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baedriver
09-26-2006, 01:04 PM
I couldn't run 30@15 off at the start of the summer. Today I ran 5@34@22off. I need to keep skiing the course it is addictive!!!

Robert Averyt
09-26-2006, 01:16 PM
The slalom course has changed my life. I am so very addicted. And I have been doing it for 32 years. I am still not very good but having a blast.
Most people just do not understand.
I have alot of fun getting others addicted. We have two new members in our club and it is so much fun watching them get so frustrated.

I have never seen anyone put the addiction into words. I would love to see it.

beef
09-26-2006, 01:45 PM
Nice!! That's great progress. Won't be long and you'll be hittin' 28!

pq2
09-26-2006, 01:49 PM
now in stuck at 28 off @ 34 mph. some days i make 3 other 5

trickskier
09-26-2006, 03:28 PM
Congratulations! Keep pulling through the wake.

shepherd
09-26-2006, 03:38 PM
now in stuck at 28 off @ 34 mph. some days i make 3 other 5

I'm right with you pq2! My pb is 5 @ 28 off just last week. I can smell a full pass, then it's on to 32 off! :headbang:

Like I said before, I'm so addicted to the course that I can barely stand free-skiing anymore.

BrianM
09-26-2006, 03:41 PM
I'm right with you pq2! My pb is 5 @ 28 off just last week. I can smell a full pass, then it's on to 32 off! :headbang:

Like I said before, I'm so addicted to the course that I can barely stand free-skiing anymore.

My PB is 5 at 32off 36mph. Skied that a couple of times in late April this year and have not been able to get back there. My goal was to run 32 this year but if my skiing keeps up like it has the past month or so I don't think I am going to make it.

DWANKER
09-27-2006, 12:52 PM
I have never seen anyone put the addiction into words. I would love to see it.

A crack pipe in the water.8p

beef
09-27-2006, 01:12 PM
A crack pipe in the water.8p

Not only am I amazed that someone was able to put this into words, but also how few it actually took. I completely agree!

Ric
09-27-2006, 01:14 PM
Addicted here as well
3-1/2 @ 34 / 22off

Ric
09-27-2006, 01:15 PM
Oh and uhh Welcome Dwanker, you opened with a bang!

h2oskifreak
07-01-2013, 10:50 PM
Skied Saturday morning early and caught some glass. Skied my first 35 off of the season and got a new personal best of 3 at 38. Best previous was 1 1/2 @38. My off side turn (1,3,5) has come around this year. I was thinking of updating my HO Monza (2007), but it is finishing the turn like crazy and I am thinking of putting new Animal Bindings on it and calling it good as I am skiing well on it right now.

JMLVMI
07-01-2013, 10:58 PM
You guys are killing me! Just bought our 2000 PS195 and our ski club can't get the course out for the first time until next week (tropical rain here in NC). I've never run the course before but can't wait!

Lars
07-02-2013, 12:33 PM
Whats your secret? I get all 6 30 @15 off and went to 32@22 off and can't seem to progress. I need a coach!

TxsRiverRat
07-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Whats your secret? I get all 6 30 @15 off and went to 32@22 off and can't seem to progress. I need a coach!

Lars, without anymore info, heres a few things for you to try:

1. Don’t shorten the rope till you can run at least 15/32, preferably 15/34. I start shortening the rope when I can run a pass at the 17.50 time.

2. Make sure you ski to an imaginary point 20 ft BEFORE one ball.

2. At the buoy, plant the handle and ski to it.

3. Make sure that at the buoy, you are looking at the pylon, and keep looking at it till you cross the wake – especially important on the OFFSIDE pull. This move opens your shoulders to the boat, keeps you from skiing to the buoy, and keeps you from thinking wipeout on offside because the ski is surely to be better on edge.

4. Don’t try to pull too early (meaning at the buoy)... Let the ski finish the turn, then RIP IT behind the boat.

LMK how this helps you.

Hammer
07-02-2013, 04:05 PM
You guys are killing me! Just bought our 2000 PS195 and our ski club can't get the course out for the first time until next week (tropical rain here in NC). I've never run the course before but can't wait!

If you would respond I could've fixed that.

Hammer
07-02-2013, 04:09 PM
After taking last season off after a rotator cuff surgery. Just skied my personal best of 1 @ 32 off 34mph. 28 off was pretty similar to 22 in my opinion, but at 32 I'm getting a bunch of slack at 1 ball. Gotta fix that. Any ideas?

pmkkdx
07-02-2013, 04:26 PM
good points TxsRiverRat! keeping ski flat & knees bent were two of the key factors for me, and pulling handle to the hip.

I thought I was a bad@$$ skier years ago when a friend invited me to a private ski lake with course for a membership push they were having. I made several attempts with my tail spin style but only could get 2 1/2 @15 off 30mph :mad: ... needless to say, I joined to prove I could do it ... finally made my first official complete pass @30mph 15off at the end of that summer at a tourney on Town Lake in Austin. I continued skiing at the private lake for about 6 more years when I was consistantly making my 32 28 off pass @36 & 3 1/2-5 @ 32 off at practice, but 5 1/2 @28off 36 in tournaments. Had a nasty wipe out, dislocating my knee & 3rd degree separation in my left shoulder ... that was in June and ended that entire ski season, plus my lease was up, so never renewed it ... :cry:

pmkkdx
07-02-2013, 04:30 PM
After taking last season off after a rotator cuff surgery. Just skied my personal best of 1 @ 32 off 34mph. 28 off was pretty similar to 22 in my opinion, but at 32 I'm getting a bunch of slack at 1 ball. Gotta fix that. Any ideas?

attempt to ski wider to #1, where you would be hitting the down course side of the ball on the way back across ... that should help transition from one edge to the other without all the slack ... I used to get a bunch of slack when I was getting late and barely making the ball, the forces your to apply more to the back of the ski instead of edge to edge

JMLVMI
07-02-2013, 05:10 PM
If you would respond I could've fixed that.

You around tonight? Expect a call ;)

TxsRiverRat
07-02-2013, 05:31 PM
good points TxsRiverRat! keeping ski flat & knees bent were two of the key factors for me, and pulling handle to the hip.

I thought I was a bad@$$ skier years ago when a friend invited me to a private ski lake with course for a membership push they were having. I made several attempts with my tail spin style but only could get 2 1/2 @15 off 30mph :mad: ... needless to say, I joined to prove I could do it ... finally made my first official complete pass @30mph 15off at the end of that summer at a tourney on Town Lake in Austin. I continued skiing at the private lake for about 6 more years when I was consistantly making my 32 off pass @36 & 3 1/2-5 @ 32 off at practice, but 5 1/2 @28off 36 in tournaments. Had a nasty wipe out, dislocating my knee & 3rd degree separation in my left shoulder ... that was in June and ended that entire ski season, plus my lease was up, so never renewed it ... :cry:

Well, you've been better than I have ever been (my PB in practice was 1 @ 32' 34mph after running 28' off.

So, as if I had not given you enough to think about... Something I learned from Kyle was to always have the ski on edge. This is easier said than done... What he has tried to teach me, which I have been only 50% successful at was that after I cross the 2nd wake, to NOT flatten out, but to roll to the inside edge of the ski... It REALLY HELPS!!!

pmkkdx
07-02-2013, 06:00 PM
yep, edge to edge makes a whole world of difference once you get the hang ... my evening ski partners used to use the phrase, "ski early to ball" and "change edges" ... which will make the ski do what it's designed to do.

corrected my typo in my original post ... I was consistently making my 28 off pass and getting deep into my 32 off in practice ... of course, that was 20 years and 50 pounds ago :rolleyes:

Huskie05
07-02-2013, 06:01 PM
On Sunday I went 2 feet (high) @22 70off. Still sore. :)

Trig2275
07-02-2013, 07:12 PM
I averaged 21mph on my bike at Ironman Augusta last year.

tex
07-02-2013, 07:46 PM
4 in one night back in college. They all knew each other and I didn't get caught!

TxsRiverRat
07-03-2013, 12:12 AM
4 in one night back in college. They all knew each other and I didn't get caught!

That beats my Hat Trick man :D

I finally scored tonight... Ran my opener 15' @ 30, then 15' @ 32, then 15' @ 33 (17.50)... I shortened the rope and got 3@22... 1st time to shorten the rope this year...

I was completely worthless on my 3rd set lol

JohnE
07-03-2013, 07:49 AM
You guys are killing me! Just bought our 2000 PS195 and our ski club can't get the course out for the first time until next week (tropical rain here in NC). I've never run the course before but can't wait!

You around tonight? Expect a call ;)

Y'all got matching 195's huh?

Richinga
07-03-2013, 08:06 AM
I agree that skiing the course can be addicting......I skied competitively up until 8 years ago when my son's baseball became more important to me than skiing. I didn't get on a ski for over 6 years. My son is now in college and last year I was invited by on old friend to come out and ski with him. My first time back out on the water I realized two important things: 1). Just how much I really missed skiing; and 2). Just how bad a shape I was in.....I started skiing regularly again late last year and ended up dropping 15 pounds and added about 10 pounds in muscle (which is pretty significant for a 145 lb guy). I set a goal late last year to qualify for Nationals, which in my division (Men's 4) is running a full pass at 35' off (at 34 mph). Right now my average is 4@35' off.....I'm close but unfortunately 2 buoys shy with a little more than a month to go.

The important thing is I've found a sport and a passion that I truly love doing. It's the best mental and physical workout I've ever had.

JohnE
07-03-2013, 08:08 AM
Love it when a 7 yo thread is revived.

pmkkdx
07-03-2013, 08:44 AM
Richinga ... attaboy!!! good stuff!!! I haven't been on a ski in over 8 years (back surgery in '05 & '09) ... but I am in hopes maybe later this summer to be back in good enough shape to give it a try. I fully expect the addiction to return once I hit plane... I know my wife will be thrilled if I do.

Stefan
07-03-2013, 09:13 AM
4 in one night back in college. They all knew each other and I didn't get caught!

You should have gotten them all together, less hassle ;)

TxsRiverRat
07-03-2013, 09:59 AM
My body is still cooked from the 3 sets I skied last night... Man, that feeling is good... Like I have some sorta drug running through my veins...

Lars
07-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the tipx TxsRiverRat!

I had someone telling me to try and turn my shoulders away from the boat, but I thought you were right about keeping them open. I'll go back to 15 off and try and get the speed a little quicker.