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  • Joy is often found in sharing the thrill! 
photo@MikeClary 
#firsttime #shoulderride #waterskiing
  • Top Dog 
Jack and Doug stole the show at Kid’s Day earlier this month. This is the second year my team has participated by putting on a ski show during the lunch break. This year @csrchildrensfoundation Kid’s Day towed and gave boats rides to 800 mentally and physically challenged children! 
More info: CSRChildrensfoundation.org 
photo @rudd.justin 
#itsadogslife #showskiing #diskandladder
  • Looking Back 2 
Coming in HOT during the first 180 of a 720 tick-tock landing during a Canyon Lake Ski show. I only made this move 2 times before getting on the #HOfreeride , and have since been able to land it fairly consistently. 900? 
Photo @MikeClary 
#slalom #hotdogging #waterskiing #crossfitmasters
  • Looking Back 
Over the past couple of years my grandfather’s freeboard has been one of my favorite rides.
Yesterday I received a brand new 71” Free Ride ski from HO @hoskis. I hope that the extra length, surface area and amazing “float” of this ski will work well for my intended dual purposes; that is, taking 2 disciplines of skiing that have been around for decades, and applying new technology to see how far I can take them. 
1. The Free Ride as a freeboard
2. The Free Ride as a single doubles ski 
Stay tuned for images from the future past. 
tK 
#freeboard #singledoubles
#futurepast
  • Submarine 
Uncle Mike Murphy @next_foils performs one of his signature moves during a run at Flight Worlds 2000. 
Mike got the idea to invent this low flying move in the mid 1990s after seeing his friend Larry Rippenkroeger innovate a similar trick on a stand up jet ski. 
Announcer: @tommyslespaul 
#hydrofoil #worldchampionships #skyski
  • Experience the Thrill…SKURFER! 
I dusted off my 1985 (first year) model Skurfer in preparation for exhibitions later this summer at the 20th World Water Ski Racing Championships @wwsrc2017 near Tacoma, WA. I will be riding 10+ items July 29th & August 5th in conjunction with the Sunfest Watersports Festival @sunfestWA 
#skurfer #expereincethethrill #vintagewake
  • West Side Riders 
With the Marine Stadium sign in the background, Jack is giving me a little training ride on the HO FAD. 
#breedapart #jackrussel #waterskiing #longbeachmarinestadium
  • On the down low with grandpa Murphy’s freeboard. 
#freeboard #waterskiing #skionanything
  • Best Pictures

Our best pictures are submitted for a 5-week photo contest with my son @K2klarich. 
Slide to see all 6 pics and let me know which ones are your favorites!

#photocontest #CanonPhotos vs. #iphonephotos

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Adventures in Water Skiing

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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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