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2610, 2014

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 […]

2110, 2014

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 […]

610, 2014

Water Skiing Memes. The Best of 2013 Slalom, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Hydrofoiling, and More!

Here’s a little experiment…

You are free to repost these water skiing memes near or far.

I have no idea of whether or not this is gonna work, but I sure had fun making them.

Enjoy! -TK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

510, 2014

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 […]

510, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Air Chair.

 

KNEEBOARD HYDROFOIL > AIR CHAIR (1983-1991)
 

It was the early summer of 1983, and I found myself in the midst of all the action while working full time for Mike at his “Ski Shop” on the Parker Strip of the Colorado River. Uncle Mike’s collection of rental equipment became the fodder for the next big breakthrough in foiling. […]

510, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Stand Up Foils

 

 
FIRST FLIGHT > STAND UP HYDROFOILS (1906-1989)
 

The first record of using a hydrofoil on a boat belongs to the Italian inventor Enrico Forlanini in 1906. Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin improved upon Forlanini’s design in 1919, and their hydrofoil boat, the Hydrodrom-4, set a speed record of 60 knots, which lasted into the 1960s. There have […]

310, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Mike Murphy’s First Roll

 

 
A TURNING POINT: MIKE MURPHY’S FIRST ROLL
Our family is at the Marine Stadium in Long Beach, CA on a beautiful spring day in 1991. I usually ride first but today is different. Uncle Mike suits up first because he has a new move to show off. He tries to keep it a secret, but can’t resist […]

210, 2014

Adventures in Water Skiing, Hydrofoiling. Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgements & Photographers

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS 
A TURNING POINT – MIKE MURPHY’S TITLE ROLL

FIRST FLIGHT > STAND-UP FOILS – (1906-1989): Learning to fly on water: from boats to people

KNEEBOARD HYDROFOIL > AIR CHAIR – (1983-1991): Developing the first sit- down hydrofoil

3 NEW MOVES – Strapping one on to invent the wake front roll, air wrapped 360, and Skidder.

SHOOT TO KILL – A […]

2509, 2014

Watersports & Long Term Brain Injury. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE. Concussion & Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Barefooting, Jumping

The genie is out of the bottle.

Lovers of towed watersports may not want to hear this or even consider the possible long-term effects caused by multiple hard falls.

Who wants to find out that the sport they love can have a direct and serious affect on brain function later in life?

I’m all about assumed risk. People […]

2009, 2014

This Is The End – Or Is It? Adventures in Water Skiing, Kneeboarding

 

 
19: THIS IS THE END – OR IS IT?
 

The golden days of kneeboarding ended when it got dropped from the Pro Tour. Gone was the industry backing with big cash tournaments, and the spotlight of TV and constant magazine coverage. Without those incentives , there was little reason for riders to advance the sport. After […]