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  • Really Big Shoe

The giant Rainbow Sandal was my last ride at the #CaliforniaSkier50for50 , but it was not mine. So I bought one on eBay, and had fun yesterday figuring out a new way to get up on it. The start is dialed in, and now it’s time to find out what this shoe can do!

@RainbowSandals @action_horizons_stunts 
#skionanything #ridetherainbow #wakeboarding
  • Kicking up a shroud of spray at the ShowCal Skier practice yesterday.

photo @mikeclary

I weigh about 210 pounds and with a shoe size of only 10.5, it is a big disatvantage for barefooting. When the boat only goes 39-40, the water breaks super far forward on my feet and it’s walls and walls of water!

#barefoot #waterskiing #showskiing
  • On the Table

All picnic tables are not created equal, as I learned at the MasterCraft 40-40-400 in 2004. This one was very heavy with the benches built in. There was also extreme drag because the of the considerable spaces between the tabletop piece. The solid table top is the way to go for tricks!

#onthetable #picnictable #waterskiing
  • TBT 2004  Landing a back roll on my homemade kneeboard hydrofoil at the 40 for 40.

#flipping #kneeboard #hydrofoil
  • Wake-Skate-Board

My best moves on this longboard are a beach start and 180s. For someone who is a better skater it is surly possible to do a towed dock start into a 180 kick flip start. GOALS…

Thanks for the board: @islandski
Thanks for the custom vest @billymeistrell & @bodyglove53

#wakeskate #wakeboard #longboarding
  • Ride the Rainbow (sandal)

The last ride from my 50 for 50! It was something new to me and took about 10 minutes to figure out! Good times with good friends.

I am currently gathering video and images for the upcoming documentary of my family’s life in towed watersports! Looking forward to the edit with @marcus_brown_

Event sponsor @californiaskier

Announcer: @tommyslespaul

Drivers @lkwdmorris @nextfoils

Drone video: @marcus_brown_

Additional video: @gregsworld

Song: “Climb to Elara” danosongs.com

#californiaskier50for50 #waterskiing #skionanything
  • How low can you go? Laying down a bodyslide on a ski with no bindings!

#freeboard #vintageski #waterskiing
  • On the down low with the Slingshot Wakefoil, no bindings edition. 
#wakefoil #waterski #wakeboard
  • 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!

#freeboard #waterskiing #goprowater #bareback

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ADVENTURES IN WATER SKIING

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I have unique perspective of the history of water skiing. My “glory days” in the 1980s and 1990s coincided precisely with the revolutionary transformation of the watersports industry. As a rider who was willing and able to ride anything, I became a witness and participant in the key developments and breakthroughs in hot dogging, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, hydrofoiling, and much more. Now it’s time to share my adventures with you, and along the way introduce you to some of the world’s best in each discipline of skiing. Let’s ride!

Each part features scores of classic photos and video links that bring the story to life.

<<CLICK>> for Adventures series chapters as individual bog posts

 

Adventures In Water Skiing, Hot Dogging

Click to Download Adventures in Water Skiing: Part 1, Hot Dogging (Edition 1.1 – April, 2012)

Click Here to Learn How to Hot Dog on YouTube

 

Adventures in Water Skiing, Kneeboarding

Click to Download Adventures in Water Skiing: Part 2, Kneeboarding (Edition 1.0 – Nov, 2012)

Click Here to Listen to Individual Chapters on YouTube

 

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling

Click to Download Adventures in Water Skiing: Part 4, Hydrofoiling (Edition 1.0; April, 2012)

 

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