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  • 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. 
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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

#wakefoil #foilboard #wakesurfing
  • 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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Free Water Ski Photos: Slalom Tick Tock Toe

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Tony Klarich. “Tick Tock Toe” on a 67″ Slalom Ski at 33 mph

Parker Strip of the Colorado River, 1988

Photo: Rick Doyle

New skills and tricks build upon themselves, not only in riding different things, but also within variations of individual moves. Klarich came up with the180 whip-tick in 1983. In the late 1980s he added the LD (long distance) version, seeing how long he could hold the backwards position. With these two moves under his belt, it was just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Tick Tock Toe.

He flipped through the pages of Water Ski Magazine, and saw a backwards barefoot skier riding on one foot with their free leg held high. That photo cued him to wonder how to do the same on a slalom ski. In less than a minuteheI knew it would be during the LD whip tick. Out on the water he started making them on his first set. The only difficulty was the turn from back to front. It didn’t take long to figure out that it was better to leave the foot out, then hop to the front and drag that free leg in the water for balance.

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