First 38 at 34 of 2022 Today.
I added a couple of split screen videos.
2022 Senate Pro Purchase
After doing the review, I went ahead and got one for keeps. I am having so much fun on this ski at 32.3 mph. It is amazing how much more time I have to think while I ski at this speed. I do not officially change to 32.3 mph as my top competitive speed until after the Nationals 2022 which is the end of August, so I will most likely work on muscle memory this winter at 32.3 then bump up before spring.
2022 Vapor Probuild review
I skied two more sets on the 2022 Vapor Probuild. A friend talked me into trying some numbers he was running my second set, but I did not like them, so I went back to the numbers Radar posted.
Today I put my Whisperfin Pro on for my fourth set and liked the ski even better.
The two things that seem to stand out to me right away about the new ski are:
I feel like I am getting extra width at 38off, and it will shutdown at the buoy if you need it to do so.
2022 Vapor Probuild review
I skied my second set on the Whisperfin Pro today and again, it was very windy with a head tail. I did run 38 off despite the strong wind. I have not been running that loop successfully very much this year so far. This made it the fourth time I have run it this year. I am eager to try it without high winds, because I seem to get more easily distracted when it is windy.
I also put an original Whisperfin on a student's Goode ski for him to try. He got a PB with 4 at 35off 36 mph.
I put a Whisperfin Pro on my 2015 Vapor today and tried it for the first time. It was very windy with a strong head/tail. I skied 2 - 28s, 2 - 32s, and 2 - 35s. The wind conditions were not conducive for testing something new, but I have three tournaments coming up on the next three upcoming weekends, so I was eager to go ahead and give it a try. My initial impression is that it felt very good. The ski seemed to turn better on both sides and the ski felt more stable and more connected to the water. I am eager to get on the water tomorrow and try it again, and hoping there will not be as much wind to distract what I'm feeling.
I used pretty much the settings that are posted on the Whisperfin website for my Vapor.
2021 Lake 38 Pro Slalom - LIVE Coverage: Saturday 5th June
8:00 Open Women Round 1
9:30 Open Men Round 1
11:00 Open Women Round 2
12:30 Open Men Round 2
13:00 Open Women Final
14:00 Open Men Final
I want to alert everyone of a webcast this Sunday.
2021 Swiss Pro Slalom - LIVE Coverage
Also, I have not been skiing much. I have been working an some projects around the house and I bought a cargo trailer and converted into a camper and scoring center for tournaments. I plan to put together a video of the conversion. When I do, I will put a link on this website.
Here is a peek.
The water was 50° and air 46° when I skied yesterday. Right off the dock I felt good. I pulled out, shot through the gate, rounded #1 and was thinking how good I felt. As I came up through the center line, that comfort level changed drastically as my front boot came out of my binding and the prayers started. "Lord, please do not let me get hurt again." I slid across the water unscathed, unlike my October pre-release. In that one, it happened in the exact same spot on my opener. That time my front came out and then my rear and then I crashed. I have had my heel latches relatively loose. I guess I am going to tighten them up a little.
I hope all of you had a nice Christmas. I had a fun set today. Air upper 50s and water upper 40s. I had not skied in a week, so I was not surprised it felt like I had not been on the water in a while, but I felt more balanced and comfortable than I had in quite a while. I ran a 28 and 5 32s.
This was my second set since the 4th and it felt much better. I was not able to ski earlier in the week. My water was 56°F today. Air was about 70°F. I may not have mentioned; I am skiing in a baggy dry suit with fabric feet. I wear thin socks. My feet slide around a bit which makes things more difficult. It got where I was unable to get my feet in and out of the tight ankle seals, so I switched to the built in booties.
My water temp yesterday was 55.7°F when I skied. I have generally been running my first pass 28off 34mph, then 32off for about seven passes. It is odd that it feels fast and I feel unstable. I told the driver yesterday that I felt like I was in hard leather shoes walking on black ice. I would rather have the secure feeling of walking bare footed on grass. However, that confident comfortable feeling escapes me for now.
When I first launched SkiAll6, I bought space at Godaddy. They have changed things and the price has gotten too high for me to continue with Godaddy. I have now built a new site with Google. I have included more articles and videos to help people ski better. I will try to add even more. I will also try to list on the first page the new items as they are added. Google does not have a basic forum. I will research to try and find a forum to use. I hope you will enjoy. Please use the contact page and let me know what you think.
BTW, I will NOT list new blogs on the first page. That list on the first page will be used for new content and videos I add to the website.