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Buying water skis is all about what you can do and what you want to do. If you are a beginner, you should get wider skis. If you want more responsive then get narrower skis.

Some skis are built for a much greater speed than what a beginner or a new water skier will go at, so buy a faster and more expensive ski, only if you are an expert. Water skis are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate a wide range of skier weights and foot sizes, and some skis also come with safety harnesses for children.

For the beginner to the pro, these Top 10 Water Skis will always be a great choice.

1. O'Brien Vortex

  • Length 65. 5 inch/166cm
  • Plastic fin
  • X-7 adjustable bindings (one ski has rear toe piece)
  • Foot size: Men's 4. 5-13
  • Wide body for stability

2. O'Brien Celebrity Combo

  • X-7 adjustable binding designed to fit US Men 4.5-13
  • Padded rear toe plate
  • Great all-around ski for the whole family
  • Performance side cut for better turning
  • Dual tunnel enhances control and stability

3. O'Brien Children

  • Stabilizer bar for easy learning
  • Includes trainer rope
  • For skiers up to 85 lbs.
  • Adjustable bindings fit various sizes

4. O'Brien Jr. Celebrity Combo

  • Durable composite construction
  • X-7 adjustable binding designed to fit kid's size 2 through Men's size 7
  • Padded rear toe plate
  • Perfect ski for learning
  • Includes stabilizer/trainer bar

5. Connelly Supersport Combo

  • Reinforced composite
  • Slide-adjustable binding
  • 2 x 300sq in
  • Glass filled nylon fin
  • Under 135lbs

6. CWB Connelly Outlaw Slalom

  • 65 inch/165 cm| up to 180lbs 
  • C.A.P.T. (Connelly advanced profile technology)
  • Recreational glass flex Sequence
  • Closed cell polyurethane resin core
  • Acrylam base, standard tunnel

7. Connelly Quantum

  • Reinforced composite construction
  • Stabilizer bar inserts (bar sold separately)
  • 2 x 68 inch/173 cm | 135-240lbs | adjustable bindings size 9-14

8. Obrien Sequence Slalom

  • Flex: Sport
  • Fin: Carve
  • Rocker: Heavy
  • Tunnel: Transitional Concave
  • Bevels: Large, Sharp

9. Rave Sports Rhyme

  • STABILITY: The Rhyme Combo Water Skis have a wider body shape designed for stability, easier deep-water starts and effortless large curving turns.
  • EASIER STARTS: The wider surface area of the Rhyme Combo Water Skis means less drag and more lift
  • LESS POWER NEEDED: The wider shape of the Rhyme Combo Water Skis is easier on your boat, as it takes less power to pull skiers up and out of the water.
  • SLALOM TOO: With a rear toe hold on one ski, skiers can get up on the water with both skis and then drop a ski to slalom. Perfect for beginner skiers!
  • PERFECT FIT: Soft, secure bindings are adjustable to fit most adults. At 65" long (167 cm), Rhyme skis are the perfect all-around water ski.

10. Connelly Odyssey

  • Reinforced composite construction
  • 2 x 68 inch skis/173 cm | recommended weight 135- 240lbs | bindings shoe size 9-14
  • Removable stabilizer bar
  • High gloss UV Coat

Review of O'Brien Vortex Water Skis

These are more suited for beginners and amateurs. They also work well as all round trainer skis. A great choice for skiing and slalom, they might be wide but are excellent to get anyone up in the water. A robust choice as your first water skis.

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