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What the heck is Freddie Winter doing?

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  • Steven_HainesSteven_Haines Posts: 1,065 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    He skiing smart and getting more out of every set than any of us do!
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,715
    Miami right?
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' 2021 MC As soon as it lands Ski - KD Platinum

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,263 Mega Baller
    edited March 2015
    Yes. As a fellow college student who is tired of being frozen. I want his bad "luck" with flights and get stuck in FL..
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    25% more practice per pass, 25% more turns in a 6 pass set, 25% fewer deep water starts per set of 48 buoys - good stuff
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • Lieutenant DanLieutenant Dan Posts: 215 Baller
    Mike Suyderhoud talks about this and I think shows it in the "West Coast Slalom" video
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,190 Mega Baller
    @Texas6, it is 33% more. 2 extra buoys on top of 6 is an extra 33% of buoys.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    Lucky has a 12 buoy course at his place. It totally wears you out.
    Mark Shaffer
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,592 Mega Baller
    After skiing the 8 buoy course in Miami a couple of years ago, we installed one at Okeeheelee. Freddie already covered what makes it so good...
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,715
    Why not start running some 8 buoy tournaments?
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' 2021 MC As soon as it lands Ski - KD Platinum

  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,066 Mega Baller
    @ozski that is a great idea if you have the right lake. In the Northeast most of the lakes we ski tournaments on aren't long enough for an 8 ball course. I don't know how much work would have to go into it but we could fit an 8 ball course in where one of our courses is but there is no way to hold a tournament on our lake.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MoggieMoggie Posts: 105 Baller

    Who says an 8 buoy course needs to be longer, if you use it just for practice and don’t use exit gates it can be the same length as a standard setup with pre-gates. With gates, it’ll need to be another 50ish metres long but that would allow you to run a 10 buoy course if you excluded the pre-gates. It’s an interesting idea…
    A bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office.
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