“Believe that you’re going to get to the next buoy,” says Geena Krueger, who is ranked 4th in the world on the Elite Rankings List. “It’s vital to be 100 percent in the moment.”
Things happen fast in the slalom course. But just because you have a botched turn doesn’t mean you’re out of the game. Take this photo sequence of Krueger turning four ball at 35 of from last year’s California Pro Am for example. You would have never thought that she’d be able to recover from such a turn. But she remained calm and focused on keeping her ski moving cross course, and completed the pass.
“If you’re on the tail of the ski then the handle is probably going to be high and you’re going to have slack,” says Krueger. “Stay strong!”