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  • New Lines. Cutting up a new rope idea at Mike Macks ski shop on the Colorado River #ROYrope #wakesurfing #waterskiing #wakeboarding #hydrofoilng #barefooting #kneeboarding #freeboarding
  • 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

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TK’s Gear – Sit Down Hydrofoil

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1. Sit Down Hydrofoil

It certainly helps that my uncle Mike Murphy co-invented the original Air Chair in 1989, and that he has been the owner or co-owner of every one of the major foil manufacturers (Air Chair, Sky Ski and currently Next Foils).

Foil Mike Murphy w Next Foils Hydrofoil

Mike had a hand in every part of my current set up.

My current ride is a combination of Sky Ski and Next Foils parts.

 

Strut and Wings: 2 Piece Billet, anodized. (Circa 2000) This strut would be considered short by today’s standards, but I am perfectly in tune with this ride after 15+ years. I’ve been testing many of Mike’s new foils, and they have even better pop than my current foil set up, but I have yet to find the perfect replacement.

 Foil GoPro Foil Shot Jump RIver

Sky Ski Deck: Carbon Fiber Pro Model (circa 2000). This deck is lightweight and a solid performer. It has great release off the water for my combo tricks.

 

Rubber Bindings: I’ve got a thing for rubber (including slalom ski bindings). It always feels like a better connection to the board that translates into better control. They do occasionally break which is the one drawback.

DCIM101GOPRO 

 

Flex Tower by Next Foils. Uncle Mike’s new tower is the best one I have ever ridden. I was off the grid for a long time, using a kitchen cutting board on top of a Sky Ski rock tower for years. The Flex Tower is so much better. It has controlled take-offs and smooth landings. It’s so good I just forget about it and ride.

Foil NExt Foils Flex Tower

 

 

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Click image for Mike’s stories history in water skiing. Timeline, photos, videos  & much more!

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