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  • How low can you go? Laying down a bodyslide on a ski with no bindings!

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  • On the down low with the Slingshot Wakefoil, no bindings edition. 
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  • Freeboarding!

This ski is my grandfather's Nick Murphy, Sr. from the 1950s.

I got the inspiration for this move from a 1980s Brett Wing backwards barefoot move.

Freeboarding has been around since the late 1940s, and it has become one of my staple rides. Its’ great for developing all-around-balance> this ride is easy enough to be accessible but tough enough to be challenging!

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  • TBT 2015
Hanging with Hall of Fame skier Sammy Duvall during Surf Expo in Orlando. Sammy still has a bounce in hit step. I witnessed dozens of 200+ foot jumps during the glory days of the water ski pro tour.  On site repping the WHOF @wakeboarding_hall_of_fame for the inaugural induction ceremony. Photo by WHOF president Tommy Phillips @tommyslespaul
  • Slow Crow
Wakesurfing meets wakeboarding as  @tfred_ goes inverted with a 15 foot line at 11mph.

Wake courtesy @suncountrymarine

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  • Foiled Again

A couple of fun days figuring out this ride with uncle Mike Murphy, Mike Mack, and Dave O. 
Challenging, thrilling, and more than a bit edgy.

Photo: @pilates_stretch

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  • Freeboard!

One of my favorite rides last year was this red rider. My grandfather's vintage ski from the 1950s'
It's a low impact ride, but great for balance and working both right and left foot forward. 
I highly suggest it for any towed watersports lovers.

My "trick" list is over 10 strong including a backwards deep water start! More to come... #waterskiing #slalomski #watersports
  • In 1953 skiing Superstar Alfredo Mendoza took a similar photo which has since become a classic in water skiing circles and beyond. My recreation is a tribute to the man who was a one of the all-time best in our sport.
photo & edit @mikeclary 
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  • Foiling Around?
Not sure if this is a joke or not, but I would love to take these out for a ride!

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50 for 50 Press Release

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50 for 50 Press Release

 

50-year-old skier rides 50 different things in one day!

Tony Klarich is a 10-time National and World Champion on a kneeboard, wakeboard, and hydrofoil, but in recent years has become known as the guy who rides on everything. In fact Klarich will be putting his skills to an extreme test on August 22, 2015 at the Long Beach Marine Stadium in Southern California.

Klarich will spend his Saturday (8 am- 6 pm) celebrating turning 50, while riding 50 different things behind the boat…everything from a wooden pallet and his grandma’s picnic table to a skateboard and an ice chest.

Guinness World Records has declined to certify the feat, so Klarich will be skiing on their book as a tongue in cheek protest. Several records will be attempted that day including the longest chain of skiers, most riders on different things behind one boat (representing the nine sport discipline of USA Water Ski, the governing body of towed watersports) and an attempt by Klarich’s uncle Mike Murphy at the world’s tallest hydrofoil (Mike will be trying 11′4″ and this will be an official Guinness World Record attempt.

Never before has so much water skiing history been demonstrated in one day. From the early 1900s to the 2000s and beyond, Klarich and his friends will demonstrate almost every aspect of towed watersports through the years. The day is organized into six acts that include a History of Wakeboarding, History of Hydrofoiling, Wooden Wonders, and more. The day will be both entertaining and educational, featuring vintage rides like a 1932 Aquaplane, 1958 Double Acts from Cypress Gardens, and a ride on the first wakeboard – the 1991 HO Hyperlite. Many of the rides will be costumed to their time period.

In between acts several of the world’s best skiers and boarder will be demonstrating towed watersports at it’s highest levels.

The event is free and open to the public and is a 100% charity event

 

More info at TonyKlarich.com

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Images and video available upon request.

Tony Klarich     951-294-2985     ironmanskier@gmail.com

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