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Water Ski

The Americans brought it to us from across the pond! The inventor of water skiing is considered to be American Ralph Samuelson. Samuelson began in 1922 in Lake City, Minnesota with his first attempts at the sport. He made his first water skis out of wood to use on lake water. In 1925 he succeeded the first jump over a ramp on the lake.
 
Water-skiing behind a motorboat starts from either deep water or from a jetty. The athlete bends into a crouch, arms stretched out straight, while leaning back. The tips of the skis point up and protrude slightly out of the water. The tension cable is located between the skis. The driver then accelerates the boat to pull him from the water. At this time, it is important to stay in the squat position and to wait until the boat has accelerated enough, so that there is sufficient force between the boat and the water-skiier. There should always be a spotter at the back of the boat for safety reasons.

Classic water-skiing consists of slalom, jumping, trick skiing, figure running and various combinations of these.

Further developments and new water sports trends:

Wakeboarding: Very similar to snowboarding. The board is thick and there are strong boots built in for the placement of the riders feet. For tricks, the tension of the pull cable is used for "inverts", jumps, or manuvering on or around obstacles.
Wakeskating: Similar to wakeboarding, however, the athlete barefoot on the board or with shoes on sandpaper (grip tape).
Kneeboarding: Here the athlete kneels on the board and is drawn behind while sitting on his heels.
Tubing: Fun for young and old! This new trend has you lay down on your stomach while being pulled behind the boat on your tube.
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Wakeboard / Kneeboard OMNIA
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Wakeboard SAVAGE WAKESKATE
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Kneeboard Rope
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JOBE Kneeboard Rope
59.95 EUR In stock only €59.95
Water Ski Helmet SLAM WAKE HELMET
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Neopren suit PROGRESS REMIX 3/2.5
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Wetsuit PROGRESS REMIX SHORTY
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SLALOM Water Sports Vest
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Water Ski-Gloves STREAM
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JOBE Water Ski-Gloves STREAM
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2 person towrope without hook
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JOBE 2 person towrope without hook
16.95 EUR In stock only €16.95
Tube Set HYDRA PACKAGE
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JOBE Tube Set HYDRA PACKAGE
149.95 EUR In stock only €149.95
RUMBLE Tube Set
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JOBE RUMBLE Tube Set
99.95 EUR In stock €124.99 only €99.95
Waterski Towing Eye
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Waterski Towing Eye
39.95 EUR In stock only €39.95
Hydroslide Water Ski Line
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Hydroslide Water Ski Line
34.95 EUR In stock only €34.95
Grip Tape Kit
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Grip Tape Kit
12.95 EUR In stock only €12.95
Water Ski Boat Mirror
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Water Ski Boat Mirror
22.95 EUR In stock only €22.95

Water Ski

The Americans brought it to us from across the pond! The inventor of water skiing is considered to be American Ralph Samuelson. Samuelson began in 1922 in Lake City, Minnesota with his first attempts at the sport. He made his first water skis out of wood to use on lake water. In 1925 he succeeded the first jump over a ramp on the lake.
 
Water-skiing behind a motorboat starts from either deep water or from a jetty. The athlete bends into a crouch, arms stretched out straight, while leaning back. The tips of the skis point up and protrude slightly out of the water. The tension cable is located between the skis. The driver then accelerates the boat to pull him from the water. At this time, it is important to stay in the squat position and to wait until the boat has accelerated enough, so that there is sufficient force between the boat and the water-skiier. There should always be a spotter at the back of the boat for safety reasons.

Classic water-skiing consists of slalom, jumping, trick skiing, figure running and various combinations of these.

Further developments and new water sports trends:

Wakeboarding: Very similar to snowboarding. The board is thick and there are strong boots built in for the placement of the riders feet. For tricks, the tension of the pull cable is used for "inverts", jumps, or manuvering on or around obstacles.
Wakeskating: Similar to wakeboarding, however, the athlete barefoot on the board or with shoes on sandpaper (grip tape).
Kneeboarding: Here the athlete kneels on the board and is drawn behind while sitting on his heels.
Tubing: Fun for young and old! This new trend has you lay down on your stomach while being pulled behind the boat on your tube.

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