My family had tons of fun with it for the first few years we had it. We even used to pull it behind our Sea-Doo! I had a cover made for the aluminum foil to protect both it and what it may accidently come in contact with traveling from A to B.It has been sitting in the garage for about 5 years now so its time to pass it on to another family to enjoy. Overall, I would grade the condition as great for its age. Sky Ski Hydrofoils are 100% handmade in the great US of A by a small handful of dedicated, good ol boys out of Redding California!! We are proud to say that we are the last waterski company that still manufactures 100% of our Hydrofoils right here in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
How do we do it? Well, we start out with the best designs created in Solidworks and Mastercam. This allows us to stress-test the parts while still in the design phase, showing us where the weak link is, where it needs to be the strongest, where it needs to flex, and where material can be eliminated to make the part lighter. Once the part is designed then we order in the best raw materials available. For our seat towers and foil assemblies this would be raw, domestic, aircraft quality 6061 T6 plate aluminum.
Billet aluminum & cast aluminum are two completely different materials, and anybody that might try to tell ya differently might just have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell ya as well. Now that we have designs that are ready to roll, and material in the house its time to put our all-American made Haas CNC Mills & Lathes to work. With aluminum chips aflyin, coolant asprayin, tools spinnin and tables a slidin, in goes raw aluminum, out come actual parts, ready to be assembled, sanded, polished, grained, tumbled or whatever the next step may be. Our boards are a whole nother story, although the process is quite similar as with our aluminum components.
We start out with raw materials at every level. First we mix our foam and shoot our own foam cores. While they are curing (it takes a day or 2) we get to cutting fiberglass and carbon fiber for the lay-up schedules. We create artwork, print that artwork and then sublimate (sublimation is kinda like a big glorified iron-on) the artwork to the media that will wind up in the board itself. Once we have all the materials prepared and ready to go things get a little messy.
We lay these boards up as a big wet sandwich with core in the middle, fiberglass &/or carbon fiber on either side, and resin on every single layer. Put the graphics on either side and into the mold the whole big wet mess goes. With the heat & pressure that compression molding applies we get the best mix of resin to glass ratio possible, giving us the strongest, lightest boards on the market.When the boards come out of the press they get flashed, routed, filed, drilled for seat tower & bindings, and finally inspected. The cool thing about this whole process is that it all happens under one roof. Our roof, the Sky Ski roof. Not bad for a handful of good ol boys, eh?
Build the best quality hydrofoils available. Provide personalized customer service & support.Our manufacturing headquarters are located in beautiful Redding California, just minutes away from where we love to ride as much as we can, Lake Shasta. If you are in the area we invite you to stop in and see us! Will be considered and given a response, usually within five minutes. All pictures shown above are of the. In this case I may use a stock photo of the contents, but the actual box will be in the listing photos. Wait for an invoice to be sent before paying. Resolve the problem to your satisfaction. The item "Sky Ski by Mike Murphy (1st Generation)" is in sale since Saturday, April 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Water Sports\Wakeboarding & Waterskiing\Other Wakeboarding/Waterskiing".
The seller is "ellabellalola" and is located in Benicia, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.