How To Slalom Water Ski
Want to learn how to slalom water ski? Water skiing is one of the most popular summer sports. Many people enjoy water skiing and using two skis. If you are up for the challenge and have mastered skiing with two skis, you may want to try your hand at slalom water skiing.
There are some tips to slalom water skiing that can make it more enjoyable:
- Choose your ski carefully. Be sure the boot fits you well. You do not want a boot that is too loose or too tight. Boots come in a variety of types like full foot coverage or coverage just for your toes.
- Fin or no fin? Choose a ski with or without a fin. Typically, a slalom having a fin is more fun for skiers. It can give you more control and you'll be able to do more tricks.
- Position your feet. How you position your feet will determine how much control you have over the ski and what you can do with it. Decide what feels best and what you can do in each position. Should your left foot be forward or your right? Your weakest leg should be in the front.
- Adjust your arms. Your arms and legs should be kept parallel to the rope. If you keep them unparalleled, this could cause a loss of balance.
- Drop a ski. If you have trouble learning to slalom by just being pulled out of the water from a stand still position on the ski, you can start with both skis on, wearing the slalom ski on the foot you want forward. Drop the other ski as you are moving and put your released foot in behind your forward foot on the slalom as you are moving.
Learning to slalom may take several times of trying it to get it. But with a little practice, you can be slaloming in no time and enjoying a brand new way to waterski.