The latest issue of waterski mag has an article about going on a weekend away, and remembering everything you need to take with you to make it awesome.
You’ve probably noticed that waterskiing is a passion that can be rewarding or frustrating, in equal measures. Any sport that relies on motors, equipment, physical skill and good conditions is bound to throw up obstacles along the way.
Now that we are coming into another summer, it’s time to wake the boat from its winter slumber and get it ready for a trouble-free season.
Personal watercraft provide a great alternative to skiing or riding behind a boat. They’re comparatively cheap to buy, economical to run, and plenty of fun in all sorts of conditions.
A lot of skiing, from absolute beginners through to pros, relies heavily on the driver’s ability and know how. Understanding the differences on how you can adjust your driving to get someone up for the first time, or how to counter-steer for the more experienced skier or wakeboarder, can make a massive difference to those out the back.
As most of you know, boating does not always go smoothly. Having a decent toolkit with some of the basics may well keep you on the water when all had seemed lost. More importantly, it could make a big difference in an emergency situation.
Now is the time of year to dust off the boat and put it back in the water after a nice long break. But before heading to the ramp, maybe put a little thought into giving your boat the care and attention it needs for a + free summer.
Like many Aussies before him, die hard skier Nigel Sparrow has spent time at Coble’s Ski School in North Carolina. while there he spent plenty of time getting to know Chris Eller, who among other things is one of the world’s best tournament drivers.
Boating has many pitfalls. And many of us have learnt the hard way, by making simple mistakes that turn into major disasters. We recently spent some time with Bo McCallum, who coaches up at Brett Sands Watersports, and got chatting about some basic tips to keep in mind each time you head out for a day on the water. Here are 10 tips that might help this summer …