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Biggest Story of 07

HortonHorton AdministratorPosts: 27,571 Administrator
edited December 2007 in News & Other Stuff
Did we have any big stories in 07? I have an idea what the biggest story of the year is but  . . .  you guys first.
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
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    <font size="2"><strong>Jamie</strong> Beauchesne does not get the record in France because of the video glitch?</font>
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    yea that is a big one.
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    Bob LaPoint working at HO?
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  • DWDW Mega Baller Posts: 2,007 Mega Baller
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    I would say the JB record is pretty big because it points out a big flaw in the process of running a tournament.  The requirements to validate a run are prone to human error and it happened twice with the ultimate record in recent years. 
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    That needs to change so that records are approved, not disallowed due to lack of video, boat path or things outside the skiers control.  You don't see too many timing errors in track and field or car racing, judging out of bounds on a football, tennis, baseball game is done routinely so there should be ways of validating a ski run pretty routine.
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  • lkblkb Baller Posts: 580 Baller
    biggest story of the year...I finally ran 35 in a tournament<img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" />
  • auskierauskier Baller Posts: 453 Baller
    <p>
    in no real order:
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    Jamie WR issue
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    shakeup at HO - LaPoint and the tower is now gone, therefore in comes Badal. The first 34 skier on a "pro factory team".
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     Zero Off given the green light to pull
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    my predicted stories of 08
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    New HO and Connelly skis
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    <p>
    star gazer
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    <p>
    the world record will be broken and stand 
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    <p>
    changes to the jump course to lower speed swing tolerance of the boat 
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    Toby
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Baller Posts: 2,114 Baller
    <p>
    The new HO ski in March but that is 08.
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    I think that ZO and Start gazer are news but not sure if it is advancing or stepping back until I get a bunch of sets behind it.
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    JB getting the raw deal
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    <p>
    Horton hitting 38 and taking it down. Have you quit counting yet?   
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    No still at 9. Last one was in practice at the Dawg. <img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-frown.gif" border="0" alt="Frown" title="Frown" />
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Baller Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    No way. That is not right. By next spring you will be done counting and they will be comming in droves.  
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
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    Hope so. Have not skied or done anything but work for weeks . . .
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  • Director DarwinDirector Darwin Baller Posts: 385 Baller
    The APPROVAL (not just introduction) of ZO GPS based speed control is #1 in my book.  It will have lasting impact far beyond 2007 and will impact every skier in every tournament.  JB's world record fiasco while significant, does not impact the local skier and most skiers were unaware it occured.  ZO and PP's StarGazer will influence performances of every skier going forward. 
  • skidawgskidawg Open or 55K Rated Skier Posts: 3,280 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    The biggest event of 07 is our newest skier addition of the family, landrie reece,  peace out, diapers rock better than ms'  monza
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  • skidawgskidawg Open or 55K Rated Skier Posts: 3,280 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    thx
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    edited December 2007
    <span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'">The biggest story of the year has not yet broken . . . . I am waiting for the press release to make it official. </span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'">If you know what I have under my hat . .Shhhhhhhh. Lets wait until the people involved make an official statement. You will notice that I started this thread in the Members Only section. </span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'">I know this kills some of you guys and it cracks me up. </span>
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  • lkblkb Baller Posts: 580 Baller
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    Damn dude, you sure are a tease<img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-yell.gif" border="0" alt="Yell" title="Yell" />
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
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    I guess the Jamie thing might be bigger. It is no Dr. Jim story.
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  • slalomdudeslalomdude Posts: 154
    edited December 2007
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    The whole Zo Vs Stargazer deal. PP seemed quiet at first, but I think Stargazer may head off the Zo challenge.The fact that it can be fitted to pre-07 boats will open up the biggest market to them. Cant wait for my upgrade.My buddy has stargazer in his 08 MC and so far its awesome.
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  • auskierauskier Baller Posts: 453 Baller
    edited December 2007
    dont mind this post... i reread your post john...
    Toby
  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    edited December 2007
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Ok Brent,</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">I was hoping for a press release from O’Brien but yes that is the news. Andy has in fact given notice at Radar and returned to O’Brien. That is the big story of the year. </font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">If  I get the press release I will post it in the non - Members Only section of the forum. </font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Horton</font>
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    <p>
    You may be right about the JB story.
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    As for the Get out of free card . . . No. If you read 1/2 up the page you will see that I asked for those who know to keep it quiet. Does not matter. I do not think that much of the skiing world will figure it our for a while.  I freak'n hope O'Brien makes hay.
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Baller Posts: 2,114 Baller
    <p>
    Brent,
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    I will take your card if you get it. Thanks for thinking about me.
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    I guess Andy took a ride on the new SS and ran <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>. He is now back on the green stick.   
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  • DWDW Mega Baller Posts: 2,007 Mega Baller
    What's more interesting, driver musical chairs in F1 or skier's jumping brands, Stepneygate or Dr. Jim, Williams fuel temperature or Big Dawg rope length?  Jayski devotes a whole webiste on Nascar rumors and gossip!
  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
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    All right screw it.
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  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
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    Hmmmm. Not with a darn maple leaf icon. I bet you even speak french.
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  • lkblkb Baller Posts: 580 Baller
    Is that a boat prop or the radiactive symbol ?
  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    he did not give it a fair trial
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Baller Posts: 2,114 Baller
    We were wispering about the SS on the side.
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    You would think I would be able to use my own web site
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  • Director DarwinDirector Darwin Baller Posts: 385 Baller
    John:  Andy Mapple leaves Radar to return to O'Brien?  That's your BIG story of 07?  Again, most skiers (rec and otherwise) won't be impacted by this decision.  Great for Andy and O'Brien but really, what's the meaning to most of us?  The PP/ZO rise will impact ALL of us no matter the brand of ski we choose to ride.  In your little world the AM move may be significant but out here in the yellow sun, it's minor.
  • HortonHorton Administrator Posts: 27,571 Administrator
    <span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'">Yea, Maybe my list is a little different. I guess the Andy story is big on my list because it was a secret and totally unexpected.</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'"> </span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'">In terms of ski design it is a big deal. Any time a top designer moves around it sets the ball rolling for new skis. When we transplant Andy or someone like him from one factory to another, it means more innovation. The bar keeps getting pushed higher. <span> </span>On average I think the top of the line skis are unquestionably better then they were 5 years ago. The first Sixam was the first really fast ski besides the Goode. Now all the skis are pretty darn fast.</span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'"> </span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: #062971; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'">I know of at least 4 brand new, fresh sheet of paper skis that are being worked on right now. That is pretty exciting to me. If things go well 2009 will be awash with new sticks. (We will see if there is anything interesting on 08 . . . ) </span>
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