In this water ski how to, Will Asher, Jodi Fisher and Cale Burdick share their secrets to the perfect turn.
I concentrate on really feeling the rope all the way to the buoy. From here, I just drop my shoulder and try to get back on the line as early as possible to take the hit. You’re going to want to keep your legs soft as well, because you are likely to have a ton of angle after that kind of turn.
Because I’ve built my career around making turns like this when needed, much of it is instinct. But, if I am late and really need a big turn, I try to stay on the handle almost all the way to the buoy. I really do not want to be off the handle very long when I am in trouble. Then, I just try to stay as strong through my core as I can. This will keep me balanced on my ski and ready to absorb the hit.
When I’m running late and need a huge turn, I aggressively shift my weight over my front foot, forcing more of the ski into the water. The more ski in the water, the harder the turn. I keep my hips low, thinking of sitting on top of the buoy as I come through the turn.