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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.
Anatomy of an Inboard Boat Part 1 - The Hull
An overview of inboard boat hulls.
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.
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.
Tips on Buying a Boat Suitable for Boat-Towed...
Do your homework before buying your water sports boat so you won't be disappointed.
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.
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 Convert a Slalom Towrope for Waterskiing
Explanation waterskiing towrope length terminology. Rope section colors indicate the rope length and off measurements.
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.
The Top 5 Wakeboard Tower Speakers for Your Boat
The top five wakeboard tower speakers on the market as of this moment.
Wakeboard Binding Set-Up
Learn how your wakeboard bindings should be set up on your board for maximum performance to match your skill level. Page 3.
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.
Beginners Guide to Wakeboarding
Everything you need to know before you go wakeboarding for the first time behind a boat.
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.
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.
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.
Bow
Definition of a bow in a water sports boating terminology glossary.
How to Get Started with Wakesurfing
A step by step guide covering the basics of getting started in wakesurfing, including: equipment checklist, how to stand up for the first time, and proper riding technique.
Tips for Trailering/Towing a Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide
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.
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.
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 Wakeboard at a Cable Park
Learning how to ride a wakeboard in a Cable Park is one of the best ways to diversify your riding. This in depth guide will take you through all of the basics from taking off, get up and recovery, and hitting your first jumps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Wakeboarders Should Snowboard
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should also snowboard in the winter time.
Top 5 Waterproof Mp3 Players
The top five waterproof mp3 players for watersports enthusiasts.
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.
Watersports Boat Buying Tips
Do your homework before buying your water sports boat so you won't be disappointed. Page 2.
2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 Review
In depth review of the 2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 PWC jetski.
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.
How to Build a Floating Kicker Ramp
Before you start building a floating kicker ramp, make sure you have the necessary items.
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.
Top 8 Christmas Tree Ornaments for Water-Skiers...
Christmas tree ornaments for water-skiers, wakeboarders, boaters, and water sports lovers.
Water Ski Lake Communities
Go waterskiing in your own neighborhood by purchasing water ski lake community real estate. Lakefront lots are available for wakeboarding.
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?
The Top Five Aftermarket Stereos to Put in your...
The Top Five Marine Stereo head units from Sony, Infinity, Clarion, and more.
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.
Top 10 Beginner Wakeboards
There are so many things to consider before buying a beginner wakeboard: board manufacturer, size, features, bindings, etc.
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.
The 5 Best Cable Parks in the World
Cable parks can be found in 6 continents, these are the top five.
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.
A Brief History of Wakeboarding
The History of Wakeboarding and all of the major events that have shaped what the sport has become today.
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 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.
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.
Before You Buy a Waterskiing Rope
Tips on buying a waterskiing tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
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.
Kneeboarding Deepwater Starts
Tips on how to complete a successful deepwater kneeboarding start. Choose from the belly start or the low buoyancy start.
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.
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 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 3.
Boat Water Spot Removal Suggestions
Boat water spot removal suggestions to restore your boat hull's finish.
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
YouTube.com Wakeboarding and Waterskiing Videos
YouTube.com Wakeboarding, Waterskiing Wakeskating, Wakesurfing Videos. Also kneeboarding, barefoot waterskiing, jump water skiing videos and more.
Five Great Wakeboard Boats for 25K or Less
Five of the very best wakeboard boats you can buy for under 25,000 dollars.
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.
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.
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.
Your Local Waterskiing Laws, Boating Laws and...
Local Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Laws, boating laws regulations, navigation rules.
Slalom
: Waterskiing in a zig-zag fashion while a boat runs in a straight line through a course marked by buoys
How To One Foot Slalom Deepwater Start
How to use only one foot in the front water ski boot during a deepwater slalom start.
Waterskiing Terms Glossary
Here is a collection of waterskiing terms in a glossary format to get you started.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Buy a Wetsuit
Make sure a wetsuit fits your waterskiing or wakeboarding needs before you purchase it for boat-towed sports.
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.
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.
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.
Wetsuits and Dry Suits - How They Protect You...
Wetsuits and drysuits keep you warm while waterskiing or wakeboarding. Prevent hypothermia.
Kristi Overton Johnson, Retired Professional...
Kristi Overton Johnson, a retired professional water-skier who competed in slalom waterskiing tournaments.
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.
Shaped/Wide Body Slalom and Combo Water Skis
Shaped water skis, wide body slalom and combo water skis make deepwater starts easier and require less effort by the waterskier.
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.
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.
Winter Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Survival Kit
Winter Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Survival Kit About> Sports> 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. Page 2.
Malibu and WWA Aim to Evolve Wake with New Pro...
The New Evolution Series from Malibu and the WWA will take wakeboarding to the next level.
Top 10 Vintage Waterskiing Posters, Framed and...
Vintage waterskiing and show waterskiing posters and matted art prints are a great way to decorate the wall in your office, lake house, or boat house.
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.
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.
Collegiate Waterskiing Scholarships and...
List of colleges or universities that offer waterskiing collegiate scholarships, along with recruitment information.
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 2014 Mastercraft NXT Series
2014 Mastercraft NXT Series Preview and profile of budget friendly price point inboard wakeboard boats.
Crossing the Wakes on a Slalom Water Ski
Beginners tips on how to cross the wakes on a slalom water ski behind the boat.
Review of Hydrophase Ridesteady GPS Cruise...
A full review of the Hydrophase Ridesteady GPS Cruise control system for inboard, direct drive, v drive, and I/O boats. The perfect retro fit solution for wakeboard, slalom, and ski boats.
Ease into Wakesurfing with these Five Amazing...
Five of the very best Wakesurf boards on the market.
The 2013 Waterski Collection from HO Skis
HO has released an amazing set of skis for 2013, and the technological refinements keep on coming.
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.
5 Must Have Wakeboard Tower Accessories
Wakeboard towers just aren't complete without the proper accessories. Check out this definitive list of the must have wakeboard tower accessories.
Before You Buy a Wakeboard Rope
Tips on buying a wakeboard tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
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
Tips For Trailering/Towing A Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide. Page 2.
Chris Parrish, Professional Slalom Water-Skier
Chris Parrish, Professional Slalom Water-Skier and Ski Instructor
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.
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.
5 Reasons Why Wakeboarders Should Consider...
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should consider buying a PWC or jetski to supplement their riding.
Before You Buy Wakeboard Bindings
Consider overlay, underlay, footbed, hardware, and baseplate before you buy wakeboard bindings for wakeboarding.
Anatomy of an Inboard Boat Part 2 - The Drive...
How an inboard boat engine works. Page 2.
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.
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.
Alleviating Forearm Soreness In Water Skiing
Stretching Forearms For Skiers: water skiing jennifer ward sore arm training fitness forearms
Tips For Trailering / Towing A Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
The Cream of the 2014 Crop of Wakeboard Bindings
Five of the very best wakeboard boots on the market for 2014.
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. In the first step you will learn what you need to have in place before you start the process of pulling your prop.
How to Fix Fiberglass Boat Dents and Dings
Introduction to finding and fixing the dents and dings on your fiberglass boat.
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.
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.
The Top Five Life Vests of 2013
Choosing a life vest is an important decision in watersports. There are thousands of Jackets out there but you can see the cream of the crop in this 2013 Top Five list of life vests.
Wakeboard Fins
Choose the correct fin system for your wakeboard. Consider fin configuration, water conditions, and material.
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.
Mastercraft Prostar Breaking Records and Taking...
The 2015 Mastercraft Prostar is a record breaker through and through.
Holeshot
: The speed at which a boat takes off when put into gear quickly. A quick holeshot is useful when pulling
TV Tournament and Event Schedule, Waterskiing...
TV schedule of tournament events for water skiing, wakeboarding, trick skiing, jumping, barefoot waterskiing, etc.
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.
Strength and Conditioning To Prevent Knee...
Knee injuries, its not if but when. : knee injury prevention water skiers jennifer ward knee injuries training fitness
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.
2013 Radar Strada Slalom Ski
With a namesake for one of the most iconic lakes in watersports, the Radar Strada entirely lives up to its name as one of the best, most advanced slalom skis on the water. Learn all you need to know about the Strada in this in-depth profile and review.
Simple Beginner How to Articles for Waterskiing...
Step by step instructions that can be done by most people in connection with waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting, and boat driving
How To Buy the Right Wakeboard for You
If you're looking for the right wakeboard, then learn all you need to know about wakeboard design and features to find the perfect wakeboard for you. Page 2.
Donavon Frankenreiter and Mastercraft have...
The Hobie Brand is reborn with a high end line of wakesurfers courtesy of Mastercraft and Donavon Frankenreiter.
Wacky Trailer Hitch Covers
These wacky trailer hitch covers for the wakeboarder, barefoot skier, or water-skier are fun additions to trucks that tow boats. Express your personality on the road.
USCG Approved vs Non USCG Life Vests
The Pros and Cons of having a US Coast Guard Approved (USCG) Life Vest.
How to Select a Wakeskate
When shopping for a wake skate you'll first want to find a board length that is consistent with your weight range.
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.
Dallas Friday, Professional Wakeboarder
Dallas Friday, professional wakeboarder. Pro tour circuit ranked number one female wakeboarder in the world.
How To Repair Stripped Screw Holes in Your...
Many water skis and wakeboards see stripped screw holes in their lifetime due to wear and tear. Here are tips on how to repair them.
Stern
: Rear end of a boat. : sturn : Stearn, Stur
Water Ski Hall of Fame and Museum
Trace the sport of waterskiing back to the beginning and see the history of boat-towed water sports how they have evolved to the present day.
Check out the Coolest Ronix Wake Boot Yet
Learn all the great features of the 2014 Ronix Code 55 Wakeboard bindings.
Trampoline Training Can Help in Learning New...
Trampoline training can aid you in learning new wakeboarding skills
Top 10 Waterskiing Jewelry
Show your love for waterskiing. Jewelry never goes out of style. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, charms, pendants, earrings, anklet, watches. Give as a gift or buy for yourself.
Rocker
: Rocker refers to the shaped difference between the top tips of a water ski or wakeboard and the center
Edge
: Edge exists when the water-skier or wakeboarder puts their water ski or wakeboard on its edge against
Four Ways to Be a Better Boat Driver
Four great ways to become a better, safer boat driver when pulling a wakeboarder or waterskiier.
Double Up
: Wakeboarding term used to describe when a boat driver makes a wide turn and crosses over the wake his
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.
Falcon Beach, ABC Family Channel's TV Show...
Falcon Beach, ABC Family Channel's TV Show Featuring Wakeboarding
How to Get Up On Two Water Skis
A simple How to get up on two water skis doing a deepwater start
Anchor Buddy
The Anchor Buddy stretches as you go to the shore then pulls your boat away from shore as you pay out your bowline. An anchor line that lets you anchor up to 30 feet from shore.
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.
Top 6 Boat Towed Sports Screen Savers /...
Waterskiing and wakeboarding screen savers and wallpaper are great ways to add flair to your computer screen with photos, images, and pictures.
2013 Ronix Wakeboard Collection
The 2013 Ronix wakeboard lineup is a collection of boards that is unparallelled in the industry. Check out all of the greatest features in this comprehensive guide to 2013 Ronix wakeboards. Boards include the ever popular One, Vault, Phoenix, and Parks.
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