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Headed to uncle Mike Murphy’s this morning to see if we can get his new “world’s tallest foil” to fly…
#worldrecord #hydrofoil #waterskiing
  • 215’ Throw & Catch

The Baller Goes Hard!

throw: @_reedbull

video: @haiden_majher47 
Full edit on YouTube, search: “The Baller, water ski, record” 
#TheBaller #waterkiing #record
  • #TheBaller coming in hot after a record setting catch. Full edit video on YouTube now.
#theballergoeshard #waterskiing #lifeonthewater
  • Hand Skiing?
Michael Temby on the low down with his self-designed freeboard - a single ski with no bindings. I saw a video of Michael doing tricks on his board that I never knew were possible. He inspired me to grab a freeboard too and learn some new moves. It's one of my favorite rides!
#freeboard #bodyslide #waterski
  • Blowing bubbles! #bubblering
  • Bucket List Activity x2

i got to hydrofoil behind the T-Mobile blimp! Along the way I did 9 flips on my hydrofoil which was good enough for a pending Guinness World Record (they had a Guinness judge in site). The test team several records in multiples of 9 to promo the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy 9 this week. What a ride!

#waterskiing #hydrofoiling #upupandaway
  • A Halloween tribute ride to one of the all-time skiing greats - Alfredo Mendoza. TK photos @mikeclary #waterskiing #waterski #costumedwaterskiing #skinautique
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It’s my first time out messing around with streamers. I’ve had a long-time vision of doing rolls on a sit-down hydrofoil with long streamers corkscrewing behind. I turned an 8 foot wooden pole into a handle and attached red streamers­ to each end. Not bad for a first try, but I know there’s a lot more to this one… 
#smokeandmirrors #hydrofoiling #waterskiing
  • Single Doubles with @tanya.klarich 
I just picked up a 72” FreeRide from @hoskis specifically to work on single ski doubles. I’ve been inspired watching vintage show ski footage of my uncle Mike Murphy at Marine World where this act was a staple of the show. It’s so exciting to know there are still so many avenues to explore in water skiing after almost fifty years! 
#singledoubles #HOfreeride #showskiing

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TK’s Gear – Sit Down Hydrofoil

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1. Sit Down Hydrofoil

It certainly helps that my uncle Mike Murphy co-invented the original Air Chair in 1989, and that he has been the owner or co-owner of every one of the major foil manufacturers (Air Chair, Sky Ski and currently Next Foils).

Foil Mike Murphy w Next Foils Hydrofoil

Mike had a hand in every part of my current set up.

My current ride is a combination of Sky Ski and Next Foils parts.

 

Strut and Wings: 2 Piece Billet, anodized. (Circa 2000) This strut would be considered short by today’s standards, but I am perfectly in tune with this ride after 15+ years. I’ve been testing many of Mike’s new foils, and they have even better pop than my current foil set up, but I have yet to find the perfect replacement.

 Foil GoPro Foil Shot Jump RIver

Sky Ski Deck: Carbon Fiber Pro Model (circa 2000). This deck is lightweight and a solid performer. It has great release off the water for my combo tricks.

 

Rubber Bindings: I’ve got a thing for rubber (including slalom ski bindings). It always feels like a better connection to the board that translates into better control. They do occasionally break which is the one drawback.

DCIM101GOPRO 

 

Flex Tower by Next Foils. Uncle Mike’s new tower is the best one I have ever ridden. I was off the grid for a long time, using a kitchen cutting board on top of a Sky Ski rock tower for years. The Flex Tower is so much better. It has controlled take-offs and smooth landings. It’s so good I just forget about it and ride.

Foil NExt Foils Flex Tower

 

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