9/14/2014 0 Comments
Comparing Snow and Water Skiing
As a wealth management professional with Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman leads a team of Division 1 advisors. When he is not working for Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman, a former professional snow skier, enjoys water skiing.
Despite occurring in vastly different settings, water skiing and traditional mountain skiing share a number of similarities. The equipment used in both sports is very similar, highlighted by the recent introduction of boots and binding on slalom water skis; these features were added to reduce the frequency of ankle injuries and to help stabilize the rider’s stance, the same reasons they were incorporated onto snow skis. Both sports incorporate similar techniques, as nuanced weight shifts and balanced lateral movements make the difference between a smooth run and a forceful crash. Edge control is necessary in both sports as well, and it can be achieved on snow or water using the same hip movement and lower body compression. Finally, water skiing and snow skiing work out the same areas of the rider’s body. To succeed in either sport, athletes will need strong legs and a flexible lower back.
Michael Keefe Gorman, a broker with Merrill Lynch, serves a geographically diverse group of individual investors, businesses, and non-profits from his office in Ithaca, New York.
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