Is water skiing or wakeboarding easier?

Is water skiing or wakeboarding more dangerous?

Water skiers are most at risk for injuring their legs, and the injury is most often a muscle strain or a joint sprain. On the other hand, wakeboarders tend to get more cuts, especially to their head. Unfortunately, wakeboarders are also more likely to incur a brain injury like a concussion.

Why water skiing is dangerous?

Lacerations to the head and neck, and concussions, are common among water skiers due to making contact with the water, tow handle, jumps, buoys, or the water skis. Shoulder dislocations, and sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, and fractures in the upper extremities are common injuries in water skiing.

Should you wear a helmet water skiing?

Always wear an approved safety helmet when wakeboarding. Always have a spotter sit at the back of the boat to watch the skier and communicate with the boat operator. Immediately let go of the tow rope when you fall. Make sure the propeller of the boat has stopped before getting back into the boat.

Can you wakeboard without a tower?

Do I need a wakeboard tower for wakeboarding? No, you do not need a wakeboard tower in order to wakeboard from a boat. However, a wakeboard tower does make it much easier to wakeboard, kneeboard or wakeskate. A wake tower gives much higher tow point that helps keep the tow line elevated.

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Is it hard to get up on a wakeboard?

Getting up on a wakeboard can be challenging because there are a lot of things that need to occur with the right time and sequence. But the main issue is that learners typically try to pull themselves out of the water instead of letting the boat pull them.

What age can you start wakeboarding?

Not all of the grandkids in our family get to spend as much time at the lake as we do, but we can pretty consistently get them up and wakeboarding around age 5. Some get up younger, some later, but that’s a great age to start trying. Here’s some of what has worked for us to get kids up with no-tears.