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Check out WaterSki Magazine’s WATERSKI photo contest going on right now. From July 2nd until July 15th you have time to submit your best Waterski shot of the summer. The winner will be featured as their cover photo on Facebook for the whole month of August. Check it out at the link below.
Wakeboarding is a sport that can be enjoyed by all. Just like most sports it requires patience and practice to improve. Whether you have yet to get up on a wakeboard or are just starting out, these tips will help you bring your game to the next level:
Keep Your Rope Long
In order to become successful at wakeboarding you will need a lot of practice to get used to the waves. You want to make sure that you keep your rope a pretty good distance away from the boat at first until you get used to the wake from the water. The longer your rope is the calmer the water will be, which will help you get used to the way your feet need to be aligned. Longer rope is important for anyone if they want to become good at it.
Change Speed by Balancing Your Weight
In order to become a successful wakeboarder you will need to know how to change your speed by using your own weight. By shifting your weight you will be able to stay balanced and will have an easier time slowing down or speeding up, depending upon the water conditions. You want to take your back foot and lean your body weight behind the back foot in order to slow down. If you choose to speed up then you will need to place all of your weight over the top of your front foot. This is important because not only will this help you speed up or slow down but it will also keep you safe by enabling you to balance better.
As with all sports, it is important to stay determined and keep thinking positively, even if you do not master wakeboarding on the first attempt. Wakeboarding is something you will likely have to practice over a long period of time in order to become successful, so you should not give up. Determination and believing in your ability to achieve is a very important aspect to becoming successful and eventually you will be as good as a professional.
Never Rely On a Speedometer
Whenever you are wakeboarding it is important not to rely on a speedometer to tell you how fast or slow you are going. Speedometers can easily malfunction and might not be giving you an accurate reading on your speed. In order to become successful at wakeboarding, you need to rely on yourself when it comes to your speed and whether or not you should go faster or slower. Also, if you just increase your speed without thinking about it then you are likely to become injured because you will not be balanced. When it comes to safety, you want to increase your speed gradually and rely on combining speed with balance for best results.
Know Which Foot is the Lead
In order to become a success at wakeboarding, you first must determine which foot is your lead foot for water sports. This is the front foot and it will most likely be the same foot for all water sports. One way to determine which foot you lead with is to watch yourself put on a pair of pants and see which leg you put into your pants first, which will help you understand what lead foot you are. A regular is someone that puts their left foot forward first, and a “goofy” is the term for those who put their right foot forward. Once you know this you will be able to adjust and practice your stance and balance accordingly, and it is essential to the key fundamentals of any water sport.
Wednesday – midweek – it can be rough getting up the hump, but once you do the weekend is in sight and hopefully all downhill. If you feel like you need a vacation, live vicariously though Clayton Underwood from team Hyperlite as he tears up these kickers in Thailand. Without further ado, take a break from work and watch the edit Clayton sent in!
Just another awesome way to stay connected with Ski Pro. Our channel features ski/snowboard videos and product reviews.
Plus you can relive some of our best events like Rail Jam and K2 Pop This Ollie over and over!
Happy Hump Day! See you on the other side.
We are gearing up for our HUGE Avalanche Sale and Travel Expo. Circle December 7-9 on your calendar for Arizona’s largest Ski and Snowboard Sale.
Located in the Phoenix Convention Center sale hours as follows:
Fri, Dec 7: 6pm-10pm (MOONLIGHT MADNESS SALE – Save an additional 5% off your total purchase FRIDAY ONLY, does not include swap items)
Sat, Dec 8: 10am-6pm
Sun, Dec 9: 10am-6pm
Can’t wait to see your favorite athletes compete in Aspen for Winter X ’13? You are going to have to… but we can tell you who will be there.
On Thursday, ESPN announced the first wave of invited athletes for X Games Aspen 2013, which is taking place Jan. 24 to 27 in Aspen, Colo. The athlete invite list will continue to be updated as the event nears.
X Games Aspen 2013 is the official kick-off to the X Games global expansion — a six-event schedule that will conclude in Los Angeles in August. In May, ESPN announced it would beexpanding the X Games to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain — joining X Games Aspen, Los Angeles and Tignes taking the premier action sports event global.
ESPN will present X Games Aspen 2013 at Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain for the 11th consecutive year. Celebrating 17 years of the winter version of X Games, this year’s competition will feature more than 150 athletes competing for medals and prize money in skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. ESPN and ABC will combine to televise 20 hours of live X Games Aspen competition in high definition and on ESPN 3D.
The list of athletes invited to compete at X Games Aspen 2013 includes Bobby Brown, the first skier to win two gold medals in the same X Games in 2010, and Kelly Clark, the first female snowboarder to land a 1080 in competition and the first female to repeat gold in Snowboard SuperPipe. The list also includes Tucker Hibbert, the most decorated SnoCross racer in X Games history, who will be going for the first-ever six-peat at an X Games winter event, Mark McMorris, the first snowboarder to land the triple cork in competition and the gold medalist in Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air at X Games Aspen 2012, and Shaun White, the first snowboarder to five-peat in SuperPipe, plus many more.
Unbelievable! A 360° Interactive Snowboard Video! This video is unique by giving you a 360° view of the trek down the slope. You can change the view by clicking on the video and dragging the mouse! What are you waiting for? Click to watch the video!
Check out this infographic from Snow Skool comparing the skier of 1982 with the skier of today:
Monday morning movie time!
Anyone have a case of the Mondays?
It’s always tough to leave the lake after a great weekend on the water. Monday morning means it’s back to work and grind through another week. Come in and see us this week to get all the gear you need!
Waterskiing does not require a boat; however, it does require water skis. Take 9-year-old Amber Hajukovich for example. Watch her glide across the water while being pulled by a team of sled dogs! Mush!