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Re: Stack and Speed into Centerline
Good News and the Bad News !!!
Good News...For as long as I can remember I have been working on the 2b position. While my onside has been close for some time, my offside is the one that suffered. Last week finally had a break through and started getting 2b on an average of one pass per set. Did learn you had to get it from the gate to keep it going. No way to just jump in to it in the middle of a pass. So confidence was getting high.
Bad News...Friday came out with great confidence that I had finally figured out the secret. Third pass I nailed it, then Holy Sh*t. Something I never thought of was that increased forward lean would put a lot more pressure on my front Reflex and "BAMMM", it released right at the centerline with Max Speed, right at the edge change. Flipped, bounced and ended up from centerline to well out past the buoy line with no ski in sight. Felt like I had been hit by a Bus and a Semi.
I pass this on so others may think about increasing spring pressure that may be needed in pursuing this really forward position. Been using these same settings for years and never had a pre-release like that before. Thank God for Grey Goose so I can type this.
Re: It is time for your yearly Who Are You Guys thread:
I am a 60 year old small animal veterinarian, married, 2 adult kids (both recently moved home to "reevaluate life"). Started skiing with my best friend in 1977; still ski with him every Wed at Bow Lake. Have added Hilltop lake in the last year and BOS as well! The older I get the better I ski - just hope my old body hangs in there for a few more years. You guys make me smile and look forward to another ski every day - keep it up!
Re: Take a look at that glass!
Re: Sitting in the ER...
boat rides are the best. Both of your boys look relaxed. My parents had my brother and i in the boat from an early age and to this day, it is my favorite place to be.
I am so glad your son is home and I hope things get easier. There are so many great medications coming down the pipeline for CF. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask me.
Last year I raised $5600 for CF research , this was our team shirt.
Re: Chipped used ski
shoot me an email -
I know some people.
Re: Moving Ice - Pylon Damage
its off topic so I'll keep it as brief as possible, but there are many reasons to oppose lake bubblers, especially in natural lakes such as Lake George where for 10s of thousands of years they freeze from shore to shore. You are assuming the lake is O2 depleted, and if it is in fact, why? not because it doesn't have bubblers... I have spent some time there and I understand it to be an excellent trout fishery, so find it unlikely there is ecological issue that requires dock bubblers.
In a small pond as I understand aeration can improve fish habitat, but in other lakes you are introducing more sunlight, causing increased algae and weed growth. Undoubtedly the ecosystem has been altered and this will have ripple effects throughout the ecological chain; perhaps some positive and negative. What we're talking about is people trying to protect a dock investment. There are other alternatives when building docks, and people have been building docks on freezing lakes for hundreds of years, before bubblers were invented.
The bubblers also create open water hazards that can fluctuate with other environmental changes as ice has been opened up or thinned where it traditionally would be frozen solid, enough to drive trucks on. I know people who have found themselves floating in water created by bubblers, when they were not open the day prior, fortunate to survive. There are many documented cases of the hazards and damage they cause, some of which is due to pure negligence by the property owners - you also open yourself up to liability if you create a hazard that many of these bubblers do.
Fortunately where we are you rarely see them because 50+ years ago they had the foresight to restrict the structures you could build near the water, so there is little need for bubblers. This results in improved wildlife habitat, better water quality and a more natural environment for everyone/thing.
Re: Sacha rips out -41
I can’t believe there have been no comments about this video. I’ve just been too busy to post. Great skiing! Also, look how well that ski turns and how deep the tail is when pushed extremely hard in the turns.
Distance from Center - Episode 12 ( 2018 year in review )
Re: Slow Boat Time, Long Rope, Narrow Balls or Weave?
. IMO, the best way to learn a new short line length is to have the driver weave and slowly lessen the weave, IFF the driver is very skilled, in sync with the skier, and you can use the same driver the majority of your sets. The problem is very few of us have the luxury of such a skilled driver. At 35/38/39, the weave effect is HUGE.
Second best is to have the driver keep as straight as possible (i.e. drive normally), reduce the speed and slowly creep it up to actual. This is the best option for the majority of the ballers.
I have not experimented with the half loops, but 38 3/4 doesn't seem like a logical way to learn 39. For 22/28 it may be a viable option, but the progress at that level, I still think slowing down is a better option.
*for the non-geeks IFF = If, and only if
Re: Denver losing 2 ski sites
At least the site didn’t go away.
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