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Enjoy the thrill of water skiing: Play it safely

Aug 17, 2007
Water skiing is very thrilling and one of the most popular adventure sports around the world. You can have a thrilling experience and loads of excitement and fun if you are interested in water skiing. But not before you are aware of all technical rules involving water skiing safety. Because a slight negligence and reluctance on your part can result in a massacre. Water skiing is at one point a boat game but the skier splashes through the water and the chill of thrill lies in the havoc speed. Thus you call it water skiing. It's a team of three where one is the operator and the other is the observer and the main guy is the skier in the whole game.

You can easily make out one thing. As the game of water skiing has two risky zones, one is water and the other is speed, it has to be played with immense precautions. To avoid unwanted accidents the water skiing has some inherent rules and safety measures which every player has to follow. When it is a one man show the risk can be minimized but when a set of skiers plunge into the same portion of the river, it is very difficult to keep track on every individual. The risk probability is doubled.

Safety rules in water skiing

- The compulsory age: You cannot start water skiing whenever you wish. The minimum age when you can become both an operator and an observer has been fixed to be sixteen. With special permission from the concerned ski board, one below sixteen but more than twelve can become an observer but for being operator the age mentioned is mandatory.

- Skiing tools and uniform: The personal floatation device or PFD has to be strictly personal. You cannot use someone else's device. Put on something that makes you feel light and doesn't disturb when you ski across the water. The colors of the jersey must be bright to be identified easily.

- Hour of skiing: Again you can't wish to ski as per your mood. There are specifications of time and you are bound to follow the rules. It is always between sunrise and sunset that means in bright daylight. It cannot be an hour before or after that.

- Fitness and not addicted: The trio has to be body fit and the level of alcohol in the blood has to be less 0.05. If it is traced more they will be disqualified and even penalized.

- Signaling techniques: When you are already in water on with the game, you can meet with accident anytime without even the slightest idea. The observer's duty is to constantly keep his eyes on the skier and following the path he should indicate the operator of the boat. Even then if the skier falls, the skier should try to raise the arm or the ski straight towards upward direction, so that the observer can instantly find out what has happened. The life of the skier can thus be saved.
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