Jet Ski Lessons
Jet Ski Lessons & History
When the first person stood upright and zipped across a lake in 1972, they did it on a two-stroke twin cylinder Kawasaki Jet-Ski. Now, “Jet-Ski” became the generic term for stand-up personal water craft (PWC), because in 1973 Kawasaki produced a limited number of stand-up models designed by the recognized inventor of jet skis, Clayton Jacobson II. The two original models included the 1973 WSAA Jet-Ski 400, and the WSAB Jet-ski 400. The WSAA featured a flat bottom and the WSAB was featured with a V-hull which would carves turns better, but is much less stable and harder to ride. Therefore only 500 of these WSAB models were produced.
New Jet ski
Newer models of PWCs are small, fast, easily handled, fairly easy to use, affordable and their propulsion systems do not have external propellers, making them safer for swimmers and wildlife. For “big wave” surfing, surfers will use PWCs to get to waves and get up to speed with them; this is known as tow-in surfing. There are a number of places in which PWC riders will actually use their watercraft for jumping surf. These are usually stand-up models being used.
The sport of “jet skiing” has grown tremendously over the years, making it a great and affordable time on the water for anyone who chooses to have fun in the sun. Families old and young can enjoy Jet Skis, whether on a recreational level or even a competitive level of Jet Ski racing. Jet Skis do not discriminate, they only judge your willingness and ability to ride. Jet skiing can be a great way to keep the family happy while taking your next fishing trip.