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Old 08-27-2013, 11:46 AM
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Mike, you and Jason have the same problem. You are flattening out at the wake causing the ski to "hit" the wake instead of slicing through it. Jason, the position you were in when you did the pullout should be the same position you should be in to cross the wake. Notice in Mikes last picture how close the handle is to his hip. The pull through the wake is the key, in my mind, to skiing the course.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:50 AM
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I believe he can't fly... that could have been bad injury... I am working on the same issue - just need lot's more time on water...
It definitely had me shaking my head and taking a few deep breaths afterwards. The glasses were a solid 20ft away. I know I broke at the waist, but even in slo-mo I can't see exactly what the ski did to pop like that.

I'm rendering the drills videos now.

I free-skied behind my buddies Ski Brendella this morning, and taking a break from (failing at) the course was what I needed. Felt good to carve up some butter without little orange things screaming at me
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:08 PM
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Dang I am over posting in this thread... ... been really working the pull thru... my shoulders are much better than from the year before... first pic November 10, 2012.

Still lots of work left for me to get like the bottom photo - at least I am no longer getting launched thru the wake... 45-60 minutes of ski on water time a week just ain't cutting it... progressing - but very slowly... But overall I am satisfied with my improvement this year...
Where did you find the bottom pic-I was on another line?
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:31 PM
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Where did you find the bottom pic-I was on another line?
I picked it up off a facebook photo from the myboat page
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:06 PM
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I picked it up off a facebook photo from the myboat page
How about a link. This pic needs to go on my wall.
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How about a link. This pic needs to go on my wall.
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Here's the full video...kept the crash in as well as did some stills where I saw good things and bad things happening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh9_sqGI_fI
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:16 PM
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:58 PM
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Here's the full video...kept the crash in as well as did some stills where I saw good things and bad things happening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh9_sqGI_fI
Jason,

Seeing some good things there. You are working on your stacked position, but you aren't holding it. You are coming forward and riding a flat ski at the worst possible spot...right behind the boat. At your line length, you should be holding your edge/stacked position until you get at least past the white wash after the second trough. Instead, your are releasing at the first trough and breaking at the waist and losing all of your angle (not to mention a dangerous body position as you found out). As one of my ski partners likes to say "do you want me to hold your purse". I mean that jokingly of course, but you just need to hold that position/angle far past the wakes in order to carry enough speed and angle to get to the next ball early.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:03 PM
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Jason,

Seeing some good things there. You are working on your stacked position, but you aren't holding it. You are coming forward and riding a flat ski at the worst possible spot...right behind the boat. At your line length, you should be holding your edge/stacked position until you get at least past the white wash after the second trough. Instead, your are releasing at the first trough and breaking at the waist and losing all of your angle (not to mention a dangerous body position as you found out). As one of my ski partners likes to say "do you want me to hold your purse". I mean that jokingly of course, but you just need to hold that position/angle far past the wakes in order to carry enough speed and angle to get to the next ball early.
Agree with you 100%
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