Water skiing is not a new sport evident by the number of variations, such as wakeboarding, waterboarding, monoskiing, air chairs and sit-down hydrofoils. Introducing the waterskiing chair. Not unlike a sit-down hydrofoil or air chair where instead of standing on a pair of water skis, people instead sit on a chair with skis attached and enjoy the thrills of water skiing while sitting down.
The waterskiing chair is actually a patented design which allows even beginners (or anyone too scared to get their feet onto a pair of water skis) to experience the exciting pleasures of waterskiing. Water skiing chairs can even help water sport novices to overcome their initial fear of waterskiing as on a waterskiing chair, they are effectively water skiing but in a stable and seated position.
The waterskiing chair is equipped with a unique steering system whereby leaning over to either side will cause the water skiing chair to cleave water on whichever direction the person seated so chooses. The concept is innovative yet the design is deceptively simple. A backless seat sits on a pair of widely-spaced water skis so all the rider has to do is to hold on to the tow rope to maintain balance when crossing the boat’s wake.
Water skiing experts may even be able to perform the same somersaults or back flips they are so used to doing on their water skis from the comfort of the padded vinyl-covered seat, which effectively absorbs shocks. Surprisingly, the concept for the waterskiing chair has been around for more than five decades. Nowadays, these babies can be yours for USD $499.95, some limited assembly is required.