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#1 Thu, Jun 3, 2010 1:09 PM

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15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

Hey fellas I know to most if u that may sound dumb but I am new as well. I have only skied at 75' behind a 1999 Moomda Boomrang. If shortn' the rope 15' and skiing of the pole is better i am wit that.

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#2 Thu, Jun 3, 2010 3:18 PM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

Yes, so at 15 off the rope is now 60 feet long. It's actually all metric.

15 off = 1st cut - to a 18.25 meter (59' 10.5")
22 off = 2nd cut - to a 16 meter (52' 6")
Both are ± 15 cm (5.906”) tolerance

28 off = 3rd cut - to a 14.25 meter (46' 9")
32 off = 4th cut - to a 13 meter (42' 7.8")
35 off = 5th cut - to a 12 meter (39' 4.4")
38 off = 6th cut - to a 11.25 meter (36' 10.9")
39.5 off = 7th cut - to a 10.75 meter (35' 3.3")
41 off = 8th cut - to a 10.25 meter (33' 7.6")
43 off = 9th cut - to a 9.75 meter (31' 11.9")
43.8 off =10th cut – to a 9.50 meter (31’ 2”)
44.5 off =11th cut - to a 9.25 meter (30' 4.2")
3rd thru 11th are ± 7.5 cm (2.953”) tolerance
All subsequent cuts shall be made in .25-meter (9.844") increments.

23.00-meter to 18.25-meter neutral
18.25-meter to 16.00-meter red
16.00-meter to 14.25-meter orange
14.25-meter to 13.00-meter yellow
13.00-meter to 12.00-meter green
12.00-meter to 11.25-meter blue
11.25-meter to 10.75-meter violet (blue/white)
10.75-meter to 10.25-meter neutral
10.25-meter to 9.75-meter pink
9.75-meter to 9.50-meter black
9.50-meter to 9.25-meter red
9.25-meter to end neutral

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#3 Fri, Jun 4, 2010 1:31 PM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

Why dont use metric all the time,make more sense for me.
Then we know how long line we have, not how much we take off from something we dont use anymore,or is zero used for something, jump maybe.
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#4 Fri, Jun 4, 2010 1:54 PM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

I think of all the years in elementary school where we were warned, "learn metric or get left behind." While most people can think metric, most brains in the United States still visualize in tearms of inches and pounds. Why subtract from the original length? 41 off sounds a lot cooler than a 34 foot rope.

As it were, I'm pretty sure scorebook entries are in meters not feet off.

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#5 Fri, Jun 4, 2010 2:13 PM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

We installed a new stargazer, becuse the old PP display broke.
One thing i noticed was that i could choose between miles or kph,ok we use kph.
But we cant choose between pounds and kg, so we have to be somewere in between, still a simple conversion option for me.
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#6 Fri, Jun 4, 2010 2:42 PM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

If God would have wanted us to use the metric system, he would have only had 10 apostles yikes.

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#7 Fri, Jun 4, 2010 6:12 PM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

Im a throwback and express the rope as "feet off" always will.  But The rope is actually messured as metric so is the speed.

55km/h = 34.17541

i find the speed easier to express in metric as you can increase in exact units eg. 1 km/h not .45 mph

the rope isn't 75' long its 23m which is about 6" longer than 75'

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#8 Sat, Jun 5, 2010 5:32 AM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

Ha,ha! this thread reminds me of my H.S. days. Where I proudly proclaimed that I would not waste any of my time learning to speak Spanish. (This is America, let them learn English, I proclaimed!)  and that I would not learn anymore Math then the basic required elements. As most of the advanced stuff is impractical and a complete waste of knowledge in the real world for the ave. person...

This worked very well for me right up until I got into my mid 20's and had my own Const. Bus. and I became totally dependent on my Bi-lingual speaking employees to properly communicate to those who's English was less then desireable. (this cost me a lot of $ to keep the good bi-lingual ones around...) Then of course, there was and will always be the Real time need for geometry and basic Trig. etc... in most phases of const. (once again, costing me many head aches and much frustration to say the least...)

So much for being a teen-ager and knowing it all!big_smile


I still Hate working on any vehicle that is a half breed. You absolutely never know if the nut or bolt is going to be  metric or sae. It's a complete crap shoot on my Ford E350!mad


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#9 Sun, Jun 6, 2010 1:13 AM

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Re: 15' off-does that mean shortn' the rope 15' ?

Said by an Englishman:
Inch by Inch we are getting closer to the metric system.

tongue


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