Nice warm 67 degree day but kind of windy withÃ‚Â 8-9" chop in the courseÃ‚Â right in front of the house. Water temp 51 degrees. I just had to ski so I decided to just find a calm spot and work on some technique. Wife drove and the first trip down the lake wasn'tÃ‚Â very good. Found myself trying to push the tail aroundÃ‚Â while standing the ski up with my arms out. RS-1 just wouldn't turn. Felt very awkward so I dropped at the end of the lake and collected my thoughts. Decided to work specifically on counter rotatation and being patient with the turn. Man, what a difference!!! Ski stayed down,Ã‚Â generated a lot ofÃ‚Â speedÃ‚Â and myÃ‚Â arms stayed in with the elbows tight naturally. Could not believe howÃ‚Â just the counter-rotationÃ‚Â kept the ski moving but everything else somehow felt slower.Ã‚Â I plan on doing moreÃ‚Â freesking a regular basis.Ã‚Â Seems like sometimes we get so wrapped up in bouy count that technique goes out the window literally. The courseÃ‚Â just isn't the place to be working on technique. Any of you BOS freeski at all? Thoughts?
Stir vigorously then leave!