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  • 3-2-1… 
The countdown is on to editing for the @CaliforniaSkier 50 for 50 Event Video! I can’t wait to work with the amazing video shot by @Marcus_Brown_ @GregsWorld and the rest of the crew. Editing by Jordan Gravatt @TattooedMedia. We are looking forward to telling a story that inspires people to set goals and get fit to reach them! 
Photos @MikeClary #mike_boettger 
#CaliforniaSkier50for50 #CrossFitMasters #fitat50 #ageisjustanumber #skionanything
  • First for Good Reason: 1983 
Throwing it back to my first big video appearance for O’Brien Skis. I still remember walking into the LA Boat show in ’83 and having this video playing at the @ObrienWatersports booth. It was my first taste of the “big time,” appearing alongside Camille Duvalle, Andy Mapple, and many other skiing greats. 
I’ve posted the entire video to YouTube…
Search “O’Brien first for good reason”

It’s the final stages digging up old footage for pre-production of the 50 for 50 feature video with Jordan Gravatt @tattooedmedia 
#obrienwatersports #slalomski #hotdogging
  • Back to the Future

After seeing a classic shot of a similar move from the 1950s (see B&W pic about 50 posts back in my feed), I am inspired to see where this can go. This was our proof of concept ride that let us know it is not only possible, but can be taken to a whole new level with the right gear and riders.

Photo @MikeClary

I would ❤️ to hear from anyone who has experience with this act.

#bartrios #showskiing #waterski
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Everybody falls in life. It's how you react that determines character. I've gotten back up 200,000+ times, remembering my grandma Murphy's wise council, "if you don't fall you don't learn anything." #falldowngetup #RADdisk #diskandladder #crossfitmasters
  • Radar Lake is one of my all time favorite places to ski. So much history. #ThanksHerb
  • Air Chair 180  TBT: 1993 
I went 2 for 120 on this move, and here’s one of ‘em. Still not sure how this one is even possible… 
#hydrofoil #ticktock #foilingaround
  • Macy, dog 
Meet Macy…50% Pomeranian, and 50% Australian Shepherd-Cattle Dog who is training to become a world class skier! Macy has put in her time dryland, learning cool moves like the 360, reverse 360, bodyslide, and tumbleturn. She is just now starting to get her paws wet, and has already had a boatload of fans clapping, cheering, and snapping photos as she rode by. Stay tuned for more canine capers! 
#dogandtonyshow #itsadogslife #HORAD
  • 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

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Helmet & Ski Cam

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Helmet & Ski Cam 2017-04-21T22:41:08+00:00

16 years before the first GoPro was sold, Rick Doyle and Tony Klarich created some of the first ski and helmet-mounted photos in water skiing.

In 1986 Tony Klarich met Rick Doyle on one of the first photo shoots for Skurfer (one of the original skiboards by Tony Finn). Mike Murphy was the first dealer for Skurfer, and when it came time for photos, his place on the River was the perfect spot for Skurfer. Klarich was there, working for his uncle Mike, and was asked to ride for photos.

During the Skurfer photo shoot Rick and Tony hit it off, so the next year they decided to team up for some creative photography with the waterproof housing Doyle had already mounted on surfboards and Skurfers in 1986. The plan was too mount the waterproof housing and camera on the front of a slalom ski.

The camera and housing weighed well over 10 pounds, and it was challenging to ski with all that weight on the nose. The pictures are the first documented shots of a still camera mounted on a ski.

Klarich Rick Doyle First 1st Water Ski Camera 1987

The next year Doyle and Klarich decided to take it a step further with the helmet cam (story below). The helmet cam rig was a genuine Chargers helmet with about 15 pounds of camera gear mounted inside 2 counter-balanced water housings.

For both the helmet-cam and ski-cam Doyle used a remote control from the boat to take pictures – 36 images for each roll of slide film. After a few short minutes of skiing, it took about 10 minutes to take the housing apart, put in a new roll, then put the housing back together. In the days of real film, it was another week before they were able to see the slides. The images were groundbreaking in water skiing, and were run in magazines around the world.

Rick Doyle Helmet Camera Klarich 1

Rick Doyle Helmet Camera Klarich 2

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