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What speed does the boat have @ gates w/ZO ?

DanEDanE Posts: 910 Crazy Baller
edited July 2012 in Boat Talk
For those of you who use ZO, at what speed does the boat enter the course at 34 and 36 mph ?


  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,100
    I haven't looked in a long time, but it was 34.7mph a few years back.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 748 Crazy Baller
    What speed at slower speeds? 21, 23, 24.9?

    Can anyone do some testing and get back to me?
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • SkihackSkihack Posts: 448 Baller
    I have often thought that there should be a time requirement from the 55's to the gates. Alot of judges have said so as well. Could be coming soon. With all the high powered boats this should be doable, even on short setups.
  • TriplettTriplett Posts: 209 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited July 2012
    From what I notice it depends on where the skier pulls out in relation to the settling of the boat. If they pull right after engagement it is around 34.6 or 36.4 After it settles I would say a little less. I will look for you today.
    Brent Triplett - Michigan
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,100
    Today with 34.2mph skiers, the boat came through the gates at 34.7 every single time.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,112 Mega Baller
    @ShaneH have you tried easing the throttle in more slowly? I know at our site the divers who hammer it and just push the throttle all the way down the boat will be at a faster speed into the gates.
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,100
    Doesn't matter on our boat at our site, it comes in 34.7 every pass.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • DanEDanE Posts: 910 Crazy Baller
    Thank you guys, tweaking the Z-box, at least entrance speed seem ok.
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