Summer Shape-Up: Wake Skiing
Welcome back to another episode of evo’s Summer Shape-Up. We know the summer can be rough when you are so snow-focused all the time. There might not be any snow left, but no one says that you can’t ski during the summer. If there are four seasons in a year, or sometimes it feels like only three, you might as well find activities and hobbies to have the most amount of fun possible during those non-snow months. Well Summer Shape-Up is here to give you some hobby-options that you might not have originally considered.
Water skiing has been around for a long time already. We aren’t sure if they were the first ones to get intentionally dragged behind a boat or not, but let’s just say that there’s some deep history in that sport. Water skiing opened the doors to all sorts of other possibilities like barefoot water-skiing, inter-tubing, and of course wakeboarding. The invention of wakeboarding brought a snowboard-esque influence to water sports, yet water skiing was still stuck with slalom, human pyramids (which need to come back BTW), and distance jumping.
With the rise of freestyle skiing on snow, new ideas and fresh faces were introduced to the sport of water skiing…morphing it into the youth-oriented, snow-ski inspired sport of wake skiing. After seeing what wakeboarders were doing in the air and on man-made floating rail features, water skiers wanted in on the action. Can you blame them? Doesn’t look quiiiitte as fun as a human-pyramid, but wake skiing is bringing a whole new crowd to the sport, ready to push the limits of what is considered doable.
It’s cool to see people pushing the limits in a sport that has been around for a long time already. We are excited to see where this sport will go in the future. Triple corks? Double whirly birds? It’s wide open folks. Hope you enjoyed this Summer Shape-Up, next time we talk about feelings. In the meantime check out some of the ones you missed from before. If you haven’t missed any, then good work.