Hi all, long time lurker first time poster. I have just taken up the sport this spring and although I feel I have made great strides I am trying to keep from developing bad habits as I learn that would need to be corrected later on. My long term goal is to be chasing buoys but I realize I have a long way to go. Right now I am working on crossing the wake (28 mph) and starting to establish some rhythm. I am currently a couple feet outside the whitewash however, I find when I cross from left to right (I am right foot forward), I sometimes land on the lip of the 2nd wake and my form breaks. I also seem to generate a lot more speed in this direction and it feels a bit out of control.
There are many around me who are more than willing to give me advice (all with the greatest of intentions) but I worry that what they are saying I should do is a bit out dated.
My biggest concern at the moment is where I should be looking while I cross the wakes. The person I ski with suggested that I should be looking across the wakes at the horizon to help keep my head up. Seems like good advice but I think it may be making me close my shoulders to the boat which, based on my limited understanding, is not an ideal position and may be the reason why I feel a bit out of control crossing from left to right. Where should I be focusing while I cross wake?