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LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,229 Crazy Baller
edited August 2011 in Other Stuff
All due respect to all involved, but you guys take a look at On the home page click on "full story" and then look at the picture and post your score on that one. (approaching 3 ball)
Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge


  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,968 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
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  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,867
    Maybe the perspective of the camera which took that shot masks the true position of the ski in relation to the buoy line. But if all I had to go on was that shot, then TWO.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,026 Mega Baller
    Sure, that's 2. But since it has to be called in real-time, and the rules emphasize that any doubt goes to the skier, I am not remotely surprised for that to be called 2.25. At full speed, I might also have called in 2.25.

    In any case, it wouldn't be CLOSE to the worst call I've seen at a Regionals or a Nationals. I've seen folks awarded buoys that they clearly skied *completely* inside of: i.e. they didn't even touch the buoy on the inside, much less get around the outside. And more than once these calls affected placement in a non-trivial way.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • jwrjwr Posts: 339 Baller
    I was standing at the end of the course, and it looked like two to me. I was told It was also called two by all three judges, and then they decided to go to video. Not sure why you would do that. In any case it was very fun to watch those guys. Not sure why I fell on my opening pass either? Lot of crazy things. OB ran one of the prettiest 38 off passes that turned out to be 35 off. Boat crew forgot to shorten the rope. Still some great skiing by everyone but me. Damn I sucked in all three events.
    Obrien Elite 30" 6.845, 2.510, .80 PB [email protected]
  • ralral Posts: 1,681 Mega Baller
    Video must have been better than the pic. In the pic it is 2.
    Rodrigo Andai
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,229 Crazy Baller
    If it was called 2 by all three judges in order for the video to come into play, the judge monitoring the video had to disagree and then he and the CJ would have to review and make the call. Bad rule -- 2 allowed to overrule 3.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 782 Crazy Baller
    He skied back to the handle, correct?
  • jwrjwr Posts: 339 Baller
    Now that would be something to see. He got back to the handle by walking to the starting dock and picking it up.
    Obrien Elite 30" 6.845, 2.510, .80 PB [email protected]
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,973 Mega Baller
    OB - what's 2 1/8 ?
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,522 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    OB, I bet that was painful.
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,331 Administrator
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,331 Administrator
    I am sure he got around the ball. Easy to do when you don't have handle..... OK Not fair - would have to see video but really?

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