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Congrats to Bailey Austin

jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,379 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited August 2012 in Mostly Slalom
G2 National Champ - 2 @ 38. Awesome performance.
Joe Darwin
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  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,850
    Awesome! She's worked incredibly hard for this. Marc is gonna need to drive around with his head out the open window for a while. :-)
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,982 Mega Baller
    Great job!

    Admittedly not as noteworthy, but the Bejerano girls from my home town also skied relatively well in their first Nationals -- all 3 getting within a few buoys of their ever-increasing personal bests. I'm looking forward to coaching them more this fall. They are slalom info sponges!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,702 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    Way to go, Bailey!!!!!!! ( @MAD11 )
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • MSMS Posts: 4,769 Mega Baller
    Awesome work Bailey. Better then the old man.
    Shut up and ski
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,155 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Great skiing Bailey
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,155 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Word stolen from ms..u rock
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,174 Administrator
    Awesome!

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  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,930 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2012
    Amazing! What ski was she on?
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
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    Horton
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 577 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2012
    Thanks guys. Just saw this. She is on a Nano One at the settings I published. Just further forward on front boot.
    This almost tops winning the 2010 BOS intergalactic championship. Her parents are both proud of how hard she has worked. Thanks to T$, Drew and Leigh Ross and Chad Scott for all the help and support, especially with me out of the country half the time. Couldn't get a better group to work with and we are grateful.

    Thanks to Jimmy Siemers too. An 800 point PB in trick and a 5th place medal in a awful tough group proves she's not just a tall slalom chick. She couldn't of gotten either medal this year without Jimbo's help and support.
  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    Way to go bailey!! Thats awesome!
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,113 Crazy Baller
    Yea Marc - great skiing by Bailey! Awesome!
    Blood type IPA
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,196 Mega Baller
    Congrats Bailey! And I bet it looked sweet all the way up the rope!
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 663 Crazy Baller
    Great Job Bailey Rocks!!
    Mike Erb Cedar Ridge Canton Miss.
    Horton is my hero
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,459 Mega Baller
    That is awesome. I was hoping to get to watch some of the G2 ski after reading about them but my son was on the jump lake at the same time.
    Mark Shaffer
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 862 Crazy Baller
    Wow!! G2 [email protected] really??? Unreal skiing big big congrats to Bailey!!
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,964 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    @mad11 - where's the podium pic ? you must be proud as heck...
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 577 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2012
    Couple Pics, Hopefully boat video on way from nationals. Crossing our fingers to get it as we were so nervous we forgot to video.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,113 Crazy Baller
    @MAD11 Marc - is Bailey using Reflex boot/binding? What about you? Are you happy with this set up? I am considering something with a front foot release for next season.
    Blood type IPA
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,982 Mega Baller
    edited August 2012
    @Zman @MAD11 My regular ski partner @MikeT is considering a similar setup. He prefers the toe loop, but he's looking for increased protection from ankle stress after tearing his achilles (just like Zman, if i recall corretly).

    But in the past, he hasn't tended to ski as well with stiffer boots -- even stiffer rubber boots. Does the Reflex "feel" like a hard-shell?

    In case it matters, he has run -38 quite a few times in tournament over the years, and holds the MA record in M4 with 4 @ -39. But in the last few years he has been beset by injuries and other bad luck, so his M5 career hasn't been nearly as spectular -- yet!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,982 Mega Baller
    @MAD11 @joemac Where is Ruth's ski in the photo? I thought she was also on the Nano One? (If the N1 goes gold and silver is that a "Nano Nano"? ... ouch.)

    I would have thought Dave would have come running in with a prop ski if she had forgotten to bring hers :).
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • skiepskiep Posts: 271 Solid Baller
    My Tallahassee girl (Kelley Breeded) didn't do bad either with only four weeks to prepare. Keith Albritton
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,113 Crazy Baller
    @Than - thanks - and yes, I am using my "downtime" to consider options for boots/bindings. Like Mike I like the thought of a front release. @Mr.Jones mentioned a "stuffing the tip" scenerio in the "Reflex R" thread that is exactly what I did when my AT popped. I 'think' a front release would have saved me.
    But, I am not sure the R-Type rear boot is still be supplied by Reflex. If not, might have to consider the new (2012) double boots/double releases - the ones with the white collar.
    Maybe Mike and I should get each other's email and touch base on what we are considering for next season.
    Laos - thanks for your updates on the N1 - maybe I'll blow the bank next spring! First priority is getting the safest boot system for what is my most common "injury prone screw up", stuffing the tip. And, of course, working on "not doing that"!
    Blood type IPA
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,113 Crazy Baller
    Oops, "Also", not "Laos" in my last post. Hmmm, any ski sites in Laos?
    Blood type IPA
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,459 Mega Baller
    @Than Matt skis with a Reflex front and a RTP and it has worked well for him. There are a number of top skiers that use that combo. Someone told me recently that sometimes you need to move the front boot back a bit when moving from rubber to hard shell. If Mike is LFF I have a reflex on my trick ski he can try next year.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 577 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2012
    @Zman Bailey uses a Reflex front boot and rear toe plate. Not planning to change this anytime soon. If it's a good enough setup now for Andy Mapple, were hoping she can get by with it. Also a Powershell front with a rear toe would be fine too. Seems to be about the safest setups you can go with and skis great. I use double Powershells, but I am experimenting this winter with a Reflex front and R type rear for the same reasons @MR. Jones mentions.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,078 Mega Baller
    @MAD11 congrats Bailey!!! Fantastic skiing!!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
  • lakeaustinskierlakeaustinskier Posts: 329 Solid Baller
    Great job Bailey! Ted Thomson
    Ted Thomson, Austin Texas, Aquaplex
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,174 Administrator
    Bailey is so darn cute. Really hard to believe that she is Marc's daughter.

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  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,850
    @Horton She obviously takes after her mother and not Marc. :)
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • 41off41off Posts: 44 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Great job Bailey. You deserve it!
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