DefinitionIt is a sport where an individual ispulled behind a boat or a cable skiinstallation on a body of water,swimming the surface.
HistoryWater skiing began in 1922 whenRalph Samuelson used two boardsas skis and a clothes line tow ropeon Lake Pepin in Lake City,Minnesota.He was discovering different typesof skiing.In 1972 water skiing was included inthe Olympics
Techniquewater skiing usually begins with the skiercrouching down in the water. When theskier is ready, the driver accelerates theboat and pulls the skier out the water.There is an observer in the boat to informthe driver if the skier falls.Speed slow 22km/h, up to 58km/h, slalom74km/h, to barefoot 190km/h.
TypesShow skiingIt is a type of water skiing where skiers try toperfom tricks similar to those of gymnasts whilebeing pulled along by boat.Slalom skiingUses only one ski with two binders for the feet.The speed is up to 58 km/h.ski racing, ski jump
Trick skiingIs based on using a smaller, oval-shaped water ski that is a smoothon the bottom in order for it to beable to turn over the surface of thewater.The number one in the rank is aColombian man, Rodrigo Miranda
EquipmentThe basic equipment you wantto use are:Wetsuit, life vest, gloves, braidhandle, skis