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Riding stand up Jet Ski


Riding stand up jet skis is not for everybody. If you are not a good swimmer and you are afraid of high speed, you better forget about riding stand up jet skis. There is really no point of torturing yourself with this thing. On the other hand, if you are one of those people who are adventurous and would like to experience some really exhilarating rides, the stand up jet skis are definitely for you. To ride this type of water crafts safely, here are some tips for you.

Getting Started

Before you actually go out and buy yourself a stand up jet ski, you might want to learn more about this kind of water craft. Read some literature about jet skiing first just to give your self idea of what to expect when riding a jet ski. When doing some research on jet ski riding, pay close attention to the safety tips. Note that jet skis are not really as safe as you think they are. These machines have very powerful engines and if you mishandle them, you could end with some forms of injuries.
Another thing is that before you actually invest your hard earned money on stand up jet skis, you might want to actually try riding this thing out in the water. If you know someone who owns a stand up jet ski, go to that person and ask him or her if you can try riding his or her jet ski to get the feel of it. On the other hand, if your friends are not really the adventurous types and none of them owns a jet ski, you can just head off the beach and find someone who is renting out jet skis. There are many shops near the beach that are renting stand up jet skis by the hour. The good thing about these shops that are renting jet skis is that they also offer tutorials to their clients.

Going Into The Water

Be prepared to get a little beating when you go into the water for the first time on board a stand up jet ski. Note that unlike those jet skis that allows you to sit down and hang on for your dear life, the stand up jet skis only offer you a platform to plant your feet on. If you lose your balance, you could end up in the water. As a beginner, you can expect to fall off the stand up jet ski a few times before you finally get the hang of it.