It all starts with the edge I have all my students start very close to the wake to show them getting air isn't about speed, it's about edging. When you're on edge, your wakeboard actually creates energy because the water wants to push the board back up to the surface. As you cut harder, that energy increases, but you need to harness it correctly. For instance, you can take an easy cut and do nothing more than stand tall at the wake, and you'll get more pop than if you took a hard cut, crouched down and tried to push off the wake but mistimed the pop. Once you understand what the right kind of pop feels like, start going wider and wider until you find the right combination. Just remember to always edge harder as you get closer to the wake and to hold that edge all the way through.