- Sizing Charts
Your weight and boat speed play a factor in how the slalom water ski performs. Use the chart at the end of the article as a general guide when choosing your water ski size.
- Skill Level
When considering the make of a slalom water ski, choose one to match your skill level. If you are a beginner, do not go for an aggressive ski which could cause injury if you are not able to control it. Manufacturers design skis to match all skill levels.
You want your water ski bindings to be snug but not tight. If the boot is too tight you run the risk of breaking an ankle, leg, or knee because the ski may not properly release from your foot upon falling.
There are several different kinds of boot make-ups. They range from simple toe plates where you point your foot straight in, to advanced highwrap bindings which snugly cover the entire foot as well as high on the ankle.
- Fin System
You generally want to have an adjustable fin system. This will allow you to change it to fit your skiing style, whether you make smooth carving turns, quick round turns, or quick sharp turns.
Slalom Water Ski Size Chart
|Boat Speed||26-30 mph||30-34 mph||34-36 mph|
|215 lbs and up||72"||72"||72"|