There is no doubt that jet skiing is an exhilarating water sport, but if you’re looking to spice up this experience even more, then it’s about time to add in some tricks. Learning jetski tricks is as easy as learning how to ride one.
Depending on the intensity and how challenging they are you can learn most jet ski tricks with a short learning curve of 15-20 minutes with the right instructions. Along with practice, these tricks become easy to perform and make jet skiing quite a lot more fun. Here is a roundup of our 5 best jet ski tricks that you should definitely try the next time you hit the waters.
In this trick, you will fly straight over the wake as opposed to riding up and down. It is one of the simplest and picturesque tricks you may want to try. To perform this, you will have to use a lot of speed to jump a wake. Then you have to head to the wake at full speed again and use the first wave that you hit to lift you up and move you forward.
You can either use the waves in the ocean to jump, or you can create your own wake and then jump it. Leaning a bit back when you hit the wake can help you get the jet ski far up in the air, and when you’re landing back to the water, loosen up yourself to avoid injuries.
This trick is effortless and only requires a lot of speed. All you need to do is turn the handlebars from one direction all the way to the other while maintaining full speed. A surface 180 trick begins in a stopped position with the handlebars turned all the way to one side.
Lean your body in the direction you want to go. And when it’s time to perform the trick, you have to speed up and turn the handlebars in the opposite direction. If you want to upgrade the intensity of this trick, try to throttle up the jet ski. This combination of the turn and the speed can make you do a pretty cool spin.
Almost similar to doing a donut in a car, this is another simple and favourite jet ski trick. A donut can be done while sitting or standing, but if you get dizzy easily, this may not be for you. To do this trick you just have to rotate the jet ski and lean in one direction continuously while turning the craft throttle, which is just turning in circles. It takes some specific control of your hands and feet, other than that it is not difficult.
As many people find standing donuts a bit difficult, sitting donuts may be a good place for you to start, especially if you’re a beginner. One of the best ways to make this trick look cooler is to aim for a sharp and fast donut.
This is basically a trick that carves a path in the water. To carve, you have to turn the handlebars in the direction you wish to go and lean your entire body in that direction.
Make sure not to lean too much so that you fall or tip the jet ski over, but just enough to naturally follow the curve of the jetski. After turning as per your need, ease the handlebars back into their neutral forward position and re-engage the throttle.
Although it may look like a simple trick, it’s very versatile and can be experimented as you wish by adding speed and variations to movements. You can perform this trick either by sitting or standing.
These are arguably some of the most popular and favourite freestyle jet ski tricks of all time. While you can perform backflips on still water, they are easier to pull off in waves or with the help of a boat’s wake. This trick can be performed both in a sit-down and a stand-up model, and requires the same technique.
To perform this trick, get comfortable jumping waves and when the waves approach, give your jet ski a lot of throttles as you lean into the wave. As you start to crest, lean backwards, arching your back and pull the jet ski along with you, more like an extension of your own body. Given enough speed, you will then be able to make it all the way around and complete a backflip.