I wasted 10 years

jRoejRoe Posts: 34 Baller
Ballers dont do as I did, been sking the coarse 18 years and I think I wasted the first 10 ... I mean i progressed as the years went... But with no coach, hand driving, bad speedo,bad drivers, no speed control and mainly bad form...I became a scraper, Speed control and the Internet changed the sport...I was able to study the sport to learn how to ski well.. Also going to ski events, getting involved makes one learn and want to improve..

Skier, study the sport and get around better skiers so you dont waste your summers.

I ran 150 35's this years... I need 38 ! I want more.
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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,902 Mega Baller
    @jRoe if you ran 150 35's, hang in there you will get your 38. One of my ski partners got his first 38 this year after 2 years of running almost all of his 35's. The years prior to that he was counting season 35 totals at something in the range of 20 per year. Now he's lost track of 35's b/c he runs 'em headwind, tailwind etc. Despite that he has only two 38's.

    Before 2 yrs ago the most 38's I had run in a year was 2. Then last yr I ran 20 plus including one of twelve tourney rounds, and had tons of deep 38 in practice as well. This year ran about the same # as last yr...even though I think I'm incrementally better. The purple line is a booger, but if you run 35 that well and hang in there you will get thru the purple...then you will be deep and get thru again...then start to think you have it figured out only to get your [email protected]# handed to you again for a while and fail miserably! Tough sport.
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  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,365 Mega Baller
    38 is probably the pass that you need technique and a ski setup pretty close to optimum. Going to a pro who is also good at ski setup would be a big help if you feel you are struggling and shouldn't be.
  • matthewbrownmatthewbrown Posts: 572 Open or Level 9 Skier
    you really want to advance, go talk to people who know what the hell they are talking about--aka @sethski stisher......matt rini......marcus brown/terry winter
    Wish
  • SethskiSethski Posts: 138 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Thanks for the plug @matthewbrown.

    @jroe it sounds like you are knocing at the door on 38. That's awesome. Cool sport when you can never be satisfied because we all constantly want that next buoy or that next pass. Keep charging at it. Would love to ski with you sometime.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,680 Administrator
    @matthewbrown are you sure @Sethski knows what he is talking about?
    Did I ever tell you about the tournament in Texas where I beat him?

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,680 Administrator
    @jRoe keep plugging. If you can crush 35s the next pass will fall.

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  • OTFOTF Posts: 402 Crazy Baller
    @horton in that case shouldn't he ask @ms? Didn't he just beat you? Lol
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  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,365 Mega Baller
    It's getting too cold to go ski with @MS....
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 31,680 Administrator
    edited October 2013
    @ms may have a higher score but he has no idea what he is doing. ask @Mrs_ms she is the brains of that operation

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  • thagerthager Posts: 5,401 Mega Baller
    Insert "pterodactyl" here!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,401 Mega Baller
    ?
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • jRoejRoe Posts: 34 Baller
    I was at my last tournament of the year this weekend skied [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] I wanted [email protected] didnt happen..
    I'm hoping it does not take 5 or more years to learn -38... Im running out of years
    Thanks for all the helpful ideas.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,799 Mega Baller
    @jroe - send video to Chet Raley, it's well worth it
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
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