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#1 Mon, Jun 16, 2008 3:33 PM

Registered: Fri, Jun 13, 2008
Posts: 4

Is New School History with Zero Off?

Ive heard the New school "J" turn, caused by opening up at the buoy, getting lots of angle off the buoy, and staying open to the boat through the pull is no longer preferred by top skiers because with ZO many were having difficulty running 35 off.
Now, the new best way is, with ZO in A mode, to ski off the buoy to the wake as far as possible without loading up, trying to delay the load up until skiing in the wakes for a quick throw out to the next buoy, closing up somewhat behind the boat.
Is this correct?  If so, I'd like to see some video of this new technique.
Thanks for any reply.
Mark Karpo.

Ski 66" Strada, Boots RS-1 left front @ 28.625", Standard Fin Settings (2.49, 6.85, .75)
Current Weight: 173 lbs (in morning), Height 6'0".  Best Tournament score 3 @ 38.



#2 Mon, Jun 16, 2008 5:04 PM

Pro Skier
From: Orlando
Registered: Tue, May 15, 2007
Posts: 506
Foot Forward: Right

Re: Is New School History with Zero Off?

Staying open off the buoy is the only way to NOT load.  Rotating at the finish (old school) causes the ski to break loose and slide, causing excessive loading when the line comes tight.  New school is the way to make zero off feel better!  Look at the pros, none of the men who ski this way are complaining from what I know of. 




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