The Green Monster Goes Down
Yesterday and last night were a breakthrough. Have been getting solid looks at 32@34mph this year and just knew it was going to fall, just a matter of when. So yesterday I was practicing my 28's to get them dialed in and make them "easy". I re-read the thread on shortening to 32 and the keys to making the pass. Own your 28' off pass was one of the keys. The other bit of advice was to "hold the handle longer" on your way out to the buoy. I tried this but it wasn't the right approach. The alternate to this is pinning your arms to your vest, which had amazing results. Practiced pinning my arms to the vest on my first set at 28 and a few attempts at 32. Knew that this would help. Got a chance at a second set and took it. First crack at 32 I got 4 buoys, felt good but still short. Second crack at it and it went down. The key for me was a good gate, look downcourse during the turn, and pinning those arms to the vest until the boat takes the handle from you in the turn. Pretty stoked to finally run it at 34. Now to get consistent at 32 and go on to the Blue Dragon!
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