I'm looking at this picture of Nate. It looks like he is basically out to the buoy line yet he still has both hands on the handle. He's beginning his reach but still, at the moment, both hands are on that handle. It almost looks like he's turning in to go around the buoy! That probably helps explain why he has such tight line tension throughout his runs. Makes me realize that I really need to hold on to the handle much longer before I reach. You know, I'm good at observing things like this. But I'm terrible at applying them to my skiing.