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Old 09-07-2018, 03:38 PM
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I know it doesn't matter, but...

...when retrieving a skier who has fallen or dropped, is it better to:

1) remain in gear, pull the lever back to idle speed, slow down and retrieve the skier, or
2) pull the lever back to neutral position, slow down, and shift back into gear once I am at no-wake speed to get the skier?

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Old 09-07-2018, 03:45 PM
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We always do #1.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:54 PM
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#1 will slow you down faster.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:04 PM
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I always do #1 as well.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:05 PM
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Turn left and hammer down, let the rollers fly, let the lake hear your exhaust


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Old 09-07-2018, 04:26 PM
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Turn left and hammer down, let the rollers fly, let the lake hear your exhaust


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Old 09-07-2018, 04:30 PM
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Always that guy! LOL....

#2 when surfing all the time. I'll try #1 see how it makes a difference.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:33 PM
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When I tested for assistant driver, the senior drivers/testers specifically indicated that as the skier is dropping on the starboard side, to move the throttle to idle (NOT neutral). Once the boat comes to a near standstill, and you've changed directions to go the opposite way, you can put into neutral. At that time is when you made speed/letter adjustments and/or line length adjustments.

It does matter in comp skiing - it could be the difference between a routine turn around and running over your skier with the boat.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:35 PM
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When I tested for assistant driver, the senior drivers/testers specifically indicated that as the skier is dropping on the starboard side, to move the throttle to idle (NOT neutral). Once the boat comes to a near standstill, and you've changed directions to go the opposite way, you can put into neutral. At that time is when you made speed/letter adjustments and/or line length adjustments.

It does matter in comp skiing - it could be the difference between a routine turn around and running over your skier with the boat.
I knew this would be some response about comp skiing and about how it matters lol
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:37 PM
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