To a point brought up on another thread, Why do we need ZO as a mandated entity for class C tournaments vs including all the way back to PP days (which by the way ..prob won't get used)? Why do we have only late model boats as options to use? Why not allow gear all the way back to 1997 if that's what's available? In 1997, were the AWSA rules just that out of touch for class C?
It's been said that the latest tugs make better ski machines and increase skier performance. The slalom records have been broken yr after yr in evidence of this. So that should make PP and older boats harder to ski behind right?? Shave a buoy or 2 off an average score. If so then why the wall? What are those boat rules really for when it comes to a class C?.
Should we restrict skiers to only late model skis and boots in tournaments? Seems as illogical. I have a friend who can smoke 39 on his Monza (not @MS)
with Willey raps. Should he be forced to upgrade to a 1 or 2 yr old ski if he skis tournaments to make it fare or equitable.?
How are boat restrictions outside of AWSA boat qualifications back in 1997 a good thing for sport growth?
One could speculate that the more boat options out there for tournament use, the greater the potential for new or more tournaments in areas that will be affected by the promo problems or worse.
The above is targeted to open a discussion. My comments and questions may or may not reflect how I feel or what I know. Rather they are to spark conversation, your opinion and questions.
And, it's winter in many parts soooo....
>>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<