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Wakeboard Binding Set-Up
Learn how your wakeboard bindings should be set up on your board for maximum performance to match your skill level.
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.
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 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.
How to Convert a Slalom Towrope for Waterskiing
Explanation waterskiing towrope length terminology. Rope section colors indicate the rope length and off measurements.
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?
Your Local Waterskiing Laws, Boating Laws and...
Local Waterskiing / Wakeboarding Laws, boating laws regulations, navigation rules.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Top 5 Wakeboard Tower Speakers for Your Boat
The top five wakeboard tower speakers on the market as of this moment.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Five Great Wakeboard Boats for 25K or Less
Five of the very best wakeboard boats you can buy for under 25,000 dollars.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Beginner Wakeboards
There are so many things to consider before buying a beginner wakeboard: board manufacturer, size, features, bindings, etc.
Before You Buy a Waterskiing Rope
Tips on buying a waterskiing tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
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
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 Get Up on Two Water Skis, Waterskiing...
Tips on how to get up on two water skis with a deepwater start behind the boat.
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.
How To One Foot Slalom Deepwater Start
How to use only one foot in the front water ski boot during a deepwater slalom start.
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.
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.
Boat Water Spot Removal Suggestions
Boat water spot removal suggestions to restore your boat hull's finish.
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.
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.
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.
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
2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 Review
In depth review of the 2014 Sea Doo Wake Pro 215 PWC jetski.
Wakeboard Fins
Choose the correct fin system for your wakeboard. Consider fin configuration, water conditions, and material.
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.
How to Build a Floating Kicker Ramp
Before you start building a floating kicker ramp, make sure you have the necessary items.
5 Reasons Why Wakeboarders Should Consider...
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should consider buying a PWC or jetski to supplement their riding.
Crossing the Wakes on a Slalom Water Ski
Beginners tips on how to cross the wakes on a slalom water ski behind the boat.
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 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.
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.
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 Top Five Aftermarket Stereos to Put in your...
The Top Five Marine Stereo head units from Sony, Infinity, Clarion, and more.
The 5 Best Cable Parks in the World
Cable parks can be found in 6 continents, these are the top five.
Goofy Footed
: When standing ( stance ) on a water ski or wakeboard your right foot is forward or in front. : 'gü-fE
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 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.
Ease into Wakesurfing with these Five Amazing...
Five of the very best Wakesurf boards on the market.
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.
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 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.
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.
How to Get Up On Two Water Skis
A simple How to get up on two water skis doing a deepwater start
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.
USCG Approved vs Non USCG Life Vests
The Pros and Cons of having a US Coast Guard Approved (USCG) Life Vest.
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.
Slalom
: Waterskiing in a zig-zag fashion while a boat runs in a straight line through a course marked by buoys
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.
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>
Before You Buy a Wakeboard Rope
Tips on buying a wakeboard tow rope. Consider rope material, rope handles, and rope length.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bow
Definition of a bow in a water sports boating terminology glossary.
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.
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.
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 Crash Properly on a Wakeboard
Methods to prevent injury when crashing and bailing on a wakeboard.
Eliminating Slalom Waterskiing Rope Slack
Rope slack in slalom waterskiing is caused when the skier travels faster than the boat.
Anatomy of an Inboard Boat Part 2 - The Drive...
An overview of inboard boat Drive and Engine systems.
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.
Waterskiing Terms Glossary
Here is a collection of waterskiing terms in a glossary format to get you started.
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.
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 Enhance Your Boat's Wake
Suggestions on how to enhance your boat's wake and make it larger so wakeboarders can jump higher.
The Cream of the 2014 Crop of Wakeboard Bindings
Five of the very best wakeboard boots on the market for 2014.
Top 5 Waterproof Mp3 Players
The top five waterproof mp3 players for watersports enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to 360 on a Wakeboard
Learning how to spin 360 on a wakeboard can be very easy and rewarding. Learning the proper technique is essential and this how to guide will lead you every step of the way.
Why Wakeboarders Should Snowboard
Five great reasons why wakeboarders should also snowboard in the winter time.
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
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.
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
Kristi Overton Johnson, Retired Professional...
Kristi Overton Johnson, a retired professional water-skier who competed in slalom waterskiing tournaments.
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show Reopens
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show Reopens, Winter Haven, Florida, Malibu Boats, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding
Tips For Trailering/Towing A Boat
Tips on trailering / towing, launching and retrieving boats. About.com - Guide. Page 2.
Gladiator Slalom Trainer Towrope Handle
The Gladiator Slalom Trainer Towope Handle waterski rope handle makes learning deepwater starts easy for beginner water-skiers.
5 Great Slalom Skis to Replace Your O'Brien...
The Best Slalom Skis for Beginning Riders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mastercraft Throwdown Aims to Change Wake...
Mastercraft and X Games have teamed up to bring Wakeboarding back into the spotlight with a first of its kind competition in Michigan.
Before You Buy Wakeboard Bindings
Consider overlay, underlay, footbed, hardware, and baseplate before you buy wakeboard bindings for wakeboarding.
Collegiate Waterskiing Scholarships and...
List of colleges or universities that offer waterskiing collegiate scholarships, along with recruitment information.
Shaped Water Ski
: A shaped water ski is a combination of a traditional ski and a wide ride ski. They were designed to
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.
Holeshot
: The speed at which a boat takes off when put into gear quickly. A quick holeshot is useful when pulling
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.
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.
2013 Slingshot Space Pickle SUP
The Slingshot Space Pickle is a first of its kind stand up paddleboard that merges the best of wakesurfing and paddleboarding into one brilliant package.
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.
Wakeboarding or Waterskiing With Less Than...
Ways to see better while waterskiing or wakeboarding. Improved vision options are LASIK surgery, disposable soft contact lenses, prescription and non-prescription goggles, anti-foggers, and more.
Double Up
: Wakeboarding term used to describe when a boat driver makes a wide turn and crosses over the wake his
Twiggy - "The Water-Skiing Squirrel"
Twiggy The Water-Skiing Squirrel travels around the world showcasing her amazing talent.
How to Grip a Wakeboarding or Slalom Waterskiin...
How you grip or hold the tow rope makes a big difference in how you will perform behind the boat and on the water.
Why is Wakeboarding Not in the X-Games
Why isn't wakeboarding part of the X-Games anymore? This article explores that question thoroughly.
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 of the Best Wakeboards for Newbies
Five of the best wakeboards on the market, designed specifically for beginners.
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.
Port
: The left hand side of a boat. : 'por
Become a Wakeboarder with Style
Five great ways to add style to wakeboard tricks.
Anatomy of a Wakeboard
How a wakeboard is made and how knowledge of its various components will make you a better rider.
Tips for Boating with Dogs
Boating With Pets. Here are some tips that will make your day on the water safe and enjoyable for all the pet participants when water-skiing or wakeboarding. Boating safety resources and articles.
Wetsuits and Dry Suits - How They Protect You...
Wetsuits and drysuits keep you warm while waterskiing or wakeboarding. Prevent hypothermia.
Finally a True Hybrid Wakeboard from the Folks...
A review of the 2014 Liquid Force Watson Hybrid wakeboard.
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.
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.
Wakeboarding, Wake Skating, Wake Surfing Terms...
Here is a collection of wakeboarding terms in a glossary format to get you started.
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.
Stern
: Rear end of a boat. : sturn : Stearn, Stur
Mastercraft Prostar Breaking Records and Taking...
The 2015 Mastercraft Prostar is a record breaker through and through.
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
Are You Goofy?
How do you place your feet on your slalom ski or wakeboard?
Edge
: Edge exists when the water-skier or wakeboarder puts their water ski or wakeboard on its edge against
Chris Parrish, Professional Slalom Water-Skier
Chris Parrish, Professional Slalom Water-Skier and Ski Instructor
The 2014 Mastercraft NXT Series
2014 Mastercraft NXT Series Preview and profile of budget friendly price point inboard wakeboard boats.
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.
How To Get Started With Competition Slalom Skiing
Starting out on a slalom ski course can be intimidating, but this how to guide will ease you into it gently and you'll be turning buoys before you know it.
Before You Buy a Wetsuit
Make sure a wetsuit fits your waterskiing or wakeboarding needs before you purchase it for boat-towed sports.
How To Do a Wakeboard Step Start From the Swim...
Tips on how to do a wakeboard step start from the swim platform at the back of the boat.

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