So, you think you’ve got what it takes to be a professional jet ski racer? Well, first of all, congratulations! You’re in for a very fun career with fast-beating hearts and coursing adrenaline. However, this isn’t a gig for just anyone. You’ll need to put in the work to get your career off the ground. With that said, here are three tips to start your jet ski racing career.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
If we didn’t think it would look silly, we’d put about seven extra “practices” for our first tip. That’s because practice is the singular biggest factor in jet ski racing success. Sure, you may think you’re a natural-born racer, but all the intrinsic skills in the world won’t take down a professional who’s on the water for hours every day.
If you’re starting from square one, that’s okay. Try a beginner class first to get your sea legs so you do everything the right way. You should feel comfortable on the water—until you do, you’re probably not ready to win a race. Keep practicing and asking questions, even afteryou go pro! There’s always something new to learn.
Improve Your Form
There are two key factors to keep in mind when on the back of a jet ski: bend your knees and lift your elbows. Otherwise, you’re all but guaranteed to wear out your arms and back, which will crush your stamina.
As far as your legs go, remember, “Bent knees? Yes, please.” Bent knees allow you to maintain your balance, even in rough water.
Protection Is Everything
It’s important to wear proper Sea-Doo apparel to keep yourself safe. Don’t mess around with protection—it’s essential! Make sure you have a helmet, goggles, and life vest before you head out on the water.
Now that you know these three tips to start your jet ski racing career, start practicing right away. As we mentioned earlier, there’s no such thing as too much practice! Put in the time, pick up some safety gear, and you’ll be well on your way to an exciting new career.