Is water skiing or wake boarding easier?

To go back and forth “regularly” behind the boat, wakeboarding tends to be more pleasant for the body than slalom skiing. Even doing jumps on a wakeboard. Even making jump jumps on a wakeboard requires less effort than pulling a slalom from one side to the other. Wakeboarding seems to be easier on the body than slalom skiing to “walk normally back and forth behind the boat”.

In addition, making jump jumps on a wakeboard requires less effort than moving a slalom from one side to the other. Before climbing into the water, you'll need to be crouched in the water with your knees close to your chest and your arms extended. Remember that it took days for the inventor of water skiing to discover it for himself and, if he were alive, he would expect the same from you. Like surfing, water skiing came about thanks to the ingenuity of a man who had some supplies and an idea.

Water skiers try to put as much tension as possible on the rope when cornering to form a wall of water. Wakeboard handles are slightly longer, usually between 13 and 15 inches so that the cyclist has enough space to change hands when doing tricks. For some people, tilting their bodies while the boat begins to drag them to their side (in the style of a skateboard) doesn't come naturally. However, wakeboarders who make big turns and more advanced inverts tend to be more at risk of injury.

When you're wakeboarding, the boat generally pulls you at much slower speeds than water skiing, usually between 19 and 22 miles per hour versus 26 to 34 miles per hour for water skiing. However, the risk of serious wakeboarding-related injuries is estimated to be half that associated with water skiing-related injuries. Wakeboarding includes hundreds of tricks, such as somersaults, turns back and forth, tantrums, throws from wake to wake, 360 with the front and back, tricks with one or both hands on the bar, etc. Wakeboarding and water skiing have a lot in common, since both involve being towed by a boat and cutting side by side in the wake of the ship.

Serious waterskiing accidents can cause damage to the spinal cord, while wakeboarding can cause torn ACL and ACL, heart problems and intracranial bleeding. Although the designs are slightly different, the shapes of the underside of the skis and boards make it easy to glide over water.

Steven Havlicek
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