Get a grip! Get Griprest!
Griprest is a resting device for people being pulled behind watercraft vehicles, i.e. waterskiing, wakeboarding etc. It is a safer option than the common practice of trying to put the ski handle between your legs or hooking your arms through the handle.
Get total rest for your upper body: Arms, shoulders. hands, upper and lower back. All of your effort and energy goes into your event. You can ride out rough water caused by wind or boat traffic without wearing yourself out.
Griprest is a resting device for people being pulled behind watercraft vehicles, i.e. waterskiing, wakeboarding etc. It is a safer option than the common practice of trying to put the ski handle between your legs or hooking your arms through the handle. Both of which are very dangerous should you happen to fall.
Plus, you got total rest for your upper body. Arms, shoulders. hands, upper and lower back. All of your effort and energy goes into your event. You can ride out rough water caused by wind or boat traffic without wearing yourself out. It consists of a belt which will be worn around a persons waist.
On the front of the belt is a hook that the user can place the ski handle when they want to rest without dropping off.
There are similar products in common use for ski shows or trick skiing. It is the belt that people (usually men) wear when they are skiing along (hands free) holding the woman over their head performing tricks, etc. The use of that product requires someone to be in the boat with a quick release rope to pull on, in case the skier falls. Timely execution of that quick release is very important.
Griprest is a safer option, not relying on the person in the boat. Plastic parts will release upon a pre-determind load. With Griprest there are shear pins that will release in the unlikely event that you should fall while being pulled directly behind the boat (not in the immediate act of skiing).
There are three area’s where Griprest is designed to release. Number one would be the shear pin, number two is the hook itself, and number three is the buckle.
Belt is ordered for your particular weight category: Green (lightweight) is for persons between 50lbs-100lbs, yellow (middleweight) Is for persons between 101lbs-200lbs, and red (heavyweight) is for persons between 201lbs-350lbs.
A. Tournament level skiers. (World Class)
1. Repeated practice runs at the same rope length without having to drop and start over. Keep in a good rhythm. (Saves time and energy).
2. During tournament, you can hook up and not use any energy until right before the set up buoys. 3. Both hands free to wave to crowd on your victory pass.
B. Tournament level skiers. (INT and NSL league, club level)
1. Do not have to drop at each end. Save energy.
2. If you do not make your opener, miss the two ball, you can ride out the entire rest of the course and the turnaround. This could amount to approximately 30-50 seconds of rest per pass.
3. 3 to 3-1/2 minutes of rest for turnaround time for a typical six pass set.
C. Recreational skiers (open water).
1. Hardest part for beginners and novice is the deep water start. May take several attempts to get up. Once you are up, Instead of being worn out, you can hook up and rest before you start skiing. 2. Ride out patches of rough water caused by other boat traffic or the wind.
Rest without dropping.
Totally hands free tricks?
Totally hands free tricks
Totally hands free sitting in the chair?
Show Ski Personnel
Not relying on boat crew to use quick release.
Arm or hand amputees can really get some rest instead of constantly holding with one hand.
Sit skiers (in another set up) may be able to let go and rest.
Muscle control problems
Warning Improper use could result in injury or death.
This is not a flotation device. Wear proper life vest. This device is for temporary resting while being pulled behind a watercraft device. Use only for the weight range that it is intended.
Color of shear pins must match color of “Griprest” that is printed on the belt. Green is for 50-100 lbs, yellow Is for 101-200 lbs, and red is for 201-350 lbs.
Do not use this belt if you are outside the intended range. Green 50-100 pound range. Yellow 101-200 pound range. Red 201-350 pound range.
Griprest was an idea brought about by a man who had skied for years, doing the same thing that everyone who is pulled behind a boat does: arm through the handle or handle between the legs. Trying to get relief from the tension of the boat pulling on you during the boat turning around, or going through rough water. Wasting all of your energy, and quickly becoming tired so you cannot perform at your best, or ski as long before having to drop.
Griprest solves that problem. It is quick and easy to engage the handle, and rest your body until you are ready to tear it up behind the boat.
Ski longer, ride harder. Get a grip with Griprest.