Introduction to Jet Skiing
A jet ski can be a great investment in your happiness. From the fun on the water to the chance to try something new, this is one purchase you will hopefully get a lot out of over the years. When you are new to the world of jet skiing, there is a lot to learn and it can feel overwhelming. Here are a few things you need to know for an introduction to jet skiing.
Why buy a jet ski?
The first thing to look at with our introduction to jet skiing is why you should buy one in the first place. For starters, a jet ski is a lot of fun whether you like high-speed fun or a more subdued type of fun on the water. It is also a great way to have fun with the family if you buy a multiple rider model. A jet ski is also a great way to stay active because you engage a lot of the body while riding from the arms for steering to the core when riding. A jet ski is also a great investment because, with proper care and maintenance, they will last for years of enjoyment and fun.
Beginner Riding Tips
When it comes to an introduction to jet skiing, you need a few riding tips before you head out on the water. Here are a few of the best tips when you are just learning to ride a jet ski:
- - Keep it straight. It is easier to maneuver the jet ski in the beginning if you keep it in a straight line until you are more comfortable in your riding abilities.
- - Loosen your grip. A lot of newer riders complain about pain or tension in their forearms and hands during or after a ride which can quickly take away some of the fun. On your next ride, notice how tightly you are gripping the handles and just loosen up a little. Keep a sturdy and firm grip on the handles without gripping to the point you are white knuckling it the entire ride.
- - Sit down to ride. A lot of riders like to stand while riding but sitting makes it easier to control the jet ski for newer riders. If your watercraft has a seat, use it until you are more comfortable with maneuvering to maintain a better balance.
- - Don’t slow down to avoid a collision. This tip sounds counterintuitive because we equate speed with danger, but when you are about to collide with another jet ski or an object, slowing down or letting go of the throttle, will probably put you on a dead center trajectory with the other jet ski or a collision because you lose the ability to steer out of the way. If it looks like you will collide with something, it is better to speed up the throttle and steer clear of it rather than slowing down.