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Why is there a MM and M3 division?

skirayskiray Posts: 173 Baller
edited June 2012 in Mostly Slalom
Why have a MM and M3? I just looked at the rankings on USA Waterski. The top skiers are pretty much the same people in both? Is there a qualification to ski MM? Do they ski both events at Nationals? Probably dumb questions....
Ron Ray


  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,102 Mega Baller
    Most of MM will ski in MM for state, regionals, nats. Many get scored in the other divisions at local tourneys because they'd like to ski with friends (sometimes they would be the only MM skiing), or ski at a different scheduled time, etc. Was created so the best of M3 M4 M5 could compete, and give a fun division for the old pros/open guys.
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,214 Mega Baller
    They have M3 so Chad can try to win it. He would have a bunch of MM national titles if he skied MM but he likes to have guys like Lippy take him down when they miss 4 ball.
    Shut up and ski
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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,835 Infinite Pandas
    Scores from Masters do not carry over to age division overall. If a skier has any interest in overall, the rules force that skier to ski age division. Competing in the Masters division is done when an overall score is not the priority.

    Horrible rule.

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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,277 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @eleeski....this is a slalom only forum, trickers dont count :-)
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  • jstaab3jstaab3 Posts: 34 Baller

    chad fell at 3, so i dont know your logic behind ball 4?
    Jason Staab
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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Jason - you have to adopt the same philosophy the rest of us have; ignore what MS says. Most of his ramblings derive from the lack of a proper pharmaceutical remedy.
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,397 Mega Baller
    edited June 2012
    Believe MS is refering to the "fact" (I was there) that the guy who won, Jason Staab, didn't go around the 4 ball either, but he did get credit for it.

    The thing is, Jason skied freakin' awesome in terrible conditions* and was quite deserving of a gold, even if a "technically correct" call would have sent it to a run-off (though not with Chad...). Anyhow I don't think anyone takes it too seriously; pretty sure MS was just trying to be funny.

    *How terrible? I finished 14th in M3 at the Nationals with a 1.5 @ -35...
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,214 Mega Baller
    Its just a bit giving Chad a hard time. It was fun to hear their comments a few weeks ago on the dock.
    Shut up and ski
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  • schroedschroed Posts: 159 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Jason skied awesome, but it would have been nice to have been in a run off. I think Chad has had some bad calls take away his chance at a national title in M3. I personally think there should be video in the boat for regionals and nationals.
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