In this water ski how to, Jon Travers shares his four keys to successful wake crossings.
1. The better job I do of keeping my eyes and head up, the easier it is for me to maintain a strong upper body.
2. Keeping my shoulders level and slightly open gives me the strongest position leveraged against the boat.
3. My arms are an extension of the rope. By relaxing my arms, I keep the rope as long as possible, and it allows me to maintain a strong edge.
4. A forward flex in my ankles helps my knees remain properly bent in preparation for a controlled edge change.
Photo: Todd Ristorcelli