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Tips on Buying a Used Boat for Water Sports
Buying a used boat for water sports requires homework. Use this checklist as a guide for test driving, floor rot, marine survey, boat hours, hull condition, and more.
Tips on Buying a Boat Suitable for Boat-Towed...
Do your homework before buying your water sports boat so you won't be disappointed.
How to Buy a Watersports Boat on a Budget
Looking for a cheap wakeboard boat? When budget is a factor, it's important to know how to find a great ski boat for a fair price. Learn the tips and tricks to finding a wakeboard / ski boat on a budget.
How to Convert a Slalom Towrope for Waterskiing
Explanation waterskiing towrope length terminology. Rope section colors indicate the rope length and off measurements.
The Top 5 Wakeboard Tower Speakers for Your Boat
The top five wakeboard tower speakers on the market as of this moment.
How To Get Up on a Wakeboard
If you're intrigued by the sport of wakeboarding and want to learn how to stand up behind the boat, then check out this must read article illustrating a step by step method to standing up on a wakeboard for the first time.
Wakeboard Binding Set-Up
Learn how your wakeboard bindings should be set up on your board for maximum performance to match your skill level.
Vintage, Collectible, Antique and Retro Water...
Your old water skis in the garage could be vintage collector's items. Vintage water skis are popular and many people are looking for replacement parts for wooden water skis.
What to Know Before Buying a Slalom Ski for...
There are four basic categories of when choosing a slalom water ski: slalom skis, wide body, shaped, traditional, and world class.
Top 5 Inboard Boats for \$5,000
Finding a great inboard boat for $5000 is easily done if you know what you are looking for. This list of 5 great budget friendly boats will have you on the water in no time.
How to Determine Your Boat Speed When...
Different boat-towed water sports require various boat speeds. Learn here how fast your boat should go when waterskiing, wakeboarding, etc.
Before You Buy a Wakeboard
The wakeboard you choose will most likely reflect your skill level and the type/style of boarding you want to do. Use these tips before you make a wakeboard purchase.
Slalom
: Waterskiing in a zig-zag fashion while a boat runs in a straight line through a course marked by buoys
Slalom Waterski Course Dimensions and Diagrams
Looking to build a slalom waterski course? Allow this feature to be your online guide and visual reference in both metric and English.
5 Wakeboard Towers That Will Breathe New Life...
The definitive list for wakeboarders looking to upgrade their boat with a Wakeboard Tower. Discover the best wakeboard towers on the market with this definitive list.
Tuning Your Water Ski
Tips on tuning and adjusting your water ski fin and bindings to maximize your skill level and performance on the water.
Beginners Guide to Wakeboarding
Everything you need to know before you go wakeboarding for the first time behind a boat.
A Handy Checklist for De-Winterizing Your Boat
Tips on how to de-winterize your boat after the waterskiing season. Before you use your boat remember to check the oil, belts, & disconnect the battery.
Watersports Boat Buying Tips
Do your homework before buying your water sports boat so you won't be disappointed. Page 2.
Top 5 Inboard Boats for \$10,000
Finding a great inboard boat for around $10,000 is easily done if you know where to begin. Check out the top five greatest inboard boat for 10,000 dollars or under.
Which Boat Surf System is the Best?
Know the differences between popular Boat Surf Systems like the Malibu Surfgate, The Nautique NSS, and the Mastercraft Gen 2.
2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 Review
In depth review of the 2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 PWC jetski.
Top 5 Wakeboards for Kids
If your youngster is ready for the water, then you will want to get them one of the five best junior wakeboards on the market. These wakeboards are the best boards available for young rippers. These are the best junior boards from top brands like Slingshot, Ronix, Liquid Force, CWB and Hyperlite.
Bow
Definition of a bow in a water sports boating terminology glossary.
Tips for Trailering/Towing a Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide
Determining Which Foot to Put Forward in Slalom...
Tips on how to decide which foot to put forward in your slalom water ski bindings or wakeboard bindings. Are you goofy footed?
How to Get Started with Wakesurfing
An overview of the necessary equipment to start wakesurfing. Page 2.
Before You Buy a Slalom Water Ski
What you need to know before you buy a slalom water ski for waterskiing. There are four basic categories of slalom skis; wide body, shaped, traditional, and world class.
How to Jump on a Wakeboard
If you're ready to take your wakeboarding to the next level and start catching major air, then this step by step instructional will teach you everything you need to know about jumping on a wakeboard. Page 2.
Top 10 Beginner Wakeboards
There are so many things to consider before buying a beginner wakeboard: board manufacturer, size, features, bindings, etc.
Boat Water Spot Removal Suggestions
Boat water spot removal suggestions to restore your boat hull's finish.
How To Do a Barefoot Start Behind the Boat
Tips on how to do a successful barefoot start behind the boat using a kneeboard or wakeboard on the initial start.
Drive That Tube/Towable to Work Behind the Boat
People with little or a lot of behind-the-boat skills can hop on and experience a thrilling ride on a tube or towable. Learn how to drive that tube or towable to work behind the boat.
How To Winterize an Inboard Boat the Right Way
A step by step guide on how to properly winterize an inboard boat. The tips included go over the basics of checking the engine, cleaning and care, and effective covering and storage.
Jumping the Wake on a Wakeboard
The key to a good wakeboarding jump is not determined by how fast you cut to the wake, but rather, your progressive edge towards the wake with a tight tow line. These instructions will help you jump the wake on a wakeboard.
Kite Boarding or Kite Surfing
Definition of kite boarding and kite surfing in water sports terminology.
Choosing the Correct Slalom Water Ski
There are many things to consider prior to purchasing a slalom water ski. Consider you body type, water ski make, boot fit, boot make-up, and fin system.
Wetsuit and Dry Suit Temperature Chart for...
Use this chart to help you determine when you should wear a wetsuit or a dry suit when waterskiing or wakeboarding in cold water.
The Top Five Aftermarket Stereos to Put in your...
The Top Five Marine Stereo head units from Sony, Infinity, Clarion, and more.
How to Build a Floating Kicker Ramp
Materials list for building a floating kicker ramp. Page 2.
2013 Mastercraft X-Star Wakeboard Boat
This in depth review and profile will tell prospective buyers everything they need to know before investing in this boat.
How To Wakeboard at a Cable Park
The first thing to getting started riding at a cable park is taking off. You can start seated or standing on the takeoff pad. Having the basics in your head will help you have a great day wakeboarding at the park. Page 2.
Five Great Wakeboard Boats for 25K or Less
Five of the very best wakeboard boats you can buy for under 25,000 dollars.
2013 Pavati AX Aluminum Wakeboard Boats
The 2013 Pavati AX is the only completely all aluminum constructed wakeboard boat the market. This in depth review and profile of the will let prospective buyers know exactly what they should look for in a 2013 Pavati AX series boat.
Towropes, Line Length and Boat Speed for...
Get the most out of your time behind your wakeboarding boat by properly choosing the correct wakeboard towrope, line length and wakeboarding boat speed.
Collegiate Waterskiing Scholarships and...
List of colleges or universities that offer waterskiing collegiate scholarships, along with recruitment information.
Teaching Youth How to Water-Ski
Use these tips when teaching youth/kids how to water ski. Suggested combo and slalom water skis for kids.
A Brief History of Wakeboarding
The History of Wakeboarding and all of the major events that have shaped what the sport has become today.
Water Ski Lake Communities
Go waterskiing in your own neighborhood by purchasing water ski lake community real estate. Lakefront lots are available for wakeboarding.
The 5 Best Cable Parks in the World
Cable parks can be found in 6 continents, these are the top five.
Before You Buy a Waterskiing Rope
Tips on buying a waterskiing tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
Top 5 Waterproof Mp3 Players
The top five waterproof mp3 players for watersports enthusiasts.
EZ-Hitch - The One Person Trailer Hitch Guide...
The one person trailer hitch guide for waterskiing and wakeboarding boat-towed sports vehicles.
How To Two Foot Slalom Waterski Deepwater Start
Here's how to get up on a slalom ski in the water with the front and back feet already in the ski boots. How To Two Foot Slalom Deepwater Start
5 Tips to Keep your Inboard Boat Like New
Keeping your boat in ship shape is important to it's longevity. These five tips will keep your boat running and looking like new for years to come.
Winterizing Your Boat
Tips on winterizing your boat for after the waterskiing or wakeboarding season has ended. Prepare your boat for cold weather winterization and off season storage.
Top 5 Upgrades for Inboard Boats
If your boat is in need of some upgrades, take a look at these great upgrades to modernize your inboard ski boat.
The Greatest Aluminum Boat this Year
The new Pavati 2015 PLV S. Waterskiing.
2014 Mastercraft X-46 Wakeboard Boat
The 2014 Mastercraft X-46 is here and ready to please. Everything about this boat is designed for practical use, and will please even the most discerning critics. You won't want to miss a single feature, check out the 2014 Mastercraft X-46 in this in depth review and profile.
Water Channel, TV Network For Water Sports and...
Water Channel, TV Network For Water Sports and Recreation. Showcasing purely water related activities. Waterskiing, wakeboarding.
Before You Buy a Wakeboard Rope
Tips on buying a wakeboard tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
Use Hand Signals for Rider Safety
Tips on how to effectively communicate waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting, etc. hand signals between the boat driver and the skier / wakeboarder.
The Dangers of Teak Surfing Behind a Boat
An obvious danger to teak surfing behind a boat is the participant's proximity to the boat propeller.
How To Enhance Your Boat's Wake
Suggestions on how to enhance your boat's wake and make it larger so wakeboarders can jump higher.
How to Sell an Inboard Ski Boat
Learn how to sell an inboard ski boat with these easy to follow tips. You will have your old boat sold a new boat purchased in no time.
How To Wakeboarding Deepwater Starts
Instruction on how to get up on your wakeboard while remaining in the water by doing a wakeboarding deepwater starts.
Anatomy of an Inboard Boat Part 1 - The Hull
An overview of inboard boat hulls.
Full Review of Hyperlite's System Binding
If your considering the System binding from Hyperlite, then check out this full review highlighting the main points of boot and binding design: form, fit, and functionality.
How to Lay Out a Slalom Waterskiing Course -...
How to Lay Out a Slalom Waterskiing Course About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding> Slalom Courses> Articles> How to Lay Out a Slalom Waterskiing... Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites Training Equipment For Boat Towed Sports. Page 2.
Your Local Waterskiing Laws, Boating Laws and...
Local Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Laws, boating laws regulations, navigation rules.
Anatomy of an Inboard Boat Part 2 - The Drive...
An overview of inboard boat Drive and Engine systems.
How to Replace an Inboard Boat Prop
This guide will take you through all of the steps necessary to replace your damaged inboard boat prop. This step outlines how to remove the prop with a c clamp. Page 4.
Choosing a Tow Rope for a Tube/Towable
Tips on how to invest in a proper tow rope for tubing or towables behind the boat for water sports.
Learn How to Start Winching on your Wakeboard
Learn what winching is and how you can access small bodies of water with your Wakeboard or Wakeskate.
How to do a 360 Surface Spin while Wakesurfing
If you are having trouble pulling off a 360 surface spin while wakesurfing, then these easy quick tips will help you get better rotation on the water. Page 3.
How To Get Up on Two Water Skis, Waterskiing...
Tips on how to get up on two water skis with a deepwater start behind the boat.
Kristi Overton Johnson, Retired Professional...
Kristi Overton Johnson, a retired professional water-skier who competed in slalom waterskiing tournaments.
Alleviating Forearm Soreness In Water Skiing
Stretching Forearms For Skiers: water skiing jennifer ward sore arm training fitness forearms
5 Reasons Why Wakeboarders Should Consider...
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should consider buying a PWC or jetski to supplement their riding.
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show Reopens
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show Reopens, Winter Haven, Florida, Malibu Boats, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding
How to Lay Out a Slalom Waterskiing Course
How to Lay Out a Slalom Waterskiing Course About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding> Slalom Courses> Articles> How to Lay Out a Slalom Waterskiing... Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites Training Equipment For Boat Towed Sports
Wetsuits and Dry Suits - How They Protect You...
Wetsuits and drysuits keep you warm while waterskiing or wakeboarding. Prevent hypothermia.
Before You Buy a Wetsuit
Make sure a wetsuit fits your waterskiing or wakeboarding needs before you purchase it for boat-towed sports.
Malibu Ups Their Own Ante with the 15'...
The completely redesigned Malibu 22 VLX has been redesigned and is ready for the 2015 ski and wakeboard season. Read the review on Malibu's latest redesign.
Bevel
Definition of bevel in water sports terminology.
Inboard
: A boat in which the engine is inside the hull at the center of the boat. With an inboard engine the
Waterskiing Terms Glossary
Here is a collection of waterskiing terms in a glossary format to get you started.
Off Season Work Out for Water Skiers - Part I
Off Season Work Out For Water Skiers - So how do you gain power and not give up leg speed or flexibility? Well, one obvious answer is the use of plyometrics.
Why Wakeboarders Should Snowboard
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should also snowboard in the winter time.
How To One Foot Slalom Deepwater Start
How to use only one foot in the front water ski boot during a deepwater slalom start.
Tips For Trailering/Towing A Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide. Page 2.
2013 Axis A22 Wakeboard Boat
The 2013 Axis A22 is a wakeboard boat designed for the masses. This in depth review and profile of the will let prospective buyers know exactly what they should look for in A22 from Axis Wake Research.
Wakeboarding Progressive Heelside Edge
Wakeboarding Progressive Heelside Edge About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding> Tips-Wake-Beginner> Articles> Wakeboarding Progressive Heelside... Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites Beginner Wakeboards>
2013 Super Air Nautique G25 Wakeboard Boat
The 2013 Super Air Nautique G25 is the pinnacle of wakeboard masterpieces. This in depth review and profile will let prospective buyers know exactly what they should look for in a Super Air Nautique from Correct Craft.
Top 4 Wide Body and Shaped Slalom Water Skis
Wide body and shaped slalom water skis are wider than traditional skis and are ideal for first-time waterskiers.
How To Load the Wakeboard, Hydrofoil, or...
How to load the line and get big air for wakeboarding and hyrofoiling with Julie Bostian Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites. Training Equipment For Boat Towed Sports.
Toyota Marine Sports Launches Into Boating With...
Toyota enters the boating business with the Epic 21 and Epic 22
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding Glossary of Terms
Here is a collection of waterskiing, wakeboarding, and boating terms in a glossary format specific to boat towed sports to get you started.
2013 Epic 232 SE Wake / Ski Boat
The 2013 Epic 232 SE is the only completely electric wakeboard boat on the market. This in depth review and profile of the will let prospective buyers know exactly what they should look for in a 232 SE from Epic wake boats.
Kneeboarding Deepwater Starts
Tips on how to complete a successful deepwater kneeboarding start. Choose from the belly start or the low buoyancy start.
Winter Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Survival Kit
Winter Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Survival Kit About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding
The 2014 Mastercraft NXT Series
2014 Mastercraft NXT Series Preview and profile of budget friendly price point inboard wakeboard boats.
Off-Season Conditioning and Fitness Tips for...
Tips on how to keep in shape during the waterskiing and wakeboarding off-season. Condition tips, body shaping and strenghtening tips, fitness machines, and more.
Wetsuit and Dry Suit Storage for the Water-Skie...
Properly storing away your wetsuits and dry suits will prolong their life and give you many years of warm waterskiing and wakeboarding
How To Care for Your Lifejacket, Life Vest, PFD
Tips on how to care for your lifejacket, life vest, PFD so that it will prolong the life of the product for waterskiing or wakeboarding.
Top 8 Christmas Tree Ornaments for Water-Skiers...
Christmas tree ornaments for water-skiers, wakeboarders, boaters, and water sports lovers.
How To Teach a Child to Wakeboard
Learning how to teach a kid to wakeboard can be one of the most rewarding experiences on the water. With this How To Guide you will learn tried and true tips for getting your kid up on a wakeboard for the first time.
2014 Axis A24 Wakeboard Boat
The 2014 Axis A24 is a wakeboard boat designed for large family fun. This in depth review and profile of the will let prospective buyers know exactly what they should look for in an A24 from Axis Wake Research.
2013 Radar Slalom Ski Collection
Radar has quickly become hailed as the best slalom ski manufacturer on the planet. Their award winning designs speak for themselves and the 2013 Radar Ski Lineup is no doubt their best yet.
The Cream of the 2014 Crop of Wakeboard Bindings
Five of the very best wakeboard boots on the market for 2014.
Storing Your Waterskiing and Wakeboarding...
Tips on storing your waterskiing and wakeboarding equipment away for the winter. Keep away from sunlight, including skis, wetsuits, drysuits, from your About.com Guide.
Tips For Trailering / Towing A Boat - Part II
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide
Goofy Footed
: When standing ( stance ) on a water ski or wakeboard your right foot is forward or in front. : 'gü-fE
Slalom Boat Driving Tips
Slalom Boat Driving Tips for the perfect tow. About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding with Julie Bostian Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites BUYER'S GUIDE.
Waterskiing or Wakeboarding in Cold Weather /...
Avoid hypothermia and frostbite when waterskiing and wakeboarding in cold weather / water. Practice the 100 degree rule. About Sports Waterskiing Wakeboarding.
Flex
: Flex refers to the degree of stiffness in a water ski or wakeboard. Flex patterns generally come in
Babe's Boat Bright Spray Wax Cleaner - Product...
Make waxing your waterski or wakeboard boat easier by using Babe's Boat Bright Spray Wax Cleaner. Product Review
Ease into Wakesurfing with these Five Amazing...
Five of the very best Wakesurf boards on the market.
Redesign your Wakeboarding with the Redesigned...
The completely redesigned Axis A22 is bringing better features, and greater value for wakeboarders in 2015.
Mobe
: When a wakeboarder ends an aerial spin with a towrope handle pass. : 'mO-b : Mo
How to Spin a 180 on Wakeboard
Knowing how to 180 on a wakeboard sets the foundation for bigger and better spins. Use this simple tutorial to master the 180 in all of its many forms on a wakeboard.
Inboard/Outboard
: A boat in which the engine is inside the hull at the back of the boat. With an inboard/outboard engine
Edge
: Edge exists when the water-skier or wakeboarder puts their water ski or wakeboard on its edge against
Strength and Conditioning To Prevent Knee...
Knee injuries, its not if but when. : knee injury prevention water skiers jennifer ward knee injuries training fitness
How to Install a Wakeboard Tower
Installing a wakeboard tower is a crucial step in progressing your wakeboarding career. This step by step guide takes you through all of the basics of installing your wakeboard tower without a hitch.
Kneeboarding
: When being pulled by a boat, riding on an extra wide board-shaped ski while in the kneeling position.
2013 Sport Nautique 200 Multisport Boat
The 2013 Sport Nautique is a family friendly wake maker. This in depth profile and review will tell you everything you need to know about this versatile multisport boat from Nautique.
Dropping a Water Ski to Go Slalom Waterskiing
Instruction on how to drop a combo water ski and ski on one ski to go slalom.
The 5 Waterskiers who Paved the Way for the...
Five of the most important people to ever be in waterskiing.
How To Mail or Ship Your Water Skis and...
Proper packaging will aid in a safe arrival with mailing or shipping water skis or wakeboards.
TS Front Rolls Made Easy
How to start throwing TS Front Rolls and the many variations.
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding in the Olympics
It is uncertain if waterskiing will ever be part of the Olympics. However proponents for watersports have made a strong rally for admission to the Olympics.
How to be a Responsible Boat Driver
Tips for a boat driver on how to responsibly drive a boat in traffic on the water while pulling a water-skier or wakeboarder.
How to Buy a Wakeboard Tower for a Boat
An in-depth guide full of information and analysis to help you select a wakeboard tower for your boat.
Holeshot
: The speed at which a boat takes off when put into gear quickly. A quick holeshot is useful when pulling
What It Takes To Become An Olympic Sport -...
An overview of what the sport of waterskiing has gone through in recent years in an attempt to get into the Olympic Games. The final decision will be made by the IOC in September of 2000. Here you'll find arguments for and against the fight.
2014 Centurion Enzo SV230+ Inboard Boat
The 2013 Centurion Enzo SV230 is a true Enzo with a budget friendly price. There is no doubt that everyone will want a piece of this fantastic Wakesurfing machine. This in depth review and profile will let prospective buyers know exactly what they should look for in an Enzo SV230+ from Centurion Boats.
USCG Approved vs Non USCG Life Vests
The Pros and Cons of having a US Coast Guard Approved (USCG) Life Vest.
Glass to Powder - From Waterskiing to the Snow...
Hitting the slopes is an excellent way to keep in shape during the waterskiing off-season. Waterskiing and down hill snow skiing require similar techniques.
Rocker
: Rocker refers to the shaped difference between the top tips of a water ski or wakeboard and the center
Finesse your Boat Wake for Better Wakeboarding
How to fine tune your boats wake for the best wakeboarding experience possible.
Watersports Warm Up and Stretch Routine
Knowing how to stretch properly for wakeboarding and waterskiing will help prevent big injuries. Follow this easy guide to get your muscles warmed up before you hit the water.
Wakeboard Fins
Choose the correct fin system for your wakeboard. Consider fin configuration, water conditions, and material.
2013 HO Triumph Slalom Ski
For an all around great ski the 2013 HO Triumph is an excellent option for skiers of all skill levels. This full review and profile will tell you everything you need to know about this world class ski.
The 5 Most Important Innovations in Wakeboarding
Wakeboarding has evolved quickly and it would never be where it is today without these five important technological advances.
Eliminating Slalom Waterskiing Rope Slack
Rope slack in slalom waterskiing is caused when the skier travels faster than the boat.
2013 Mastercraft X-2 Wakeboard Boat
The 2013 Mastercraft X-2 continues a long standing tradition of extreme wake makers. Coming in at a nimble 20 feet, this boat packs a mean punch and a huge wake.
How to Maintain a Boat Trailer
How to maintain and make minor repairs on a boat trailer.
Gladiator Slalom Trainer Towrope Handle
The Gladiator Slalom Trainer Towope Handle waterski rope handle makes learning deepwater starts easy for beginner water-skiers.
2013 Hyperlite Marek Nova
The 2013 Hyperlite Marek Nova is an advanced wakeboard for advanced riders. Make sure you check out this full review and profile to learn about all of the great new features.
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