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.
Which Airline do I Prefer for waterski travel? We fly Southwest Airlines* whenever we can. Here’s why: Their points system is almost impossible to beat. We use the Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa for nearly every expense in the household. As such we travel for free, with no blackout dates or limitations, as much as we… Read More Waterski Travel Part 3: Airlines and Airport Logistics
Introduction I’ve been flying around the country for years with my waterski equipment. The packing techniques and suggestions I’ll present to you here are tried-and-true and proven time and time again to result in equipment that ends up at your ski destination in good shape. Generally when I’m flying anywhere I’m taking either one or… Read More Waterski Travel Part 2: Packing The Waterski Bag
Introduction. This is part 1 of a multi-part series on waterskiing while traveling. I figure that we do it enough that I may know a thing or two that could help you ski more in the offseason with as little hassle as possible. My wife and I have waterskied in a lot of places. We… Read More Waterski Travel, Part 1: General Overview, Family & Logistics
I’ve often heard that we just don’t think enough about set structure, planning, or strategy in this sport of slalom water skiing. I generally totally agree that most of us need to add a little more structure and strategy for each set we ski. We’re going to talk about some options for adding structure and… Read More Structuring Your Slalom Sets and Why We Sometimes Don’t
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