I love trying out new slalom skiing gear, particularly skis themselves. I’ve ridden more skis than most skiers (certainly more than anybody I ski with regularly), particularly in the last couple years. As such, I feel like I’m in a pretty good position to provide feedback and guidance on slalom ski selection for folks looking […]Read More A Few Thoughts on Slalom Skis
Do you feel stuck in your slalom skiing skill progression? Have you been running about the same buoys and speeds for a few seasons now? Perhaps you’ve progressed forward, then regressed back a few times? I know I’ve experienced all of this repeatedly which is why 14 years after making my first pass in the […]Read More Distractions during your Slalom Journey
In slalom waterskiing our power source is a boat, and we harness this power via a 3/8” poly rope and handle. Because we use a complex machine to provide power on a flat surface, we have nearly limitless ways to alter the primary energy source of the sport. This is both a blessing and a […]Read More On Boat Speed in Slalom Skiing
Intro notes/thoughts from your humble site author: I think about equipment in slalom skiing all the time. Perhaps too much. Over the years I’ve rationalized it largely as just being part of the fun for me. I love trying out new skis and feeling how different ski designs behave underfoot. It’s a running joke with […]Read More Slalom Ski Designer Interview: Chris Rossi
In the context of my writing for this website I’m making the following assumptions about your skiing environment/situation: We’re talking about skiing a slalom course on this website. We’re not talking about “free skiing”. I do a lot of both of those activities and have never been able to rationalize them as being remotely similar. […]Read More Baseline Assumptions from the Author with regard to your skiing environment
Hey all, welcome back to Fifteenoff.com. I initially launched this website 11 years ago, back in 2007. I went through all the work to create the site back then because I felt that there was a tremendous void of practical, real-world slalom waterskiing content & perspective on the web. Lots has changed since that initial […]Read More A new beginning. A new mission.