How To Use Trick Water Skis
Trick water skiing is great exercise, and you can see the benefits once you know how to use trick water skis. Trick water skis are different from other water skis because they are shorter, wider, and they have no keel to keep them going forward. Once you learn the basic techniques of how to trick water ski, you can start practicing some more difficult maneuvers.
- trick water skis
- spotter in the boat
- life jacket
- ski rope
- experienced boat driver
- Let the boat pull you up. If you have water skied before on regular water skis you will quickly see the difference with trick water skis. Since they have no keel, you need to use your legs to keep them from pulling apart, and moving all over the place. If you let the boat do the work of pulling you out of the water, and concentrate on using your legs you will be fine.
- Go out of the wake. The first thing you might want to try to get the feel for trick water skis is going outside of the wake. Again, since they don't have a keel, this is a little more difficult with trick water skis. Keep your knees bent, and approach the wake at good speed. Make sure you don't let one leg go over without the other or you will end up in a split.
- Try a 180. While in the center of the wake, bend your knees and bring the rope handle close to your body. Turn your head to the left to lead your body, and release your left hand. Pull the handle toward your right hip as you begin to turn. Once you are around, reach around your back with your left hand and grab the handle. Lean forward on your trick water skis to keep the backs of your skis up.