<font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="3">I am coming around to the point where I just do not know what to think about this whole thing. If I was the only one confused, I might just drop the subject. So here is the history of my experience with ZO. </font>
<font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="3">Last fall I skied behind a very early version of ZO and thought it was freakÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢n sick fantastic.
I skied 4 to 6 sets a week behind Gazer all spring with no complaints except strange segment times. The pull was just fine.
In May I skied in Florida behind a ZO boat for 3 days and had no issues. This was a boat that I think Andy Mapple had personally tweaked.
I have skied about 6 to 10 sets a week behind Gazer since then
First two tournament this year I skied about my average behind a Master Craft with Gazer and 6 balls less behind a CC with ZO. CC round felt totally foreign both times.
3 weeks ago I spent an afternoon with a MC Promo guy and a M5/55k skier that I have huge respect for. We spent the day just trying the letters and trying to get a handle on it. I left there skiing ok but not really happy about the pull.
Last Saturday I had a round behind a MC with Gazer that felt like crap. If I had not asked for Gazer I would say it felt like ZO ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. I then got a round behind a CC with ZO ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â that I have to say felt pretty good. I did not ski very good but in that case it was not the boat (CC ZO).
I am sure there are those who think I am just mental. Your wrong. I am not the best skier around by a long shot but I am consistent and am aware of what is going on. There are not a lot of non-pro skiers around with more water time on different skis, at different sites with different ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦whatever. </font>
<font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" size="3">Now I am wondering about different versions of ZO and Gazer. One old time guru tried to tell me that maybe it was all about what props are on the boats. I do not see it but why not? Nothing else makes more sense.
<strong><em><font color="#ff0000">All I want is for the boats be as similar from brand to brand and year to year as they were with PP Classic.</font></em></strong> <strong><font color="#0000ff"><em>Last year you could get a ride behind an early 90s MC then go ski behind a 2007 Malibu and get nearly the same pull.</em></font></strong> Until this year I never cared what boat I got in a tournament.</font>