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Most of his issues are coming from the gate IMO. Doing the somewhat hybrid one handed gate like it currently is, is really impacting on line control at the turn in. This is causing a delay in getting on the gas and not being in an ideal body position into the first wake. Either go later on the pull out and have less of a glide, or stay on the handle with 2 hands for longer with a slower release. In other words, go watch video after video of Terry Winter.

The goal of being able to maintain better line control through the turn in, is to hopefully be a little better (dare I say it) stacked behind the boat, and not rely on muscling things as much with his upper body. Seems to be a lot of arm pulling going on, which is reducing outbound swing, width and speed also.

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@auskier agree on the arms over-used...he is very strong and relies on them too much.

 

The gate...Terry Winter pulls out for his gate when the boat hits the 55's. At Gavin's set up if he did that the boat might not even be at 30 mph yet. You can see he pulls out when his ski hits the 55's...and if listening to the boat that's about when it gets speed. This set up definitely creates gate problems...I skied there once it's problematic.

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@6balls - I think the gate looks decent for that set up. Going into 1,3,5 the shoulders are a little too open. At shorter line lengths or higher speeds the skier will get twisted in losing width and engaging the front of the ski to early. The 2,4 the skier goes a little flat off the second wake then turns by falling in with his shoulder. That's a hard one to fix, but I would try working on getting on the inside edge a bit earlier and try to initiate with knees and hips. (the shoulders need to be a little more level thru turn)

 

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good times

 

Chris

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