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  • Joy is often found in sharing the thrill! 
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#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. 
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TONY’S GEAR LIST

Klarich has been riding all sorts of ski equipment since 1969. Here’s a list of his personal gear, in his own words.

 

Klarich Equipment Water Skiing Kneeboard Ski Foil

I was a pro rider for 20+ years, and was fortunate enough to earn a living and get lots of free equipment. While the cash for skiing is only an occasional thing these days, I still manage to get some free rides here and there.

That being said, I’m at the point in my career when it is more important use equipment that works for me. It’s not worth getting some free stuff if it doesn’t work just right. In recent years I’ve even paid for stuff, just because I like it so much.

So here’s the list.

 

Note: The first three pieces of equipment on this list are in order for my favorite things to ride. You can see the entire list with commentary, photos, and videos here: “My Top 10 Favorite Things to Ride” – Blog at WaterSkiersLife.com

 

Click individual items for more info.

This clickable links on this list are a work in progress. More to come…

 

1. Sit Down Hydrofoil

Next Foils / Sky Ski Combo

 

2. Slalom Skis

Free Ski, Slalom Tricks, Everyday: HO Freeride (2014)

Fun Rides, playful tricks, Loaner for new skiers: HO Vertical Air (1995)

Course: HO PSR (circa 1996)

 

3. Wakesurfer

Liquid Force Venture (circa 1997)

 

Klarich Equipment Water Skiing Hydrofoil Freeride Wakesurfer

 

Combos (Double Skis) / Step-Off Ski

Radar Something

 

Kneeboard

HO Joker (1995)

 

Wakeboard

Hyperlite Pride (1996) Soon to get a new one!

 

Wetsuits

Body Glove

 

Vests

Body Glove

 

 

Trunks / Swimwear

Speedo, Billabong, Quicksilver, O’Neill

 

Costumes

I blame it all on uncle Mike.

 

Ropes & Handles

Slalom: Accurate Lines Standard “Tournament” Rope with Line off Sections

Foil / Board: Poly-E Low Stretch (Barefoot International)

 

Trick Release

A must have item for risky moves.

 

Gloves

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

 

Helmet

Gath – US Imports by Murray’s

 

Klarich Equipment Water Skiing Baby New Year Costumes Helmet

 

Cold Weather Gear

What I use to stay warm

 

Barefoot Step Off Skis

 

Pyramid / Doubles for Show Skiing

 

Trick Skis

 

Jump Skis

 

Tubes

A love – hate relationship

 

Learning to Ski – Kids’ Trainers, Combos, Single Ski

What I’ve used to teach new people how to ride

 

Classic Rides

Old Tyme Fun!

 

Travel Bag

Sport This! Oversized Gear Bag

 

Boat

The best boat? Someone else’s!

 

Ballast

Uncle Mike is the Ballast Master…

 

Photo / Video / Editing

GoPro, Mac

 

Picnic Table

Not all tables are created equal!

 

Cooler

Click to stare at my chest

 

Klarich Equipment Water Skiing Disc Ice Chest

 

Paddle

iWood

 

Discing

Do It Yourself Fun

 

Paling

Riding Bare Wood

 

Backwards-Back Ski

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