OK, so what I'm hearing is that the wave is OK, with the problem being my lack of skill?

I'll try to do better with the rope...I wasn't trying to cheat, but just to keep it in my hand to save myself if I was going backwards...that would save the boat having to turn around and come get me.

It's hard to see in the video, but the couple of times the line got really slack, the tip of my board was practically on the swim platform. Obviously I decelerated at that point, but too much.