by Trent Finlayson
After spending months away from the buoys, it’s important to get your water ski equipment dialed for the upcoming water ski season. In case you’re considering a new ride this spring, here are a few keys to help you efficiently evaluate and quickly adapt to a new water ski setup.
1. Start your season on your old, familiar gear. Get enough sets under your belt until you feel like you’re close to last season’s form. This way you will be able to adequately assess the characteristics of your new ride.
2. Initially, rock your old binding on your new ski (whenever possible). Switching boots is a bigger challenge than switching skis, and, as with any experiment, you must have control. Once you feel out the new ski, go ahead and mount your new bindings.
3. No matter how dialed your old fin numbers were, they will not necessarily apply to your new ski. This is especially true if you are switching to a different make or model. Start with the factory settings before gravitating toward your personal settings.