Water Ski Ramp

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Water Ski Ramp

 

a gently inclined platform with a smooth surface, used by water skiers to take off in order to execute jumps. The portion above the water measures 6.4–6.7 m in length and 3.7–4.3 m in width. The upper section measures 1.5–1.8 m in height above the water. The inclined part of the ramp, measuring 1 m in length, is 0.3 m under the water. The ramp, which is anchored by four cables, has a protective lateral panel on the right side.

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