Water skiing is typically for those with a good sense of balance. It requires the sportsman to balance on one or two skis on the water, while he is pulled by a towboat using a rope or a cable. The water-sport is open to people of all ages only if they can bear the pressure of being pulled by a boat along the surface of the water. The skier should also have a good sense of balance too.
The water sport is practiced with much enthusiasm all over the world. There are as many as 11 million people involved in the water sport. There are several competitions organized in the nation too. Australia boasts of housing more than 1.3 million people enthusiastic about water skiing.
Those willing to enjoy can experience the sport but should begin in deep waters. The skiers find themselves in water in full skiing regalia or they find themselves putting the skis on while they are in water. It is always more efficient to put them on while in water. Then they position the tow rope between their skis and are pulled ahead by the tow boat.
Water skiing is usually done in waters with a depth of at least 1.5-1.8 metres. There should be ample space for movement of the boat and the skier. This should be at least 60 m wide. There should be enough room between the surfer and the boat to avoid a collision or other hazards. There should be an efficient coordination between the driver of the tow boat and the skier.
Posted by Sam Smith 8/6/15