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Photo Caption: If I shorten my fin, will I get less tip engagement?

SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
edited July 2013 in Videos, Photos & Media
Crash-testing my Bomber safety glasses in a double somersault smackdown yesterday:
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www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
A_BBradyBulldog

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  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If completed correctly, that cold be the perfect dive.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    BradySkiJay
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,206 Mega Baller
    Could be a new trick to throw at the end of a run.
    BradySkiJay
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,084 Mega Baller
    @SkiJay After I quit laughing at that one, I realize that could have been painful. How in the world did you get that shot? If that were me, I would be blowing up that picture and hanging it in my office!!!!
    I ski, therefore I am
    SkiJay
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    @Brady You are a nut, and I'd LOVE to see what you've got hanging in your office!
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
    Brady
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,030 Mega Baller
    @Wish, I turned one of those into a dive and stuck my right arm through the handle. Diving and waterskiing do not mix.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
    Brady
  • WishWish Posts: 7,920 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited July 2013
    No they do not! My other thought was : new style of fishing called Stick and Grab. Apparently you caught a very small fish. Better luck next time .
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    SkiJayBrady
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,827 Mega Baller
    @wish and @skijay - maybe it was fin depth. Too much fin depth got caught on the fin of the fish. Probably easier to change your fin @skijay than to change that fish's fin. Though, they both might have changed a bit in the proccess.

    Great picture - hope it didn't hurt too bad! Back on the water today?
    Brady
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    @Skoot1123 I managed to ski a little more that day, but not since. My neck and back are exacting their revenge, but nothing serious.

    @ski6jones I've always liked your profile picture so much, I thought I'd try to recreate it. Clearly you beat me out on style points. At least one of your elbows is still pinned to your vest, right where it should be at this point beyond the second wake. You also get maximum determination points for not tossing the handle like a little girl, and you never stopped spotting your landing. Like a woose, I tossed my handle and curled up into a little ball so I could kiss my ass goodbye =)
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,030 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    Nice effort on recreating the moment. On the plus side you have much more tip in the water making for increased stopping force on the ski. Nice touch!

    Not sure if mine was pre or post injury, but now I try keep the handle until the boat takes it from me. At least that way I know where the handle is.

    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • ToddLToddL Posts: 2,823 Mega Baller
    must have hit a fully inflated, standard buoy...
    -- The future of skiing depends upon welcoming novice skiers regardless of age to our sport.
    GroovyGrantSkoot1123Bulldog
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