Friday, December 9, 2016

Water Skiing Tips for Beginning Skiers

An owner and restaurateur in the Houston, Texas, area, Assad Boulos most recently opened Juan Parrilla, a restaurant that serves Latin fusion dishes. When not at one of his numerous businesses, Assad Boulos enjoys water skiing.

Invented by American Ralph Samuelson in 1922, water skiing began when Samuelson used two boards and a clothesline attached to a boat. The sport has evolved and now typically involves a person standing on one or two specially designed skis. The person crouches in the water with his or her feet on the skis, holds a handle on a rope, and is towed along by a boat.

According to USA Water Ski, beginning skiers should keep a few key tips in mind.

* Place the rope and handle between the skis. When ready, you should signal the boat driver to begin accelerating. Slowly rise to a sitting position.

* Maintain the proper body position in the water, which includes keeping your arms straight, bending your knees, and looking toward the boat.

* Release pressure on one foot and put pressure on the other foot to turn. For instance, to turn toward the left wake, place pressure on your right foot.