What is ramp angle and why should it concern you?... Ramp angle is the angle between your heel and forefoot which is determined by your ski boots and your bindings. It has a direct relationship to your fore / aft plane of balance. Increasing or decreasing this angle moves your center of mass forward or aft over the skis. Contrary to common belief changing the forward lean angle on your boot will not have the same effect, What is the correct degree? How does your equipment affect this angle? What are the symptoms of too little or too much ramp angle? If you are not aware of all the factors that affect fore and aft balance over your skis and how to change them, you are probably not at the optimum angle and not skiing to your potential. The following will help clarify all factors that affect ramp angle related to skiing and how to find the optimum angle for your own skiing.
After months of rigorous performance and durability testing, we are so confident in the superior quality of the RTM constructed Elite ski that we are offering a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. This covers any kind of breakage, delamination, or any other problems caused as a result of manufacturing defects. And of course, the extended warranty comes FREE with the purchase of a new Elite ski.
RTM constructed Elite skis have been proven to be up to 50% stronger in break tests than compression molded carbon fiber skis, as well as having a practically unlimited lifespan with proper care. This is a result of the consistency provided by RTM. Find out more about RTM and the Andy Mapple designed Elite at obrienelite.com. Contact your local O’Brien dealer today to inquire about taking a demo ride on the new Elite!
Grove, OK (June 1, 2009) - June 6-7, the INT League will host waterski, wakeboard, wake skate and kneeboard events in Oklahoma for the first time. Snider’s Camp on Grand Lake is the location of the first and second stop, this Saturday and Sunday.
ZACHARY, LA- Due to economic crisis, the MasterCraft Pro Waterski Tour has been canceled for 2009. But have no fear! Despite the industry situation, the LA Night Jam will be making a return to the Baton Rouge area on Saturday June 6. This event can be described as an extreme sports competition meets family festival. Set under a stadium lit lake, local vendors, musicians, athletes and fans gather for the most unique night out of the summer. There is something for everyone including: eats and drinks, shopping, amusements, children’s entertainment, a full bar… even a dog park! A broad spectrum of watersports will be included but only the best waterski jumpers in the world will qualify for their chance to compete in the LA Night Jam ﬁnals held under the lights.
We are very happy to see Dave Goode GOODE SKI TECH, announce a contingency program for competitors skiing Goode products. Please go to Goode web site for details. Dave Goode has supported the Big Dawg every year since the first Big Dawg in 2004. We are pleased to have Goode Ski Tech. involved with the 2009 Big Dawg.
I am a huge believer in video coaching so I contacted Seth Stisher and asked him to do a sample lesson for BallOfSpray. Below is what Seth had to say about my skiing.
Trust me, I will be thinking about Seth’s comments when I get to the lake tomorrow.
Waterski, Wakeboard, Wake Skate and Kneeboard Event
St. George, UT (May 28, 2009) - For the first time, the INT League will host waterski, wakeboard, wake skate and kneeboard events in Utah. Stop one is this weekend, May 29 -30 at Sand Hollow State Park in Washington County, located in Southern Utah.
The INT League offers divisions for skiers, wakeboarders, wake skaters, and kneeboards from novice all the way up to pro. Each division is based on ability level, providing a non-intimidating environment for participants to compete against competitors of similar ability levels. INT offers divisions for both kids and adults.
Chris Parrish Autographed O'Brien Elite for sale on ebay - (for sale by LA Night Jam) . This ski will be signed by Chris Parrish himself before being sent to the winner. The elite comes in 65.5", 67", or 68.5" (the winner decided!). Sold Blank. GET IT!
They stand over 6 feet tall. They are Ragin' Cajun Alums. They are ranked among the top slalom skiers in the world and they will be battling it out for bragging rights under the lights at the LA Night Jam.
They are USA's Ian Trapp and Canada's Trent Finlayson and both ski for RADAR Waterskis, who will present a unique head-to-head slalom challenge between these two top-ranking skiers. Watch in amazement as these athletes take on the slalom course and each other, executing eye-popping turns and acelerating to break-neck speeds in ever-decreasing line lengths.
Just one more reason why YOU should not miss this year's LA Night Night Jam!
Siemers, McClintock, Nowlan, Asher, Fladborg, and Kruger all take gold at 50th Masters