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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 […]

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 […]