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Old 04-30-2013, 11:09 AM
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2013 Slalom Ski Thread

Let's roll off of last years thread and see who can throw up good numbers this year.


Yesterday was my first time in the course since September-October. I can barely move today.

Ran 2@-35 (34mph)

I met phntmski out to do course maintenance. We got it all back in. He skied and I drove. The water was nice so I borrowed all of his gear as I did not plan on skiing.

Pass 1) 6@-28
2) 6@-32
3) 2@ -35
4) skied to the dock. I was tired and I wanted my ski. I'm used to my ski and wanted my large bindings vs his mediums. They were too tight.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:06 PM
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I need lot's of help... - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1aB3I6IApA

#1 - losing my stacked position
#2 - I am not keep rope down
#3 - adjusting binding to have ski ride flatter in the water...
#4 - need to keep shoulders in right position..

No bouys so 0 @ 15 off...
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keep that ski on edge through the wake
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:37 PM
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I would suggest more boat speed or a bit larger ski ?

Agree.....stay on edge and Pull through the wake.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:40 PM
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I need lot's of help... - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1aB3I6IApA

#1 - losing my stacked position
#2 - I am not keep rope down
#3 - adjusting binding to have ski ride flatter in the water...
#4 - need to keep shoulders in right position..

No bouys so 0 @ 15 off...
#3 is the wrong mentality. Cbryan70 is correct. You never really want a flat ski. One edge or the other basically. The angle of attack cross course is more of following the boat and crossing the wake vs going straight across.

Now I know it's cold and busting your a$$ in cold water is not fun, but try being more aggressive behind the boat. More angle so perpendicular to the direction the boat is going. Then roll the ski to the opposite edge after the wake crossing. This will slow you down without having the lean back or tons of slack.

Not bad for the first time out though.
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#3 is the wrong mentality. Cbryan70 is correct. You never really want a flat ski. One edge or the other basically. The angle of attack cross course is more of following the boat and crossing the wake vs going straight across.

Now I know it's cold and busting your a$$ in cold water is not fun, but try being more aggressive behind the boat. More angle so perpendicular to the direction the boat is going. Then roll the ski to the opposite edge after the wake crossing. This will slow you down without having the lean back or tons of slack.

Not bad for the first time out though.
Yeah I am in total agreement with more speed and more aggression - behind boat... I usually ski 34-36... But I was trying to square my shoulders to stern of boat... this action tended to pull me around...and then I keep forgetting to keep rope down...

Okay more perpendicular adding to list... but I do want to try the bindings one notch forward....ski it 30,32, 34, and 36 and see how it feels... even at high speeds my ski tip seems way high.

Even my X-SL seems to be riding high at tip compared to Marcus Brown and other training vids.

My front binding always seems to be out of water...oh well - work work work...

#1 - losing my stacked position
#2 - I am not keep rope down
#3 - adjusting binding to have ski ride flatter in the water...
#4 - need to keep shoulders in right position..
#5 - more perpendicular to boat
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Mike - move here for the summer and come out to our ski league... The coach I have lined up does a decent job
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Mike. What ski are you on.

I can get some measurements on where to put the bindings.
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Mike. What ski are you on.

I can get some measurements on where to put the bindings.
I ski a 2010 Triumph 69 inch and a HO X/SL 69 - weight is 190.
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