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Ski Rixen - Quiet Waters Park - Deerfield Beach, FL
Pictures, a video, and visitor info from a trip to the Ski Rixen Cable Park at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, FL.

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Ski Rixen is a "cable park" that allows water sports enthusiasts to practice wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, or wakeskating without the use of a motorboat.

The concept of "cable skiing" originated in Germany where over fifty active cables are in use. Of the less than fifteen cable parks in the United States, Ski Rixen USA is the longest standing.

Ski Rixen USA is located within Quiet Waters Park in Broward County at 401 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442. The friendly and helpful staff can be reached by phone at (954) 429-0215 or by fax at (954) 429-1650.

The park is open every day, except for Tuesdays, from 10 AM to 7 PM in the summer and 12 PM to 6 PM in the winter.

During weekends and holidays, the entrance fee for Quiet Waters Park is $1.50 per person with plenty of free parking.

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The costs to get out on the water are $18 for an hour ski pass, $23 for two hours, $30 for four hours, and $38 for an all day pass. Every ski pass includes a safety video screening, basic instructions, a bright yellow helmet , a life jacket, and unlimited use of the kneeboards, water skis, slalom skis, or wake skates.
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Upgrading to the ski pass that includes wakeboard rentals costs $28 for 1 hour, $33 for 2 hours, $50 for four hours, or $68 for all day. New visitors need to complete at least one full lap on the kneeboard before they can graduate to the wakeboard.
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Children 12 years of age or older are allowed to participate at Ski Rixen with a release of liability signed by a parent or legal guardian. There are no lifeguards on duty so it is imperative that every child has basic swimming skills and wears a lifejacket.
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Groups of at least 15 people can take advantage of discounted rates of $18 per person for a 2 hour basic ski pass, $25 for four hours, or $33 for all day. Your group, of up to 20 people, can have exclusive use of the cable way for $375 per two hour session. Each additional person is just another $5 added to the total.
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Some of the other options available include private lessons, VIP Passes (to skip the line), short line training, and air trick clinics. Be sure to bring cash since Ski Rixen USA only accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards for transactions over $50.
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Some notable wakeboarding athletes that have trained at Ski Rixen USA include Rob Mapp, Shannon Best, Donald Shelbrick, Marc Schuster, Diego Shaw, and Jimmy LaRiche.

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If you'd like to buy your own gear, visit the well equipped pro shop at Ski Rixen USA. A few of the top watersports brands available for sale are Ten-80, Jet Pilot, Nevin, Gath, Ronix Wakeboards, Oakley, Liquid Force, O'Neil, Hyperlite, Pro-Tec Helmets, and Straight Line.



 

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Ski Rixen USA is the only cable park in South Florida but there are others in Florida such as Revolution Cable (North Ft. Myers), Orlando Watersports Complex, and McCormicks Cable Park (Tampa).
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The few other cable parks in the United States are KC Watersports in Kansas, the Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels, the Central Oklahoma Wakeboarding Center in Guthrie, and Wake Nation in Ohio.
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Wakeboarding
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Kneeboarding
In between taking pictures of the wakeboarders and kneeboarders, I also captured a few video clips with my Canon S5 IS digital camera. I edited together these clips into a short video that runs about two minutes long, has a file size of 32 MB and is encoded in the Windows Media Video (WMV) format. To view the video, click on the link below. To download the file to your hard drive, right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".


Ski Rixen USA - Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding Video Clip

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Water Skiing
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Jumping Ramp
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Catching Air Upside Down
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Swinging Through Corner
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Launching Off Obstacle
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Wakeboard Stunt
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