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The Top 5 Wakeboard Tower Speakers for Your Boat
The top five wakeboard tower speakers on the market as of this moment.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
How to Convert a Slalom Towrope for Waterskiing
Explanation waterskiing towrope length terminology. Rope section colors indicate the rope length and off measurements.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Your Local Waterskiing Laws, Boating Laws and...
Local Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Laws, boating laws regulations, navigation rules.
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.
Beginners Guide to Wakeboarding
Everything you need to know before you go wakeboarding for the first time behind a boat.
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.
Top 10 Beginner Wakeboards
There are so many things to consider before buying a beginner wakeboard: board manufacturer, size, features, bindings, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Top Five Aftermarket Stereos to Put in your...
The Top Five Marine Stereo head units from Sony, Infinity, Clarion, and more.
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.
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.
Five Great Wakeboard Boats for 25K or Less
Five of the very best wakeboard boats you can buy for under 25,000 dollars.
Before You Buy a Waterskiing Rope
Tips on buying a waterskiing tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
Tips for Trailering/Towing a Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide
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.
Watersports Boat Buying Tips
Do your homework before buying your water sports boat so you won't be disappointed. Page 2.
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.
2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 Review
In depth review of the 2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 PWC jetski.
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.
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.
Boat Water Spot Removal Suggestions
Boat water spot removal suggestions to restore your boat hull's finish.
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.
Wakeboard Fins
Choose the correct fin system for your wakeboard. Consider fin configuration, water conditions, and material.
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.
How to do a 360 Surface Spin while Wakesurfing
Learning how to do a 360 on a wakesurfer can be frustrating without the proper technique. This guide will take you through the motions of spinning in three easy steps.
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.
Water Ski Lake Communities
Go waterskiing in your own neighborhood by purchasing water ski lake community real estate. Lakefront lots are available for wakeboarding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get Started with Wakesurfing
An overview of the necessary equipment to start wakesurfing. Page 2.
Bow
Definition of a bow in a water sports boating terminology glossary.
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.
Ease into Wakesurfing with these Five Amazing...
Five of the very best Wakesurf boards on the market.
How to Build a Floating Kicker Ramp
Materials list for building a floating kicker ramp. Page 2.
USCG Approved vs Non USCG Life Vests
The Pros and Cons of having a US Coast Guard Approved (USCG) Life Vest.
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.
Before You Buy a Wakeboard Rope
Tips on buying a wakeboard tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
Top 5 Waterproof Mp3 Players
The top five waterproof mp3 players for watersports enthusiasts.
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.
EZ-Hitch - The One Person Trailer Hitch Guide...
The one person trailer hitch guide for waterskiing and wakeboarding boat-towed sports vehicles.
The Cream of the 2014 Crop of Wakeboard Bindings
Five of the very best wakeboard boots on the market for 2014.
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 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.
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.
5 Reasons Why Wakeboarders Should Consider...
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should consider buying a PWC or jetski to supplement their riding.
Kneeboarding Deepwater Starts
Tips on how to complete a successful deepwater kneeboarding start. Choose from the belly start or the low buoyancy start.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Buy a Wetsuit
Make sure a wetsuit fits your waterskiing or wakeboarding needs before you purchase it for boat-towed sports.
Collegiate Waterskiing Scholarships and...
List of colleges or universities that offer waterskiing collegiate scholarships, along with recruitment information.
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.
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.
The 5 Best Cable Parks in the World
Cable parks can be found in 6 continents, these are the top five.
Alleviating Forearm Soreness In Water Skiing
Stretching Forearms For Skiers: water skiing jennifer ward sore arm training fitness forearms
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To One Foot Slalom Deepwater Start
How to use only one foot in the front water ski boot during a deepwater slalom start.
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.
Goofy Footed
: When standing ( stance ) on a water ski or wakeboard your right foot is forward or in front. : 'gü-fE
Slalom
: Waterskiing in a zig-zag fashion while a boat runs in a straight line through a course marked by buoys
Falcon Beach, ABC Family Channel's TV Show...
Falcon Beach, ABC Family Channel's TV Show Featuring Wakeboarding
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.
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.
How To Retrieve a Downed/Fallen Water-Skier or...
Tips on how a boat driver should pick up a downed water-skier or wakeboarder out of the water.
Dallas Friday, Professional Wakeboarder
Dallas Friday, professional wakeboarder. Pro tour circuit ranked number one female wakeboarder in the world.
The Top 5 Destinations for Watersports Travel
Traveling for wakeboarding or waterskiing isn't quite the norm unless you are on the pro tour. Nonetheless, there are amazing places to go and get a change of scenery. Check out this top list for great places to take a watersports vacation.
Wakeboarding
: A form of waterskiing where both feet are attached to a board that resembles something in between a
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.
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.
Before You Buy Wakeboard Bindings
Consider overlay, underlay, footbed, hardware, and baseplate before you buy wakeboard bindings for wakeboarding.
Tips For Trailering/Towing A Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide. Page 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.
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.
Beginner Wakeboard Grabs
Learning how to grab your wakeboard is essential to becoming a great rider. If you want to learn some of the most basic grabs, then check out this instructional outlining the easiest beginner wakeboarding grabs. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Why Wakeboarders Should Snowboard
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should also snowboard in the winter time.
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 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.
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
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.
Inboard/Outboard
: A boat in which the engine is inside the hull at the back of the boat. With an inboard/outboard engine
Protect Your New Boat by Fixing Up Your Dock
How to make your dock a safe haven for your new boat.
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.
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
Waterskiing Terms Glossary
Here is a collection of waterskiing terms in a glossary format to get you started.
Wetsuits and Dry Suits - How They Protect You...
Wetsuits and drysuits keep you warm while waterskiing or wakeboarding. Prevent hypothermia.
How To Fix a Delaminating Wakeboard or Waterski
How to prepare a delaminated wakeboard or waterski before adding epoxy. Page 3.
How To Crash Properly on a Wakeboard
Methods to prevent injury when crashing and bailing on a wakeboard.
Has the Price of Gas Decreased Your Waterskiing...
Cast your vote. Have high gas/fuel prices limited your time waterskiing or wakeboarding?
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.
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.
How to Become a Pro Wakeboarder
Learn how to become a professional wakeboarder, or at the very least, have a great career in a rapidly growing sport.
Port
: The left hand side of a boat. : 'por
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.
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>
How to Get Up On Two Water Skis
A simple How to get up on two water skis doing a deepwater start
Waterskiing Movies On The Silver Screen
Big screen movies featuring waterskiing scenes.: wakeboarding videos waterskiing marine safety silver screen few movies
Go Kneeboarding Without The Pain - About.com...
There are ways to have fun on the kneeboard without causing your body pain. Here is how. - About.com Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
Teaching Youth How to Waterski
Teaching Youth How To Waterski About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding with Julie Bostian Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites BUYER'S GUIDE. Page 2.
Eliminating Slalom Waterskiing Rope Slack
Rope slack in slalom waterskiing is caused when the skier travels faster than the boat.
5 Ways to Improve Your Wakesurfing
At one point or another, all wakesurfers want to learn how to progress their skills. These five tips will put you on your way to meeting your wakesurf goals, whatever they may be.
A Brief History of Wakeboarding
The History of Wakeboarding and all of the major events that have shaped what the sport has become today.
Top 4 Wakeboarding Stickers, Decals
Top wakeboarding stickers and decals for your wakeboard, boat, car, notebooks, or where ever else you wanna stick 'em!
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.
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.
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show Reopens
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show Reopens, Winter Haven, Florida, Malibu Boats, Waterskiing, 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.
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.
A Watersports Guide to Visiting Lake Powell
When it comes to watersports, Lake Powell is a literal dream land. Wakeboarders and waterskiers alike could spend years exploring the intricate coves and gorgeous scenery that is offered by this massive lake.
Kristi Overton Johnson, Retired Professional...
Kristi Overton Johnson, a retired professional water-skier who competed in slalom waterskiing tournaments.
Watch That Waterskiing Tow Rope!
Watch That Waterskiing Tow Rope! About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding with Julie Bostian Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites
Review of the Wakescout Mobile App
Full review of the Wakescout mobile app for finding places to wakeboard across the planet.
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 4.
Gladiator Slalom Trainer Towrope Handle
The Gladiator Slalom Trainer Towope Handle waterski rope handle makes learning deepwater starts easy for beginner water-skiers.
Why is Wakeboarding Not in the X-Games
Why isn't wakeboarding part of the X-Games anymore? This article explores that question thoroughly.
Anatomy of a Wakeboard
How a wakeboard is made and how knowledge of its various components will make you a better rider.
Skylon Deafcon Wakeboard Tower Speakers...
Skylon Deafcon Wakeboard Tower Speakers Redesigned, from your About.com Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Guide
Head to Miami for Newest Aktion Parks Facility
Miami Watersports Complex opens as newest member of the Aktion Watersports Family
Toyota Marine Sports Launches Into Boating With...
Toyota enters the boating business with the Epic 21 and Epic 22
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.
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.
Aquatic Hook - Easy Kneeboarding Deepwater Starts
Aquatic Hook makes your kneeboarding deepwater starts easy - helps with balance. Attach it to your kneeboard and get up with minimal effort.
Stern
: Rear end of a boat. : sturn : Stearn, Stur

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