Members SkiJay Posted May 14, 2012 Members Share Posted May 14, 2012 Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it: Cold water is referred to as Fast Water and warm water is referred to as Slow Water. This is because cold water is denser than warm water, and creates more drag on the ski. This drag makes it harder to get wide both because the drag slows the ski down and because the slow ski gets behind you making it want to turn earlier. All this sends you at the ball narrow which makes it feel like you are going too fast. Assuming this is all true, then the opposite is true for warm water. I keep reading that skiers are reducing their wing angle in response to warming water because warmer water is "slower." But warm water isn't actually "slower," it just feels slower cause it's easier to get wide and early. Clearly, warm water is less dense than cold water, making the wing less effective in warm water than it is in cold water. Here's my question: As the water warms up, isn't reducing wing angle on a wing that's already less effective making a change in the wrong direction because of misleading terminology? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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