For the last few decades I have been a snow skier, not a water skier. In my head I know I complete every turn with the mind set of leading with my shoulder to the next alpine gate. How do I stop doing that ? In the mid 80s I rarely missed 35 off in tournaments . . . . I think I had the same wrong mind-set then. When I attempt to correct this I end up tipping my head back but not improving body position.
Unrelated, look at the attitude of the skis when the skier is over the first wake trough. All 3 images are at 35off. Terry 30mph, Nate 34, I'm at 32. Live video makes it look like the skier is holding an edge through the wake. Stop action shows there is almost no ski in the water. These 2 pros were at slow boat speeds in these videos to show older age divisions how it done.
Off Topic: The wake
Look 13 feet behind the 35off skiers. That's the wake at 22 off
. The ProStar 197 wake in the left image doesn't have a sharp top on its 22 off rooster tale or at any other rope length. That's due to a stainless steel plate added to the transom of the ProStar that functions like the Correct Craft Hydrogate in full slalom position. The troughs are also shallower than before the plate was installed. Without this 3 frame comparison, I hadn't previously noticed how much difference there is. Comparing this ProStar 197 wake it to the Correct Craft wake in the center image is interesting.
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