You know the 1-Step where you drop the board and get on really fast? Is that really necessary? I keep trying the 1-Step and I just don't go as fast as I would if I throw the board out in front of me and sprint on.
Edit: Also, what is that thing when you're skimming on deep water I see it all the time it kind of looks like the person is bouncing up and down slightly? What does that do?