It's the most common reason for missing passes and yet we continue to perform this mistake over and over, expecting a different result...
Let's state the given first. That is that the boat will always be traveling down the course at its set speed...
Now that we learned to ski with a more obtainable line, the question we should be asking ourselves is what happens behind the boat and out to the turn?
Speed is defined as distance over time. If we cover more distance in the same amount of time, we will arrive earlier at the next buoy.
Don't worry about where the buoy is. Remember, the buoy is not the point where we have to turn, it's the earliest place that we can turn.
You feel fast because you are traveling at a high rate of speed, directly at the buoy.
Ever feel like you are pulling like an animal and still getting beat by the boat? It is not a good feeling.