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east tx skier
05-16-2005, 04:28 PM
It would appear that Chris Parrish broke the world record. I thought it was 1.5@43. I heard reports of 2@43. On skifly it looks like 1.25@43. Anyone care to clarify.

Riding a Sixam (happy Mark?!?)

Skifly (http://www.skifly.com/)

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 04:39 PM
Mark, might be enough for you to consider some Wiley's trick wraps, eh?

ski_king
05-16-2005, 04:42 PM
1.25@43 is confirmed here (http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/Current%20News/CN2005ParrishPendingRecord.htm) :worthy:

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 04:44 PM
And here (http://www.waterskimag.com/article.jsp?ID=36959).

The pictures on skifly with his hands over his head still riding the ski made my day.

:worthy:

ski_king
05-16-2005, 04:54 PM
Make me mad I passed on this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7154765185) last week. :mad:

Ric
05-16-2005, 04:57 PM
Awesome!!!!!!

ski_king
05-16-2005, 05:01 PM
Mark, might be enough for you to consider some Wiley's trick wraps, eh?
Well at least Mark bought his bindings from Wileys.

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 05:17 PM
What did he get?

Sweet deal on the hat. The great part is that I wouldn't be tempted in the least to wear it.

MarkP
05-16-2005, 05:23 PM
What did he get?

Sweet deal on the hat. The great part is that I wouldn't be tempted in the least to wear it.
Wileys fixed me up with 05 Bios. The funny thing is, all I called them for was some info on a ski case.

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 05:24 PM
Nice. Just happened to ask them about bindings. Those guys are great. Let us know how you like the Bios.

VTJC
05-16-2005, 05:26 PM
What is the difference between 1 @ 43 and 1 1/4 @ 43? Excuse my slalom scoring ignorance. Jamie

BriEOD
05-16-2005, 05:27 PM
Andy Mapple ran a pass 2@43' off however it wasn't a record capable course/set-up. So, it doesn't count.

Congrats to the big guy.

Ric
05-16-2005, 05:30 PM
What is the difference between 1 @ 43 and 1 1/4 @ 43? Excuse my slalom scoring ignorance. Jamie
I believe it's easiest explained by saying that "1" is getting thru the gates and all the way around #1 and back to the wake with control of the handle and ski.
1.25 would be getting out to(but not around) #2 with control of the handle and ski.
all at 43off 36mph
I think that's proper ??

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 05:30 PM
What is the difference between 1 @ 43 and 1 1/4 @ 43? Excuse my slalom scoring ignorance. Jamie

It's basically somewhere between 1 and 2. I have to plead a degree of ignorance as well, but when they're that far up the line, they start splitting balls.

Of course, I do it at 15 off. Our current course record is 1.5 at 15 off. ;)

Brian, thanks for the info. I knew I'd seen something like that. I forget who said it, but somebody once said, if you can get one, you can get six. Easier said than done, but it stands to reason.

BriEOD
05-16-2005, 05:32 PM
Looks like it was behind a ****** :cry:

No more trifecta record holder.

rodltg2
05-16-2005, 05:33 PM
you have to make it around the ball and past the center path to be a full ball. ( i think )

MarkP
05-16-2005, 05:34 PM
Nice. Just happened to ask them about bindings. Those guys are great. Let us know how you like the Bios.
I sort of wish I would have gotten the Wileys now. You know the whole world record rig thing, and all.

Iím starting to sound like erc. Yep Iím getting this pair for sure. On the way, in the bag, I donít need no stinking test ride..:o

I liked the Bios my 3rd got with his ski so I started to look around after the Animals fell through..

Ric
05-16-2005, 05:35 PM
Looks like it was behind a ****** :cry:

No more trifecta record holder.
well that's why we have to wait for official rulings... boat path and all, you know....
:purplaugh
Congrats to Mr. Parrish indeed!!!

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 05:35 PM
Shhhhhhh. ;)

Until I got to the bottom, I was prepared to say I couldn't make out the boat name, but that he'd pulled the graphics off his 197.

Anyway, didn't JB pull his 1@43 record behind a Tige?

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 05:37 PM
Mark, what happened with the Animals again?

I like the idea of the Wileys. They remind me of the old O'Brien Advantage Highwraps. I love those bindings. I think you can still get dealers to order them from O'Brien. We picked my father-in-law up a spare rear boot at SWCC, who still has several N.I.B.

BriEOD
05-16-2005, 05:37 PM
Shhhhhhh. ;)

Until I got to the bottom, I was prepared to say I couldn't make out the boat name, but that he'd pulled the graphics off his 197.

Anyway, didn't JB pull his 1@43 record behind a Tige?

No I believe he did it at Trophy Lakes and ALL they run is MC.

BriEOD
05-16-2005, 05:38 PM
Mark, what happened with the Animals again?

I like the idea of the Wileys. They remind me of the old O'Brien Advantage Highwraps. I love those bindings. I think you can still get dealers to order them from O'Brien. We picked my father-in-law up a spare rear boot at SWCC, who still has several N.I.B.

I have Wileys on my KD.

tex
05-16-2005, 05:39 PM
Shhhhhhh. ;)

Until I got to the bottom, I was prepared to say I couldn't make out the boat name, but that he'd pulled the graphics off his 197.

Anyway, didn't JB pull his 1@43 record behind a Tige?

Possible? They do it with skis all the time.

rodltg2
05-16-2005, 05:44 PM
What is the difference between 1 @ 43 and 1 1/4 @ 43? Excuse my slalom scoring ignorance. Jamie
basically to get a full ball point you need to round it and pass the first boat guide ball. 1/4 point would be to get to the ball but not round it , 1/2 point round it , but not pass the boat guide.

Ric
05-16-2005, 05:53 PM
basically to get a full ball point you need to round it and pass the first boat guide ball. 1/4 point would be to get to the ball but not round it , 1/2 point round it , but not pass the boat guide.
correct .

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 06:04 PM
basically to get a full ball point you need to round it and pass the first boat guide ball. 1/4 point would be to get to the ball but not round it , 1/2 point round it , but not pass the boat guide.

Strange thing to have to put to words, but here goes. When you say pass the first boat guide, I presume you mean get back to center (inside the next boat guide) before your path crosses that guide. Does that make sense?

Ric
05-16-2005, 06:08 PM
Strange thing to have to put to words, but here goes. When you say pass the first boat guide, I presume you mean get back to center (inside the next boat guide) before your path crosses that guide. Does that make sense?
I think that is correct and that's what I meant about getting back to the wake (in control) to score a full ball.
Correct me if I'm wrong but you have to (at least) complete the pass at the rope length prior to the incomplete pass in order to get the points. In other words, you cannot run 2 @43 off the dock and expect it to count. Right?

rodltg2
05-16-2005, 06:09 PM
exactly , basically make it back to the center

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 06:11 PM
So it doesn't matter how quickly I get back to center so long as I get there. I don't even have to still have the rope, correct.

Ric
05-16-2005, 06:13 PM
So it doesn't matter how quickly I get back to center so long as I get there. I don't even have to still have the rope, correct.
not correct, you must have control of the ski and rope and get back to the center prior to reaching the next boat guide(the guide lined up with the next buoy).

LakePirate
05-16-2005, 06:27 PM
When you say Budweiser....you've said it all

rodltg2
05-16-2005, 06:27 PM
whats going to happen when someone finally runs 43. i dont think going shorter is an option. going faster? moving turn bouys?

tex
05-16-2005, 06:28 PM
whats going to happen when someone finally runs 43. i dont think going shorter is an option. going faster? moving turn bouys?

go back to jumping!

rodltg2
05-16-2005, 06:30 PM
how about an extra point for a flip at the end :dance:

tex
05-16-2005, 06:32 PM
how about an extra point for a flip at the end :dance:
ramp or no ramp?

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 06:33 PM
Ha! Reminds me of Belushi and Lil' Chocolate Donuts. What they don't tell you is that that picture was taken before the record attempt. ;)

Bring back the Bud Boats!

MarkP
05-16-2005, 06:35 PM
I donít think 43 can be run.. But if it can, I like rods idea of the moving bouys..

east tx skier
05-16-2005, 06:38 PM
Yeah, moving buoys, or two behind the boat. Racing to get around the buoys.

rodltg2
05-16-2005, 06:53 PM
or the specators can buy waterballons and throw them at the skiers! tournaments holders will make money on the balloons and the skiers will have an extra challenge.

ski_king
05-16-2005, 07:26 PM
I don't thin 43 off will ever be ran, unless a 7-0 skier comes along with arms long enough to drag his knuckles on the ground.

east tx skier
05-17-2005, 11:51 AM
If they can get around 1 ...

Leroy
05-17-2005, 12:16 PM
There is a good article in WSM about this (Is the Record Out of Reach?) and their guess was it might take a 7' skier to actually run full course 43 off. Their other point was how skiing had stalled in performance. One off 43 was run in 1997 and now a quarter more is the best or 8 years of technology?

Thanks Farmer for the free WSM link before!!!

east tx skier
05-17-2005, 12:40 PM
Technology hasn't really done much advancing but for the last couple of years ski-wise. I am regularly told that my 02 CDX is 10 year old technology. Parrish has apparently broken the record on new tech. It may take another 10 years to get 2@43 off, but people will continue to try. And maybe it will take a 7' skier (or a 5' skier with arms like an orangutan).

It's like saying there will never be another Michael Jordan. I think he's out there somewhere, 2 years old, and in need of a diaper change. I could be wrong. But I personally think (1) it can be done, and (2) it probably won't be me doing it.

Leroy
05-17-2005, 12:48 PM
They were also saying technology has actually hurt some because the boats are now electronically tracked and cannot weave down the course more than +/- x inches for a valid run and drivers used to weave to the skiers advantage.

I've really enjoyed the past 3 issues of WSM!

east tx skier
05-17-2005, 12:51 PM
Good point. I've enjoyed this year's batch of WSM, too.

One thing's for sure. People breaking records makes it interesting to watch.