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Old 03-31-2011, 01:40 PM
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:45 PM
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:57 PM
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Actually, this time it's a good thing.

First off, let me begin by saying I'm NO KSO!
2 things I do know and they are ...
  1. How to get up
  2. How to foot.
Things I saw from that clip, that if you change will help YOU immensely!

REASON YOUR STRUGGLING, you're fighting the resistance against the boat's pull and thus compensating
from it by leaning WAY to far back against it ...

TRY THIS, NEXT TIME ...

Start pulling in on the handle before you ever yell HIT IT, if you want to go right tilt the handle at a 45 degree angle
(lft hand up / rt hand dwn) as the boat's in gear.
Keep the handle in this position the entire way through out the start, until your over the stern rollers.

DON'T FORGET ... DURING THE START

Sit up MORE (higher) during the boat's pull, find that 'SWEET SPOT' at the small of your back.
When you find it, you'll know.

Once there, be patient and start pulling in on the rope before you EVEN FEEL THE BOAT'S initial pull.

To add to this, it's a really good thing to learn to come up behind the boat as well.
Should you ever decide to take it to the next level, BAREFOOT RACING!
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Let me know how well, this works out for you.
Good Luck!
Hey, I appreciate all the advice! I have a bad habit of rushing things sometimes that usually doesn't end well. I've been going every Sunday for the last month, so there has been some improvement. But surprisingly how you can go right back to where you started in one day. Needless to say I went home last weekend pretty sore. I'm hooked for sure and look forward to the next weekend. I've already ordered boom, extension and handle with 5' rope for my X-9. Feel free to dissect my other videos on you tube, just search dcda929
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:19 PM
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I think I can fix your problem with one simple change. On your deep water start as soon as you sit up after coming up out of the water with your feet wrapped on the rope bring the handle down into your hips. Keep your feet wrapped over the rope until your are up to speed with the handle tight to your hips. If you pull the rope handle tight down into your hips it will stabilize you significantly. Don't bring the rope off your hips until you put your feet in the water and start to stand up. I used to have the same problem where you get out of control and I couldn't figure out why sometimes I would be fine and sometimes I wouldn't. This change fixed it for me. The other thing is I don't find that it is worth it to try and get into the curl to stand up. I have found it is easier to stand up in the wake and work your way outside the wake on your feet. Good Luck.

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:35 PM
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The guys I go with always tend to "cheek" out of the curl before standing up. So, I tend to follow their lead. I concentrate too much on getting out instead of standing up.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:50 PM
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Hey, I appreciate all the advice! I have a bad habit of rushing things sometimes that usually doesn't end well. I've been going every Sunday for the last month, so there has been some improvement. But surprisingly how you can go right back to where you started in one day. Needless to say I went home last weekend pretty sore. I'm hooked for sure and look forward to the next weekend. I've already ordered boom, extension and handle with 5' rope for my X-9. Feel free to dissect my other videos on you tube, just search dcda929
It didn't look like you rushed too much, however if I were you I would have a cordial conversation with your driver .........that if you are up to speed and can't get out of the wake he make a gentle turn one way or the other to put you outside the wake until you get good enough to get there yourself. If he doesn't comply.....tell him that you will be pulling him when it is his turn!
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One other thing that will help give you a smoother start will be to have the driver watch you in the mirror and hold off getting into the throttle until you are outside of the wake. If you start trying to "cheek" out, as AtlFooter suggested on the initial pull and can't get out right away, have the driver hold the speed to something around 25 or so. The lower speed will give you a better bite in the water and allow you to "cheek" to the other side. Keep the handle in tight to your waist and have the driver hold the 25mph 'til you are outside of the wake — swing to one side and then the other if that is what it takes to keep your momentum going. Once you are out, the driver can roll on the power at whatever rate you'd like and bring you up to speed.
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My buddies wife was snapping shots of us double barefooting the other day and this was the shot taken just before my feet hit me in the back of the head.

It was the worst crash I have had in years. I sunk both feet in a roller and didn't even have time to react before hitting the water.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:34 PM
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It's great to look back at those posts from a few months ago and now this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KngTc_I4zrY
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It's great to look back at those posts from a few months ago and now this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KngTc_I4zrY
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