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Hello and welcome to the Solent Skiers website. We are three people based in Hampshire who want to share news, knowledge and information about jet-skis and personal watercrafts for like-minded, jet-ski enthusiasts. Living in Hampshire means that we are able to get good access to the Solent which is a great place to use for jet-skiing and other water sports. Although we love to have fun on the water we also want to point out some safety advice because the water can be very dangerous, too. We will be updating…

It’s been a While

Having not written anything on this blog for a while I was thinking of what to write about and came up with a blank about jet ski related topics, mainly because I haven’t been doing much jet ski-ing. You see, I’m down in New Zealand at the moment and I am learning new skills about farming so the jet ski hobby has taken a backseat for now, at least until I get myself settled in properly and organised. Summer Sun It’s just finishing up the summer time down here so…

Jet Ski Off Season

Having been jet skiing for many years now I totally understand how it can easily take over your life. A lot of my friends only just about find time for a few family activities and quite often then involve the water and the jet ski in one way or another. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with this but there are certainly other activities and things to do and see in the World, that I do know. If you are serious about jet skiing you might want to make…

Environmental Impacts of Jet Skiing

Jet skiing is one of the most popular water activities for people who love to visit the oceans and seas. It may just seem like a very exhilarating yet harmless sport, but did you also know that doing too much of this has certain negative side effects to the environment? Yes, you heard that right. Jet skiing can actually hurt the planet in more ways than one. If no regulated it can greatly pollute our waters and kill numerous marine life. In this post, you will learn about the hidden…

5 Common Jet Ski Mistakes to Avoid

A jet ski requires considerable investment but can be quite a fun device if you use it properly. With enough experience, you can maneuver those waterways with ease. However, newbie jet ski enthusiasts tend to create several mistakes when buying or using a jet ski. Here are a few mistakes that you should definitely avoid. Buying a New Machine The learning curve in jet skis is quite high as opposed to learning how to ride a bike. Since a newbie tends to make mistakes in mastering the essential Jet ski…

5 Rules on Jet Ski Safety to Remember

Riding a jet ski is one of the most exciting experiences you can ever have. Technically an aquatic version of the motorbike, jet skis allow you to race through the surface of the water, zipping, zooming and dodging all obstacles as you please. However, the adage of “it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt” applies heavily in jet skis. In fact, there are tons of jet-ski related incidents in the past like people colliding with other watercraft or running over innocent swimmers. To avoid such incidents, it is…

Jet Ski Maintenance: How To Do It Properly

A jet ski, at its best condition, will be able to let you go through the surface of any water landscape nimbly and quickly. To keep it at its best condition, a jet ski owner must perform regular maintenance on it. The trick here is in identifying what your jet ski needs and the aspect that you should look at to keep the craft in its best condition. We have always found that using a reputable dealer is the best approach for servicing your jet ski, and this company have…

Jet Ski Essentials: Mastering the Different Jet ski Techniques

The jet ski is ultimately designed to let a person navigate various waterways quickly and easily. Heavily favored among water sports enthusiasts or thrill-seekers, riding a jet ski can be a quite a thrill for any individual. As with all kinds of vehicles, however, there are a few essentials you have to master before you can confidently cruise through the water’s surface. Here are 4 essential jet ski riding techniques that you need to learn. Riding Positions Arguably the most comfortable riding position across all water landscapes, cruising means sitting…

Is Jet Skiing Safe?

As with all sports there are risks involved, but potentially more so when you are using a motorised vehicle to take part in your chosen sport.  When jet skiing, you are going to be zipping across the water at very fast speeds with very little safety wear. More often than not you will not be wearing a safety helmet and are therefore at a higher risk. My advice would be to always wear a helmet because even hitting the water at a reasonable speed may end up injuring yourself. Another…

Types of Jet Ski

A jet ski is a more specific name for a type of personal watercraft, but within the jet ski category there are also different types that you can have. Today we will look at them to give you the low down on what they are and why you would want them. Main Types of Jet Ski Jet skis are gas powered forms of transport which are used for both business and pleasure. For business, many people have them to use for getting around quickly in the sea or across small…

Tips for Buying a Jet Ski

Owning a jet ski is quite a cool thing to do, as it’s lots of fun, but there are some mistakes that you can make when trying to buy one. In today’s post I am going to cover a few of the basics about what mistakes to avoid. New or Old – If you are new to the sport and still learning the ropes you should definitely buy an older machine because otherwise you might find that you damage it and if you’ve just paid out thousands of pounds for…