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3 Basic Riding Tips For Jet Ski Beginners

used jet skis for sale in missouriIt’s no secret that riding a jet ski is a beloved summer activity for countless Americans. And just because summer is over doesn’t mean there are no more opportunities for riding. If you can find the right location, the warm weather and fall sun make for excellent riding conditions. If you’re a beginner, however, it’s beneficial to know a few riding tips before you hit the open water with your jet ski for sale. Here are a few basic riding tips for jet ski beginners.

Know How To Re-board
If you’re a beginner, odds are you’ll fall off once or twice. To properly re-board the jet ski, go to its stern (back), reach toward the handle, and pull yourself forward and onto the deck of the jet ski. If there is a passenger with you, make sure only one person boards at a time. Most importantly, however, understand that attempting to board from the side will cause it to flip over. Personal watercraft are less than 13 feet in length and are designed to be operated by a person or persons sitting, standing, or kneeling on the craft rather than within the confines of the hull, and due to this design, they tend to tip easily.

Stay Loose And Relaxed
Many riders think they should stay as rigid and strong as possible to remain sturdy and on board, but this posture just increases fatigue and reduces enjoyment. Instead, lean slightly forward and keep your grip relatively relaxed. There’s no need to hold on for dear life!

Look Straight Ahead
Another problem new riders commonly face is riding crooked instead of in a straight line. It can be understandably difficult to get a feel for your jet ski’s directional alignment, so experts recommend lifting your head up and looking off into the distance instead of focusing on the handlebars or a nearby spot directly in front of you. It may seem bizarre, but it works!

Ultimately, keeping these riding tips in mind while you’re out on the open water can help make your experience as enjoyable as possible. It may even inspire you to invest in your own used jet skis for sale in Missouri! If that’s the case, consider Youngblood Powersports, where we have plenty of used jet skis for sale in Missouri in addition to used motorcycles and other recreational vehicles.

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Runner Revived After Suffering Heart Attack During Chicago Marathon

heart attackRunning is an amazing overall workout and a great way to stay in shape. The benefits are numerous and it’s available to virtually everyone, as all you need are a decent pair of running shoes and some open space. You really don’t even need those things either considering some people run barefoot and many use treadmills to pile up mileage. Running, though, is a strenuous activity that can lead to serious complications in certain situations.

A man in his 60s experienced one such complication as he became one of the 735,000 Americans that have a heart attack annually this past Sunday while running the Chicago Marathon, according to the Chicago Tribune. Midway through the race the man suffered a heart attack and was in desperate need of quality healthcare services. Fortunately, a Chicago Fire Department paramedic was nearby the Lake Shore Drive and Melrose Street location it occurred at and immediately began administering emergency heart attack treatment.

The paramedic used an automatic external defibrillator to revive him from the heart attack and restore his heart rhythm back to normal. It’s certainly not an uncommon occurrence, as someone suffers a heart attack every 43 seconds in the United States. Larry Langford is a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department and believes the situation could have been tragic if there hadn’t been professionals in the vicinity.

“He was down, and we were on the scene first,” Langford said. “he could have died.”

The man was taken by ambulance to Presence St. Joseph Hospital medical center where his condition reportedly stabilized. While there were other people that were treated with injuries throughout the day, his was the most serious. It’s unclear if the man, who has yet to be identified, suffered from high blood pressure, cholesterol, or is a smoker, (49% of Americans have at least one of these conditions) which are all high risk factors for heart disease and subsequently heart attacks. All things considered, a pretty lucky day for race organizers.