The joy of having a day in day out schedule under the blazing sun is what everyone chooses to call stressful and derailing. You want to bounce onto your couch, switch on the television and follow the latest soap opera or sports channel. This does not however give you the relief your body would term as satisfying but a onetime mental pleasure.
When Ralph Samuelson got on the flat boards on Lake Pepin, Minnesota in 1922, he just wanted to experiment what it would be like and if any man could go beyond the religious story of walking on water. He went beyond the human imagination and made it happen by defying the rules of having fun and made it work by letting a boat pull him with a clothesline. He did not become a professional expert by using physics and mathematical equations in a lab, but proved that practice indeed makes perfect. After a few falls from his self-tailored skis, he discovered that leaning backwards and poking the water with the back of the skis. It gave the impression of a clown-shoe tips on water, was the ideal posture. Like every kid in mind, he took the bull by the horns and dared the snows with his new victory. Thanks to his 15 years of generosity to the American people, he got friends and contestants for his shows and contests.
Besides fan, Water-skiing has given the residents and tourists of shallow, deep lakes and oceans a sense of pride for the environment, which has contributed a whole lot to its conservation. This source of income for majority of sportsmen and women in the States has gained popularity and owes its credit to the health and financial benefits it grants those with a heartfelt passion.
Once you get a hunch of the tricks and techniques of the experts, you can get into shows; make it a career in addition to a few hours in the gym to make your body flexible and ready for the unusual movements. You want to have fun; you better make it your pride and joy with practice and commitment. You never know what skill you will add to the latest knee-boarding and somersaulting as you trust the rope and the boat-driver to take you through the waves. Models need not give up the beauty they display on the catwalk; they can add a few more dollars to their remuneration package.
No pain no gain?
Not when you are taking a slide on the greatest source of life: water. It not only gives life to the body internally and makes the external simply enjoy its time. This means that you only need to make a 20 second ran in the tournament skiing and impress the judges besides getting to the finish line first to get the gold trophy. With this sport, you only command to decrease if not bid goodbye fears like muscle-pulls and sores on your feet and joints.
Just because the water beneath your feet do all the supporting work, you need to run by the 20 feet skiing space rule to ensure the your chances of bumping and breaking your bones stay close to nil. The other rule is the life jackets which need to stay on your back whether you have your name on the hall of fame or taking your first steps in the sport. Safety comes before your desires to let out the playful self.
Take a shot at water-skiing and surprise yourself depending on the direction it takes you. The unbeatable fact remains: you will not regret it.