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when to shorten and early season warm up.

skier2788skier2788 Posts: 736 Crazy Baller
A lot of us are just starting to ski again. My question is how long do you spend at longer line lengths? End of last year I was around 40% at -35 36mph. Changed skis and bindings over the winter. The last three sets have been 28 28 32 32 28. Ran all 15 passes my last three sets out. Starting to get the itch to try -35. Seems early in the year and on newish equipment I am a little hesitant. How many -32 should I run before trying -35. First tournament is May 31. Hoping that isn't my first look at -35 this year.
Travis Torley


  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Shorten. Don't pressure yourself to get out the end gates ugly. Just go in relaxed and get a feel for your gates again and see how far you go. This shorter season demands earlier action.
    Jim Ross
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    I base it on my stacked body position. This year I have been in way better form, and in the first 6 sets made it into 39.5' OFF A PB FOR ME EVEN IN MID SEASON.

    All depends, if your rocking that new set up, shorten and see how it goes.
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,883 Administrator
    When a pass is money a few times in a row shorten

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  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    I'm of the belief that if I can make the previous pass without risking certain injury, I'm going to shorten. As I move down the line, I learn more and more efficient ways to ski which then makes the longer lines easier and more controlled. If I start getting sloppy, I'll bump the speed down but continue going shorter if I make the pass.
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,516 Crazy Baller
    What @Horton said.
  • OTFOTF Posts: 325 Crazy Baller
    Typically I say shorten prior to the deep water start, as for warm's not going to warm up in MN this year.
    All kidding aside, great skiing. Shorten it
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 736 Crazy Baller
    This was my view to the lake sunday. I hate mother nature. I know it is northern Colorado but come on!!!image
    Travis Torley
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 736 Crazy Baller
    Weather this weekend is suppose to be in the 80's if I can find a driver I am going to try a -35
    Travis Torley
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