Thanks for the tips.
I felt like I was keeping my knees stiff, I guess I just had trouble relaxing.
The driver told me she was going about 35-40mph. Not sure if that's fast, slow or just right.
Next time I'm going to give wake boarding a try for sure. Not so sure about water skiing.
thats problem #1, just saying, i have never had a good female driver. And most of the time girls dont ever drive anyway. That turn at the beginning of the 2nd pull was dumb, it sent you right into the wake. I see you dont have a wake tower, they are pricey so im not saying go get one by any means, but its amazing how much they help. wakeboarding, like snowboarding, is great because your legs are on one solid piece of material, and they arent moving all over the place seperately like with skis
35-40 is actually pretty fast, not sure if thats a good water ski speed as i dont ski but for a beginner thats really fast.
While wake boarding we (and by "we" i mean when i can mooch rides on friend's boats) usually go 25-30. Because we aren't super good, and on wakeboards you can do actual tricks. We like to do wake jumps and boardslide the wake (cool first trick to learn). As long as you have a decent teacher you should get up 2nd or 3rd try. Im not an expert by any means, but i can teach anyone to wakeboard, simply because my teacher was so dam good, i know what to say and what to look for when teaching them to get up.
Most important things:
While sitting in the water, crunch up in a ball, arms at a 45 holding the rope at your chest
have the edge of the board out of the water with it at an angle so it slides through the water
once you yell go stay in the ball with the rope almost at your chest for about a second while the boat tugs you
you will start to ride on top of the water, make sure you keep the edge up slightly so you don't face plant
Keep leaning back on the rope so it doesn't yank you forward or rip out of your hands
roate the board so it is straight while standing up and straighten out your arms
you are now wake boarding