course width

epyscsepyscs Posts: 76 Baller
edited July 2010 in Technique & Theory
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Right - quick query but one that probably has a slightly longer answer.
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I am trying to work out ideas about why i feel narrow in the course (on most passes)? 
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When I first tried a demo of the A1 I had no issues getting width.  Along with the width and offside turn being awesome it sold me on the ski... so...
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Ski is a 67" A1 - fin is as per settings on here (somewhere) with wing upside down @ about 9 degrees.
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Issues are at all line lengths but kills me at 12 when I barely scrape around the ball, often running short inside the ball.  Seems to be both sides of the course, although probably worse on 2-4-6 (offside).
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Fin never blows out and I feel fairly balanced through the turn.  I probably move around a touch too much as I am back a little through the wakes and a little on the tip in the turn but not to the point of the ski ever stalling of breaking me.
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So I am after ideas for fin adjustment tips or other technique ideas?  (i know its a difficult one with no video)
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Comments

  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,171 Mega Baller
    <p class="MsoNormal">
    <font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">A1 delivers great angle out of the turn; as a result could be a tendency to under emphasize the swing between the wakes diminishing reproducible width.</font>
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    <font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">Read Raley's thoughts:</font>
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    <font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000"> </font><strong><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Batang','serif'; font-size: 12pt"><a href="http://www.pbtcenter.com/PBTC/Chets_thoughts/Entries/2010/4/29_Spray_to_Spray.html" title="Chet Raley's article"><font color="#0e25f0">Spray to Spray</font></a></span></strong>
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,160
    Has there been a significant change in water temp since the demo until now; temp might have something to do with it.  It sounds like you need to free the ski up so you can cast out.  Moving the bindings back 1/8" could be one answer; but, there are other adjustemnts to accomplish the same thing.  Less tip or reducing wing angle by 1 degree might work as well. 
    Bob Grizzi
  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,525 Administrator
    Some skis require greater handle control to achieve width than others. The A1 gets plenty wide but you need to pull a fraction longer than some other skis and if you let the handle out too fast u r cooked. The stock #s r good.

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  • epyscsepyscs Posts: 76 Baller
    So what is the deal with handle control - is that simply controlling the speed at which you give it back to the boat, ergo maintaining direction slightly longer before rolling onto the inside edge with a little extra pressure on the back shoulder?
  • h2odawg79h2odawg79 Posts: 598 Baller
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    I would back up all the way to going into #1. Are you ever early and wide? If not, then it sure could be a warmer water issue and/or a Bad gate shot. If the Gate shot is Bad and you end up late and Narrow the Whole pass will follow that lead. A Good Gate shot is more important then actually making it inbetween the Gate Balls...
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    Handle control; keeping it Low & nailed to your Hip while still allowing your ski to travel outbound aft. edge change and not giving up your speed or solid connection to the boat.  And "Reaching" a bit  later... 
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,525 Administrator
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    <a href="http://www.ballofspray.com/tech-articles/87-what-the-heck-is-handle-control">http://www.ballofspray.com/tech-articles/87-what-the-heck-is-handle-control</a>
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