It’s that time of year again, and we all want to have some fun on the water. If you’ve been doing a spot of water skiing over the years, I’m sure that by now you’ve noticed that the old and trusted pair of water skis you have come to rely upon for hours of fun as you race on the water’s surface have gotten slower and less responsive. Everything is prone to wear and tear, and your water skis are no exception. In this post, we’re going to look at what you could be missing if your water ski is more than five years old.
After some time, your typical water ski gets waterlogged, thanks to constant use. Another thing you’ll notice is the fact that it is not as elastic as it used to be. The right amount of stiffness is needed for a water ski, particularly when trying out advanced moves and turning corners. When a water ski gets older, it breaks down material-wise, which makes it heavier and a lot harder to drive.
So, what makes a good water ski? There are numerous reasons as to why you should switch to newer brands available in the market. Water skis that are available today are made of tough and durable 100% carbon fiber that contains reinforcements, giving them unmatched durability. They are also a lot faster, owing to their lighter cores and take a lot less effort to ride, leaving you to enjoy the ride by balancing effortlessly and comfortably.
Good water skis have a step concave design. In layman’s terms, this means that this curvature causes turbulence on the water, making the ski faster on water. This is particularly important is you’re dabbling in competitive skiing. A newer and lighter ski means faster deceleration and quicker acceleration. When you have an older water ski, you’ll find it harder to maneuver due to the fact that its flex has changed over time.
A polyvinyl chloride foam core adds to the lightness of most modern water skis available in the market, and they can now weigh just half of the weight of older skis. The step concave technology allows the average skier to navigate through water with decreased drag and better overall efficiency. A sharper bevel, which can be dulled by constant use, can be another advantage that is offered by a newer water ski. This sharpness increases stability and speed during riding, ensuring that you are able to ride in a straight line and can take in the turns as they come.
If your skis are older than five years, it may be time to retire them and fork out an investment in the form of buying a newer and more technologically advanced pair of water skis. Newer models are known to be faster, lighter and more resistant to breakdown caused by the water and other environmental factors. When buying a replacement water ski, be sure to keep in mind factors such as flex, outline, core and bevel types so that you get the best value for your money. A newer ski will add to your fun and exciting ski experience this summer, so don’t wait one more day ; make the ski change today.