Accuski/Perfect Pass

DaveDDaveD Posts: 778 Crazy Baller
edited July 2007 in Technique & Theory
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So far this season I've been skiing with behind boats that have Accuski.  I just skied behind a boat with Perfect Pass and struggled big time coming out of the ball.  With the perfect pass, I was constantly breaking at the waist as I was completing the turn.  It seemed like this boat was yanking me earlier than the Accuski boats.  Is this typical?  If so, what can I do to compensate for this difference? 
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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,029
    Take note of the KX setting of the perfect pass.  The default is a "Normal" read out on the LCD.  Try setting the KX on the perfect to a "-" or "--".  This delays the reaction of the perfect pass so that the rpms pick up slower when the boat gets a load.  It should  feel a like a softer pull.  You can play with it.  It can make a difference boat to boat.
    Bob Grizzi
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    Just wait until ZO. From what I am hearing, it will be a 1 year transition to get used to the ZO pull. Expect to loose a pass.  
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,029
    I have been behind a boat with ZO (Trophy Lakes).  In my opinion it was actually a more consistant and softer pull then my PP; but, not enough to make me go out and make the $1200.00 investment, when the PP works just fine.  That's just my two cents.  I ski with 2 proffessional drivers, one being Dana Reid, and they both say the ZO will take over all tournament sites.
    Bob Grizzi
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    I also spoke to Dana. His opinion was that the drivers will love it and the skiers will take some time to adjust, and while they do, the scores will be down.  
  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
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    And when we get a solar flare we can  can break out the hand timers.
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    Just kidding, or maybe I'm not!
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    Can't wait to see what the Zero Off people came up with. 
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    Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 778 Crazy Baller
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    I think i've got a while before I have to worry about adding a third speed control to the issue.  I don't get a lot of opportunities to ski behind new boats. 
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    Right now I need help figuring out how to go back and forth without taking a set or two to adapt.  I'll try the "-" and "--" this morning.  Is there anything I can do in the course that will help too? 
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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,029
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    From a technique standpoint; when I start breaking at the waist because I am getting tired or skiing lazy, I concentrate more on my counter rotation which slows the turn down and gets the ski out in front.  Then it is just a matter of staying in the strong position.  Yeh right.......easier said then done.  This is just what seems to work for me.
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    Bob Grizzi
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 798 Crazy Baller
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    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but...
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    1 - Will ZO be the next Accuski (i.e. - great idea but can't gain marketshare)? 
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    2 - Will PP respond by creating their own gps system?
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    3 - Will ZO have enough money to be the official sponsor of enough major tournaments?
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    4 - Will there be a ZO retrofit kit available for non-DBW boats?
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    5 - Will competitive skiers be patient enough to take the time to adjust to ZO (and be willing to give up that extra pass during the transition period)?
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    Anthony
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    Anthony Warren
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,029
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    1.  Don't know???
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    2.  I heard rumors that they are....
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    3.  see # 1
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    4.  They are supposed to be coming out with one, not sure how it is going to work
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    5.  see #1 & #3
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    Does anyone know if Jamie Bueaschene (sp?) was behind PP or ZO at when he set the record a couple of weeks ago?? 
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    Bob Grizzi
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    PP at the open.
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 778 Crazy Baller
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    I'm going to hyjack the thread back.  I worked with Ty Oppenlander today.  He got me straightened out with the breaking waste issue.  Slow the turns and rotate the hips to the handle.  32 off here I come.
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