How Water Skiing Works

It is the pleasurable experience of gliding in the water that makes one wonder how water skiing works. You will need a water ski in order to experience how fun it is to ski on the water. But before you engage to this endeavor you should get an overview on how water skiing works. 

  1. One uses a water ski that may be made from wood, fiberglass, or aluminum. The typical size of a water ski is about 5.5 feet long and 6 inches wide. However heavier skiers may need a bigger water ski. Newbie skiers will require a more stable pair of ski hence a longer water ski with flat bottoms is preferable. Advance skier can use a single ski with a beveled bottom to have better control on their turns while skis with a concave bottom is best for highly experienced water skiers.
  2. Water skiing works with a motorboat. The person wearing the water ski is pulled by the boat across the water at a speed of twenty miles per hour. One can pull a better trick and maneuver stunts with water skiing at a much faster speed.
  3. There is a constant pressure on the water ski that adds to its stability. The contributory factors that provide this pressure include the weight of the skier, the air, and the weight of the water ski itself. Once the skier is pulled by the motorboat to pick up speed the water is pushed against the bottom of the ski. Skier can easily stay from the surface of the water when they use longer or bigger skis or when the speed is fast.
  4. When water skiing it is important to keep the tip of the ski out of the water. Tilting the tip of the water ski will keep the ski afloat from the water surface and this position will help counter the force of the boat as it begins to pull the skier.
  5. Water skiing involves maneuvers like twisting and turning. To avoid injury it is best to bend the knees most of the time when doing these tricks. Water skiers need to do some work out before water skiing such as doing strengthening exercise of their calf muscles and lower legs. This will help injuries and help avoid collision with the water when doing the different maneuvers in water skiing.
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