are you maintaining balance and control when airborne? Focusing on that first then height/distance second may help reduce your crashes.
not sure how clean your boats wake is at slow speeds, but try going to 18 -19 mph and 55-60ft rope. Falls will hurt a lot lot less at this speed and the wake should be narrow enough to clear at that speed and rope length.
I've heard all these from others;
- Try to forget the wake and just imagine you are cutting from one side to the other.
- imagine you are trying to sit down or hover above a dirty toilet
the closer to the wake you get, the lower you sit down. (heels into the water) Then you can play around with starting to stand back up towards the top of the wake or once airborne.
- image 3 speeds, like a car and first gear is when you are cut all the way out, then 2nd gear when 1/2 way to the wake and then 3rd gear going up the wake. Each gear you cut harder. Just another way to think about a progressive edge.
- look at the opposite wake where you plan on landing, not staring at the wake you are about to launch off.
- dont' flatten off up the wake, but try to cut through it
- put equal pressure on boat feet, you can typically put more pressure on your front foot than you'd expect