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QLD Water Skiing State Titles 2014
QLD Water Skiing State Titles 2014
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What is Tournament Water skiing? 
Tournament skiing is a unique sport in which family members of all ages can participate. Tournament skiing is the competition form of conventional water skiing. It comprises of 3 disciplines: Slalom, Shortboard and Jump.
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Slalom

Slalom is done on a single ski. This event consists of each skier in turn skiing around a course consisting of an entry gate (2 buoys - 2 metres apart) then skiing around 6 turn buoys placed on opposite sides of the course, 11.5 metres from the centre line (which the tow boat follows), then leaving the course through an exit gate of the same dimensions as the entry gate. 
Once the skier has made it successfully through the course, the boat turns around and increases the difficulty by way of increasing the speed or shortening the rope.
The keeps attempting the course with each attempt getting more difficult until the skier misses either a gate or a turn buoy.
The skier's score is based on the number of turn buoys the skier successfully passes in a skiing position. 
Upside down, sideways or with no ski doesn't count. Yes, even the best of them fall off in a big way, just like you see at social skiing on any weekend.

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Short board (Trick)

 

 

 

Shortboard skiing is the most difficult of the 3 events in tournament skiing. The ski used for "tricking" is short and wide with no fins. It relies on the skier's skill to use the edges of the ski to get the grip on the water to turn, and their balance to ski in a straight line. Unlike its sister sport of Wakeboarding, every trick has a predetermined number of points allocated and if the skier achieves that maneuver then they are awarded the points. 
The skier is given 2 passes of 20 seconds in each round to perform as many tricks as they can. One pass will consist of tricks that include flips, turns and spins with jumps.
On the other pass, the skier will typically put their foot into a special harness on the rope so the boat can tow them with one foot on the ski and the other connected to the ski line.
Skiers perform "toe tricks" which are spins, turns and jumps.

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Jump

Jumping is the most spectacular and dangerous of the three events. The skier is given 3 attempts to ski away after skiing over a 1.5 metre high ramp. The drama that is built as the skier pulls out to the side of the boat before almost stalling on top of the water, and then turning sharply to cross the wake behind the boat generating enormous speeds before hitting the ramp keeps the spectators on the edge of their seats. Each skier is given 3 attempts with the longest jump being recorded.
Experienced skiers can generate ramp speeds in excess of 120 km/h. The Australian record is 70.2 metres.

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