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  • Designing Men

Three watermen and the rides they designed…

@marcus_brown_ - HO Freeride water ski
Mike Murphy - Sky Ski High Performance Hydrofoil
Tony Klarich - HO Joker kneeboard

That’s a wrap of the So Cal interviews for the Murphy-Klarich towed watersports documentary.
@marcus_brown and @colin_switzer will be busy storytelling and editing over the next couple of months. Can’t wait to see the finished product…

#watermen #kneeboard #hydrofoil #waterski #HOJoker #HOFreeride
  • Uncle Mike and I with our last round of interviews for the upcoming family documentary in towed watersports! A film by @marcus_brown_ 
#waterman #waterskiing #hydrofoiling #kneeboarding
  • Tanya Klarich & stopped by Lake City, MN, the birthplace of water skiing - holding a replica pair of RWS Ralph Samuelson's original skis. Think Tank tomorrow! #waterskiing #lifeofawaterskier #waterskiinghistory
  • Two-dog wake surfing with Jack and Macy. 
#dogandtonyshow #itsadogslife #waterskidisk #waterski
  • No ski! No problem! My wife and spent an amazing half-day skiing and exploring with Vis Sea Adventures @visadventure . I found a promising woodpile for a little fun! 
#skionanthing #otokvis #visisland
  • Going Bigger
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

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Tony Klarich “Stand-Up Hydrofoils”

Long Beach Marine Stadium, CA. 1981

Photo: Victor Davila

Stand-Up Foils were a popular ride for Klarich and his uncle Mike Murphy in the 1970s and 1980s. The family fascination with foils eventually lead to Mike’s co-invention of the Air Chair in 1989.

 

Brief History of Stand up Foils: Walter Woodward developed the first hydrofoils for water skiers in early 1960. Woodward used his background as an aeronautical engineer to come up with the concept, and Frazier Sinclair was the first one to successfully fly them. Woodward needed help with marketing, and partnered with Lucas Emmanuell, a Harvard School of Business graduate. Woodward patented his invention, and the two men started producing stand up hydrofoils under the name of Dynaflite.

 

Download the complete history of foiling for FREE here:

Adventures in Water Skiing: Part 4, Hydrofoiling.

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