Water Skiing sport is a safe sport, when skiers and boat drivers understand
and utilization common sense rules.
While undertaking water skiing if a skier fall down, driver comes to know
through the signal that the skier is all right. It is a simple gesture of
clipping both hands over the head, if this signal is not made the driver
assumes an injury to the skier and come about instantly to help.
Water skiing is usually illegal in swimming areas, low-speed mooring lanes
and marina channels. Safe and fun skiing requires a driver and skier to make
good judgments. The effects of sun, wind, waves and oscillation can blemish
your predictions. Don't stay on the water too long.
For snow skiing make a unified effort to maintain your weight on your feet.
Avoid ski flat-footed, and ski on your heels. You should have strong legs
that support you to withstand the beating knocks received as you bash into
the snow lumps.
Special Skills are required for ski adventure, take up a course in skis
training, learn the basics- to get on and off the lift, to fall and then to
get up, to stop, to turn. Lesson undertakings are nice idea for anyone, not
only for the beginner, who wants to enjoy most through this winter sport.
Maintaining of good balance and to recover quickly from being out of
balance is also an important skill in snow skiing. You can also make a good
short radius turn with speed control on steeper groomed slopes.
The ability to swim is desirable for a water skier, but swimming ability is
no substitute for a well-fitting Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Putting on
a PFD is fundamental when water skiing, even for expert swimmers, and is
requisite by law in most states.
Water skiing requires a perfect synchronization between skier, observer and
boat driver. There should be mutual agreement between the skier and the
driver in advance on the route taken by the boat.
Hand signs play a very important role in water skiing. Some of the
important hand signs important in skiing are-
Thumb up: Speed up the boat
Thumb down: Slow down the boat.
Slashing motion over the neck: Stop Motor also
used by driver or observer.
Circle motion with arms over-head then point in
desired direction: Turn the boat also used by driver.
Pat on the head: Return to dock.
OK signal with hand: Speed and boat path O.K.
Hands clasped over head: Skier OK after
For rented equipment, a credit card and a photo ID card in order to rent a
snowboard is required. Also bring a camera to record your first day as a
skier or snowboarder.
Other important equipment are- pair of sunglasses, goggles, lip balm and
sunscreen. The sun is very strong at high altitudes and against a snow-white
background. Also remember to bring water-resistant gloves or mittens and a
Pole plants: A strong rhythmical pole plant is
extremely beneficial when skiing bounce.
Short radius turns: To sail moguls it is
important to turn both of the skis quickly.
Line: Most beginner mogul skiers turn on the
top of the bump. It's the easiest place to pivot your skis, for here you can
move to the troughs.
Hard Crust: Hard crust grabs onto your skis
and checks you for performing anything other than skiing in distinctively
Crud: The term crud refers to broken crust.