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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. […]

1211, 2014

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. […]

811, 2014

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 […]

211, 2014

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 […]

3110, 2014

Wake & Ski Spooktacular, 2014. Costumed Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

I’m a fan of costumed water skiing. Not only is it fun, but it also plays into my “smoke and mirrors” technique for skiing.

Here’s my previous post on costumed water skiing that explains the whole evolution. With more pics and links to related content.

WaterSkiersLife.com Blog Post “Costumed Water Skiing”

 

While researching this post I ran across […]

2610, 2014

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 […]

2610, 2014

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 […]