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Rico

ballsohardballsohard Posts: 254 Baller
edited June 14 in News & Other Stuff
Today at the Radar nation day at McClintock's ski school while skiing in windy conditions I had my first ever pass where I got through the first five buoys early but was unable to get my ski around 6 ball. At the end of the lake while I was chilling in the water I realized that for the first time in my life I have scored a "Rico"!
@rico
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,762 Administrator
    that is a @rico

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  • BlueSkiBlueSki Posts: 681 Crazy Baller
    My son Rico’d a new practice PB this morning. Doesn’t count, but I am still not sure if I should be happy or disappointed.
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    Both of my tournament PBs (36 mph and 34 mph) are ricos. One was just set last year.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,762 Administrator
    @MISkier terrible

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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    Got rid of the 34 mph Rico tournament PB yesterday. I'll work on its 36 mph cousin in a month or so.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    There is a rumor of a Rico in M4 during round two of the Big Dawg today.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    ballsohard
  • ballsohardballsohard Posts: 254 Baller
    @MISkier keep us updated!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,226 Mega Baller
    @MISkier
    Did the skier had funny looking hair?
  • ricorico Posts: 194 Solid Baller
    I’m shocked, @horton is the one who taught me that when you know you are not going get to 6, turn 5, then stand up, and DO NOT get back to the wake for a full buoy score. Come up with an intelligent thing to swear at 6 ball as it is fading away, then avoid eye contact with the crowd when you get back to the dock.
    Eric Francois - Studio City, CA - Denali C-75 - Reflex
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,762 Administrator
    actual score = 4 (I think - I was so mad I am not 100% sure)
    score in book = 5 (idk how)

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  • ricorico Posts: 194 Solid Baller
    That makes more sense.
    Eric Francois - Studio City, CA - Denali C-75 - Reflex
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,762 Administrator
    1 @ 39 today. Anything but a 5

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,465 Mega Baller
    The score sheet you attached in the other thread said 1.5. Do people just like to give you extra buoys!?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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  • CamCam Posts: 320 Solid Baller
    20 year old Arron Davies scored a double Rico at the Mapple Pro Am this weekend, but don't think he was too disappointed with two scores of 5 @ 39.5 and a PB.
    ballsohard
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,052
    Having your PB be a Rico would just make you want to hit yourselves in the nuts.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    Imagine having to take two nut shots, @BoneHead. Thankfully, I just jettisoned one of those PBs.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    ballsohard
  • BlueSkiBlueSki Posts: 681 Crazy Baller
    Do you think Regina thought “anything but 5” on her latest record?
    ballsohardHorton
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 554 Crazy Baller
    You guys are killing me! My PB set this weekend in painful slomo

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/zBQhYo9RijETPE7Z6
    ballsohardMISkierAndreThan_Bogan
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,961 Mega Baller
    I thought a Rico was 5.5 is it 5?
    Mark Shaffer
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    I think a Rico is 5. Maybe 5.5 is a Rico Suave.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    ballsohardKeith MenardDaveDKimbymon
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,465 Mega Baller
    @Keith Menard Pay no attention to this nonsense. Every PB is completely awesome!!!

    That said, there is something to learn there. At the end of a pass like that you can stay leveraged against the boat all the way to 6. Actually I'd say you're anticipating the turn into 2/4/6 the entire way, but ESPECIALLY into 6 you shouldn't worry about getting the turn started because there isn't a 7-ball to get to!

    Stay on it and get the hell out there!! :) Throw the ski out there only at the very last moment.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    Keith Menard
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,304 Mega Baller
    The first time I qualified for nationals was in '91 (for the '92 nats) back in the EP days. Mens II EP at that time was 5 @ 35 off @ 36 mph. I got it and was psyched.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,589 Mega Baller
    Got a Rico and a Rico Suave at the tournament yesterday. Not my day.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
    Mateo_VargasballsohardBlueSkiDaveD
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