The driving of a proper double-up is an acquired skill as well. Having an understanding of how your actions make the double-up form is vital to becoming a Rusty-approved driver. Just as with hitting them, the more double-ups you drive, the more feedback you will get from the riders and the better you will become.
In the search for a perfect double-up, Rusty says, “I think it is super important to pre-turn and drive straight for long enough to properly set the zone where you are going to end up hitting the double-up.” If the boat is not going straight after the pre-turn, the rollers may either be knocked down in size or be hard to get into.
As a general rule, Rusty finds that “Keeping the angle of the boat open through the double-up makes it easier to get into, but I usually like my double-ups T’ed up at 90 degrees. For some tricks I even like it over-T’ed, but they are difficult to get into.”
“My X-Star has Zero-Off [speed control], so I know that as long as the driver allows enough space to make the double-up, the speed will be dialed. Before Zero-Off, speed was yet another thing to think about. Not anymore.”