A simple guide to ‘slalom’… everything you need to know if you are thinking about entering your first master blaster or slalom event.
Why Practice Makes Perfect by Tris Best.
Between hosting several BSA events each season at the WPNSA, we’ve also put on a winter slalom series over the last two winters to help extend the season as much as possible. I think the point we’d like to highlight about slalom is about not taking it too seriously and thinking you’re going to make a fool of yourself out there.
Even the most hardened pros on the circuit are practising the things you think you’re not too hot at … and make mistakes as you do.
Race starts, straight line speed and gybing are the things we’ve focussed on time and again in the winter camps we’ve run, yet the camaraderie amongst the guys attending is brilliant, with a social and informal atmosphere. Throw in a small competition element and it is amazing to see how fast you progress and your skills develop.