Kelly's wave.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beerfan » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:19 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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ha! yes.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:39 pm

Nyet
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:46 pm

I don't care who's there Steve I just want to have a beer around the fire pit with you!

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Cranked » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:08 pm

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by ctd » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 pm

batoes wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:44 am

I've tried to find a similar sport to compare with; it is maybe similar to skaters who stay in the same park their whole lives, but even they have the benefit of different objects and runs etc. Maybe the same half-pipe?
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playing a golf course vs a driving range. You are still hitting the golf ball, using the same clubs and can try out different things. But its just not the same. No one ever travels to Scotland to play on a scottish driving range

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by shaunmorrison » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:37 am

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Nyet
Just had a look on swellnuts and your convo with webber, I'd be calling him out on the number of accounts he has, reminds me of myself before I got all of my personalities consolidated into one account. Nothing like having an ally that is only a fingertip away, to many posters agreeing with him, with way to long posts and to many compliments.
You need to get this boy webber over here! Not in a carpark but in the ToTY thread :-D-:
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by offshore1 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:16 am

Andy, that's the least retarded thing you've ever said.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by batoes » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:36 am

ctd wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:42 pm
batoes wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:44 am

I've tried to find a similar sport to compare with; it is maybe similar to skaters who stay in the same park their whole lives, but even they have the benefit of different objects and runs etc. Maybe the same half-pipe?
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playing a golf course vs a driving range. You are still hitting the golf ball, using the same clubs and can try out different things. But its just not the same. No one ever travels to Scotland to play on a scottish driving range
Yes - that's what i was looking for. :)
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:05 pm

Artificial skiing is probably the best comparison - small controlled environment vs great outdoors. Both impressive technical achievements (I'm thinking the Tamworth snow dome rather than a slab of dendix on a hill) and both offering a watered down facsimile of the real thing. Except nobody ever suggested that you'd want to spend a week - and several grand - in a shithole in the midlands doing the same small run over and over instead of going to the Alps.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by foamy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:20 pm

But wouldn't the average mountain ski run be vastly superior (in slope, length etc) to the Snowdome run.
Whereas one of Kelly's beauties is likely to be clearly superior (in wave shape, length etc) to an average surfing beach wave.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:27 pm

Hmm, good point. fuschia I dunno. Maybe there is no analogy, it just is what it is

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:04 pm

godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Artificial skiing is probably the best comparison - small controlled environment vs great outdoors. Both impressive technical achievements (I'm thinking the Tamworth snow dome rather than a slab of dendix on a hill) and both offering a watered down facsimile of the real thing. Except nobody ever suggested that you'd want to spend a week - and several grand - in a shithole in the midlands doing the same small run over and over instead of going to the Alps.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Trev » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:04 pm
godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Artificial skiing is probably the best comparison - small controlled environment vs great outdoors. Both impressive technical achievements (I'm thinking the Tamworth snow dome rather than a slab of dendix on a hill) and both offering a watered down facsimile of the real thing. Except nobody ever suggested that you'd want to spend a week - and several grand - in a shithole in the midlands doing the same small run over and over instead of going to the Alps.
Lol Tamworth
I had to look it up too.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by foamy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:24 pm

One analogy would be modern footy grounds.
Whether it be Wembley, Anfield, Suncorp Stadium or Lambeau Field, they have mostly artificial surfaces. That is how the surface, even in mid-winter, remains so good. An artificial mat with artificial grass, with some real grass sown and grown in. Leads to good footy.
I used to go to most Brisbane League grand finals at Lang Park back in the old days. Most games were played in a cloud of dust. Very dry winters up here and the grass stops growing.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:40 pm

So what you're saying is that Kelly's wave pool is actually better than the real thing? That seems a bold call

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:54 pm

I still prefer real tits to fake ones
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by foamy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:06 pm

No GSTQ, I was just throwing in a semi-reasonable positive analogy for a change.

Of course, I am not counting ambience and serendipity, which are very important.
But really, most waves most surfers catch are few and far between, and are short, and are crap, and though we are all highly evolved spritual yogis of the church of the open sky, we would happily compromise a little for a fkn good wave.
Particularly a long one where we can try out a few things.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:38 pm

yes foamy except you will never ride a wave in Kelly's pool. It is not made for retail surfing (and yes that is exactly what we are talking about here, the core feature of surfing becoming a retail item). It is made for top end pros and for Events. Special things. There is only one of these pools and it is in the back arse of nowhere in central California.

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