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RogerRoger Posts: 1,574 Mega Baller
edited July 2012 in Technique & Theory
I've been struggling with 35 off since ZO came out. I bought a ZO boat at the beginning of last season and the last couple of months have been running 35 quite a bit. However, couldn't seem to get past 4 ball in a tournament and had a ranking score of (you guessed it) 94. Well, at the Palm Bay Record a couple of weeks ago I got through it for 1 @ 38 and then again in our C Class club tournament (1 @ 38 again). This gave me a new ranking score of 96 and jumped me quite a number of slots on the ranking list. New goal is 100 buoys :)
Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge


  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,317 Mega Baller
    Nice skiing!Wish i would improve as much...Still can't run 35 5 years after running 32 for the first time...
    How does that scoring system work? (How do you translate [email protected] in total bouys?)
    Congrats!Skiing at Okeeheelee must be fun!!!
  • Steven_HainesSteven_Haines Posts: 1,046 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Good job Roger! That has to make you feel good!
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 944 Crazy Baller
    Great skiing @Roger!! keep it rollin
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,574 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    Thanks, it does feel good. I had a number of 2 @ 38 scores before ZO came out. At 180lbs, I'm over the 170lbs limit I feel that ZO starts to have a real effect on skiers. So, it took a bit of time to alter my style and get in sync with ZO.

    @Andre - if you look in your Regional Guide (or look on, you will find the buoy count system. It starts counting at your slowest allowed speed and long-line. A full pass at 35 off in my division (Men 5) is 96 buoys.
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    Good job Roger!
    I too went up from the last level to level 6 (402-251) in two tournaments but!!! I just have not skied tournaments that much in the last three years, Thank you Zero Off!!!
    Learning how to ski like the guy that developed the system is a bitch plane and simple but to me it seems maybe the system has changed for 2012 ?!?!? Seems a bit less over reacting and not so much Zoom Zoom if you just dont ski Right. Then again it just could be the stars lined up and I got lucky!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,574 Mega Baller
    Nice to hear from you Jody. Not sure if ZO has changed (don't think so), but my style has certainly changed. I'm sking much more open (shoulders down course) and hooking up more behind the boat rather than right off the ball (like I used to be able to get away with using PP). Glad you're skiing better too!
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,774 Administrator
    Hey @Roger now that you are on fire it is time to change skis... Wait no that is stupid. Only I would do that.
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  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,574 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    @Horton - I always try new skis in the late season (after Nationals, usually after our September Record). I'm currently on an Orange Fischer I bought new last season from Ty Oppenlander (since he changed sponsers). I haven't tried the Razer yet, but it's on my list...
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,618 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Great skiing Roger!
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,340 Mega Baller
    good work Roger, I agree that the lighter skiers have an advantage with ZO, it punishes them less if they are scrambling and late, so I'm trying to eat less this week
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • macmac Posts: 61 Baller
    @roger, good on ya! Check six, I'm less than a point behind you! I'm sure your wife is now on board with the new ZO boat! later, mac
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,574 Mega Baller
    @mac - you've been skiing well this year. Yeah, she's happier now that she's seeing me progress a bit...
    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
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