When should you be wider than the bouy?

rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
edited February 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
I lately have been re-thinking my skiing (ice and snow still here) and where I hit my widest point. I have always tried to be wider than the bouy as early as possible. I have been watching and noticed some pros getting wide at the bouy and not really before at -32 and -35. So they are skiing a more direct path, taking less angle out of the bouy. I say this because I have only ran -32 at 36mph about 10x and those times it seems like a followed this theory. I was wondering what others thought.

I also see more 34mph skiers ski more like this and less 36mph skiers using this technique.
Rob Quetschke

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  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
    I refrence this video. Scott doesnt getting wider than the bouy line until the bouy at -35

    Rob Quetschke
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,570 Mega Baller
    When should you be wider than the bouy?
    Trick question?
    answer is when you go around it! The "Buoy" that is.
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  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
    True answer. Should I try an get wide and early so I can backside it at -32 and -35?
    Rob Quetschke
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 1,976
    YES !!!!!
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,736 Administrator
    You should not try to be narrow and late

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  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,252 Mega Baller
    If you are early you need to wide enough so that you don't ski a path parallel to the boat
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  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
    aahh yes I probably do that then when I am early
    Rob Quetschke
  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
    So what is Scott doing in this video?
    Rob Quetschke
  • danbirchdanbirch Posts: 301 Baller
    edited February 2012
    He is skiing perfectly on time.

    The interesting thing, is that when asking him of his goals (while in the course) he said he "tries to get to the buoy line as fast as he can get there"....
    Is it possible that a person perceives he is at the buoy line once he knows his ski will make that buoy, but not when the ski is ACTUALLY at the buoy line?

    Also, when watching Scott (from the boat), he appears to be so early he is just waiting on the ball....different perceptions and angles can be deceiving!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,984 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Horton, "...you should not try to be narrow and late." That made me laugh.
    As the line gets really short, max width has to come closer to the buoy. I'm still trying to figure this out at 38...I tend to get width too early and create problems there.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,736 Administrator
    I have never been too early. I have heard about it but do not understand...

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  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
    ok thanks, i will scratch that idea. The angle does look very deceiving
    Rob Quetschke
  • danbirchdanbirch Posts: 301 Baller
    The angle is not deceiving, it is at the ball line. You can only try to figure it out (when he gets to the ball line) by time. If he breaks the ball line by 1/4 second, then he would be getting there about 10' early (assuming he's going 34 mph at that moment).
  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 544 Baller
    See my preception of what is early at -32 and -35 is just what I see at -28, which is off a little. So reaching the bouy line 5 feet the bouy line is pretty good? What would you say is good for -32?
    Rob Quetschke
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