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1003, 2015

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 […]

2202, 2015

AQUAPLANE. The Every Ride History of Water Skiing

 

At the turn of the 20th century small boats called launches were just becoming powerful enough to tow riders. The first craze in towed watersports was a big flat board resembling a large door. The aquaplane was a popular device for decades, often referenced in early newspapers as an offshoot of surfing inspired by Hawaiian […]

1901, 2015

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 […]

101, 2015

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. […]

101, 2015

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 […]

3112, 2014

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 […]

2712, 2014

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? […]

812, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Sky Ski.

 

 
SKY SKI
 

I think of Mike’s time running Sky Ski from 1997 to 2004 as the golden days of foiling. His shop was in Lake Elsinore, just minutes from our homes in Canyon Lake. Now Mike was free to let loose with all the innovations and new designs that had been bottled up inside him for […]

412, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. You’re Fired.

 

 
YOU’RE FIRED
 

The partnership between Bob Woolley and Mike Murphy at Air Chair was always a strained one. That was unfortunate because each man had a set of skills the other did not have, and together they had what it took to run a successful business.

Mike was the star and front man. He was already a […]

312, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Flight Hydrofoiling Newsletter.

 

 
FLIGHT HYDROFOILING NEWSLETTER
 

I travelled the world as a water skier for well over two decades. Living out of a suitcase meant hundreds of restaurant meals with friends and business associates. Ever since I could remember I was a fan of simple magic tricks, brain teasers, and visual oddities that you could do at a table. […]