Why Do I Need Gloves for Water Skiing?
If you are new to water skiing or don’t water ski frequently, you may not know the importance of the many accessories out on the market. While there may be plenty out there, non are more important than water skiing gloves. Both recreational and novice skiers can benefit from using gloves when they ride. Water skiing gloves are a great addition to your gear for many reasons such as...
A good pair of water skiing gloves will protect your hands from chapping and abrasions, and they allow you to get a firmer grip on the handle of your water ski rope. With water flying everywhere as you weave about behind the boat, the handle is sure to get slippery. Gloves allow you to have a firmer grip while out there, giving you a longer time skiing instead of on the water waiting to be picked up.
Keeps Your Hands Warm
While many people may put up their water skiing equipment for the winter, you aren't like most people. Some lakes have warmer waters all year round due to flows from springs or warm water discharge from electrical plants. However, you will need some additional equipment such as dry/ wet suits and gloves. Water skiing gloves will help you keep your hands warm from the frigid air.
If you aren’t sure if you should be using gloves for water skiing, consider asking yourself these questions...
- Are you skiing in cold water temperatures?
- Are you seeking further hand protection when skiing?
- Do you find it hard to grip your handle while skiing?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you should consider getting gloves while water skiing. Look for gloves that are comfortable, durable, and waterproof.
How to Choose the Best Water Skiing Gloves
As mentioned before, try and find gloves that are comfortable, durable, and waterproof. Also, if you are into other sports such as wakeboarding or even tubing, see if you can find a pair of gloves that will work for all activities. One good pair of gloves is the Ho Sports Women’s World Cup Water Skiing Gloves. Special features include pre-curved fingers for exceptional grip, and Velcro knuckle and wrist straps to ensure a secure fit. These gloves are great because they provide the skier with comfort and can keep the hands warm and dry. Another option to look at is the Salomon Equipe Ski Gloves. They are water-resistant to maintain a good grip while water skiing and keep your hands warm and dry. They are made with a lightweight, stretchy material for comfort and protection.
Next time you are going out on the water for a ride, whether it’s for high-performance skiing or just for fun, consider using some water skiing gloves to protect your hands from injury and the elements. Have more questions on water skiing or any other water sports? For expert advice, visit us in-store or online at your local Sun & Ski Sports.