving out with my ski and linking my movements more to become fluid
    Rob Quetschke
  • WishWish Posts: 8,335 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Working on acquiring a new ski on a tiny shoe string budget. Obsessively working on it and it should fix all my bad habits, poor technique and lack of skill. Ya, that's it. That's the ticket.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • travnewstravnews Posts: 187 Baller
    edited February 2012
    stacked from gate to gate
  • jedgelljedgell Posts: 367 Solid Baller
    Staying open and patient on my offside. For some stupid reason I think its necessary to rush that turn.
    Justin Edgell - Bozeman, MT
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,146
    Everything....but mainly to stay healthy and not take too many unnecessary hits.
    Bob Grizzi
    [Deleted User]
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 804 Crazy Baller
    Not a clue but that's why I am seeking coaching this year. Probly going to do the video coaching.
    Travis Torley
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,168 Mega Baller
    Coaching in march to provide a more knowledgeable answer to the question.

    Until then Get and stay stacked. My hips tend to fall out the back.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,375 Mega Baller
    For me it will be the continuation of the physio training and weight loss.
    Feel Good! Ski good! Buoy count goes up!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • raynrayn Posts: 412 Solid Baller
    Stay wider at the pre gate, use knees to initiate pull in (thanks Seth!!)
    Ray Newmark -
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,452 Crazy Baller
    Get stacked and stay there while maintaining perfect handle control. Gates. Gates. Gates!
  • LazLaz Posts: 350 Solid Baller
    Based on the advice from my 28' off video, I need to work on 3 things:

    Stacked, stacked and stacked.
    [Deleted User]
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,675 Mega Baller
    vision up
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
    [Deleted User]
  • travnewstravnews Posts: 187 Baller
    edited February 2012
    It seems the more people mention, the bigger my list grows.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,675 Mega Baller
    pick the one thing that will make the most improvement
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
    [Deleted User]
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,032 Administrator
    edited February 2012
    @travnews that is the classic mistake. You need to find the biggest problem - and the best solution and work it long term. Finding the one thing is maybe 1/2 the battle but otherwise you are just a dog chasing a squirrel

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Barts★ Connelly ★ DBSkis ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ Follow ★ Hobe Lake ★ MasterCraft ★ Masterline ★ 

    McClintock's ★ Performance Ski and Surf ★ Reflex ★ Radar ★ Rodics OffCourseStokes

  • travnewstravnews Posts: 187 Baller
    edited February 2012
    Oh ya I know getting stacked is number one. I just had my clavicle fixed, metal plate and 12 screws, so here soon I'm hanging the handle from a door knob, to try to help create some muscle memory.
Sign In or Register to comment.