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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiyaker View Post
    nice video! looks like you have good width around those balls!
    THanks! I'd like to try running -28 this weekend just to see what it feels like. But my focus this week really has been -22 off at higher speeds around 32/34. at 34 those little orange balls are just flying by.

    Its been a great year so far. A lot of work, ups and downs. Last year was my first year running a full set at -15 off at 28 and my first year competing. I'm hoping the progress continues. But shooting the videos were fun, also great to point out things you're doing right and things I'll need to work on still.

  2. #52
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    That's crazy rapid progress. Nice that you have access to a 200- you must have a good group of ski buddies.
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  3. #53
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    Seriously good progress. This would be a great time to go get some coaching. You are not too far from Orlando.
    Check out http://www.skiwithwade.com/ . Wade is a great guy and a great coach. If not him There are plenty of others within a reasonable drive for you I bet. Although not familiar with these guys -have heard good things:
    http://cobleskischool.com/about-us/
    If you feel like a road trip - my coach is at : http://theliquidedge.com/

    You will never regret coaching. I wish someone had got me started decades ago. 40 years of bad habits to break, but making progress.

    28 off is very different from 22 off. I suggest dialing back the speed to 32 for 28 off.



    Quote Originally Posted by SupraLaunch21V View Post
    THanks! I'd like to try running -28 this weekend just to see what it feels like. But my focus this week really has been -22 off at higher speeds around 32/34. at 34 those little orange balls are just flying by.

    Its been a great year so far. A lot of work, ups and downs. Last year was my first year running a full set at -15 off at 28 and my first year competing. I'm hoping the progress continues. But shooting the videos were fun, also great to point out things you're doing right and things I'll need to work on still.
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  4. #54
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    I absolutley agree that coaching is essential. I've been fortunate enough to know and work with Chris and April Coble Eller - they are great and run a fantastic school. I have also used Seth Stisher and some other local skiers. I'm all ears when it comes to tips on getting more buoys or just a smoother set. Right on!

    This weekend I absolutely sucked! I managed 6/-22/30 and a few at 32. Didn't even try -28 and glad I didn't. I really want more consistency with -22 and still -15 at 34. Progress is good, but this past weekend didn't really help the ego any! LOL

  5. #55
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    Progression is awesome as it makes you smile and stokes you to no end.
    I know what you mean when you say you have a rough spell and suck. That just happened to me all last week.
    Was able to realize what the heck I was doing wrong and then all of a sudden I was a skier again. For a week straight I couldn't get past 4 ball at 22 off. I was so mad and frustrated that I was almost ready to put my ski away.
    Then all of a sudden that coaching I took in the past kicked in and I realized where I was making my error. My reach on my offside was going towards the wake vs up course. Thus making my inside shoulder drop which didn't allow me to keep my shoulders square to the boat, my hips up, nor finish my turn with the handle on my hip.
    As soon as I fixed it I ran 4 back to back passes like it was just regular [practice.
    Keep at it, have fun and go hard!!!!
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