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  • Really Big Shoe

The giant Rainbow Sandal was my last ride at the #CaliforniaSkier50for50 , but it was not mine. So I bought one on eBay, and had fun yesterday figuring out a new way to get up on it. The start is dialed in, and now it’s time to find out what this shoe can do!

@RainbowSandals @action_horizons_stunts 
#skionanything #ridetherainbow #wakeboarding
  • Kicking up a shroud of spray at the ShowCal Skier practice yesterday.

photo @mikeclary

I weigh about 210 pounds and with a shoe size of only 10.5, it is a big disatvantage for barefooting. When the boat only goes 39-40, the water breaks super far forward on my feet and it’s walls and walls of water!

#barefoot #waterskiing #showskiing
  • On the Table

All picnic tables are not created equal, as I learned at the MasterCraft 40-40-400 in 2004. This one was very heavy with the benches built in. There was also extreme drag because the of the considerable spaces between the tabletop piece. The solid table top is the way to go for tricks!

#onthetable #picnictable #waterskiing
  • TBT 2004  Landing a back roll on my homemade kneeboard hydrofoil at the 40 for 40.

#flipping #kneeboard #hydrofoil
  • Wake-Skate-Board

My best moves on this longboard are a beach start and 180s. For someone who is a better skater it is surly possible to do a towed dock start into a 180 kick flip start. GOALS…

Thanks for the board: @islandski
Thanks for the custom vest @billymeistrell & @bodyglove53

#wakeskate #wakeboard #longboarding
  • Ride the Rainbow (sandal)

The last ride from my 50 for 50! It was something new to me and took about 10 minutes to figure out! Good times with good friends.

I am currently gathering video and images for the upcoming documentary of my family’s life in towed watersports! Looking forward to the edit with @marcus_brown_

Event sponsor @californiaskier

Announcer: @tommyslespaul

Drivers @lkwdmorris @nextfoils

Drone video: @marcus_brown_

Additional video: @gregsworld

Song: “Climb to Elara” danosongs.com

#californiaskier50for50 #waterskiing #skionanything
  • 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. 
#wakefoil #waterski #wakeboard
  • 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!

#freeboard #waterskiing #goprowater #bareback

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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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