Ski Racing Media, in conjunction with Daron Rahlves and WEND Waxworks, is pleased to present an instructional series, “Ski Tips with Daron Rahlves.” In this weekly video series, which will run throughout the winter season, the ski racing legend will discuss any and all topics related to alpine ski racing. From tactics on the hill, to conditioning and ski prep, Rahlves will share the trade secrets that made him one of the best in the world.

In this episode, Daron shows us how to gain time out of the start gate. Before the first and second turn of any race, there are hundredths, maybe even tenths of a second available. Here’s how to find them:

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