Somehow over the years I had gotten the idea in my head that to run an earlier line from the wakes to the ball I needed to ride a flatter ski leaving the second wake. On paper it makes sense that a flatter ski will maintain more speed and travel around the pylon faster. The result is that I end up going fast and parallel to the boat once I get wide. Yes I am wide and early but the ski is not arcing.
A few weeks ago I was skiing with @brooks
and he coached me to set a stronger inside edge immediately after edge change. This does not mean releasing rope tension or allowing my mass to move to the inside prematurely. It is mechanically a small change with a large impact. It just means getting the ski rolled over more decisively sooner. When I remember to do it the improvement is clear.
I have also had some lower level skiers focus on the same thing with universal success. Learn something new every ski season.