Let's talk about these pesky buoys. I'm not finding polls so we'll just do this the long way. As I see it there are three wasy to go about entering the course.
<li>Gates are great as they are.</li>
<li>Get rid of the gate buoys entirely. They are irrelevant. Especially as the line shortens, if you go too early to one, you will handicap yourself heading to two: quickly negating the advantage of an early start (Don't care about longline. Extra buoys boost egos, maintain interest, and nobody has ever set a record at -15' or -22') </li>
<li>Get simple. There just needs to be a single buoy. The only coherent though on placement is that you do not want it to be so close that skiers are trying to cheat it. So possibly take the left gate buoy and move it back 2 or 3 feet. The pass is valid so long as the skier crosses the buoy line after he or she has passed that single buoy.Ã‚Â </li>
Nikon D80, 50mm f 1.8, Tokina 12-24mm... Sorry, wrong forum. Josh T.