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TWBTWB Posts: 162 Baller
In another thread, I mentioned not checking the fin settings on my Prophecy. I don't think there's a fin change that could help me. Maybe some ballers can. I'm a tail rider and need to get up on the front of the ski. It's my first attempt at posting a video. Hope it works.

Tom Burnham


  • KcSwerverKcSwerver Posts: 389 Baller
    Front leg is straight which puts you on the tail.
  • TWBTWB Posts: 162 Baller
    Yes, front leg is straight with the ski out in front. This has been my nemesis for ever.
    Tom Burnham
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,274 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Pretty big disconnect between hips and handle after hook-up. Once you get that free hand on there and are ready to accept line tension, get those hips up. The ski will "run" more efficiently and you won't believe how quickly and effortlessly you will be wide/early.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • TWBTWB Posts: 162 Baller
    Thanks for the tips guys. I do spend most of my time at longer line lenths by the way. I just don't have video of it.
    Tom Burnham
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,095
    It's not so much that you have a straight front leg, but that you have a really bent rear leg, putting you in a perpetual half seated position throughout the pass. You'd be amazed at what straightening that back leg will do for your overall body position. Also, as OB mentioned, you're letting up at the first wake. At centerline, you're already vertical.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • TWBTWB Posts: 162 Baller
    @ShaneH good point about the bent rear leg.
    Tom Burnham
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,827 Mega Baller
    @TWB - if your a little more patience in getting your free hand back to the handle at the end of the turn that ski will come around like you won't believe. Not only will the ski create that serious angle but your body position will follow as well. The handle will then be on the opposite hip instead of you having to pull it in and "create tension" (which pulls you up and over the ski bringing your shoulders up and over your hips) on the rope. I don't accomplish this all the time myself, but when I do it makes the whole pass much more relaxed and I have TONS of space before the next buoy. Keep up the work - you'll get there!
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