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On your way to 1/3/5, in which arm do you feel most of the load?

SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
edited May 2012 in Technique & Theory
This is worded "On your way to 1/3/5" to get away from the confussion surrounding lead arm, trailing arm, up arm, down arm, forward arm, back arm, high arm, low arm, etc. etc. etc.

So, on your way to 1/3/5 ... ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent

In which arm do you feel most of the boat's pull? 49 votes

in my right arm
38% 19 votes
in my left arm
16% 8 votes
equally in both arms
28% 14 votes
transfer from my right arm to my left arm behind the boat
6% 3 votes
transfer from my left arm to my right arm behind the boat
10% 5 votes


  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,809 Mega Baller
    In all honesty, I'm not sure I can tell. But I voted "equally" because I'd probably notice it if were especially on one or the other.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,284 Mega Baller
    depends on what foot forward you are. Lefties will feel it in the right arm. Whichever arm is the away arm will have more load. The better you can keep that arm tucked against the body (handle at hips), the better you'll be.
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    Left arm
  • thompjsthompjs Posts: 542 Solid Baller
    If I get the pull a bit more in left arm the ski will cast out better to one.
    Maybe Seth will see this and comment
  • bogboybogboy Posts: 699 Solid Baller
    My instructor told us "leaning/cutting right, load right arm. Leaning/cutting left, load left arm." this seems to give me stronger, faster leverage.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    Right arm. When I concentrate on left arm I tend to close my shoulders more to the boat. I'm thinking it would be better to have shoulders more open to the boat and level with a balanced load on both arms, but I'm certainly no expert.
  • jipster43jipster43 Posts: 1,445 Crazy Baller
    Now I'm totally confused.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,056 Mega Baller
    I am with @Than Bogan on this I have no idea which arm feels more load.
    Mark Shaffer
  • KillerKiller Posts: 443 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    very confusing & misleading. so I just re-read BB's handle control article to clear it all up:
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,470 Mega Baller
    Gosh that's great stuff...worth the re-read. Thanks @killer
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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