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KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,293 Mega Baller
edited March 2016 in Videos, Photos & Media
Back in July of 2013, I was fortunate to be the boat judge for Regina's world record run of 3.5 buoys at 41-off. In realtime, all three judges called it 3.5 buoys. After review by the IWWF committee, the score was reduced to 3 buoys. I ran across this video recently and thought I would share.

Regina 41-off
Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas


  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,716
    Ski goes over ball.. end of story
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' 2021 MC As soon as it lands Water Ski Equipment - KD Platinum

  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,662 Mega Baller
    Did they site buoy displacement as their reasoning, or did they give any? I can see the ski tip shadow over the ball so it is not completely around it, but I do see red all the way to the center of the ski from, at least part of the ball being inside the ski. Tough call. I'm good with either, but I'm not the judge being overturned

  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,146
    With the benefit of freeze frame I can make the call based on this pic. Buoy is behind/under the ski at this point. Real time, it is almost impossible to make the call. I don't envy the judges.

    Bob Grizzi
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,861 Mega Baller
    I say it is center of buoy to center of front binding. However, it is a ride over. IWWF rule says that is a miss. Only gates allow for a ride over to count.

    I was there to see this set. Amazing skier, no doubt.

    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,662 Mega Baller
    "move it significantly from it's position or temporarily sink it" is what I meant by "buoy displacement". It does appear more of a "ride over" than a "graze". Thanks @ToddL for the rule display. I couldn't remember exact verbiage. It will also, possibly, likely, maybe not, stem the argument. I think it is a perfect example of a rule well applied, with excellent video data.
    If nothing else, it will educate some on the rules
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