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canadianskier
10-14-2006, 03:41 PM
does anyone know how fast a skier would be going when he crosses the wake behind the boat? going from one bouy to the next. boat speed 34mph@ 28off. my goofy insurance company wants to know the speed I was going when I tore my hamstring.

6ballsisall
10-14-2006, 03:50 PM
That can vary very much on your angle, water temp, all kinds of variables. However, I think on schnitzskis website there might be some sort of chart IIRC

Leroy
10-14-2006, 03:52 PM
Probably better to ask what answer do they want to hear or not hear!

Sorry to hear about your hamstring.

ski_king
10-14-2006, 03:54 PM
I would just tell them the boat speed and you wouldn't be lying to them. They really don't need to know you may have been going 1.5 or more times the speed of the boat.

My guess is you were going less than 30 ;), thats all they need to know.

bigmac
10-14-2006, 03:57 PM
does anyone know how fast a skier would be going when he crosses the wake behind the boat? going from one bouy to the next. boat speed 34mph@ 28off. my goofy insurance company wants to know the speed I was going when I tore my hamstring.I'd just tell 'em you were slalom skiing behind a boat going 34 mph, let them draw their own conclusions. I get questions like that occasionally from insurance companies, that's what I put in the little box.

6ballsisall
10-14-2006, 04:08 PM
^^^^^ I like Bigmacs answer ;)

88 PS190
10-14-2006, 08:49 PM
I agree, don't add any extra detail of the "speed" or thrill component of skiing.

Hoosier Bob
10-14-2006, 09:06 PM
Exactly! The boat was doing 34 but due to the drag coefficient of X you were doing around 20! Screw them!:o
If they asked how the accident occured next time tell them you were doing laundry and POW!:D

atlfootr
10-14-2006, 10:27 PM
On a good day, usually 45mph :)

Workin' 4 Toys
10-15-2006, 12:01 AM
This sounds more like a question a lawyer would ask than an agent. What difference does it make. Is there a law that was broken?

Sorry to hear about the hamstring....

Leroy
10-15-2006, 10:20 AM
I've tried couple of times to come up with formula or calculate the speed only to realize there are too many non-linear factors to even come close.

The min-max that you could make it from ball to ball is:

bigmac
10-15-2006, 10:27 AM
I've tried couple of times to come up with formula or calculate the speed only to realize there are too many non-linear factors to even come close.

The min-max that you could make it from ball to ball is:

Yeah, I tried vector analysis, but there's a component of centripetal force and its relatiohship to angular velocity in addition to the linear velocity. My brain started smokin' .