Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

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Jet skiing may bring to mind a few old people cruising around a lake in the middle of summer, bugging boaters and doing little more than menacing skiers and wakeboarders. However, jet skiing has evolved into a competitive sport with a large fan base that allows riders to perform high flying aerial maneuvers. Jet skiing, with its similar riding position and tricks, has been dubbed the motocross of the water world.

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Jet skiing, like other competitive water sports, got its start in the 1970s. Jet skiing has grown to offers several different riding styles and competitions, as well as the option to just cruise the water. Freestyle riding is traditionally performed o­n a stand-up craft which allows the rider greater maneuverability when performing tricks. Freestyle riders perform a variety of tricks including technical tricks like grabs, as well as big air tricks and aerial maneuvers. In addition to freestyle riding, a more extreme alternative is freeriding, where the rider uses waves as launch point and then often lands back o­n the wave, continuing to ride it. There are also addition styles of riding that more closely resemble racing, these include closed course and distance races.

There are a variety of styles of jet skis available. The choices range from stand up models to sit down models as well as models that allow up to two or even three riders. Jet skiing has become popular because riders don’t need the optimum conditions that surfers and wakeboarders need. Jet skiing, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, offers a rush and exhilaration that can’t be duplicated elsewhere in the water sports world.