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Perfect Stack or Insanity?

skisprayskispray Posts: 235 Crazy Baller
edited January 4 in Technique & Theory


  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,080 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    That might be the best skiing photo I have ever seen.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • ReallyGottaSkiReallyGottaSki Posts: 218 Baller
    heh, and thats off side..
  • jayskijayski Posts: 997 Mega Baller
    First thing I noticed was the lack of ski in contact with water and thinking "dam...that is a good trough behind that Boo, probably a disadvantage to the skier...wonder which boats have a lesser trough at 41 & 43

    But ya, committed 100% beastmode
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,877 Mega Baller
    Stand tall; body perpendicular to ski; load the line not the ski*. The man practices what he preaches!

    *I hope I don't have that backwards. That would be kinda embarassing, but my excuse is I haven't skied more than a few sets in last 18 months.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • skinutskinut Posts: 434 Solid Baller
    I saw that and I still am not comprehending how its done. If I tried that I would have ended up on the the shoreline or the next state. Fantastic skiiing. #Ilovemydenali
  • Tom351Tom351 Posts: 133 Baller
    Not only is that the most insane pull I have ever seen (on or off side), but it happened thru the gates....which makes it even more impressive.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,199 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If we were asked to bet cash on if he crashed or not and later shown the video in full, the lions share of us would have lost big time. 💰

    Don’t know if it’s just the pic making it look as if he’s looking up, but if I ended up in a lean like that, I’d be looking up to the heavens as well, praying 🙏 I survive the next 2.5 seconds. 😳
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,877 Mega Baller
    edited January 4
    Actually, I think he's in a surprisingly safe and (dynamically) stable position in that photo. Think of that classic high school physics thing with a weight on the end of a string. Once that thing is spun up, all of the line tension is coming from centripetal force -- the need of the string to pull the mass toward the center because the mass's natural path is to lengthen the string, and the string resists lengthening in the form of tension.

    Of great importance, our heroic mass doesn't need to apply any pressure anywhere and it won't "slip" to the inside. Its momentum alone creates a nice stable ride around the circle.

    So, with Caldwell having already established a pile of momentum and thus line tension, there is no need for his ski to be contacting the water in order for everything to proceed as desired.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • lakeaustinskierlakeaustinskier Posts: 375 Solid Baller
    @Than_Bogan " there is no need for his ski to be contacting the water".........

    Is that why Adam Caldwell is the Chuck Norris of Skiing?
    Ted Thomson, Austin Texas, Aquaplex
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,877 Mega Baller

    But also "at that moment" was supposed to be implied there. :)
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,230 Administrator
    Actually, I think he's in a surprisingly safe and (dynamically) stable position in that photo.

    Maybe at the moment but in about 5 feet his mass has to come up and the ski has to go move away from the pylon in a controlled way. It works for him but I would need a LOT of scotch before I would try to copy this position.

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  • BobFBobF Posts: 196 Solid Baller
    The bottom of that ski with the entire logo showing would make a great ad.
    if he weren't also moving at the speed of light. :)
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,092 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    It says turning 2 ball but is that a gate ball in the photo?
    Shut up and ski
  • ReallyGottaSkiReallyGottaSki Posts: 218 Baller
    edited January 4
    Yeah if it's really two ball, he's late, or something
  • adamhcaldwelladamhcaldwell Posts: 729 Open or Level 9 Skier
    We call that “I-beam”.
  • skisprayskispray Posts: 235 Crazy Baller
    @The_MS @ReallyGottaSki thats a screen capture from a video. The video showed gates, 1, & 2. The image is him going through the gates.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,199 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,077 Mega Baller
    more like "H-beam"
  • OTFOTF Posts: 389 Crazy Baller
    I’ve done the I beam after too much Jim Beam but only on accident and it didn’t end well, you sir are an animal
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