2. Make your free hand into a fist and place it by your hip as you push your shoulder back so the shoulder blades touch. This will make a big difference in the way the ski goes around the ball.
3. Make sure you are pulling as hard as you can from white water to white water - from the beginning to the end of the wake. Don't forget to bend your shock absorbers (your knees).
4. Remember to push the back knee forward so it touches the back of the front knee.
5. Farther down course start holding the pull for one second longer than you think you should and it will give you the position you need to set up for the next ball.
6. Most importantly, on the pullout for the gates, swing as wide as you can, ease into the cut and pull like hard when you get to the white water. The gates and ball one are the key to making the rest of the course. Bad gates + bad one ball = you won't make it.
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