So this is my question: Is there a ski set up to allow a ski to have that automatic swing or "flip" at CL or into the second white water?
I'm going into my fourth season on 2019 radar PB. Avg. practice score 3-4 @ 38. " in season" I rarely miss 35. But only ran 5 38's last yr. I really feel my short coming is I CANNOT do this flip or swing deal. If I concentrate on it, I can MAKE it happen at 28-32 but then its just ski and get out 6 and gate at 35 and 38.
So what I have I done to correct me? (yes I imagine it could be me the skier) I have watched the Denali gate video ad nauseum. I probably could quote it verbatim. I also am starting this season on NRG R2. So as LFF, I have never been a follower of let the arms go away from body on drop in to gate. I always squeezed my elbows into my sides and pushed my right hip/ trochanter toward the gate and allowed the ski to catch the edge and then go.
Well I have been doing/attempting the DG (denali gate) with the new ski. Free skiing due to 46* water being to cold to hook buoys on subs. during these sets, I actually felt the flip happen, from gate drop in and all subsequent turns and cuts while free skiing. video confirmed it. Ok 3 sets in the course, the first two sets, very good results. 28's very good. 32's struggled at first but suddenly felt like mid season 32's. So tonight I purposely went back to my old gate and the ski did not flip at CL, stayed on cutting edge, felt fast, could not slow it into buoy, tip rise on both sides......just hair on fire skiing. Last three passes, I went back to DG. Bam. The ski rolled at CL, basically back sided every buoy at 28 and 32, controlled, decelerate into the buoy, turned and carried angle back to CL. Totally different experience.
So my epiphany: The DG allows me to load the rope, build angle into CL with out loading the ski, which allows the ski to roll on turning edge. BUT, is there a fin set up that also enhances this flip, roll, swing movement of the ski at CL? OR is this swing mechanism that I seek more a result of loading the rope but NOT the ski?
thank you in advance