I have just started skiing at the end of last summer and into this summer. I can get up probably 75% of the time doing both feet in deep water starts, without training rope. Hopefully I can keep this semi short and cover all my questions I may have.
My biggest problem is cutting across the wake on my offside. I am LFF and just cant seem to cut hard from left to right.
I can usually get out of the water but once I pop the handle one time I really struggle. I went out this past weekend, it was colder, air in the 50s and fairly rough, I only made it out of the water 2 times and couldn't even get up with the training rope. Does a wetsuit cause that much more drag to make a beginner struggle?
Does our rope attaching just above the swim platform cause me more problems then I think?
I am skiing on a HO 67blast behind a 1984 4winns 190 with a chevy 350.
The really frustrating part for me is the very limited time spent on the water as my driver would rather do other things and the public lake is usually really busy.
So my final question, is there anyone in the Grand Rapids MI area that needs a ski buddy?
Thanks for the help and sorry my first post is so long.