Water Ski Tricks
When it comes to water skiing the act itself may seem difficult enough to some people, let alone when trying to think about anything involving water ski tricks. The important thing is to take it slow and always play it safe. It's important to not let people encourage too big of movements, because injuries could follow.
- Go Outside The Wake- A good trick to go with starting out is to move outside of the wake. Water ski tricks don't always have to be super advanced they should start simply till the person doing the work gets their bearings better. Start by pressing down on the ski in the direction desired and move till both legs are outside of the wake so as not to get caught in the middle. This is one of the best water ski tricks to get used to in the beginning because it helps with steering
- Cross Both Wakes- This is again a great water ski trick to learn because it furthers balance and steering control. Follow the same steps to get outside of the wake the first time, then press down on the ski to steer back into and through the other wake.
- Wake Jumping- Once the water ski trick has been developed of crossing wakes, try getting some air over them. Start to gain speed by drifting further out on each side of the wake and then crossing back in. When coming back for a second time the speed should be built enough that if the person's knees are slightly bent when they hit they wake they can get some air. This is a simple water ski trick once steering has been developed and will impress some friends along the way.
- Dropping A Ski- An impressive feet to work up to with water ski tricks is going down to one foot. While tooling along work one foot loose from its ski and then gather all the balance needed to place that foot in the back boot of the other ski that's still being worn.
- Taking Off A Ski From The Start- This is a more difficult water ski trick as it requires the skier to have great balance from the beginning. It's a good idea to go through the other tricks before attempting this one. If it's possible start from the dock which allows the boat to slowly build up speed without asking the skier to gather balance at the same time.
- Barefoot- It's always good to consult the professionals when learning any water ski tricks, but once a person has reached the point they want to try without skis at all, it's even wiser. This water ski trick can be the most difficult because it lacks the assistance of the long boards in both getting a person up and keeping their balance. When going barefoot it's vital a person has a driver they trust implicitly. Start by going slow, and again if there's a dock nearby to assist with the gathering of balance while the boat gains speed, by all means make use of it.