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Old 07-29-2013, 05:43 PM
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My ski does catch air and that is mentally what has me backed off my edge at the wake....I didn't realize that I was actually making it worse on myself. All I could envision was jumping W2W on that narrow ski!!!!!
Think about it this way. If you drop a fruit onto a super sharp knife, what happens? It splits in two. Now drop a fruit on a knife turned broadside and what happens? Bounces off...

It seems scary, but if you have good position through the wakes and are on edge, you will go through the wake much cleaner and without jumping!



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Old 07-29-2013, 06:06 PM
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Your description of being cross course, not down course is really going to stick with me on my next ski session. For some reason, that has made perfect sense and now I just have to suck it up, commit to it and do it!

Any wisdom on why my ski is still bouncing so bad at times? It's like it gets started and then will not stop even if I say to myself, step onto your front foot more. I do not think it's all water conditions.
Glad I could help.

Bounce is because of coming off the edge too soon (I am often guilty of this) or going across flat (which is what you are guilty of lol).

I regularly ski behind several different boats besides mine. to name a few, a 93 PS190, a 93 PS205, a 91 PS190, a 98 PS205, a 06 TT 197, a 12 x7 and most recently an 11 200 Nautique... at 15 off, 30 mph, 32 mph and 34 mph, i seriously can not tell the difference in the wakes...

If my 205 wake is bigger than my buddies Nautique, I can't tell because I am on edge all the way across both wakes (at 15 off).
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:43 AM
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You're justing learning, patience and practice

You might want to see a copy of Gordon Rathburn's 12 slalom drills. There use to be some on youtube. It helped me. Builds confidence and the pull out helps with the wake crossing.
good luck, don't rush it or you will pick up bad habits or get injured and loose some of your skiing season. I've done it more then a few seasons trying to get one more buoy.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:13 PM
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I made a playlist that includes all of Gordon Rathbun's 12 tips.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...co-5sIJL7Rupfm
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:35 PM
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I made a playlist that includes all of Gordon Rathbun's 12 tips.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...co-5sIJL7Rupfm
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While I'm changing my handle grip, what leg SHOULD I have forward? I'm skiing with my left leg forward and I'm right handed. In looking through video's, I see that MOST people have their right leg forward.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:07 AM
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While I'm changing my handle grip, what leg SHOULD I have forward? I'm skiing with my left leg forward and I'm right handed. In looking through video's, I see that MOST people have their right leg forward.
Right or left-handed has nothing to do with it. You should ski with whatever feels comfortable. What do you wakeboard with forward?

If you want a trick to find out, have someone stand behind you and push you when you're not expecting it. Whichever leg goes out first...that's your dominant leg and should go forward.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:16 AM
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What do you wakeboard with forward?

If you want a trick to find out, have someone stand behind you and push you when you're not expecting it. Whichever leg goes out first...that's your dominant leg and should go forward.
Always left, left, left----others have always questioned me though.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:22 AM
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Left leg in front= right palm down left palm up.
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Left leg in front= right palm down left palm up.
Oh my...good to know. And do I pull up this way as well or change from both palms down as I've always done to this new grip? Is this going to feel really weird at first?
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