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Water Skiing

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Waterskiing is a sport where one is towed by a fast-moving boat or a cable installation while balancing on a board or pair of skis, skimming the surface of the water.


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There is no single answer for this since the length of the ski is a personal preference usually selected based on a combination of the width of the ski and how fast you ski. A typical ski length would be around 65 inches for someone around 100 to 125 pounds and lengthen to about 69 or 70 inches for...
Usually mainly wood and fibreglass.
Depends on the ski, but they should.
Water skiing was invented in the early 1900s.
Do you mean just slalom or all 3 events (slalom, trick, and jump). You can find the rules for all 3 events here   http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/3event/2009AWSARuleBook.pdf   In general, slalom is scored in points. It works a lot like track and field high jump in that you can...
The cost varies. All you need is a set of waterskis, a boat, a tow rope, and a lake to ski on. You can find used skis for a reasonable price, as well as cheaper ropes. A boat will be more expensive, but you don't need a very pricey one for waterskiing. Most lakes will charge you to use them, but a...
Well it depends on the type of skier. His preferences on extreme sports like skiing would go from deep powder snows to normal.
Take it from a water skier with experience. If you have never done it before, it can be very difficult to start. You always start with doubles because singles is a lot more difficult. In general you need good endurance, strength and balance. Anyone skiing for the first time will most likely not "get...
Nope. You don't need a dog.
  the speed of the boat
No, I recommend wearing swimsuit bottoms.
    Lake of the Ozarks is a great lake for recreation, especially skiing.
In the summer months. June thru September.
There is no age limit
Comparison: Both sports are consider extreme sports.Both sports involves gliding.Contrast: Skiing is in snow while water skiing is in water.Skiing happens during winter, or indoor parks while water skiing happens during summer
to slalom water ski, the ski-er must pass through entry gatesof a slalom course and then round six bouys and exit via another gates the boat travels at a set speed if the ski-er makes a pass the rope is then shortend at every pass until the ski-er falls.who ever makes the most bouys on the shortest...
  it depends on how cold of water you can take. If you are a hard core skier than good for you, but i personaly prefer the water to be in mid to upper 60's and higher.   Hope that helped!!! :)
Sweden in 1841.
  If you mean Slalom ski you can go to INTleague.com and they have great competitions for all skill levels during the summers in virtaully every area of the United States.
  They must display an orange flag on a pole at least 24 in. long whenever someone is preparing to ski or is in the water at all and the boat is not driving.
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They are both dangerous, a proper training is the best way to avoid danger. So before you try any of it better to have a proper training first.
\n. \n Minnesota Skiing \n. \n. \nWater skiing is a surface water sport and recreational activity. It is usually said to have been invented in Lake City, Minnesota in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson, though some claim that it was pioneered at least as early as 1920 in France.
  you have to have head strong playing and you will through some big ship rock on my man
  In New Mexico, whenever a person on water skis or other towable water device has fallen down or is waiting to be picked up, a person aboard the towing vessel must display orange or red "skier down" flag
Well yes and no down here in south alabam not really but it is a multi billion dollar sport
  In 1985, a San Diego surfer named Tony Finn developed the Skurfer -- a hybrid of a water ski and a surfboard. It looked like a little surfboard, and was pulled by a boat while the rider performed surf-style carving moves on the wake. This riding style evokes visions of snowboarding and...
water ski = le ski nautique ("skee noh-teek")
  You will need:   * A ski boat  * A ski rope  * A pair of water skis  * A boat driver  * A skier  * An observer  * An orange flag  * A U.S.C.G. approved life jacket
In 1922, when Ralph Samuelson of Minnesota first discovered water skiing.
what does the cc mean for pwc
They used to be made of wood, although now, ALL modern skis are typically made of fiberglass.
This means that you want the person in the boat to stop towing. For most people when they get so tired and want to stop they will do this and the person in the boat should stop. You can also use this motion when a ski isn't on right or something else is wrong.
west but not on the coast around lake Powell and such
I know one rule lean forward
A more appropriate question would be, "Could water skiing be dangerous"? Yes, the sport can be dangerous. However, the same could be said about virtually any sport. The more tricks you perform, the more risk you assume. Also, a bad boat driver could increase your risks of injury as well. Just...
If you want to water ski often while attending college you should attend a school in the southern Atlantic coast, the Gulf coast or the California Coast, or a school near a large recreational lake or river.
to be legal u must have a uscg [united states coast guard]approved jacket [most of us just where impact jackets or waterskibelt] u need a ski or skis a boat a line w/ handle ur theyr
For a beginner the boat should be driven between 15-18 mph. Most riders prefer to rider between 19-22 mph. Some professional wakeboarders will reach speeds up to 25 mph.
  let the boat pull you up and onto the water do not try to pull with your arms
You are allowed to water ski from sunrise until sunset.
There is no "true" best wakeboarding boat, several factors come into play when you are selecting an appropriate boat such as budget, experience and what your riding preference is. The three largest and most popular wakeboard boat manufacturers are Nautiques, Mastercraft and Malibu. Pro wakeboarders...
Try your hardest to balance, if not possible, then tell the boat driver to go slow at first then get faster with a signal.
A stabalizer bar, also called a boom, is used for anyone who is trying something new. it can be used with skies, wakeboards, or for barefooting. What it is, is a bar that sticks out from the side of the boat that you hang on to while skiing (usually ski boats are only compatible with a boom).
eBay is a great way to find new or used, cheap wakeboards.
on average around 50 million people! Even thought most people dont know how to do it!
On Average over 5 million people Waterski in America
ronix, byerly, hyperlite, liquid force, jet pilot, gatorboards, straightline, spy there are alot more but that's all i can think of off hand
  I prefer outdoor activitys because there is more to do outside
  Sammy Duvall was champion for 17 years and is considered the all time best setting 6 world records, the latest in 1993 at 220 feet. Freddy Krueger is the current champ with a jump of 230 feet.
He doesnt know what to do or he has headlice
there isn't 1 unless you go 80s mastercraft even then your lucky if it runs
no it isn't but if i were u i would look into a 135 or 6
  That really depends on the size of the boat. If it's fairly small you probably can.
1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset
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Skiing is a winter sport. Yes, people can ski on snow using skis.
There are a few different speeds to go while water skiing,  depending on what you are doing. If you are just going on two skis  at a beginner's pace you will want to go about 20-30 mph. If you  are Solomon skiing (one ski, advanced) you will have you go a bit  faster, about 30-35 mph. But if you...
You can be almost any age to water-ski. I have seen kids starting out at four with double skies that are hooked together to prevent doing the splits. You can be any age as long as they are comfortable having a go, the main thing is, is that a responsible person is taking control of the boat to...
It's called a wakeboard.
look at how to wake board on this site
have u seen any of the vids look at tantrums the 900s anything that looks like that they have to call it extreme
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Down here on my lake, all the people who ski are either in there early-er years or there twentys or higher everybody else wakeboards or does something that looks cooler than skiing but i think its growing but i dont see it advertised as much on tv or anything but to answer your question yes it grows...
Yes, But you also have the other essentials like bindings.
There are many websites that allow you to search water skiing. Do a  Google search, this should give you several options.
a lemons craft is a small(15 foot) Jon boat with a pole molded on to put a rope on. It is not suitable for wakeboarding. This type of setup produces a very small wake that is used for wakeskating. You could wakeboard behind the boat, but there would be no wake to jump over.
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Slalom is the name given to water skiing with one ski.
Other then breaking your neck? well breaking any bone in the body... BUT if you an adrenaline addict (like myself) nothing
He was the inventor of water skiing. Use the link below to get more information on him.
Yes, there are many tournaments, both small and large, local and international. Search for your home state to see specific locations and dates and qualification requirements.
Wakeboarding is a total body activity. However, the most important aspect of wakeboarding is a strong core. A strong core greatly increases your balance helps you to maneuver much easier when you wakeboard. Good core exercises are the key here. A great exercise is doing squats on those half balance...
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There are no rules of wakeboarding
on average over 5 million people water ski in america.
well when i am skiing it always helps if i bend my legs when there is a wave
With sharp skis and a lot of practice. Seriously! World Cup/ FIS race courses are prepared to give racers a base of practically sheet ice to ski on. Conditions and access to correct/ advanced equipment do not always allow for this but it is their aim. Recreational skiing however we find the ice is...
The best way to get up on two skis is just to sit back in the water  and let the boat pull you up. First what you do is you get in the  water, then with your skies already adjusted to the right size put  them on while floating. Once you have them on have them vertical in  the water and put the...