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  • Flipped Over TBT 2004 
The slalom ski front flip was my breakthrough move in skiing starting in 1984. After 20 years of perfuming this body-jarring move on cue, I decided it was time to hang it up in favor of saving my body. This final flip was performed behind the @CaliforniaSkier Mastercraft @mcboatcompany provided by Chuck Sacks at the 40-40-400 on Canyon Lake. 
See full edit on web video search “klarich slalom front flip” 
Song: Stormflowers @k2klarich 
#slalom #ski #frontflip
  • Summer Solstice Swerving! 
Photo: RickDoyle.com 
I’ve got dozens of high quality like this available for free use right now at TonyKlarich.com 
#creativecommons #freephotos #slalomski
  • Seth Frase @terry_waterhouse gunning for the Mariner in the Universal Studios Waterworld Show, Japan. Seth and I were teammates on the 2016 @USAWaterSkiShowTeam , and this dude  is an amazing all around waterman! 
It turns out that show skiers make excellent stunt men! Learn more at @action_horizons_stunts or ActionHorizons.com 
#waterworld #showskiing #makefreestylegreatagain
  • How many riders can you name in this 1990 Pro Tour commercial? 
#glorydays #michelobdry #waterskiprotour #ESPN
  • Submarine Start
Aussie speed skier Ben Gully does more than go fast. He’s on the down low for this unique start on a Maha Sport Disk. 
The Aussies do amazing things on these disks including wake-to-wake jumps! 
Song: Cut and Run www.Incompetech.com 
#maha #waterskidisk #waterskiing
  • Back Again

I am often asked how to get up backwards on a slalom ski. My stock response is to try it at least 100x and get back to me. For those who really want to know how. I’ve made quite a few instructional videos and blog posts. Search “klarich backwards start slalom ski”

driver: @lkwdmorris

#verticalair #hotdogging #ilovethe90s
  • Single Doubles

Tag a friend you’d like to do this with!

While running through the family film archive for an upcoming documentary, I saw lots of “single doubles” from my uncle Mike Murphy while he worked at the Marine World ski show in the 1970s. Time to bring it back and see how far it can go…

Photo: @mikeclary

#slalomski #shoulderride #showskiing
  • Wild Water 
Somewhere very deep in shortline slalom, JT @jon_travers comes off the 6 ball and heads for the exit gates.

I was fortunate to spend the last couple of days shooting product videos with team HO including @willasher @the_zack_worden @marcus_brown_ @jmommer2 @jaimee_bull @noodleba @allienicholson

It was great to get reconnected and I look forward to more adventures in water skiing with Team HO @hoskis .., #shortline #slalom #waterskiing
  • 3  HoT Dog Moves from 1992

My boy Ronny Gayman busts out 3 big moves on his Connelly F44 Craze
1. Ski over the line (High Wire)
2. Whip Tick
3 Front Roll

It was a great time for hot dog skiing... #hotdog #waterskiing #connellyskis

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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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