Did you ever notice that when you watch a beginner course skier ski the course, their ski bobbles 3 times over the wake? One bobble in, one bobble over the hump, and one bobble out. When you watch a more capable skier, they have one bump, and they are done and onto the buoy.
My skiing usually looks like the 3-bobbles-over-the-wake technique, the worst being the 2nd "trough" that comes right after...Read more
Golf has finally caught on as a pretty fun activity for me these days. I've dabbled in it year after year, playing perhaps one round per year due to a company event, family gathering, etc. This year, however, I've gone out about half a dozen times and it's getting better and better. Golf is similar to slalom in several key aspects that are crucial to the game- body position, concentration,...Read more
Just thought I'd drop a post in to let everyone know that I'm still around despite this ridiculous winter weather. In Chicago we've had over 22 measurable snowfalls so far this winter. We purchased snow tires for my wife's 3-series this winter and it looks like we picked the right winter to do it. After driving her car with these tires on it, I don't see how anyone can not get snow-specific tires...Read more
With winter wrapping its arms around the Midwest and boat show season approaching, I thought I’d write a bit about what sits on the other end of any ski rope- the ski boat. Some skiers I’ve met over the years couldn’t care less about the boat itself. It is merely a tool to them- something that gets them from gate A to gate B. Other skiers I’ve met are just as interested in the boats as they are...Read more