Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a good way to crash on a water ski. There are, however, ways to prevent injury and make sure you don’t spend your season nursing a sprained ankle on the shore. In this water ski how to, learn the right way to take a water ski crash. Remember these tips next time you find yourself hurtling into the water.
The best thing you can do during a water ski crash is remain calm and try to relax your body. As hard as it is, just go with the flow.
Stay On Your Back
If you lose the handle coming across the wakes and you end up sliding on your back, just stay there and concentrate on keeping your ski out of the water. If your ski hits the water, you’ll be sent into a twisting motion, which is when most injuries occur. Just stay on your back or side, keep your ski out of the water and try to relax.
Tuck And Roll
If you break at the waist and you’re falling out the front, try not to anticipate or fight the fall. You’re going to go down, so try to go down right. Instead of trying to stay up, tuck your head and roll into a somersault.
Close Your Eyes
If you’re headed for a face plant, close your eyes. The face smack is going to hurt bad enough, so you don’t need the added pain of an eye enema.