Entries in Waterskiing (2)

April 8, 2016 - Water Volume

Here's a can't-miss, no-brainer of a product we're proud to bring you. It's the Action Audio waterproof action sport audio system. If you surf, paddle board, jet ski, swim or just about anything else in the water, you can do it to a soundtrack of your choosing from now on.

The action audio system includes a stylish, comfortable and functional rash guard that contains a secret compartment for an IPX8 waterproof Action Audio player with 4GB of memory. The rash guard is 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane, It's cut long on the bottom to keep from riding up over stomach and has a loose fit for plenty of range-of-motion. The audio player slides into a slot in the collar and the headphones thread through the collar and out the front for easy access. Because of the snug fit, there is no way your device ever gets lost, not matter how hard you get tossed. The front of the shirt also offers a smart, velcro fastener to keep the headphones in place when not in use.

Threading the headphones into the collar was no problem, and we aren't even good at lacing our own shoes. Getting the hang of the three buttons on the audio player when inserted into the small pouch took a minute, but there were no issue after that.

What else can we say? The rash guard feels good and the positioning of the audio player is convenient, the headphones are comfortable and the sound is terrific. It is easy to load songs onto the device and it holds enough to form a playlist for any session you have in mind. And with all this going for it, it's much more affordable than most waterproof MP3 players on the market that simply clip onto a shirt and can easily get jettisoned with a hard crash into the surf.

So if you plan to go into the water tomorrow, don't go in silence. Load your best tracks, slip on your stealthy, secret shirt and make everyone else wonder what you're listening to. We just recommend at least one Beach Boys tune.

Source: Action Audio

Feb 15 - Self-Sufficient

solo2.jpgI was recently talking with a friend of mine about the pros and cons of snow skiing or snow-boarding versus water skiing or wake boarding. One is done in cold weather, the other in warm. Snow skiing involves waiting in line for a ride to the top, but you must also wait your turn on the boat. Is it more of a pain to lug your board to a resort and purchase lift tickets or find someone with a boat on a lake?  Eventually, the winter sport won out. What it came down to, was that at least when snow skiing, you could do it yourself and didn’t need anyone else’s assistance. Then I discovered the Solo. www.solowatersports.com Now the balance may have just swung back in favor of the water.

This unmanned, 8-ft.-long fiberglass boat lets you ski by yourself. A video-game-like control on the tow handle allows you to accelerate, turn, stop and start. Skier down? The kill switch is activated when you drop the handle and the Solo stops immediately, just like a jet-ski, and raises its flag. The two-stroke, environmentally friendly engine goes up to 40 m.p.h. and will pull a slalom skier up out of deep water. But best of all, now you can control where you go, when you go, and how long you go.

So if it’s always just been about you, the mountain and the fresh powder, don’t despair this spring when the temperatures begin to rise. Now there is a way you can keep going on that snow even after it melts. The way you like it: Solo.

Source: Solo Watersports

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