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Old 09-20-2013, 03:39 PM
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~230lbs, down from 245lbs and planning to get to 200-210. 6'2".
69" will be the ticket!
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:02 PM
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The lower weight will help...

I got out on the course last night for the 1st time in 3 weeks - 1st time since my trip and cortisone shot in my elbow...

The differences:

1. PERFECT glassy conditions on MUDDY ski site
2. Weight is down - 194.5 to 181.4 - 13# makes a BIG difference
3. Cortisone shot to alleviate pain
4. 3 weeks off to let body recover

I never sped the boat up to 34, but I was running 15/32 B2B2B2B - like not even trying... I kept asking the GF if the boat was set to 32 or she thought the buoys were narrow - it was an amazing night...

Good job Jason, I will review your videos in more detail this weekend - BTW link 2 - no worky
Nice! Glad to see you're getting back out there. The 2nd link should work now, I set it to private before.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for making this thread, Jason, lol. We haven't taken the boat out for a weeks due to busy schedules, and every time we're open the weather blows (pun intended). I don't have a lot of ski time, but I learned a lot more just by reading these tips and watching those Gordon Rathbun video clips. I'm hoping we can get out a few more times here while it's still fresh in my memory...
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:52 PM
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Thanks for making this thread, Jason, lol. We haven't taken the boat out for a weeks due to busy schedules, and every time we're open the weather blows (pun intended). I don't have a lot of ski time, but I learned a lot more just by reading these tips and watching those Gordon Rathbun video clips. I'm hoping we can get out a few more times here while it's still fresh in my memory...
Glad to do it...like I said, if someone learns something from people helping me with my terrible skiing, then that's worth it
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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Glad to do it...like I said, if someone learns something from people helping me with my terrible skiing, then that's worth it
I wouldn't say terrible at all. I look at it like I do golf, there are definitely people better than me, but also people way worse. The learning curve is huge, I'm in the same boat as you as far as skill level goes. Keep it up!.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:39 PM
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I wouldn't say terrible at all. I look at it like I do golf, there are definitely people better than me, but also people way worse. The learning curve is huge, I'm in the same boat as you as far as skill level goes. Keep it up!.
I am with your skps190.... hey - your in my area - where do you usually ski?
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:49 PM
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I'm in Crete. Most of the summer I ski in Michigan. My brother brought his boat home Labor Day so we can extend the season. We've been hitting up Cedar Lake (IN) when we ski around here. We're in the same county, just on opposite ends. What about you?
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:46 PM
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I ski in the Illinois River and Des Plaines River.

http://marinas.com/view/marina/745_C..._United_States

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http://marinas.com/view/marina/745_C..._United_States

congrats on lake house!
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:36 PM
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I wouldn't say terrible at all. I look at it like I do golf, there are definitely people better than me, but also people way worse. The learning curve is huge, I'm in the same boat as you as far as skill level goes. Keep it up!.
Thanks...I hang out around the Ball of Spray forum too, and the "stuck at -35, help me get to -38" threads are a bit disheartening! I feel like I've progressed a lot in my first season behind a ski tractor, and it's not over yet.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:02 AM
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I free ski 99.9% of the time so it's hard for me to track my progress. A couple weeks ago I had the chance to try a course and it was probably one of the most humbling things I did all summer. I went from feeling like I was skiing pretty good to feeling like "wow, I really suck." It's just too addicting for me to give up. I'm hoping to video myself and post it to get some constructive criticism on my technique here and on BOS.

I saw those threads as well, I just keep reminding myself it's all relative. I'm a single digit handicapper when I golf so I complain when I shoot over 82-83. I know a lot of people that would love to shoot that consistently. It's the same as you and I thinking we'd love to just run -15 let alone -35/38.

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