Like most athletes, skiers are notorious for having tight, inflexible hamstrings. In sports, tight hamstrings are a cause of low back pain and knee pain. However, just because this is common, doesn’t mean that there is no solution.
Hold a stretch, like the band hamstring stretch in the video above, for one minute each leg every day and see your hamstring flexibility improve. It will take time and consistency, but the winter months are a perfect time to focus on recovery and mobility to be ready for the upcoming ski season.
We are excited to announce that we have new Radar kids gear for our demo program.
We have been affiliated with Radar Skis since our inception in 2017 and love the thought and effort they put into each of their products—and their kid’s equipment is no exception.
Check out the highlights of our favorite new items below and schedule a ski set with us today to get your child on the water.
Radar’s Youth Gear
Youth Combo Skis: Radar has two different sizes of youth combo skis to accommodate all kids. Our favorite thing about the Firebolt Combo Skis, is that they come with markers so kids can color and customize their own skis.
Youth Coast Guard Approved Lifejackets: The best part about Radar’s youth lifejackets is that they have a fleece lining to prevent skin irritation and thus avoiding a common excuse for not wanting to wear a flotation device.
Handles: We love teaching kids how to slalom ski and Radar’s Deep V Handle is perfect for helping kids keep their ski straight in the water while learning a deep water start.
We are excited to share our new equipment with you!
We love our Members at Hobe Lake Ski Club, and this week we’re highlighting Charlotte, one of our members from the UK.
Charlotte’s passion for waterskiing is evident and we love her drive to continually improve in the sport. Check out her answers below and stay tuned for more Member interviews in the future.
Charlotte Bocly Hometown: London, England/Palm Beach, Florida Occupation: Psychotherapist
When and where did you learn to waterski? I first learned to ski when I was 5 or 6 years old on my grandmother’s boat in Long Island, New York. (My grandmother skied until she was 80 years old!) I first skied on a slalom course in the UK about 7 years ago.
What is your favorite waterski memory? Running my PB—3 buoys at 55k! Also, switching from my recreational ski to a Syndicate slalom ski made it feel like I was skiing on a Ferrari. So, finding the right equipment was a good memory.
What do you love about the sport? I love how beautiful and graceful it looks when it’s the hardest thing in the world. I love the adrenaline rush and the feeling of being so strong and being propelled by the boat.