Several years ago, Waterski Magazine did an article featuring Wade Cox. If my memory serves me correclty, they used a radar gun to record his speed through the gates at 28 through 39 maybe? All of the recorded speeds for 28, 32, and 35 were exactly the same. However, when he shortened to 38, there was a 2-3 mph speed increase. The conclusion of the article was that maybe this speed difference is why so many amateur skiers can run 35, but not 38. I'm starting to consistently run 35 @ 36mph now....but running 38 seems like a near impossible task. What are your experiences and opinions on this increase in speed or other fundamental differences between 35 and 38?