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Here’s how you get your hands on the best slalom water skis
After a little bit of time spent cruising around the water on a pair of water skis, a lot of people are ready to graduate into the world of slalom waterskiing – and that’s an entirely different animal altogether!
There are a whole bunch of things you have to think about when you are getting ready to purchase your first slalom water skis, including the speed of the boat that you are going to be pulled behind, your body weight, and a couple of other important details you can’t afford to get wrong. To help point you in the right direction and to guarantee that you get your hands on the best slalom water skis available, we’ve put together this quick guide!
Pay close attention to sizing charts
Each individual waterski company is going to have their own individual sizing chart, and you want to pay close attention to the details that they include.
For starters, your body weight and the speed at which you are going to be pulled behind the boat are going to have a huge impact on the size of the skis you’re going to want to get. Sizing is incredibly important with any set of water skis, but critically important when you’re talking about a single slalom ski that has to support you at often times high speeds.
Don’t overestimate your skill level
When making the decision to jump to slalom water skis you have to be very realistic about your skill level out on the water. If you are a beginner, aggressive water skis are going to set you back a bundle of money and are also going to create a dangerous situation while you are out from the water. If you lose control of slalom water skis at high speeds you can be in a world of hurt before you know it.
Make sure your boots and bindings are perfect
You want the boots and your bindings to be perfectly sized for your slalom water skis – snug but not too tight. If the boot or binding is too loose you run the risk of sliding right out of your ski and injuring yourself, but if the boot or binding is too tight you can easily break an ankle, a leg, or destroy your knee because the ski may not release itself properly should you fall. These are just a couple of things you’ll want to think about before you dive right in!