IF YOUR POWER POSITION AND POINT ARE ON TARGET, THEN you’re already looking like a pro. You’re ready to create enough speed and rhythm to rip. This is the routine that will bring it all together.
STEP 1: As you accelerate and glide up on the boat, you’ll feel yourself start to decelerate. At this critical moment, use your knees and hips to turn back into the wake. Your shoulders will rotate with the rest of your body. If you allow yourself to decelerate too much before turning, it will feel like the boat is pulling the handle out of your hands. Use the speed you created in the previous warm-up and you’ll simply ski back into the power position.
STEP 2: Roll your right shoulder back and relax against your right arm. Move your left hip up as you approach the wakes. Keep your knees soft so you don’t disrupt the load you’ve worked so hard to create.
STEP 3: Once you’ve crossed through the wakes cutting toward the right, soften your knees and let the ski move out in front of you. At this point, you are unloading all of the energy that you created in the power position. Let yourself coast up beside the boat, then drift back to the wakes and try it again.
NOTICE HOW THE RHYTHM IS A DIRECT RESULT OF PRACTICING your position and point. The first lean sets up the glide, the glide sets up the turn and the first turn sets up the sec