“Running shortline slalom is all about riding the ideal path through the course. As the rope gets progressively shorter, the room for deviation from this path decreases.
Meaning that the need to turn the buoy at a point perpendicular to the boat’s pylon becomes increasingly important. Your goal is to run every pass on the best line possible to minimize the need to adjust as you move to your shorter, more difficult passes.” — Trent Finlayson
Typically, skiers run a longer, flatter arc into the offside turn than the onside. This occurs from over leaning on your onside cut, resulting in a loss of position and a subsequent loss of direction leaving the wakes. To correct this, ensure that you feel equal pressure on the rope, on both your onside and offside leans. Concentrate on keeping your pull’s intensity and duration as similar as possible in both directions. Let the buoys be an afterthought. Instead, concentrate on skiing outbound, away from the wakes, to your widest point possible.