ZO Slalom Settings Survey - Results are In!

ToddLToddL Posts: 2,881 Mega Baller
edited July 2009 in Technique & Theory
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All,
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If you slalom ski in competitive tournaments and you know what Zero Off
is, then please contribute your input to this survey. I am hoping to
discover some trends about slalom settings for Zero Off and skier
preference based upon skiing style and ability.



<a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=0QbZx1yi9H2gTX_2bvzqtCLA_3d_3d" target="_blank">Competitive Skiers Click Here to Take the Survey</a>



To learn about Zero Off Speed Control, you can review these links:

<a href="http://zerogps.com/index.php" target="_blank">The Zero Off Web Site</a>

<a href="http://www.schnitzskis.com/zerooff.html" target="_blank">Skier's Theories on the Slalom Settings of ZO</a>

Also, here's some recent discussions on the topic:

<a href="http://www.thewaterskiforum.com/cgi-bin/bbs53x/webbbs_config.pl?read=55635" target="_blank">another forum discussion about settings...</a>
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I hope to post the results in mid August.
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Regards,
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Todd
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-- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.

Comments

  • GMCGMC Posts: 114 Baller
    Interested to see how this turns out, but perhaps you should add a question about amount of ZeroOff exposure.  For example, I know that C1 hurts me the least so that's what I select at a tournament.  I don't have regular access to it (yet, but it's coming) to attempt to see what's actually BEST for me. 
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,203 Mega Baller
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    Agree with ZeroOff exposure.
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    I have a total of 5 ZO sets over two years.
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    Hard to form an opinion with that amount of exposure. 
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    I couldn't fill out the survey because I couldn't answer the specific ZO questions. 
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    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,881 Mega Baller
    I would like more novice tournament skiers with ZO knowledge.  If you are out there, please take the survey.



    I would like more junior/light weight skier input.   Please take the survey.  If you are a parent of such a skier, please help be submitting your child's input.



    Thanks!

    Todd
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,881 Mega Baller
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    RESULTS ARE IN!
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    <a href="http://www.waterskiaustin.com/Competition/Resources/zo_survey.htm" title="http://www.waterskiaustin.com/Competition/Resources/zo_survey.htm">http://www.waterskiaustin.com/Competition/Resources/zo_survey.htm</a>
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    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 4,001 Infinite Pandas
    edited August 2009
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    Very cool information. Thank you. But I'm sticking with my C3 unless the session goes badly - then it's A1 - just for ZO tolerance building.
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    Eric
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  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,610 Mega Baller
    edited August 2009
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    I can tell you that the results were quite different for the Big Dawg skiers. There were very few B selections at all with the vast majority of skiers choosing A or C. The two finalists used C2 (Mark) and C3 (Ben).
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    From my paperwork for the sweet16 through the finals (eight skiers for me, and then 4, then 2):
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    A1: 0
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    A2: 4 (2 skiers skied twice)
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    A3: 1
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    B1: 0
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    B2: 1
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    B3: 0
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    C1: 1
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    C2: 4 (1 skier skied four times, but used B2 in the round of 16, C2 in the 8, 4 and 2 rounds)
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    C3: 3
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    The two skiers in the final were Ben (C3) and Mark (C2).
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    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    A2-B2-C2 were all the same as A-B-C last year. So that report tells me that the new added numbers are not used and that ZO was better last year.   
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,881 Mega Baller
    edited September 2009
    Does anyone have a name and contact info for a person at ZeroOff?    I'd like to chat with a human over there.   My emails have been unanswered.
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
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