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The first significant image of a stand-up board with a hydrofoil was captured by legendary surf photographer Art Brewer in 1991 @artbrewer . Mike Mack was a surfer turned skier who was running a ski school on the Parker Strip of the Colorado River – the birthplace of the Air Chair sit down hydrofoil. Mack took the foil from an Air Chair and mounted it to a Rusty surfboard. His first model did not have footstraps or bindings, and it was quickly apparent that he needed something to keep his feet on the board. So Mack added a set of neoprene bindings to create what he called the “air board.” Wake crossings, off the lips, jumps and skidders were the first moves with Mack and his friends. His new stand up foil was assumed to be dangerous, so the suits at Air Chair sent out “cease and desist” letters to Mike Mack and Troy Navarro (Troy was an early pioneer in wakeboarding who also worked on his own air board). Mack dutifully put his revolutionary ride in storage, and turned his creative energies to projects that did not result in a letter from a lawyer. But eventually word got out through Mack’s associations with Mike Murphy, Gabrielle Reese and her husband Laird Hamilton who eventually gained widespread notoriety for the foil board by towing into ocean waves in the late 1990s
-Tony Klarich 
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You can help make the Wake Ski 100 the all-time most significant event in towed watersports. We are now accepting donations to help archive the entire sport on our website and assemble the biggest single collection of equipment in one location during our 2022 live event in Central Florida. 
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  • Mike Murphy - Box Life, 1993

The first Fly-In was the brainchild of sit-down hydrofoiling co-inventor Mike Murphy. The first seeds were planted when three guys in business suits showed up at the Air Chair booth during a boat show. Mike says they looked a bit out of place, but each one plunked down cash to buy an Air Chair. One of the men was Dave Murphy, a big shot at General Mills. Dave and his skiing buddies asked Mike to come to Wisconsin to hang out and give them lessons. In those days Mike crisscrossed the nation to promote the new watersport, and this trip was right up his alley. Mike went from cabin to cabin on the secluded lake, giving flight lessons and demos to more than a dozen people. It was a fun weekend of friends and riding, and Mike went back three years in a row, each time with more riders joining in. Dave Murphy was so thankful that he presented Mike with his own Wheaties box created by hand in the General Mills art department, encased in a protective plastic box. The overwhelmingly positive experience in Wisconsin inspired Mike to have Air Chair host the very first Fly-In in 1994 at Mike Mack’s Ski School and Resort on the Parker Strip of the Colorado River.

Tony Klarich

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  • 97 years ago today Ralph Wilford Samuelson invented water skiing. My wife and I visited Lake City, Minnesota - the city where Ralph performed this amazing feat with a 9 foot pair of homemade ski nearly a century ago.

Today also marks the Inaugural Board Meeting for the Wake Ski 100 - the Centennial Celebration of towed watersports. It's go time for the historical archive portion. Follow along here:
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  • Designing Men

Three watermen and the rides they designed…

@marcus_brown_ - HO Freeride water ski
Mike Murphy - Sky Ski High Performance Hydrofoil
Tony Klarich - HO Joker kneeboard

That’s a wrap of the So Cal interviews for the Murphy-Klarich towed watersports documentary.
@marcus_brown and @colin_switzer will be busy storytelling and editing over the next couple of months. Can’t wait to see the finished product…

#watermen #kneeboard #hydrofoil #waterski #HOJoker #HOFreeride
  • Uncle Mike and I with our last round of interviews for the upcoming family documentary in towed watersports! A film by @marcus_brown_ 
#waterman #waterskiing #hydrofoiling #kneeboarding
  • Tanya Klarich & stopped by Lake City, MN, the birthplace of water skiing - holding a replica pair of RWS Ralph Samuelson's original skis. Think Tank tomorrow! #waterskiing #lifeofawaterskier #waterskiinghistory
  • Two-dog wake surfing with Jack and Macy. 
#dogandtonyshow #itsadogslife #waterskidisk #waterski
  • No ski! No problem! My wife and spent an amazing half-day skiing and exploring with Vis Sea Adventures @visadventure . I found a promising woodpile for a little fun! 
#skionanthing #otokvis #visisland
  • Going Bigger
Headed to uncle Mike Murphy’s this morning to see if we can get his new “world’s tallest foil” to fly…
#worldrecord #hydrofoil #waterskiing

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40-40-400 Tricks List

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40-40-400 Tricks List 2014-07-19T08:10:23+00:00

40-40-400 Tricks (274)

Here’s the complete rundown of the individual tricks…

1. Flag Skis – doubles skis with American flag – opening act (2)

Dock Start

Running Beach Landing

 

2. Back Barefoot Flip Turn Ski – ski with fin mounted backwards (3)

Beach Start,

Wake Cross

Beach Landing

 

3. Ski Skimmer- child’s training device (2)

Deepwater Start

One Hander

 

4. Kid’s Trainers (2)

Deepwater Start

Wake Cross

 

5. Sit Ski – sit down water ski device (3)

Deepwater start

Wake cross

Off the wake turns

 

6. Freeboard Step off Ski – ski with no bindings (2)

Beach Start

Wake Cross

 

7. Race Ski (2)

Deepwater Start

Wrapped Skiing

8. Backwards, Binding on Ski Backwards (4)

Deepwater Start

Wake 180

Wake Cross

Off the wake turns

 

9. Double Pailings (1′ x 4′ x 6′ wood) (3)

Deepwater Start

Wake Cross

Off the wake turns

 

10. Demo Kneeboard – handmade foam board with no strap (17)

SS

RSS

180FB

180BF

R180FB

R180BF

360

R360

BB360

RBB360

540FB

R540FB

540BF

R540BF

720

R720

Sliding Beach Landing

 

18. Hot Dog Slalom – slalom skiing tricks (11)

Helicopter dock start

Wake jump

R wake jump

Tip drop

Mule Kick

Twister

Whip tick

R Whip tick

Tick tock landing

Deepwater Start

Backwards beach landing

 

12. Swivel Ski (180) – ski with binding that turns on ski (6)

Deepwater Start

1 foot forward swan

180FB

Back 1 foot

180BF

Beach Landing

 

13. Stand Up Hydrofoils – 3′ (5)

Deep water Start

Wake Cross

Air Jump

R air Jump

Wake Jump

 

14. Stand Up Hydrofoils – 5′ (1)

Deepwater Start

 

15. Blindfolded Slalom (3)

Deepwater Start

Wake Cross

Off the wake turns

 

16. Blindfolded Sky Ski (6)

Deepwater start

Wake Cross

Off the wake turns

Air Jump

Combo Jump

Air BS Roll

 

17. Snowboard (7)

Deep water Start

Wake Cross

180 FB

180 BF

Wake 180 FB

Wake 180 BF

BS Wake Jump

 

18. Air Board – hydrofoil wakeboard (8)

Deepwater Start

Wake Cross

Off the wake turns

Air BS Jump

Air BS Method Air

Wake BS Jump

Wake FS Jump

Air FS Air

 

19. Shoe Skis – small wooden skis (17)

Flying Dock Start

Wake Cross

1 foot

R 1 Foot

Surface Hop

180FB

180BF

R180FB

R180BF

Back 1 foot

R Back 1 foot

360

R360

Back Swan

2 wake daffy

Wake 360

Deepwater start

 

20. Barefoot trining skis (1)

Deepwater Start

21. Wake Skate – wakeboard with no bindings (11)

Deepwater Start

Wake Cross

Surf turns

Switch stance Surf turns

BS Lip Slide

180FB

180BF

Blind 360

Surface Ollie

2 wake BS jump

2 wake BS Jump Switch

 

22. Kneeboard (31)

Back Dock Start

Wake Cross

Wake Jump

R wake Jump

Tip Drop

Twister

Quiver

Overhead 360

Reverse Overhead 360

2-Wake 180 FB

R2-Wake 180 FB

2-Wake 180 BF

R2-Wake 180 BF

Standard wrap

2 wake 360

R 2 wake 360

360 wrap in

Air 180 FB

2 wake 360 BB

Air 180 BF

R Air 180 FB

R 2 wake 360 BB

R Air 180 BF

2 wake 540 FB

R 2 wake 540 FB

Back Roll Right

Back Roll Left

Front Roll Right

Front Roll Left

Front Flip

720 Landing

 

23. Slalom – hot dogging on standard slalom ski (15)

Back Beach Start

180 BF

Hand to Hand 360 tick tock

wrap tock (wrapped 360 tick tock)

Klar-Walk

Tick Tock Tony

LD Whip tick

Side Slide

Body Slide

Back Deep start

Line front 180

Standard Wrap

Overhead Wrap

Wake 360

Front Flip

 

24. Slalom Course; Ski (4)

Deepwater start

22′ off @ 34mph

28′ off @ 34mph

5 @ 32′ off @ 34mph

 

25. Slalom Course; kneeboard (3)

Deepwater start

22′ off @ 24mph

28′ off @ 34mph

 

26. Double Trick Skis (17)

Deepwater Start

Side Slide

R Side Slide

180 FB

180 BF

R 180 FB

R 180 BF

Surface 360

R Surface 360

Wake 180 FB

Wake 180 BF

R Wake 180 FB

R Wake 180 BF

Wake 360

R Wake 360

2- Wake Jump

2 Wake Daffy

 

27.Single Trick Ski (18)

Deepwater Start

Side Slide

Rev. Side Slide

180 FB

180 BF

R 180 FB

R 180 BF

Surface 360

R Surface 360

Back to back Surface 360

R Back to back Surface 360

Wake 180 FB

Wake 180 BF

R Wake 180 FB

R Wake 180 BF

Wake 360

Wake 360 Back to back

Back Roll

 

28. Ramp Jumping (3)

Ride Over

Spread Eagle

Wrapped Heli

 

29. Clown Skiing – with Joker outfit (3) 

“Dock start” front flip out of skis (no fins)

Deepwater start

Long dive front flip off ramp

 

30. Single Pailing (3)

Deepwater Start

Wake Crossing

Off the wake Turns

 

31. Wooden Picnic Table with benches (1)

Deepwater start

 

32. Kids Mini Table (3)

Deepwater Start

Side Slide

Reverse Side Slide

 

33. 4-Generations Skiing (1)

Deepwater Start: K2, dad, uncle Mike, Great Grandma Murphy

 

34. 4′ Disc (10)

Deepwater Start

SS

RSS

180FB

180BF

R180FB

R180BF

360

R360

Headstand

 

35. Disc & Ladder (4′ disc, 4′ ladder) (5)

Deepwater Start

Side Slide

RSS

360

R360

 

36. Surf – with rope (4)

Deepwater Start

Wake Cross

Off the wake turns

Switch Stance

 

37. Inland Surf – 2 boats, no rope (8)

Off the wake turns

Floating man (90 body varial)

R Floating man

Switch stance

Switch Off the wake turns

Kneeling

Boats 180 turn while kneeling

Coffin

 

38. Kneeboard Hydrofoil (5)

Deepwater start

2 wake jump

R 2-wake jump

Air Jump

2 wake Backside Roll

 

39. Wakeboard (10)

Seated Dock Start

2 wake jump

switch 2 wake jump

2 wake BS 180

R 2 wake BS 180

Air 180

Scarecrow

Switch crow

Tantrum

BS Roll

 

40. Sky Ski – sit down hydrofoil (13)

Deepwater Start

Air Jump

Undertaker

Undertaker Gainer

BS Roll

Switch BS Roll

FS Roll

Switch FS Roll

Front Flip

Wrap

Wrapped Heli

Hand to hand heli

Gainer dismount

 

41. Self-Towing with Solo – PWC device that is operated by the skier (1)

Beach Start on Kite Ski

 

 

 

 

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