WATER SKIING CAN BE DANGEROUS. It exposes you
to risk of death or serious injury from impact with the
water or from impact with the ski during a fall.
POWERSHELL BINDINGS ARE DESIGNED FOR EXPERT SKIERS ONLY. It should
be custom fit to the user and should not be used by
others for whom it was not fitted. Because it is designed
for advanced maneuvers which require increased support
and control, even if properly fitted, IT MAY NOT RELEASE OR MAY
IN SOME FALLS RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURIES TO THE LEG,
ANKLE, BACK, NECK, HEAD, CHEST OR KNEES OR EVEN DEATH.
Use of this
product and participation in the sport involves inherent risks of
injury or death. To reduce risks:
in control and do not ski at speeds that exceed the skier's
ability. BEGINNERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION.
correct size ski and binding. Wet binding and foot with water
before use. Adjust binding for a snug, not tight, fit.
if properly fitted, the binding may or may not release in a fall
which could result in injury.
Attempting land or dock starts can increase the risk of injury or
death. USE ONLY ON WATER.
Do not use
in shallow water or near shore, docks, pilings, swimmers or other
Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type III (PFD) vest.
the Operator's Manual before use.
PERFORMANCE RUBBER SKI BINDINGS
PERFORMANCE BINDING: FOR USE BY EXPERIENCED SKIERS ONLY. Use of
this product and participation in the sport involves inherent
risks of injury or death. Even if properly fitted, the binding
may or may not release in a fall which could result in injury. To
reduce risks: 1) Binding should be properly fitted for a snug,
not tight, fit. 2) Binding must not be used by others for whom it
was not properly fitted. 3) Read Operator's Manual before use.
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
Watersports can be safe and fun for all
levels of enthusiasts. The Operator’s Manual is presented to enhance
your enjoyment of the sport. It is intended to alert you to some of the
potential dangerous conditions that can arise in all watersports.
binding, even if properly adjusted, may or may not release in a fall
which could result in injury to the ankle, knee, leg or other parts of
To reduce your risk
of injury or death, follow these guidelines:
· Use correct
size ski and binding. Binding should be adjusted for a snug, not tight,
· Wet binding and
feet with water before use.
· Inspect skis,
fins and bindings for loose screws, wear, cracks, delamination or
· Check foot
straps (bindings) and fins prior to each use to insure they are fastened
securely to the ski.
· The faster you
ski, the greater your risk of injury. Exercise additional caution when
skiing at competitive speeds. Beginners should be towed at slower
speeds that allow for reasonable control and stability.
· Water skiing
instruction is recommended before use. Instruction will teach general
safety guidelines and proper skiing techniques, which may reduce your
risk of injury.
Watersports are fun
and challenging but involve inherent risks of injury or death. To
increase your enjoyment of the sport and to reduce your risks, use
common sense and follow these rules:
yourself with all applicable federal, state and local laws, the risks
inherent in the sport and the proper use of the equipment.
Always have a
person other than the driver as an observer.
observer and driver must agree on hand signals.
out until skier/rider signals he/she is ready.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning from engine exhaust
may cause injury or death. Do not sit on the boat transom or swim
platform while the engine is running. These activities may lead to
excessive CO exposure which may cause injury or death. If you can smell
engine exhaust while in the boat, do not stay seated in that position
for prolonged periods. Never “Platform Drag” by holding onto the swim
platform or be dragged directly behind the boat. An improperly tuned
engine will produce excessive exhaust. Have your engine checked and
corrected by a mechanic. Changing boat speed or direction relative to
the wind can reduce or increase boat exhaust from accumulating near the
boat and rider. Consult your boat Owners Manual, or the United States
Coast Guard’s website:
for more information on how to help protect others and yourself from the
dangers of CO poisoning
and common sense.
Do not exceed
the weight guidelines of your boat. Only use water ballast and people
for additional weight. Do not allow passengers to hang outside the boat
or sit on the gunwales outside the normal seating area of the boat.
Uneven weight distribution or additional weight may affect the handling
of the boat. Never allow water to overflow the gunwales of your boat.
equipment and your tow rope:
equipment prior to use. Check bindings, fins, tube and attachment
point, and flotation device prior to each use. Do not use if damaged.
Always wear a
U.S. Coast Guard Type III (PFD) vest.
be attached to the watercraft in an approved fashion with hardware
designed for towing. Refer to your watercraft manual for instructions
on proper tow rope attachment.
stretch during use. If a rope breaks or is suddenly released, it can
snap back into the watercraft. Warn all riders, skiers and occupants of
the danger of rope recoil.
When in the
boat, keep away from the tow rope to avoid injury. Passengers can be
hit, or become entangled in the rope.
rope and its attachments before using. Do not use tow rope if frayed,
knotted or damaged. Replace when signs of excessive deterioration are
indicated by discoloration, broken filaments, unraveling or other
obvious signs of wear on the rope or hardware.
tow rope for the activity.
rope is clear of all body parts prior to starting out or during use.
and ropes away from propeller when engine is running, even in neutral.
Should rope become entangled in propeller, SHUT OFF ENGINE AND REMOVE
IGNITION KEY BEFORE RETRIEVING ROPE.
you ski or ride:
land or dock starts can increase the risk of injury or death. USE THIS
PRODUCT ONLY ON WATER.
any slack in the rope between watercraft and skier/ rider before
starting. Sudden shock loads may cause injury to skier/rider or failure
of rope, resulting in snap-back or breakage.
Do not ski or
ride in shallow water, near shore, pilings, docks, rafts, swimmers,
other boats or other obstacles. Such obstacles are examples of risks
that are inherent in the sport.
and skier/rider must watch for and be able to stop or turn to avoid
Always ski or
ride in control and at speeds appropriate for your ability. limits. Do
not ski or ride over ramps or jumps without prior instruction.
the injuries that may result are inherent risks in the sport.
Use a flag to
signal to others that a skier or rider is in the water.
use extra caution approaching a fallen skier/rider and keep eye contact
on fallen skier/rider at all times.
Put the boat
in neutral when near a fallen skier/rider. Turn the engine off when
people are getting into or out of the boat, or in the water near the
operate watercraft, ski or ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
WARNINGS AND PRACTICES SET FORTH ABOVE IN THE WATERSPORTS SAFETY CODE
REPRESENT SOME COMMON RISKS ENCOUNTERED BY USERS. THE CODE DOES NOT
PURPORT TO COVER ALL INSTANCES OF RISK OR DANGER. PLEASE USE COMMON
SENSE AND GOOD JUDGMENT.