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THE TRUE COST OF A SKI SET (revised April 2012)
A new ski boat can cost $70,000.00. A 10% loan on that amount would end up costing the owner roughly $700.00 a month or $8,400.00 per year. The depreciation on this boat will run about $17,500.00 the first year (25%). The insurance on this boat costs about $800.00 per year. Storage can run $1,500.00 per year. Add to this oil changes $275.00, cleaning materials $110.00, maintenance $1,100.00, ropes and handles $275.00, permits and registrations $220.00, additional auto insurance $220.00 (you cannot pull a boat with a high gas mileage economy car), additional auto expenses $2,640.00, AWSA membership $60.00, miscellaneous expenses $550.00 and you have $32,930.00 per year cost to ski not including gas and the cost of new skis and equipment! If some-one skis 2 sets a day (a lot of days I don't even ski), 5 days a week, March through August and an average of 4 sets a week thereafter, they will have a total of 364 sets. Add in a spouse that skis the same amount and you now have 728 total sets. Let’s use $4.00 per gallon of gas times 1.5 gallons per set ($6.00) times 728 sets and we get $4,368.00. Now let’s divide the cost of owning the boat for the year ($32,930.00) by the 728 sets and you have $45.23 per set. Add the fuel costs to this and you get $51.23 per set. THIS IS THE COST! If we take a look at the folks up north who ski 4-6 months per year, this figure doubles or triples! So the next time you head for the lake with your ski buddy’s boat, keep these figures in mind. Handing your host $5.00 or $10.00 for a ski set is an insult!
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Crossfit vs. Technique
Years ago I wrote an article about being ten times stronger. I asked in this article, “would you ski better if you were 10 times stronger?” What do you think? Obviously you think you would and I agree but not to the level you might think. If you were 10 times stronger, you would constantly break the rope putting yourself and crew in constant danger. The danger to your crew is from the snapped rope rebounding back into the boat like a whip with the potential to take eyes out. The danger to you is broken rips, internal injuries and more. I’m not saying you don’t need to be strong to ski. I am saying you need a certain amount of strength and beyond that, your time should be spent on improving your technique! Let’s take Nate Smith for example. Nate is over six feet tall and weights just north of 155 pounds. Just looking at Nate, you would say he’s skinny with little if any muscular definition yet Nate will ski the pants off of any other skier in the world. Nate doesn’t spend his time working out. Nate spends his time and energy on the water, refining his technique. If you do things right, Nate has proven time and again that 41’ off (10.25m) can be made to look easy. If you do things wrong, it doesn’t matter how big and strong you are, you’re going down! Take your pick, do you want to look good on the dock or on the water? (Nate bends handles!)
Click on the photo above to watch Nate Smith run 41'off (10.25m)
EDGE CHANGE, WHAT EDGE CHANGE?
There has been so much talk in the past about "the edge change". When skiing a style I call "THE SWING", there is no edge change per se. What there is however is a constantly moving, never static ski that starts out on a strong edge at the buoy and continually rotates from one edge to the other as the skier moves across the course. Watch the Wim DeCree video on my website. Here you will see the transition from one edge to the other beginning to happen meters before the first wake. After the wake, Wim is on the opposite edge meaning that his ski is in the middle of its transition from one edge to another in the middle of the wakes. There is a very common misunderstanding in the water-ski world. It starts as a skier learns to ski and unless corrected, becomes a major, limiting factor thereafter. Beginning skiers tend to pull until they reach. They end up reaching in the right place but pulling way too long since reaching happens out by the buoy line. Therefore, they try getting off their pull earlier only to start reaching at the same moment. This brings them way inside the buoy. Two things were just determined; 1) the skier associates reach and edge change as the same thing at the same time and, 2) that when you reach determines how wide you ski! If you are willing to break the bondage of this common mistake, you can prepare yourself to reap the rewards of its benefits!
"Great success awaits those who build their monuments one stone at a time"
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Just Released at the 71st GOODE Water Ski National Championships**** - The Nano OneXT™ is the next evolution of the world record breaking, performance-proven Nano One™. The Nano OneXT™ introduces the groundbreaking AsymRocker™, an asymmetrical rocker technology that will forever change ski design. The flatter rocker profile provides for more cross-course speed while keeping the turns smooth and consistent side-to-side. The Nano OneXT™ also features enhanced Genius Bevels which work in perfect harmony with the AsymRocker™ and legendary Nano One™ shape.
AsymRocker™ The Nano OneXT™ introduces the industry's first AsymRocker™, an asymmetrical rocker technology. Using a propriety production method, we created a longer rocker on the offside, and a shorter rocker on the onside, completely eliminating any differences between the two turns. No matter which side of the course you are on, the ski’s all-important “kick point” has the right amount of rocker in it, leading to better, smoother and more consistent turns that build angle and add buoys.
Genius Bevels™ The new enhanced bevels on the Nano OneXT™ feature a sharper bottom edge which allows the ski to track better up course, while drastically reducing down-course slipping that makes skiers late and narrow. You’ll experience an easy, comfortable, yet extremely stable and solid connection to the water that gives you more confidence and quicker edge-to-edge performance throughout the turn and as you build angle across the wake.
One Shape™ The Nano OneXT™ features the same ski shape as the Nano One™ - narrower than the mid and wider than traditional – that fits into a category of its own. Skiers of all types will immediately feel the One Shape’s phenomenal turning performance, tighter radius, and bigger sweet spot. Designed to keep the ski moving through the turn, this new shape is ridiculously easy and forgiving to ski while at the same time solid and smooth.
Nano Carbon Construction - Lighter It was an industry first when we introduced our innovative nano carbon fiber construction. Now it’s undisputedly proven to enhance performance. GOODE skis constructed from nano carbon fiber and resin have higher strength-to-weight ratios and are lighter and stronger than skis built from traditional carbon fiber. Nano carbon raises the performance bar to a higher level.
We’ve also reduced the ski’s weight a quarter of a pound by removing the top and bottom acrylic layers, increasing performance and allowing you to see the raw nano carbon fiber and the uniqueness of each hand-made ski.
DaveMiller on his way to winning the Michigan Big Dawg Tour Stop on his Nano OneXT™
Technology and Engineering That Makes A Difference No one is more passionate about pushing the envelope of technology than GOODE. We’re committed to designing, engineering and building advanced technology that will truly exceed your expectations and take your skiing to the next level.
When we introduced the Nano One™ we also reduced the ski’s weight a quarter of a pound by removing the top and bottom acrylic layers, increasing performance and allowing you to see the raw nano carbon fiber and the uniqueness of each hand-made ski.
Asymmetric design – available in right, left, or neutral stances.
Each Nano OneXT™ comes factory installed with brass inserts that are a fraction of the weight of those used by other manufacturers. They use the GOODE pattern and are compatible with most popular bindings.
30-day money back guarantee.
Handmade in Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.
Recommended ski selection guide for the Nano OneXT™ based on skier's weight
USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce that the 2014 Water Ski National Championships will be held at the San Marcos River Ranch in San Marcos, Texas. The proposed/tentative dates of the 72nd Nationals will be Aug. 12-16, 2014.
The American Water Ski Association, one of nine sport discipline organizations of USA Water Ski, approved the bid from the San Marcos River Ranch at its mid-winter board of directors' meeting on Jan. 26. The bid approval also includes an option for the San Marcos River Ranch to host the 2015 Nationals. The Ski Club of the Palm Beaches will host the 2013 GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 13-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The San Marcos River Ranch, a private water ski development featuring four world record-capability water ski lakes, is located between Austin and San Antonio along the San Marcos River. It will serve as the site of the 2013 South Central Regional Water Ski Championships, July 26-28. For more information on the San Marcos River Ranch, visit www.sanmarcosriverranch.com.
It will mark the fifth time that the state of Texas has hosted the U.S. Nationals. The 2002 and 2003 national championships were held in Santa Fe, the 1980 Nationals was held in Tyler, and the 1961 and 1967 Nationals took place in Austin.
More than 600 of the nation's top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions at the Nationals, the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament. Advancement to the Nationals is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year's Nationals.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
SLALOM SKI SET-UP AND TUNING GUIDE
From the inventor of the wing and adjustable fin and ski designer, Steven A. Schnitzer. Does your ski stop when you need it to go? Is your ski too slow or too fast? Is your ski getting enough angle or maybe too much? Is your ski set up for the water conditions at your site? Can your ski work better?
I just finished putting the finishing touches on my newest product, my "SLALOM SKI SET-UP AND TUNING GUIDE ". If you have questions about how to set-up your ski for maximum performance, get my newest guide "SLALOM SKI SET-UP AND TUNING GUIDE ", you'll be glad you did! You get 58 pages filled with the experiences of the guy that invented the wing and adjustable fin, had his own ski company and worked with almost all the rest, opened the GOODE Technology Center in Orlando in 1998, won five National Championships, set numerous National Records and won the Senior Worlds his first and only time competing in them in 2000. Just picking up one tip is more than worth the investment and there is plenty to pick up! Retail price - $79.99. Special introductory offer $49.99 Order yours today! (delivered digitally)
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