It took me a while to get the idea of the progressive edge.
We used to cut out as wide as possible and then cut back towards
the wake pulling on the rope going Mach 1. What would then happen
is right as we got to the wake our testicles would drastically shrink (due
to going Mach 1 and approaching a large wake) and we would let off
our edge and flatten out the board and absorb the wake with bended knees.
We were able to go w2w using this method once in a while but it was rare and
I always felt pretty out of control. Finally, one day I got it. I cut out as far as I want
to and then just flatten the board out and relax. In a bit the rope will tighten up
and the boat will start pulling you back towards the wake. Then, as you are
drifting back towards the wake gradually start edging the board and slowly build it.
When you get to the wake you should be going your fastest and stand tall off the top.
You really want to feel the line tension from the boat and it will be the most when you
leave the wake. When you get it it is amazing how easily you clear the wake and
how in control and effortless it feels.
My friend still has not grasped this yet and will still go mach 1 and usually get about 2
feet of air and crash. Just keep working on it and you will get it. You need to have the
board on edge when you hit the wake for w2w's. The people in the boat should be
able to see a good portion of the bottom of your board.
Now if I could just get the toeside w2w, lol.
ps sorry for the way this post came out...format all jacked up
Last edited by dukeno1; 07-14-2014 at 10:12 AM.