hey, i was doing the same thing for the better part of a year until i started my approach to the wave with a bend in both elbows and the rope in a little bit (watch the way chad sharpe rides). this took a lot of the tension off the rope. when you are in the air make a conscious effort to put the handle in your other hand. reach back around, turn the handle over and actually put the handle in your other hand. you'll know it the first time you do it.