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    Default The "Hot Pick-up"

    Any of yall here familiar with this? My brother in-law swears this is the best way to retrieve a skier. He turns under speed back into his own wake and grabs the skiier? I have always shut down and turned slowly and idled back to my skier as to not tear up the water for everyone else. Can anyone shed light on what he is doing? Made me feel like a newb when I explained how I do it.
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    Default Re: The "Hot Pick-up"

    He's ruining all the water, that's a power turn, it sends large rollers everywhere and generally pisses everyone else off. He thinks it looks cool, but you waste all that fuel, not to mention the rider doesn't get that mini break to recover and I guarantee everyone else watching thinks he's and idiot/ass..


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    That's what I thought... he insists this is the best way to do it.
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    Default Re: The "Hot Pick-up"

    Maybe he doesn't like his riders? When you do that it also sends a huge rollers into the riders face. Lol...

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    second this response.
    only time throttle is necessary is if you think someone is heading toward your rider, otherwise, most I know enjoy the break.

    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    He's ruining all the water, that's a power turn, it sends large rollers everywhere and generally pisses everyone else off. He thinks it looks cool, but you waste all that fuel, not to mention the rider doesn't get that mini break to recover and I guarantee everyone else watching thinks he's and idiot/ass..


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    I haven't seen him do it but seems it would rip your arms out of socket.
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    Default Re: The "Hot Pick-up"

    If you run any ballast try it, running thru my wake throws everyone and everything around with a hard smack.

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    Cut the gas, and apply full steer to one side and let your own wake turn your boat around, then return back at idle speed.
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    I should mention he Hydrofoils or as I call it "handi-skiing. Maybe that makes a difference.
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    In my opinion, this was used on the dogbone and "P" slalom lakes due to the tight space needed to drop a skier and get them set up for the next run quickly and efficiently and with minimal rollers on the course.

    It works - you don't need to goose the trottle if you do it right. It shouldn't tire the skier out, its a small pull and the skier pulls out ahead of the boat and the driver can see the skier at all times. Once you've done it a few times its pretty easy.

    And if you think about it, it reduces the huge rollers vs a full stop and having to start from 0 mph with those HUGE 2' swells at 6-7 mph picking up the skier on the way back.

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