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Old 06-14-2018, 01:15 AM
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ski'd today. I regressed from last time, no improvement. Much worse actually.

Today's last set marked my 107th slalom set, that's 642 passes. All have been in perfect courses with great equipment and drivers and I cannot come remotely close to making a 30 mph 15 off pass.

I've exhausted all learning tips. It's not clicking.

Slalom is misery.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:34 AM
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ski'd today. I regressed from last time, no improvement. Much worse actually.

Today's last set marked my 107th slalom set, that's 642 passes. All have been in perfect courses with great equipment and drivers and I cannot come remotely close to making a 30 mph 15 off pass.

I've exhausted all learning tips. It's not clicking.

Slalom is misery.
I'm jealous of all that time on the water...be grateful and enjoy the struggle
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:47 AM
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I feel like you aren’t implementing the most important fundamental help posted on this thread. Did you make a pass at 28mph or even 26mph?
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:37 AM
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I feel like you aren’t implementing the most important fundamental help posted on this thread. Did you make a pass at 28mph or even 26mph?
No. I can't make any balls at those speeds either. I'm truly atrocious at learning, in general. I kind of want to try a coach out to exhaust all possible options before I throw in the towel. But I'm not sure if that's the right approach; I get coached by people every time I'm on the water and I'm not getting anywhere. So I'd rather not waste the money if I'm not going to listen to a actual coach.

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I'm jealous of all that time on the water...be grateful and enjoy the struggle
It's nothing to be jealous of, I assure you.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:54 AM
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I will say it one more time, then shut up. Get off the A3. Get a bigger, slower ski. Slow down and work on your form and start having fun getting 6 buoys.

You would progress better on a World Team Comp used off craigslist than on your A3.

Then you will be able to speed up and use the A3 for what it was designed for.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:36 AM
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I will say it one more time, then shut up. Get off the A3. Get a bigger, slower ski.
I'm sorry but I have no interest in spending any more money on water skiing equipment right now and I'm sure you can understand why. Plus I cannot blame equipment for my problems. I understand that it's probably not the best ski to be on but anyone with a shred of coordination and 600 passes under their belt should be able to make minor adjustments to complete a 15 off 30 mph pass? Oh wait....

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Slow down and work on your form and start having fun getting 6 buoys.
Exactly what I've been doing and I cannot come even remotely close to getting 6 buoys, or even 2 buoys for that matter. Not fun and it's getting ridiculous at this point.


I dunno, maybe I'll just buy more equipment like you said. That just seems so ridiculous to me.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:58 AM
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:04 PM
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You do not need to buy any new expensive equipment. Talk to your buddies and borrow a ski that is slower and 2 inches larger than you would normally ski. Or get an old world team comp from craigslist for $70. Preferred would be an 67 or 69 inch older radar senate or HO Triumph (TX). Slow down where you can actually adjust and feel what is happening. That is why I am saying get a bigger ski, so you can slow even to 24. Quit the mini course, run the full course slow.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:20 AM
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Kevin, if you find a half decent coach, I guarantee you'll be running the course at a slower speed at 15 off in a day. Your perception of what you are doing and what you are actually doing are 2 different things. ...Plus you're probably starving...
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:24 AM
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Kevin, if you find a half decent coach, I guarantee you'll be running the course at a slower speed at 15 off in a day. Your perception of what you are doing and what you are actually doing are 2 different things. ...Plus you're probably starving...
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