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But my point is start trying to pick out part of your boat. It's not when the boat enters it's when the blank hits the course like windowshield. Or pylon. The reason being is you will be able to adjust your timing confidently
I always used the windshield as a reference, but it didn't work last time because I think I wasn't getting wide enough before the starting gates. I was way late and could get wide for ball 1.

How far should I try to pull out to? As close to the ski platform as possible? I think I need a reference for that more than anything
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I always used the windshield as a reference, but it didn't work last time because I think I wasn't getting wide enough before the starting gates. I was way late and could get wide for ball 1.

How far should I try to pull out to? As close to the ski platform as possible? I think I need a reference for that more than anything
As the tip of the boat goes through the entrance gates, that's when you make your cut towards the gates. Think about pulling through both wakes, then roll to the inside edge (left) of the ski. This keeps your ski cutting towards 1 ball, not flat and being pulled down coarse while actually de-ccelerating.

How wide to pull out? For your level, as wide as the red turn balls should be more than sufficient.
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How wide to pull out? For your level, as wide as the red turn balls should be more than sufficient.
at 15' off, does that put me close to the ski platform on the boat? Or at that point would I be wider than the red buoys?
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Thanks for the truly insightful answer Rebel Skier.
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at 15' off, does that put me close to the ski platform on the boat? Or at that point would I be wider than the red buoys?
I would not worry about your position based on the platform. I know a skier (not joking) that I personally witnessed pull out @ a 45 degree angle to the boat, which is super narrow, and run -35' / 34 mph.
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alright, I just try to get wide as $hit and see what happens. going to the course tonight I'll report back.
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