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1. How do I stop landing on the side of my head?
2. How do I stop landing on my butt?

3. Is there any advantage to performing an up-weight-ing motion, like when doing the f-to-b?

1. How do I stop landing on the side of my head?

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This is always caused by the same problem. In all surface turns, the lower body must preceed the upper body. Any time you try to "turn to the front," instead of letting the boat "pull you around." Any time the upper body gets too far ahead of the lower body, the feet will catch in the sideways position which is very dangerous.

Avoid this by properly practicing on dry land until you have mastered the form. Then perfect your form on your Puppy Paws. After this is mastered, you will own it on your feet.

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2. How do I stop landing on my butt?

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#1 You can correct this problem by learning to ski in "Bouncy Trouncy Tigger the Tiger" form. This will teach you how to ski with a better glide which will make your back to front more effortless.

#2 You must learn to turn slower using my "Clock Theory of Surface Turns!"

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3. Is there any advantage to performing an up-weight-ing motion, like when doing the f-to-b?

Great question! The answer is definitely ...NO! Although there was once a time when it was being taught, there is definitely no advantage. The key to performing the back to front correctly is to let the boat pull you around. You are using the momentum of the boat's force to create the spin. In the front to back, you have to overcome that resistance with a rhythmic up weight. Concentrate on perfect form, my Clock Theory of Surface Turns, and resist the turn!

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