Slalom Waterskiing Beginner Tips
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Before You Buy a Slalom Ski
You'll want to take a look at the different styles, features, sizing, bindings, fins, and most likely, a test run. The style of ski you choose will most likely reflect your skill level and the type of skiing you want to do.
Choosing the Correct Slalom Ski Size
From your About.com Guide, learn how to take into consideration your height, weight, and skiing speed before choosing a slalom ski.
How Fast Should You Go?
There are so many activities you can do behind a boat, and each works best at different boat speeds. Use this feature to determine how fast the boat should be traveling.
How to Grip a Slalom Waterskiing Tow Rope
Knowing how to properly hold a slalom waterskiing tow rope will help you run the course.
How to One Foot Deepwater Slalom Start
Here's how to get up on a slalom ski in the water with the front foot in the ski boot and the rear foot dragging behind.
How to Two Foot Deepwater Slalom Start
Here's how to get up on a slalom ski in the water with both the front and rear feet already in the ski boots.
Dropping a Water Ski
Instruction on how to kick off one of your combo skis and go slalom.
Slalom Trainer Rope Handle
Using one of these "deep-V" slalom handle trainers can make deepwater slalom waterskiing starts a breeze.
Crossing the Wakes on a Slalom Water Ski
An outline of the proper way to cross the wakes with confidence and success on a slalom water ski.
Slalom Rope Lengths - 5 @ 32 Off - What Does This Mean?
From your About.com Guide, slalom towropes are sectioned to different lengths for difficulty levels. Let me tell you how to read the ropes.
Coming Out of a Slalom Waterskiing Turn
Use these tips when coming out of the slalom turn to better set yourself up for the next buoy
How Tight Should Your Binders Be?
There is a trade off in binders between being comfortable and supportive. This tip is from Andy Mapple.
Why you get it, how to handle it. Tip from utoronto.com.
Protect Your Fin
Traveling with a slalom ski and making sure it gets there in the same condition as you packed it can be hit and miss, especially for the fin. This tip is from Andy Mapple.
Learn to waterski by watching stick figure movies simulating the mechanics of water-skier motion, from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. Movies are 1-3 megabytes so some patience is required.