The concept of water skiing can be expanded to skiing
over almost any surface. We could even say there have
arisen several offshoots that have taken water ski as
its core derivative.
Take for example skiing over a water body while being
pulled forward by an aircraft, instead of a boat. The
same principle of water skiing is applicable in this
format of skiing also.
The only difference is that the forward momentum is
being provided by an aircraft. Another form of skiing
is snowboarding. Snowboarding is rushing down a snow
slope with feet attached to a board. This is a high
speed sport and can be dangerous.
These days, kids take to trampoline like a fish takes
to water. It is so natural for them to associate
themselves with adventure sports that water skiing is
not left far behind.
Adrenaline junkies have taken skiing to another level
by tying a snowboard to their feet and jumping from an
aircraft. This gives the enthusiast several minutes to
perform acrobatics in the air before pulling the cord
for the release of the parachute that would be tied to
him so that he can land safely.
Slalom skiing is probably the toughest and finest of
individual water ski activities. In slalom, the skier
uses one ski instead of two to stay on water.
Mastering slalom is difficult and takes time as
finding the balance over an unsteady substance like
water while being pulled along by a high-speed boat
can take lots of time. With its complicity comes the
delight for the spectators.