yea, let the boat do ALL of tho work. keep the board perpendicular to the boat. stay in a crouched (heels to your butt) keep the rope over the top of your board with both hands on the handle and your arms outside your legs (inside works too, but i prefer outside. jjust sit there and let the boat pull you out of the water, once your board is on plane, you can stand up and pull the handle to your front hip (right if your goofy, left if your regular). after that, it should be easy. it is easier than waterskiing once you have it figured out, but if you don't have it down, it can be hard.