Mens World Record [email protected] possible?

mrpreussmrpreuss Posts: 130 Baller
edited December 2014 in Technique & Theory
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  • thagerthager Posts: 3,988 Mega Baller
    If they can run 2.5, someone will run 6.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
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  • JordanJordan Posts: 936 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I think that there is very little doubt that Nate will get there. With the number of times he clears 41, he gets a lot of opportunities.
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,269 Mega Baller
    2 years and the current record falls, Nate's great and there's quite a few right behind him so I can't believe that 2.5 is somehow a human limitation in the sport.
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  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,485
    Nate sure thinks its possible.
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  • skisprayskispray Posts: 116 Baller
    edited December 2014
    Parrish has turned 3 ball on video.
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,073 Mega Baller
    Someone definitely gets 3 and once they do that they will believe they can run the pass. Belief makes a big difference.
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  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    I have absolutely no doubt that 43 will fall. We as humans, continue to put limitations on what we can and cannot accomplish, and occasionally, a human comes along and pushes the insurmountable ceiling another notch higher, at which point, several others follow suit, because now they know it has been done. This video emphasizes this point beautifully. Interesting to note, within a year of the sub-4-mile being broken, numerous others followed suit. Now high-schoolers are running sub 4's, and the world record is now sub 3:30.

    As a final note, look at course skiing even 25 years ago--back in the day of Grimditch, Duvall, etc, and it was a major feat running into 39.

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  • drewski32drewski32 Posts: 203 Baller
    A full 3 can definitely be done. When nate ran 2.5 he said in the interview that he wanted 2.25, and seemed dissapointed in himself for going to high. The way I see it pro skiers like to be able to break the record annually so they get a paycheck every year, and it's a damn shame. Nate obviously wasn't trying for a full 3, but if he wanted it I'm sure he could've gotten it.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,617 Administrator
    In the next 24 months the record will be 3 or more

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,617 Administrator
    Oooo and the list of guys who have run 41 will grow by one or two guys in the same period.

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  • DragoDrago Posts: 938 Crazy Baller
    The mile record is 3:43 and change.= [email protected], right?
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  • ColeGiacopuzziColeGiacopuzzi Posts: 366 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    For sure it will go down again, a handful of guys have done it in practice. I guarantee this summer someone will touch it or break it!!!
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  • E_TE_T Posts: 542 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    My money is on Freddie Winter. Mark my words I called it here
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,617 Administrator
    @E_T for an little green man you seem to know what is going on.

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  • Stathis VentourisStathis Ventouris Posts: 76 Baller
    In the next 12-24 months the record will be 3 or 3,5 by either Nate or Freddie
  • AndreAndre Posts: 782 Crazy Baller
    In the last 2 years,Nate has been the only one running 41 regularly in tournaments.
    When the record get broke,it will be by Nate and no one else!
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  • mike_mapplemike_mapple Posts: 41 Water Ski Industry Professional
    I think it will for sure be broken, nate i think has the best chance for sure. but there are some others i would not count out, who when it aligns right can do it, i dont think it will be this year, but soon i think it will happen
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  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 533 Solid Baller
    FYI, Turning 3 ball is 2 1/2
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  • WishWish Posts: 7,071 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If only TW was 6" taller. Would have already been broken.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,617 Administrator
    Nate and CP are the obvious front runners but never count out Asher. He does not seem to get as many scores at non-pro events as Nate and CP. So the number of 41s in the book may not be a good metric. The buzz I hear is he is finally on a ski that is not all chopped up and that he is skiing very well.

    Freddie Winter is not quite there yet but I expect him to be the next guy to run 41 unless Joel squeaks in first. Then there is that whole pack of guys at mid 41. From 3 @ 41 to 3 @ 43 is like a hundred million miles (barefoot in the snow) but ya never know when someone is going to have a breakthrough.

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  • BlackDynamiteBlackDynamite Posts: 15 Baller
    Silly Krackrs no nuthn. @adamhcaldwell‌ is the next man thru 41 after BlackDynamite
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  • E_TE_T Posts: 542 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    @horton I know more than 99%
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  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 464 Solid Baller
    Joel PB'd from 2.5 up to [email protected] this season, full pass may happen sooner than we all thought, he is in the zone. Summer here in oz we might see it.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,617 Administrator
    @E_T‌ do you have intergalactic insight?

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  • skisprayskispray Posts: 116 Baller
    @skierjp‌ turning 3 ball and then falling over or letting go of slack is 2.5. Not what I mean by 'turning 3'.
  • E_TE_T Posts: 542 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    @horton lets just say if i was tall it would be broken by now
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,617 Administrator
    @rico Oooo yea I forgot. Taylor is his drinking coach. No one should take slalom coaching from Taylor.

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  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 522 Crazy Baller
    If slalom skiing gets to a point where you have to be really athletic and over 6'6" tall then the records will stop being broken because all the guys who could do it will go into basketball where they can make some real money. It may be better for the sport to shorten the course (or increase the boat speed?) than to require an athlete to be in the top 0.5% of the height scale in order to have any chance at winning a tournament.
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