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Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. $100,000 Experiment

 

$100,000 EXPERIMENT
 

At Flight Worlds 2000 I was still the one to beat in Tricks, but Free Ride and Big Air were up for grabs.

For me, the year 2000 was the peak of my involvement with hydrofoiling. My Flight World Newsletter and mail order business was generating enough money to make it worthwhile, and I was […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. EVENTS HORIZON

EVENTS HORIZON
 

In 1998 I teamed up with Chuck Sacks of California Skier to put on the Flight Worlds of Hydrofoiling. Chuck controlled the Lake Elsinore inlet channel, which was close to home and had calm water. It was another education in planning and organizing a big event, complete with vendors, sponsors, exhibition acts, and insurance […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Sky Ski. TRIPPIN’ WITH SCHÖRNO

 

TRIPPIN’ WITH SCHÖRNO
 

Mike is fond of saying that there never would have been a Sky Ski without Peter Schörno. When the legal battle heated up between Bob and Mike, Peter stepped in and gave Mike all the support he needed to flight the case, and when the legal drama was over he helped get Sky […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. IT’S THE CHEESE

 

 
IT’S THE CHEESE
 

Mike, Ron Stack, and I dominated the early days of inventing new moves on the foil. We came up with nearly all of the first 100 tricks that would be considered the standard moves in the sport.

The overall level of riding skyrocketed again around the turn of the century, and different styles of […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. UNORTHODOXY

 

 
UNORTHODOXY
 

My mind was working to come up with another first in skiing that wouldn’t be quite as risky as new moves on the air board. I wanted to do a tandem flip on my Sky Ski. Not two people flipping separately at the same time – two people flipping on the same device. The Sky […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. STAND UP GUYS. Air Board / Foil Board.

 

 
STAND UP GUYS
 

The first time I ever saw a stand up foil ridden like a wakeboard was in 1991 at Mike Mack’s place on the Parker Strip. Mack took a foil assembly from an Air Chair and mounted it to a Rusty surfboard. His first model did not have footstraps or bindings, and it was […]

Every Water Skiing Ride: RULES

Every Ride List “Rules”

 

How does one place rules on such an arbitrary endeavor?

I have been thinking about this list since 2004, and have come up with a few guidelines to impose upon myself when deciding if something “counts” or not.

I’ve also spent a lot of time talking to my uncle Mike Murphy about the list. […]

Every Water Skiing Ride: HISTORY of the List

 
History of the “Every Ride” List
 

It all started as a birthday stunt in 2004 inspired by my grandmother, Mary Murphy. She rode her hydrofoil to Catalina Island and back, a distance of 52 miles across open ocean, to celebrate her birthdays from age 79-88.

 

 

When it came time for my 40th birthday I decided to try […]

Every Water Skiing Ride. MASTER LIST. Photos, Videos, History, and More.

Every Ride
 

Documenting rides on every known water skiing device, and then some.

73 Total

48 ridden by Tony Klarich

 

Evolution of the Every Ride List

Every Ride “Rules”

 
The List
Click hyperlinks on individual rides for info, history, photos, and videos. If you have info to document changes to this list I would love to hear from you! My goal is […]

Top 10 Instagram Pics from 2014. BEST PHOTOS: water skiing, hydrofoiling, barefooting and more!

 

It’s been another amazing year of riding. Here’ the very best from the past year!

@waterskierslife on Instagram

Photos taken using:
GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
GoPole EVO – Transparent Extension Pole for GoPro® HERO Cameras (26″)
Rain-X Glass Treatment(reduces water spotting on lens)

 
10 – Hurts So Good
Skiers: How many times have you been asked if barefooting hurts your feet? […]