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TOPIC: Put handle here to improve your skiing.

Put handle here to improve your skiing. 1 month ago #9564

  • BudDavis
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  • Today is a gift, so ski. No promise of more.
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Put handle here to improve your skiing.

The handle placement is more important than many realize. To some skiers, if the handle is in their hands, that is all that matters.

If your shoulders and arms are relaxed, your arms become and extension of the rope, and the boat is pulling you from your shoulders, which pulls your ski flat and down course.

As crazy as this may sound to some, we should be excreting a tremendous force in our shoulders and arms to PUSH THE HANDLE DOWN. If you have never done this before, you will feel it to be impossible. You might push it down for a few seconds, and then it will come right back up. You have to continually work on it to make any progress. Have the boat crew keep reminding you.

The reality is; if you push the handle down, the pull from the boat is lower in your body, and therefore it will be easier to be on edge, create cross course angle and get wide. Edge change will become easier, smoother and more effective. You will become more confident and comfortable.

So you may ask; when do I push the handle down. If you are skiing long line; then the whole time. If you are skiing short line; you lift your handle up and forward for a very short moment right when you are at the turn buoy. Otherwise, PUSH THE HANDLE DOWN.

Not to confuse the issue, but as you gain the strength to push the handle down, you will then start pushing it down and to the side to give you even more cross course and outbound direction.


Any question or comments?
The following user(s) said Thank You: DW

Re: Put handle here to improve your skiing. 1 month ago #9565

  • DW
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Dryland practice. Use a tree, trailer hitch ball or your own weight bench as a prop.

Re: Put handle here to improve your skiing. 1 month ago #9566

  • BudDavis
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Excellent idea DW. I would like to add some stretch resistance, like bungees or springs, to your suggestion.

I would suggest standing vertical, keeping elbows straight, hinge arms down using shoulders as hinge point. Make sure to alternate the direction you face between repetitions. This should strengthen core, shoulders and arms. Probably other things as well.
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