I've been getting lots of advice out at the ski club and I'm trying to sort out what makes sense and what doesn't. I've been getting 2 pieces of advice lately and I'm trying to decide whether it's worth dedicating much time to experimenting with them.
Background: I'm a LFF skier, been skiing the course for a little over a year, 15 off 30mph is a pretty easy pass for me right now, I can make 31 if I'm skiing well, 32 is in sight. I'm not a natural athlete and I'm a slalom dunce- I can only really focus on one or maybe 2 things per set.
First piece was that I'm too open to the boat and I need to hide my leading (right going from 2-3) shoulder from the boat. This one kind of threw me because I've been thinking I wanted to stay as open to the boat as I can, bringing my leading hip over the ski, chest high etc.Is it possible to be too open to the boat at my level of skiing?
second was that as I round the ball I should look at the opposite shore
. I've read about this in other threads and I've read Chris Rossi's article on vision (http://www.slalomguru.com/articles/SlalomVision.pdf
) and it sounds like doing this is kind of "old school" but I tried it and it seemed to have some promise.
So do you think that at my level of skiing these 2 concepts deserve much of my time, and if I apply them am I likely to develop habits that I'll have to undo later. I don't really care what style I develop as long as it's a style that gets around buoys.
as always thanks for your thoughts- without BOS I'd still be a guy searching for #6 for the first time