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Ran my first 28 off today

TELTEL Posts: 306 Crazy Baller
Been struggling to run 28off, but today it happened. I was reading some old post from 2013 or 2014 stating that 28off was the first pass if you do not get a good gate you can't get anywhere (when your first trying to run the pass.) so my second set today I went of the dock at 28off to practice my gates only, on the 4th practice run I pulled off a decent gate and a good ball one and the rest was history. Getting high on the boat now makes since and not leaning on the tail of the ski to make my turn into the gates makes it all happen.
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,964 Mega Baller
    Mark Shaffer
  • SteveoSteveo Posts: 59 Baller
    Way to go @TEL ! Guess we both have something to celebrate today as my Dr gave me the go ahead to ski. It was just a free ski making turns with both hands on the handle. It was great to be on the water after missing most of the summer.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 952 Mega Baller
    Congrats, huge milestone.
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 319 Crazy Baller
    Congratulations! Well done.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,620 Crazy Baller
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,185 Crazy Baller
    A lot of it the sport from here on is mental... Get past that and people will be saying "wow he improved quick"
  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 726 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Good job! Run that a few more times and you're off to 32! Great day on the water!
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,145 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I remember my first tourney 28...what a feeling! Great skiing keep it up!
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    Huge deal! Congrats! I hope to join you one day.
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    Congrats! I still can't get passed 15
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 934 Crazy Baller
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • TELTEL Posts: 306 Crazy Baller
    Thanks everyone, it was a great day!!!
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,822 Mega Baller
    edited August 2016
    Congrats, @TEL!
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 693 Crazy Baller
    Awesome! I ran -28 the first time last year and am now running it at full speed this year too!!
    Early edge change is key but what makes that happen is getting up on the boat as you said! Still working on that myself.
    Vapor pro 2017
  • skihardskihard Posts: 555 Crazy Baller
    Feels good doesn't it? Just wait until you run 32! :)
    I've only managed 32 once and still hacking away at it!
    2014 Carbon Pro, Radar Pro Build Lithium Vapor w/ Vapor Carbitex Boa Bindings - life's about working hard and then having fun on the water! I am - are you?
  • TELTEL Posts: 306 Crazy Baller
    The only down side to this sport. The high only last till you get in the boat and someone says, now you can work on the next loop.
  • VONMANVONMAN Posts: 118 Baller
    Tel, is that a AMC Javelin? I was a designer at AMC 1970 to 1987.
    Ernie Schlager

    A Good One Ball Gives You Six
  • TELTEL Posts: 306 Crazy Baller
    69 SST Javelin 390, It's my pro tour car I built. You can google tom's amc javelin been featured in Hot Rod, Car Craft and Mopar magazines. Built a few cars when I took 14 years off from skiing. Caught the slalom bug again 3 years ago. Pretty cool you worked as a designer for AMC.
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 693 Crazy Baller
    @TEL what works for you on the pull out/glide/gate -drop in timing width ect differently at -28 than -22 for you?

    How long did you ski at -22 before getting into -28? 34.2mph I assume?
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  • TELTEL Posts: 306 Crazy Baller
    Hated the bump at 22off of my 2008 196 so I had In-Tow make me a rope with 25off loop made it 2014 for the first time started running it comfortably this year. In-Tow also made a 18off loop so I run that first, odd but works for me. When ever I free ski I always ski at 28off I think that really helps. I only ski once or twice a week so it was a big deal. Love my D3 H2
  • cragginshredcragginshred Posts: 693 Crazy Baller
    @TEL that's exactly what I do/did to get into -28!
    In fact I am now coming off the dock at -25 because -22 feels so long. I made back to back -25's last night then one -28 in my second set so I was super stoked!
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