Gate Turn-in Question

jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,236 Mega Baller
edited July 2017 in Technique & Theory
I just was reading the thread on gate turn in and wanted to post just to ask a question, but I can't post there so I started this discussion. Question - When you swing up to the end of your pull-out arc and are beginning to "turn in at speed" do you then adjust your angle/target to make the gate or do you fall into whatever resulting angle you get and then if you are too early, adjust the starting point of your next pull-out? I feel like if I turn in at speed that I will end up being way early on the gate. Guess I better start experimenting and figure it out.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,801 Administrator
    edited July 2017
    I'm not sure exactly understand the question but you always have to turn in at the right place to take angle and be close to the right hand ball. The trick is when you are in the right place to turn in do you still have the maximum amount of water speed and width. That is where I struggle so much.

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  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,236 Mega Baller
    Yeah, that is the basis of my question and agree that is "the trick". Rhoni Barton told me essentially - swing up, keep pressure away, turn in while at the same speed as the boat before you start to drift back. I am not proficient at it. At all.
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  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,733 Mega Baller
    I have been way up on the boat with perfect speed, felt like I was turning way late only to find myself passing perfectly by the right hand gate buoy and with tons of "space" before 1-ball. The GOAT is correct. Damn it is hard to trust it, tho.
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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,180 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Adjust your pullout!
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  • MillerTime38MillerTime38 Posts: 278 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2017
    I try to aim for the middle of the gates, this way if I do not have enough speed I can roll in early but still hit inside the right hand gate ball.

    This seems to help with more consistent gates and less worry.
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