Water skiing is a fast and lively sport and without proper safety equipment, a skier can suffer a lot of injuries if he falls too much. Proper equipment can prevent many serious injuries.
A dead arm is a common injury in water skiing. This is where the shoulder nerves are permanently destroyed during the fall, and the skier’s arm is wrapped around the skier’s head and rotated at the shoulder. This injury usually leads to partial paralysis of the injured arm.
Helmet: A proper helmet should be worn by the skier. The hat should cover the ears and have a tight strap with a clip instead of a buckle. This helmet prevents head injuries in the event of a collision with a skier or any other object. The clip on the chin strap causes the helmet to come off the skier if the water catches the helmet. This can prevent neck injuries.
safety glasses: The glasses are more for comfort because with high speed wind and water spray, it can almost blind a skier. However, they are also needed for safety. Appropriate glasses should be used and should be H2O specialized glasses. H2O glasses are made using materials that are water resistant to increase the durability of these glasses.
Swim suit: Special floating clothing should be used. The suit must have at least 3 torso straps, knee straps and knee straps. A well-moisturized clothing helps support the skier’s joints and helps protect the body from damage from contact with water. There should be enough buoyancy in the suit to keep the skier in the water, especially after a fall, where the skier can be unconscious.
Necklaces: It is recommended to install a necklace on the suit to support the head and neck in case of fall. This can prevent serious neck injuries.
Arm restraint: Proper arm restraint is recommended as it can prevent the dead arm from falling. Armrests can be purchased attached to the necklace, or they can be attached to a wet short-sleeved garment. Arm restraint restricts arm movement above the arm and prevents it from twisting.
Ski binding: Ski joints need to be installed properly to be strong, but not too tight. In the event of a fall, your foot should come out of the straps to prevent injury while still skiing. The connection should not be too loose as a strong connection is required for proper ski control during the race.
Which covers all the necessary safety equipment for water skiing competitions. Many skiers may use other equipment to comfort or prevent injury from existing illnesses, but these are essential requirements for a safe season of water skiing. If the above equipment is properly installed and worn religiously during training, training and competition injuries can be minimized or even prevented in the event of a minor or even serious fall.