Nate Smith's 3 @ 43 is not apporved

HortonHorton Posts: 23,018 Administrator
The boat path was not quite good enough for a World Record. @Chad_Scott told me that is was way darker in person than it looked on the webcast and he literally could not see the boat guides balls.

Chad is still the most respected slalom driver on the planet and Nate will likely run 3 again soon enough.

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 905 Crazy Baller
    Well, bummer. Keep after it, Nate!
  • DUSkierDUSkier Posts: 129 Baller
    Curiosity question. Does the score still stand for world ranking list or is it downgraded to what was in tolerance?
    Nigel Sparrow
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,503 Mega Baller
    Not super shocking. Watching live I was wondering how it could be day in FL in May while it was night in MA.
    Guess it wasn't.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    Ralph LeeMarco
  • skiepskiep Posts: 237 Baller
    It will go down next weekend at Lake 38 I hope anyway.
    WishRazorRoss3Zman
  • Ralph LeeRalph Lee Posts: 492
    Hopefully whenever he does it, we can watch it live again.
    sunvalleylawObrienslalom
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,446 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I cannot imagine the pressure on the Driver, when it went to 43off, especially after being in the boat driving for a while, in the Florida heat.

    "In my mind there is more potential to be released.”

  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,018 Administrator
    @Stevie Boy @Chad_Scott is not afraid of anything except angry chickens

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  • DavidNDavidN Posts: 47 Baller
    Bummer!
  • GarGar Posts: 159 Baller
    Yes indeed and perhaps the tolerance could be lengthened by a few inches!
    ntx
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,398 Crazy Baller
    There is no doubt in my mind that given a choice at the next record tournament, Nate would still choose Chad. Ultra shortline driving is difficult with the best of conditions and requires serious concentration from the driver. Chad is certainly on the short list of the best drivers in the world today, but mix in a very long session and dark conditions and it's going to be tough. I expect the two of them will mix it up again soon.
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • RobRob Posts: 12 Baller
    I think the rules state that the world record verification process involves checking the boat path on all passes, not just the final pass (in this case at 9.75). Can someone confirm this for me? I told someone this last night but now I'm second guessing myself...
    Than_Bogan
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,398 Crazy Baller
    Unless something has changed, it's the last completed pass and the record pass.
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
    MattP
  • rockdogrockdog Posts: 430 Solid Baller
    I suspect Chad's out of tolerance is not the same as my out of tolerance. Doubtless better than my regular drivers best pass!
    HortonThan_BoganschaferDaveD
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 270 Baller
    It WAS getting dark. Maybe they should start painting the boat guides with glow in the dark paint.
    MISkier
  • John BrooksJohn Brooks Posts: 250 Solid Baller
    Last 2 passes need to be submitted along with skier video from the boat and gates.
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 270 Baller
    I've heard of someone doing a night event with up lighted buoys.
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 488 Crazy Baller
    Night finals at the Malibu Open with the glowing balls were always entertaining.
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 337 Baller
    If your balls are glowing, you should seek out medical help.
    Drago
  • GarGar Posts: 159 Baller
    Do it Nate next time up hope Chad is at the wheel!
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,260 Mega Baller
    Even its not an Official record its still an incredible feat!
    pgmooregt2003
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