If you enjoy waterskiing then you should most definitely try wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is much harder and more complicated than waterskiing, but incredibly fulfilling once you get the hang of it! Plus, after you know how to waterski, then wakeboarding will be easier to learn.
Waterskiing has skis similar to snow skis, but much wider than snow skis and while they are on the water, they’re being towed down the boat. When you use water skiis, every time you fall, you have to strap on the skiis again, no matter how tight you make them. So don’t panic! This is part of the sport.
Wakeboarding also has one thick shorter board for wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is on one board, to which you are strapped very tightly so there is no need to strap them on every time you fall. So much easier! Wakeboarding tends to be more sideways in nature while gliding across the water, so your views are less direct (but hey, when you’re on the water, the view from all sides is probably spectacular). Waterskiing is facing straightforward, so it seems much easier in that respect. However, some people believe that wakeboarding is easier than waterskiing in that your legs are not trying to go in opposite directions.
Either way, both have ropes and a handle to hold onto while going through the water. They also both require a boat to pull them as well as plenty of room to move through the water. They are most commonly used in various lakes across the country. Rivers tend to be too narrow to really get to move around much. To take part in either waterskiing or wakeboarding, purchasing a life jacket beforehand is an incredibly smart precaution, especially for your first time on the water. Summer is the perfect time to practice both and decide which one is more fun and more enjoyable for you personally.
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