Making the right waterski equipment choices for Waterskiing
Waterskiing is a fast growing sport that is both
challenging and highly enjoyable. As much as skill and experience play a large part, selecting the right water skis has a great impact on how well one does. It is therefore imperative to choose equipment that is not
only of high quality, but that is also correctly suited for an individual's level of skill and water skiing style.
Choosing The Right Water Skis
At Water Ski World, we have devoted over 30 years of our lives to water-sports, especially water-skiing. As experts in the
field, we offer uncommon insight into the products we sell. As opposed to retail outlets or many other online retailers who typically know little about the products they sell, we have made it our goal to test and
use everything in our inventory. To that end, we can answer any question and provide our customers with the guidance they need to purchase the right equipment.
When it comes to water skis, one of the first questions a customer needs to ask themselves is: what type of water skis do I need? There are, in fact, four
different types of water skis: combination pairs, slalom, trick and jump skis. Although combination pairs and slalom skis represent the majority of the models that are sold, each type of ski is specifically designed
for particular form of water-skiing.
Beyond the type of water skis needed, it is important for customers to pay attention to their construction, including the components used,
the design, length and even bindings. Why pick at random when you can work closely with an expert to determine exactly what you need? At Water Ski World, not only do we offer some of the best prices available
online, but we also offer an additional priceless service for free: our knowledge, experience and love of the sport.
Water skiing was developed in Lake City, Minnesota on the Mississippi River in 1922 by an
18 year old Ralph Samuelson. He figured that if skis could be used in snow, then he could use them on water.
His first attempt was on June 28, 1922 while riding on barrel staves and being towed by his brother
Ben. His first attempt was a failure. He skied for several yards before he fell into the water. On his second attempt, he used snow skis while being towed behind a motor boat powered by a converted Saxon truck
On July 2, he purchased two boards and used leather straps. Samuelson was finally successful after leaning backwards in the water, with ski tips slanted upward. Afterwards, he showed sports
enthusiasts in some exhibitions around the state of Minnesota his feat of skiing on water.