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.