Improving your barefoot skiing skills can seem like a challenge at first, however when you use the correct techniques, it’s much easier. These tips are designed to help you master the basic techniques that tend to make a massive difference when you’re on the water. Good Posture Poor posture can seriously affect your success on the water. In fact, resistance is an important element within barefooting and you’ll only experience it correctly if you’re in the proper position. For an ideal barefoot posture, your knees should be bent, but not tight because you shouldn’t put too much power into your knees or hands. Furthermore, your chest should remain out with your shoulders up and you should soften your grip if you happen to be clenching the handle bar. Check out Lane’s thoughts on how to put this technique into practice here. Gliding Properly If you’re new to barefoot skiing, you might be wondering what it means to glide! Gliding occurs when you’re using the maximum amount of your foot’s surface area on the water. This means that your goal is to use the entire bottom of your foot meaning from the heel all the way to the ball. It can be tricky to master this skill which is why it’s important to learn the balance of not pushing too much or too little on your toes. This is because putting too much pressure on your foot in the water can be risky, but not putting enough pressure will typically create friction. Your barefooting performance can be improved immensely by learning the correct technique. Using the Correct Equipment Having the correct posture and mastering the technique of gliding with your feet can make a huge difference in your barefooting performance on the water, but it’s also extremely important that you have the correct equipment as well. Even the top-performing barefooters will let you know that what you wear has a huge impact on your barefooting potential. Our wetsuits at The Footer’s Edge are built to reduce resistance and allow you to glide across the water with ease. Check out the magic of our barefooting suits and don’t wait any longer, improve your skills with the correct equipment now!