Waking up at 6:30 in the morning is a particularly horrific affliction. This can be remedied by taking my prescription cure, made by adding the following ingredients:
- 1 lake
- 1 small/medium motor boat, large jet-ski or cable-tow
- 2 skis
- 1 boat/jet-ski driver or cable-tow operator
- 1 spotter
Ok, so you can’t exactly pop down to your local cornershop for these, but there are plenty of places where this combination can be found, pre-made! Another surface-water sport, the participant is towed, at speed, by a boat or cable on one or two hydrodynamic skis, skimming across the surface of the water. Typically, waterskiers enjoy slaloming and cornering to create wonderful arced-walls of water but an advanced skier can execute jumps, spins and other tricks. In recent years, waterskiing has adapted itself to sit-skiing which allows physically impaired people to enjoy sport.
Centres and clubs can offer lessons, courses and timed sessions which vary in price and can include hire of equipment. It’s worth getting a group together and seeing if they can offer a discounted package, too; plus it’s much more entertaining too see your friends and wobble around on their first attempts. Make sure you get those face-plants on camera for your profile page! Meanwhile, enjoy this short video I found on YouTube of a disabled skier showing off his slalom skills!