What to Consider When Buying Used Water Skiing Equipment
What Do I Need to Water Ski?
ShapedShaped skis are generally wider and shorter, providing greater stability, which is great for beginners.
SlalomSlalom skis are wide at the front and taper toward the back. They allow for tight turns and rapid acceleration, and are favorable for experienced skiers.
ComboCombo skis come as a pair, with two bindings on one ski, and one on the other, so that riders can choose to ride with both feet on one ski, or one foot on each.
What Size Water Skis Do I Need?Binding size is determined by your foot size, but the size of the actual ski depends on the weight of the skier, and the speed they will be traveling. There are charts for finding the right size, but an approximate rule is that a person 150-180 pounds will want a ski around 66’’-67’’ long, with an inch more or less for every 15-20 pounds up or down.
Skier Down Flag
A skier down flag is an orange safety flag used to alert other boats that a water skier or water ski tow line is in the water nearby. In some states, it is required by law that the boat crew raise a skier down flag whenever a skier or line is in the water.
What Other Equipment Do I Need?
Life jackets are recommended any time you’re in or on the water. Other water skiing accessories may include gloves, which can be useful for protecting your hands and keeping a good grip on the tow line when wet, and a waterproof bag to protect valuables.
Selling Used Water Skiing Gear
If you love water sports like water skiing, wakeboarding, or water surfing there's a good chance that you have a ton of old gear cluttering your garage. Maybe you started water sports as a kid and grew out of your old gear. You might have a kneeboard lying around that you haven't used in years. Did that weird relative give you a piece of gear for Christmas that you've never even taken out of the box? We can help you turn that old gear into cash, or better yet gear you're actually going to use. Sell your old watersports gear here on Rerouted. That way your gear gets a new life, your garage is cleaner and you have a new toy or a little extra cash in your pocket.