I think we would agree that we're all trying to get weight forward on our offside turn and stay balanced on the ski at all times for that matter. It occured to me a couple of years ago that there is a significant handicap in the design of rear boots or toe plates that is quite literally making it much more difficult to accomplish the correct weight distribution than it should be. So I stood barefoot on my kitchen floor with my feet parallel. Naturally my hips were level. Then I put my right foot behind my left flat on the floor and noticed how much my right hip dropped below my left as I tilted back. The next thing I did was grab some magazines and stack them behind my left foot until I knew that placing my right foot behind the left maintained level hips. When I measured the stack of magazines it turned out to be slightly more than half an inch. I went looking for a solution and found a white board material (I forget what it is called) that was a quarter inch thick yet quite flexible so as not to affect the flex of the ski. Then I traced my back plate and cut that material to match, drilled holes, got longer screws and mounted it under my back plate. The last thing I did was buy two Dr. Scholl's heal lifts and put them into my back boot. Voila, I had raised my back foot a half inch so that my hips stayed level thoughout the pass even though my back foot was behind my front foot. Now I would expect that I am not the first person to come up with something so obvious. But I wonder why no boot or ski manufacturer has not considered this fix for the strange stance we must use to water ski? Comments please.