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History

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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 […]

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. […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Welcome to My Worlds.

 

 
WELCOME TO MY WORLDS
 

I was impatient for hydrofoiling competitions. Most people recognized me as the top all around rider in the sport since my coming out party at the first Fly-In in 1994, and I wanted to prove it.

Usually when you want something done, you have to do it yourself, and this was no exception. […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. On the Record

 

 
ON THE RECORD
 

On a trip to the River in 1995 Mike had another challenge for me. He had taken a ride on his foil from Mike Mack’s shop to the Roadrunner floating bar and back behind a sit down Sea-Doo. It was a round trip distance of about eight miles. Just for fun he had […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Love to Crash

 

 
LOVE TO CRASH
 

Over the next few years I was in the midst of hard-core riding. Bob Dunham and I worked on compiling a list of the early hydrofoil tricks that documented who was the first to do a particular move and on what date. I reviewed the list that covered the first seven years of […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Fly-In’

 

 
FLY-IN’
 

The first Fly-In was coming up soon, and I wanted to be ready with even more new tricks. Next on my list was a gainer in the flats. Mike claimed this trick first, but all of the attempts that I saw him do were something shy of a true gainer. His was more of a […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Innovations

 

 
INNOVATIONS
 

In the early days of foiling it was up to the riders to improve performance. Many of the changes came in an attempt overcome the limitations of the stock Air Chair, and some were born to avoid injury.

Modifications to the foil were the most important thing riders could do to upgrade an Air Chair in […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Tie High

 

 
TIE HIGH
 

Uncle Mike always had a thing for loop around the boats. He did them for years on everything from the kneeboard and slalom ski to trick skis and the hydrofoil. The loop around the boat became the standard way to turn around during Mike’s runs on the backwaters of Canyon Lake. He even spiced […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Shoot To Kill

 

 
SHOOT TO KILL
 

Everyone was excited for Air Chair’s first big video shoot. We all knew how important a promo video was to support a new product, and this one was sure to be hugely popular. Our base camp for the weeklong shoot was a rented houseboat on the shores of Lake Havasu, just a few […]

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. 3 New Moves

 

 
3 NEW MOVES
After I saw Mike make those first rolls at the Marine Stadium in 1991, I was on a mission to do them too. Mike was always an inspiration to my riding, and now he had a 3 year head start. It was time to fly!

 

1992  interview with Mike Murphy : The father of […]