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Practice PB tonight

6balls6balls Posts: 5,142 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited June 2012 in Technique & Theory
Skied a quick set over lunch hour today in head/tail, 32, 32, 35 head and 2.5 at 38 tail after excellent start.

Went out in glass at 32 tonight and felt pretty good, went to 35 and was probably the best 35 of the year. I run it most of the time but this one was just sweet. Went to 38 where I have had some really good starts in the last few weeks and twice around 5 ball. Tonight 6 perfect leans and turns. Early the whole way, gentle swings and easy out the end gates. Figured "what the hell" and to 39...narrow at 1 but adequate turn and hook up, went for the mellies at 2 for onside and took too much, went just inside 3 ball. First successful 38 this year, earlier than usual so cautiously hopeful for the remainder of the season.
Feels good. Was PP classic at 16.94, perhaps will see ZO Sunday.

For what it's worth, I'm really trying to stay relaxed like it's no big deal. Pull light w/arms straight, begin edge change early but slowly, keep handle, and turn just after the ball (seems key). My hip goes over the top and then turn. Hip-turn, hip-turn. Anticipating the hip over the ball so there is no delay, but not turning in right at the back of the ball even though early. Seems only effective at 32 and shorter.

Hoping I'm onto something.
Dave Ross--die cancer die
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,476 Mega Baller
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,005 Mega Baller
    Congrats! That's some good skiing!
  • WishWish Posts: 7,858 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Wooooohooooo! Well done. That hip over the ball thing is hard for me. Still want to backside every line length. Will be in MN all next week. Weather is looking steller for our lake wind wise. Not sure I will make it up your way but would like to try. I'll be in touch.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,142 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Thanks gents, been knocking on this door really hard for 3 weeks or so feeling like it was about to bust open...some really nice 38's going only to make a big error. The mistake has almost always been going for too much when early and trying to backside only to turn into the side of the boat and take the hit. Hoping it's not a fluke and I can build on it. Time will tell.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,142 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @wish, would be fun to ski together. Keep @razorskier1 @cowtipperguy and I posted.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    Nice work 6balls, what a hell of a set.
  • DALDAL Posts: 33 Baller
    Unreal skiing @6balls

  • andybandyb Posts: 63 Baller
    Way to go @6balls ! Great skiing, must have been all the skiing with the Brit that helped ! ;)
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    Well done 6, that's some really nice skiing
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
    ***Robbed out of Hundreds of Panda Worthy Posts***
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    The boy has had it going this season. @6balls made big strides last year once he settled on a ski and binding combo, and this year he's on fire on the Razor!
    Jim Ross
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,142 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Thanks for the props, bro @razorskier1. Let's hope it's true on ZO tomorrow...first time skiing together in 3 wks...looking forward to it.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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