hi andrew, im doing well.
i used quicktime pro to export the stills, but i also have premiere and could have done it with that. then used photoshop to put it all together. please forgive my photoshop hacking!
just to one up it i just did this - should have done it instead, incredibly easier (using premiere): http://www.wakepics.com/view_single.php?medid=9331
my only observation so far is that it seems you're pulling the rope in to your body in pics 4 and 5, thus advancing your body towards the boat, which will of course result in a slack rope right after that. compare your arm angle in pic 1 with pic 5.
are you pulling on the rope to make the rotation?
i have a friend that throws very consistent scarecrows and i just videoed him recently. you can see his crow here: http://www.wakepics.com/view_single.php?medid=9016
i'll ask him to take a look also.