If you love waterskiing but you want to try something different, or if you are introducing kids to towed water sports, kneeboarding is a good place to start.
Look for kneeboards with a cushioned knee pad and flexible belt strap to keep you comfortable for a full day of water sports activity. When you are in the water with your kneeboard, you can start two ways:
- Belly start: For a belly start, place your belly on the kneeboard and slide your knees into the knee pad after the boat pulls you up.
- Low buoyancy start: If you have a thin kneeboard, such as the Ho Sports Proton model, you can adjust your strap, and then get into the water and slide your knees into place after the boat pulls you up.
Visit your local Sun & Ski Sports store to check out a variety of kneeboards and find the one that works for you. Don’t forget life vests, especially if you are buying kneeboards to use with children.
If you have high arches, you probably know it. Your wet footprint shows only a thin mark along the outer edge of your foot between your heel and your toes. The feet of runners with high arches are likely to roll to the outside, or underpronate, when they run.
The best men’s running shoes and best women’s running shoes for runners with high arches are those with plenty of cushioning. If you have high-arched feet and you run a lot of miles in a motion control shoe, you could be at increased risk for foot injuries such as plantar fasciitis.
For both men and women, the Mizuno Wave Rider has been a popular choice for years among runners with high arches. But other brands, including Brooks running shoes and Asics running shoes, offer models with maximum cushioning for high arches.
To be sure that you know your correct foot type, visit a Sun & Ski Sports store near you for advice from an expert salesperson and a variety of running shoes from which to choose.