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Inside the Line?

georgertgeorgert Posts: 16 New Baller
edited August 2019 in Technique & Theory
I was watching video of the recent World Championships and one of the commentators was reviewing slow-mo video of the athletes' passes making critiques of technique. Occasionally he would remark "Looks as if he got inside the line on that turn" in regard to someone who was struggling. I am curious as to what that phrase meant. Does it refer to the optimum path the ski travels through the turn or does it refer to body position relative to the rope line? In any case, comments welcomed.


  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 1,204 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Can’t help but in my head I can hear that golf announcer whispering on TV so the dude playing golf 680 miles away doesn’t hear my TV saying “oh, looks like he’s inside the line on that one”.
  • Erik4cErik4c Posts: 51 Baller
    @georgert I believe he was saying lost the line not inside the line.
    He was referring to the line tension between the boat and the skier. Losing the line is when a skier loses that line tension due to excess speed. Faster than the boat in the preturn results in “losing the line” or slack.
  • lakeside7455lakeside7455 Posts: 72 Baller
    I am guessing he meant he was inside the ball, referencing the ball as the line, if inside the line, it doesn't count, probably at the end of a pass and couldn't go any further, so what was last ball or line to clear. If end of their pass, this is what he meant
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