Flag Slalom Water Skiing
Firstly - we are not selling anything. This is about promoting a method, not a product.
You will need a tournament style ski boat - with a mid mounted engine and ski pole forward of it.
You will also need to make 2 flags and figure out how to mount them to the decks of your boat - MORE INFORMATION ON THIS COMING IN DUE COURSE.
The flags are mounted to the decks of your boat in locations which are where the ski rope would touch if a skier was going through a standard slalom course.
At the heart of the system is a template to measure the correct angles and where to place the flags on the boat deck - DOWNLOAD FREE HERE.
The skier's pass starts when they cross the
wake...and is completed when they touch 6
flags and back to the wake within a
pre-determined time (the boat observer / judge
operates the stopwatch and counts the score).
For example to simulate a 24mph / 40 kph
pass - the skier must touch 6 flags within 24
seconds..and at the other end of the scale a
36 mph / 58 kph pass is simulated by touching
6 flags in 16 seconds.
Rope shortenings are simulated by moving the
flags further forward on the boat's deck to
accurate positions using the template - making
the angle wider and therefore the skier's job
harder (cutting to the the same measured
angle they would do if they were on a short line
in the course). If you actually shorten the rope
too the skier feels the same dynamics.
A basic rule book can be DOWNLOADED