Administrators Horton Posted June 29, 2008 Administrators Share Posted June 29, 2008 The last two tournament weekends in a row I ran about 6 less balls behind Zero Off than I did behind Star Gazer. Needless to say I am pretty darn mad about it. My first reaction is to blame ZeroOff.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Plenty of skiers have said "ZO sucks". That does not help since we are on the verge of an all ZO era. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We are stuck with it so what are we going to do? The real problem is NOT that ZO is good or bad. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The problem is that it is different than what I ( & most of you) train behind. Since ZO is not available for boats older then 2006 (non "fly-by-wire" boats) most skiers do not have one to practice behind.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As long as I practice behind a boat that feels substantially different then the boat I get in tournaments, my scores will suffer. It would cost me $40,000 to $60,000 to get a boat with ZO. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have had good practice rides behind ZO. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I think ZO is ok but I train about 10 sets a week behind a 5 year old boat with Gazer. Until there is a ZO setting that feels like Gazer or a Gazer setting that feels like ZO many skiers are going to be very frustrated. If the sport requires a 2006 or later boat to be competitive, that can not be good for growth in the sport. Let me restate: We MUST be able to train behind older boats and get a feel like what we get in a tournament. If a new boat is required to be competitive then the sport will only get smaller. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The day that StarGazer has a "ZO feel" setting I will upgrade again. If you think this makes sense call your EVP or director. Send a link to this post or rewrite it in your words. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If you do not agree but have another solution, lets here it. Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray California Ski Ranch ★ Connelly ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ KD Skis ★ MasterCraft ★ MasterLine ★ PerfSki ★ Radar ★ Reflex ★ S Lines ★ Stokes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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