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by daisy
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1076797

Re: Ask Carroll

from a very cold point of view, the WSL just scored an epic publicity hit, that's probably the biggest single global news story of the day, and everyone came out unhurt and looking like heroes. Agreed Nick, but I'm puzzled why the live feed went off for so long. Mainstream media had the story (and ...
by daisy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: how much more metrosexual can surfing become?
Replies: 17
Views: 4562

Re: how much more metrosexual can surfing become?

great thread! and i agree, we still have a ways to go. but it isn't easy - i mean, how can we ensure that the hurly burly of jockeying for position in the lineup is only based on actual ability, and not on irrelevant surface features?
by daisy
Wed May 20, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.

i'm interested that noone is talking much about the judging. it's been a pretty constant topic of criticism in previous years. my totally uninformed sense is that the WSL era hasn't seen much change in the judging overall in terms of quality, consistency or criteria. in general, it seems like their ...
by daisy
Wed May 20, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.

steve shearer wrote:Luck played a bigger part in Rio than any other factor
well that's how i explain my Fantasy surfer results..
by daisy
Tue May 19, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.

I think you are being too hard on Mainbreak. During the times they were surfing the Box in the offshore conditions there were some seriously large walling lefts that were anything but fat. Until you experience the wave it is hard to comprehend just how much power there is. Maybe I am old school but...
by daisy
Tue May 19, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.
Replies: 18
Views: 4738

Re: Is the guard changing or has the judging changed.

i don't think it is just about flips and prettiness overall. in small wave contests this year (Snapper, Rio) that has totally played a role. but look at Margarets. the sessions at the Box were clearly all about charging and technique and major commitment in a heavy wave, while mainbreak to me was ki...
by daisy
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: snapper pro
Replies: 338
Views: 41552

Re: snapper pro

I got a lot out of Braithy's latest, and found myself concurring. but I don't really see myself as the World Surf League target audience. wrong age, wrong country, etc. I would say though that the money being thrown at the thing has improved the heats playback function. What I'm waiting to see discu...
by daisy
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: JBay.
Replies: 215
Views: 30878

Re: JBay.

pearceD wrote:or something equally effete and he looked way out of his depth - too busy floggin his god bothering 'all round waterman' Salty Sea Dog brand or something...
fixed. FFS.
by daisy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: JBay.
Replies: 215
Views: 30878

Re: JBay.

steve shearer wrote:that was a real low point for the commentary team.

an almost complete abnegation of the reality of the heat as it was unfolding before them.
that was fun to listen to
by daisy
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: JBay.
Replies: 215
Views: 30878

Re: JBay.

i'm probably not as critical as most on here seem to be about the quality of the CT broadcast and commentary. i figure it's a tricky sport to broadcast, and i'm mostly just happy i can watch live or play back heats online from the other side of the world. but surely that Round 3 heat with Pupo ahead...
by daisy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1076797

Re: Ask Carroll

Ahh yeah I was just about to update my last post with an actual question, in an attempt to alleviate Mr. Finch's anguish. Nick, are young people feckless? Are you more glass-half-full or glass-half-empty when you see a foppish young person with a leashless single fin under one arm, a Gary Shteyngart...
by daisy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1076797

Re: Ask Carroll

All I see though is an increasingly foppish, feckless, slavish devotion to ever-more fickle modes of fashion. You can't find a young person today with any capacity for independent thinking Don't you find, though, that if you try to espouse this viewpoint to said feckless, foppish young person, they...
by daisy
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1076797

Re: Ask Carroll

I love lists of books, and people talking about books, and even books themselves, when I can find the time. I do not, however, love Catch-22. It always seemed to me to be, I dunno, too loose-limbed or something. But I can't really argue with anything NC writes about it. And I wasn't expecting to see...
by daisy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing tips and tricks.
Replies: 94
Views: 19269

Re: surfing tips and tricks.

ok so Hanoi's favourite Realsurfer Lucky Al had farewell drinks last week at the city's finest French bar and then more-or-less shook the Hanoi dust off his feet forever. He is now no doubt rarely on line and missing all the excitement of the Fiji women's event as he learns the ropes at the guesthou...
by daisy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 31637

Re: Fiji 2014

scared to ask Daisy but what is mansplaining? yeah not sure if it is actually worse or better than it sounds: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Mansplain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansplaining As to the question, you've got ninety posts in....why don't you join in? sadly(?), and des...
by daisy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fiji 2014
Replies: 245
Views: 31637

Re: Fiji 2014

awesome amounts of mansplaining, or something very like it, going on in this thread. unfortunately no(?) female surfers seem to have had the balls (i.e. been bothered) to get in amongst it here. i've been watching the heats on RS off an on, and have hardly seen a female of any description even look ...
by daisy
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Whose Life is it anyway
Replies: 233
Views: 32535

Re: Whose Life is it anyway

^^daisy you've been sucked in by yet another hoax Einstein quote well in my defense I did say "attributed to". cheers for the additional details on surf lit and the Breath review. i'd love to read some of the surfploitation titles - bet they had some nice art on the covers too. the lack of more ser...
by daisy
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Whose Life is it anyway
Replies: 233
Views: 32535

Re: Whose Life is it anyway

coming late to this - and kind of surprised no one has mentioned the old quote attributed to Einstein: "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." maybe the whole thing would be less questionable if Mr. (M.) Knox had drawn on other real characters to create more of a fictional co...