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Definition of a "set"

wettek69wettek69 Posts: 91 Baller
Gidday guys.

Please educate me. What is the general definition of a slalom "set"? I have seen some talk about it as 4 passes through the course, most seem to use 6 passes, some higher.
Just a Sunday morning question while I try to work up the motivation to mow my lawn.

Regards to all.

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  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 596 Crazy Baller
    6 passes or 3 splashes.
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,355 Mega Baller
    However many passes you take before someone tells you to get out of the water... minimum 8
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,757 Administrator
    The set is a ski ride. 4-6-8-10 passes. whatever
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  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 359 Solid Baller
    If other skiers are waiting, a set is 6 or fewer passes. If no one is waiting and everyone has plenty of time, a set is however many passes your body can stand.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,757 Administrator
    edited February 2
    I took 2 sets today. 8 passes first set and 8 full passes + 4 more balls on the 9th pass for an even 100 balls total.
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  • LOTWLOTW Posts: 154 Baller
    I wish I could cut the grass today, instead I'll be shovelling snow and dreaming of endless sets!
    #sick of winter, #bring on summer
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  • Ski2000Ski2000 Posts: 16 Baller
    @LOTW amen to that. Just warmed up to 45 degrees for a day, but its going to be 20 tomorrow. I just sit in my boat in the shed and dream of next season
    schafer
  • wettek69wettek69 Posts: 91 Baller
    edited February 3
    Well, I did mow my lawn, then cooled off with a couple of beers. 34 centigrade and 78% humidity over here (Queensland, Australia). Would have preferred to be skiing, but the better half advised me that yard work was in my best interests.
    Was interested to know if there was any numbers behind a "set" as I watched the old (2013?) Electric Nautique video where they said the battery was good for 4 sets followed by a 4 1/2 hour charge.

    Anyway, time for another beer.

    Regards to all.
  • jgills88jgills88 Posts: 18 Baller
    Like everyone else has said, it really depends on your preferences. For slalom, a lot of people say 6-8 passes. I've seen most trick sets as 4 passes about the lake (two up and backs), Jump sets are typically 5-6 jumps, or end after a bad crash
  • mike_mapplemike_mapple Posts: 90 Water Ski Industry Professional
    My definition of a set was 6 passes if just skiing. If coaching 8 passes.


    My dad used to say 4 passes, but that usually was just for him.


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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,524 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    RACK
    Shut up and ski
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,228 Mega Baller
    The time between jumping in the water with ski on to getting back into the boat without ski any way possible. It use to be 10-12 passes and now seems to be in that 3-4 range... :(
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  • teammalibuteammalibu Posts: 904 Mega Baller
    Something I did yesterday and can feel today!
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