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.
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…
Next Foils / Sky Ski Combo
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)
Liquid Force Venture (circa 1997)
Combos (Double Skis) / Step-Off Ski
HO Joker (1995)
Hyperlite Pride (1996) Soon to get a new one!
Trunks / Swimwear
Speedo, Billabong, Quicksilver, O’Neill
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)
A must have item for risky moves.
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Cold Weather Gear
What I use to stay warm
Barefoot Step Off Skis
Pyramid / Doubles for Show Skiing
A love – hate relationship
Learning to Ski – Kids’ Trainers, Combos, Single Ski
What I’ve used to teach new people how to ride
Old Tyme Fun!
Sport This! Oversized Gear Bag
The best boat? Someone else’s!
Uncle Mike is the Ballast Master…
Photo / Video / Editing
Not all tables are created equal!
Click to stare at my chest
Do It Yourself Fun
Riding Bare Wood