Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

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Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

Post by Beerfan » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:08 pm

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Re: Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

Post by daryl » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:12 pm

What can you say.

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Post by pridmore » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:28 pm

wow...finless freak...anyone who has done any of it can appreciate how hard that is and what skill is needed....great stuff 8)

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Post by Grooter » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:31 pm

I reckon that looked pretty cool.

But it must be pretty damn hard to surf like that, well beyond my paltry abilities
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Re: Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

Post by speedneedle » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:18 pm

Whatever floats his boat...

I remember Derek out at 8ft Winki during the comp one year. He was taking the drop feet together like a downhill skier, charging down the line in full race crouch., hands together extended in front.

Always different, a bit out-there. He was a 360 king even with fins.

It is amazing that he can avoid going sideways at choice times, like a driving bottom-turn. I call that skill.

But I reckon he has to create drag somehow, with the slotted bottoms, or those long rail lines, to force the nose to fall down the line before the tail and go forward. Otherwise it'd all be spinning, like a skiffleboard.

Maybe a spring-loaded retractable fin for hold if he wants to do a carving cutback instead of another dizzying spin...

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Re: Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

Post by elbows » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:35 pm

i can not recall ever seeing anyone ever do a manouver at absolute full speed like that before!

He must feel like hes fcuking flying
Its a shame the 360 is the only option.
also not being able to sit a bit higher in the barrel seems to be an issue.

but that is serious speed.

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Post by mustkillmulloway » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:15 am

he appears...when it's on ( not often...lol ) the pot and nationals ( a wave completement his designs need for speed)

sometimes with lots film crew....sometimes...on those special swells the forecasters get wrong 8)

on his own :oops:

he rips

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Post by bc » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:34 am

There's a photo of the underside of that board in one of the surf mags.
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Post by Topher » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:02 am

Wow, I love that.

Hynd at J-Bay. Just like that bit in Litmus. Blows my mind.

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Post by Beerfan » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:37 am

I dig the sideways drift up high, how fun does that look!
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Post by lovenutz » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:46 am

Its stupid at this level.
Could be interesting 10 years down the track though...different rails, bottom curves, tails with fins built into the planks.
spinning out of control on waves is nearly as dumb as drop knee on a lid

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Post by alakaboo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:37 am

not exactly new stuff, people have been surfing finless for a while.
Chris Won/Taloa surfed bodyboards standup, if in a very lame way:
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even if DH is surfing better (and he'd want to be, a bodyboard on a pus wave compared to fibreglass at J-bay), it's still so easy to see the limitations.

hats off to him for being able to control it, but if I wanted to stay that low and avoid the barrel I'd probably get on a surfski.

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Post by marcus » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:50 pm

nice one, hats off to him for a different approach that looks fun
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Post by boardscape avalon » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:11 pm

I think Jack Mcoy should make a feature film on Derek and his alternative approach, might keep the both of them relevant for another few years.

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Post by lovenutz » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:39 pm

Please not another Jack mcCoy video...no more barking dogs or seagul close ups..

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Re: Finless.Derek hynd, ridiculous!!!!!

Post by Cpt.Caveman » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:13 pm

My knees are creaking and my head is dizzy just at the thought of it...

I was reading that he enjoys going back to the start again with finless surfing, making it all new, hard, fresh, and all about enjoying going really really fast.

Imagine a board with that kind of trim speed, but the grip to be able to do turns. That would be fun! Like tearing around an empty car-park in a Ferrari!
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Post by lessormore » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:01 pm

It seems having one eye hasn't hindered his surfing over the years.
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Post by steve shearer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:41 pm

mustkillmulloway wrote: sometimes with lots film crew....sometimes...on those special swells the forecasters get wrong 8)
Yeah , all those amazing empty days at Nationals that the forecasters get wrong......KoooK :P
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