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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. “BodySlide” on a 67″ Slalom Ski at 33 mph

Parker Strip of the Colorado River, 1988

Photo: Rick Doyle

The BodySlide was first performed by Mike Mack in 1983 on the Colorado River. Mack came from a surfing background, and had the unique habit of dragging his inside hand during a slalom turn. For him it was similar to touching the face of a wave while surfing. Mack got plenty of ribbing from the guys at Mike Murphy’s Ski School for his unorthodox style.

One day Mack was riding his ski upriver in glassy conditions when he got a little too deep in the turn. His fin slipped out and he found himself riding on his side in perfect control because his inside hand acted as a stabilizer. That’s all it took. In just a few days Mack could do the BodySlide on demand, and it became his signature move.

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