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    On the River TIPS

    Soon i will have a brand new ski and will be going to the ohio river near evansville indiana. What are some thing to think about and or be aware of? Do's & Dont's

    A co worker that has skis said not to go when the water is hi due to extra debris in the water.

    Any other information would be wonderful. I am buying my first ski and dont want to risk my safety or my investment over some simple knowledge.


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    If you decide to jump the wakes of other craft, be sure to approach the WAKE not the CRAFT at a 90* angle. Otherwise, the hull may dig into the next wave of the wake at an incorrect angle and throw you off of your ski.

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    We ride rivers frequently. First off, be careful of rapidly changing depths. Secondly, as mentioned, debris. Rivers move ALOT of water and it is not uncommon to find tons of floating ski-wreckers. Keep debris removing tools handy. If you ride rivers primarily, I would not use an Aquavein intake.

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    I will ride local lakes most of the time. I will ride in the river often tho. What is it about the changing depths? Do you mean watch out for shallow areas?


    What would be an alternative to the Aquavein intake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemounlio View Post
    I will ride local lakes most of the time. I will ride in the river often tho. What is it about the changing depths? Do you mean watch out for shallow areas?


    What would be an alternative to the Aquavein intake?
    1. You can creep up on 8" of water real quick in a river.

    2. Any intake that does not have a downward facing scoop because they don't skim over floating logs very well. (see pic)


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    Can you show me a picture of a good intake for a river ski?

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    Factory intake.

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    Well thatll work then. I dont plan on modding it any time soon anyways. The wife wants it to remain quite.

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    Welcome to the HULK!

    What ski are you getting?

    Make sure you have a good PFD for you and your wifeClick image for larger version. 

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    polarized sunglasses(so you can see INTO the water)Click image for larger version. 

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    maybe a good 'sandbag' anchor(so you dont have to beach your ski)Click image for larger version. 

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    and good water shooes(I use vibram '5-fingers')Click image for larger version. 

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    then take iot out and have a great time while being safe.

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    Just watch extra close for debris when river is up. Have to ride when river is flooded, otherwise season would pass by.
    High water makes for excellent back water trails.!
    Not sure about the ohio, the mississippi has wing dams up here. Defintley watch for those when water is lower. Big rock piles to channel water flow.
    Ride safe

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