Coordinated my skiing confusion with the arrival of a new boat. We got a 2013 TT 197 Mastercraft. I have to say Mastercraft has fallen behind CC, Malibu and Centurian as far as wakes, but this is the best driving Mastercraft we've had in a number of years.
I had been running a bunch of 35s recently and then things got confusing, where I had been on time and on line, I started not being on time or on line. Even though the timing of the loss in performance was the same as the arrival of the new boat, I knew it wasn't the boat that caused it.
I have this cycle of things that I try to pay attention to which are trailing arm pressure: pace of reach and turn: and where I'm looking. I decided that the trailing arm pressure was failing me because my direction was taking me at the buoy instead of out wide. But what I didn't know was why was my trailing arm pressure failing me. I decided it had to do with the pace (or progression) of the turn and load. Once I started slowing the finish of my turn and being more progressive at the finish, the load lightened up and the direction and speed got much better. It's wierd how taking my time gives me a much better line through the course.
Once I kind of worked through this stuff with yesterdays set, I got pretty early and had width at 35 again. I only ran 1 out of 5, but that was from being in a good rhythm late in the pass and getting too happy with the ride. If I can harness yesterdays feel with staying focused, I'll be really happy with the 35s and start being able to work at 38. Patient finish and load.