Great ski day today

Great ski day today

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Mon, 18 Jan 1999 04:00:00


50 degree water 46 degree air intermitent rain. Wonderful.

In between rain we had glass and calm. My buddy still loves the KD7000 I
sold him. With what I learned from it, I did some fine tuning on my
Hammer. Amazing. First I skied the way it has been set up for three
years. It was really hard to complete an offside turn smoothly. I always
assumed I was the problem. Then I moved the fin forward 1/4" and
shallowed the fin a bit. Second set the turns were much smoother but
just a tad bit rushed. So I added a couple degrees of brake and presto,
my Hammer was smooth as silk.

So now I'm open water sking with my 5.5 year old 66 inch Hammer at 32
mph and really liking it. I'm almost wondering if I really need anther
ski yet? I never had it dialed in correctly for me.

This really has me wondering. I am currently about 190 6' tall and had
sweats and neoprene jacket under a baggy dry suit running only 32 mph
and felt great. I would think at 34 and in just a bathing suit it would
feel even better.  Do I really need a new ski?  The KD7000 felt small,
was hard to get out of the hole with and didn't feel good until 34mph
and then felt squirrelly. Is it possible that the Hammer is wide enough
to carry me comfortably into say 34mph 28 off. I'm really starting to
debate buying a new ski when I just got this one figured out.

 
 
 

Great ski day today

Post by Tim Howel » Mon, 18 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> 50 degree water 46 degree air intermitent rain. Wonderful.

Mark,
I 'm jealous! I wish I was out fine tuning a ski today, however the Falcons
game was pretty good!
tim

 
 
 

Great ski day today

Post by Glenn Gear » Wed, 20 Jan 1999 04:00:00

hey mark
man
i bet you wish you were here in australia
it get dak at 8:30 and every night around dusk we have been going out into
the glassy waters of the hawkesbury river
FOOTIN time
water is 25 degrees celcius
just thought id rub it in
aklthough in 4 months it will be the other way around
oh and by  the way i still love my 6 year old ski while all my showpony
mates have to have the latest they still cant keep up
see ya

glenn geary
Quote:

>50 degree water 46 degree air intermitent rain. Wonderful.

>In between rain we had glass and calm. My buddy still loves the KD7000 I
>sold him. With what I learned from it, I did some fine tuning on my
>Hammer. Amazing. First I skied the way it has been set up for three
>years. It was really hard to complete an offside turn smoothly. I always
>assumed I was the problem. Then I moved the fin forward 1/4" and
>shallowed the fin a bit. Second set the turns were much smoother but
>just a tad bit rushed. So I added a couple degrees of brake and presto,
>my Hammer was smooth as silk.

>So now I'm open water sking with my 5.5 year old 66 inch Hammer at 32
>mph and really liking it. I'm almost wondering if I really need anther
>ski yet? I never had it dialed in correctly for me.

>This really has me wondering. I am currently about 190 6' tall and had
>sweats and neoprene jacket under a baggy dry suit running only 32 mph
>and felt great. I would think at 34 and in just a bathing suit it would
>feel even better.  Do I really need a new ski?  The KD7000 felt small,
>was hard to get out of the hole with and didn't feel good until 34mph
>and then felt squirrelly. Is it possible that the Hammer is wide enough
>to carry me comfortably into say 34mph 28 off. I'm really starting to
>debate buying a new ski when I just got this one figured out.


 
 
 

Great ski day today

Post by Tim Howel » Wed, 20 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> man
> i bet you wish you were here in australia

Austrailia would be nice but Georgia today is 71, and sunny! sure glad i held
off on the fogging.
tim
 
 
 

Great ski day today

Post by Glenn Gear » Thu, 21 Jan 1999 04:00:00

well i spoke too soon kesterday was 38 degrees celcius and no wind todai it
pissed down rain all day and didnt get to 20 degrees
oh well ill have 2 foots tomorrow
Quote:


>> man
>> i bet you wish you were here in australia

>Austrailia would be nice but Georgia today is 71, and sunny! sure glad i
held
>off on the fogging.
>tim