Some of the most fun you can have at Ski Rixen Cable Park is hitting kickers. What are kickers, you ask? They’re ramps you can boot off of to get air. Why get air, you ask? To do tricks! Some of our more advanced athletes at Ski Rixen can do world-class tricks that are almost unbelievable. And everyone has to start somewhere, so here are a few quick pointers on hitting kickers at America’s first-ever cable park: Ski Rixen in Deerfield Beach, FL.
After you’ve learned to get up on a wakeboard at our cable park, you might be eyeing up some of our world-class obstacles. When we say world-class, we mean in construction and quality, not in ability level. We have obstacles for riders of all abilities and we pride ourselves on accommodating everyone from complete beginners to pro-level riders at Ski Rixen. Let’s explore how to hit your first rail at our cable wakeboard park!
If you’ve never ridden at a cable wakeboard park, you may not know how to get started your first time. That’s okay! Most riders actually find it easier to wakeboard at a cable park the first time, because there are expert instructors who can teach you the basics so you can avoid the hard crashes. Most of our cable operators at Ski Rixen are actually riders themselves, so they have firsthand knowledge of how to start beginners off on the right foot (literally, because in most cases we need to establish which foot you will have forward)! Here’s a quick rundown of how to get up on a wakeboard at the cable park.
Whether you’re a veteran boat rider who hasn’t felt the unique pull of a cable before, or you’re just getting started with the sport of wakeboarding, we want to clue you in on some differences between the cable park and the boat. Both are a blast, so stay tuned to learn a little more about each.
If you haven’t wakeboarded at a cable park before, it’s a pull like no other. Here’s the setup: A network of towers high above the water suspend a cable that moves around in a circle or rectangle. That cable has multiple ropes attached with handles at the end. Wakeboarders line up at the starting dock and wait for their turn to ride, and after a few minutes the cable is full of wakeboarders carving, hitting rails and booting off kickers. Sounds like fun right? It is.
A wakeboard is a wakeboard right? Well, not exactly. There are different types of boards for riding behind the cable versus the boat, and sometimes the type of board you have can make a huge difference. Let’s go over a few key points here.
If you’re visiting South Florida, or even if you’ve lived here for quite some time, you may not know that you definitely can wakeboard in South Florida. In fact, you can wakeboard, kneeboard, waterski and wakeskate at the first cable park in the United States: Ski Rixen!
Looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine Broward County is known for? Look no further than Ski Rixen, America’s first cable watersports park. At Ski Rixen you can cool off while enjoying the nonstop thrills that watersports have to offer. Whether you want to try waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding or slalom skiing, we have you covered with all the rental gear and instruction you’ll need to get started.
Let’s break it down by sport:
Waterskiing: Typically you waterski on two skis and turn by a combination of leaning and putting a little more weight on one foot. It’s a great way to experience the thrill of gliding across the water in a really natural stance and position that many people take to really quickly.
Looking for a way to cool off and have a blast at the same time? We’ve got you covered at Ski Rixen Waterpark. Whether your watersport of choice is wakeboarding, kneeboarding, wakeskating, waterskiing or slalom skiing, Ski Rixen has all the gear you need to get started—or get back out there if it’s been a while.
South Florida is a paradise of sun and tropical weather with barely a rainy day in the forecast, so it’s only natural to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. One of the best outdoor activities in South Florida is watersports. Cool off while you play and challenge your skills with your watersport of choice at Ski Rixen, America’s first cable park.
What is a cable park? It combines the best parts of towed watersports without the expense and hassle of a boat. Instead, a line high above your head attaches to a handle and takes you silently across the water so you can wakeboard, kneeboard, wakeskate, waterski and slalom ski in South Florida’s refreshing waters. Ride single and challenge your friends with ramps and rail slides, or ride doubles and see who falls first. It’s a blast.
About One Windsurfer Tim Bennet is the esteemed founder as well as a leading instructor at Shaka. He has over 20 years of rich experience backing him up. A highly experienced RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor and RYA Powerboat Instructor along expert instructional abilities in windsurfs, kite surfs, general surfing and even paddleboards, he is a real and avid water sports buff.