Tonight was the first time I got to ski on my new Vapor Senate Alloy - OMG, it was amazing. It's amazing how technology can help versus using an older slalom ski. Since I was 10 years-old I've been on a slalom ski. However, with zero input from experts or those "who know how to ski". Now, at 45 years-old, I'm at a stage in life where I want to improve.
"Today", I'm stronger and faster than before - also more aggressive. That being the case, the speed/acceleration that I'm experiencing on this ski is somewhat scary. Crossing the wake is hard - especially since I fractured a rib two weeks ago, so naturally, I'm cautious right now. I have a 19' Chaparral H2O and it has a moderate wake at 32 MPH, no trim. I'm at 15' off and free skiing.
What is your best advice to make my turn/edge and accelerate into the wake to the opposite side? I'm working on my body weight on the forward foot and I'm trying to lean "away" from the boat but the speed is amazingly fast and I usually come out of my position and everything goes south very quickly...
At 28 MPH, I feel it's very slow and I like the 32 MPH boat speed. I'll never compete but I do want "that wall of water", but most importantly, the confidence to pull through the wake at these new speeds. Thanks all in advance!