It's my frist time back on FifteenOff since last year and I figured I'd start a new diary detailing where I'm at this year.
Basically, I spent the winter thinking about my body position in the wake pulls and when I went out for my first few skis in May it seemed that all that thinking paid off a bit. I made up my mind that I was simply going to just "do" all that I've been told and read about regarding the stacked position in the wake pull. I found that really emphasizing the "pushing out of the chest" really seemed to help. In other words, when I pushed my chest out to the point that I felt like I probably looked stupid I actually was just right. This tells me that the correct position is going to "feel" awkward for some time to come. Several things happened...my hips came up much closer to the handle and my ski stayed on edge through the wakes much better...at least on my onside.
But I'm still having a problem with my offside. It seems that no matter how hard I try to "lock in" the position (shoulder blades back, chest proud, arms straight and touching sides, hips up to the handle) as soon as I hit that first wake I let my shoulders come forward and well, then it just deteriorates. I'm still stronger than last year and maybe not an OTF crash about to happen everytime but I just can't seem to stop doing this. For some reason I seem to have an ingrained fear of the wakes on my offside but on my onside I can pull like crazy and no issues. Any idea what I can do about this?
I am shadowing at 15 off, 32 mph but just barely.