i was practicing raley cuts last friday. boy, when you cut right you have to fight NOT to do a raley. i can feel now how it's done. haven't gotten up the balls to try it yet, but i will soon - perhaps this holiday weekend.
like bad said, for me holding the edge right up thru the wake, and keeping my weight more evenly distributed over the board, made all the difference. i was flying off the top of the wake and way out into the flats. pretty fun.
as for rotation - i believe there are two common types - either forward into a front flip, or back towards the way they came, starting to stargaze or launch into a s-bend. the natural rotation when coming off like that is to backside roatation. most people aren't doing raley cuts and taking them up like backrolls (which would be frontside rotation). and that's why the s-bend is a raley with a backside 3. it's the natural way to go with that trick. like the backside overhead 3 is the natural way to go with a tantrum (whirlybird).
(Message edited by deepstructure on August 27, 2003)