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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:20 pm

Yeah of course would enjoy a turn, no doubt about that but watching the pros on the same wave over and over again is ffcckn boring. For me anyway.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:54 pm

tootr wrote:
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The GOAT wants to become surfings first billionaire.

Discuss.
Michael Jordan was sports first billionaire and after speaking to kelly, him following that path is something he is candidly aware of.

he'll never get there. he won't even get halfway there, but that won't stop him from trying. kelly for all intents and purposes is just about the money at this point of his life.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Drailed wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:20 pm
Yeah of course would enjoy a turn, no doubt about that but watching the pros on the same wave over and over again is ffcckn boring. For me anyway.
agree. although i'd go one step further. if i never surf a wavepool, i'll still die happily contented with my surfing life. i dunno, i just don't get stoked out by watching it.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:29 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Drailed wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:20 pm
Yeah of course would enjoy a turn, no doubt about that but watching the pros on the same wave over and over again is ffcckn boring. For me anyway.
agree. although i'd go one step further. if i never surf a wavepool, i'll still die happily contented with my surfing life. i dunno, i just don't get stoked out by watching it.
I will go one step further again. If I never surf a wavepool I will die happier then if I had surfed one and cheapened my soul with that shit. I am gonna say this here on the front page for everyone to see: IF YOU SURF WAVEPOOLS YOU ARE A FCCCCCKN CNUT, NOTHING BUT A CNUT. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ENJOY THEM. IF YOU HAVE A GO JUST TO TRY IT YOU ARE STILL A CNUT BUT NOT QUITE AS BIG AS A CNUT.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:13 pm

I'd have a go at surfing a wave pool. A small perfect wave may provide the means of pushing your own performance envelope a bit, example; busting the fins out on a vert snap. Whereas with an ocean wave, particularly in a packed line up I'd be more inclined to play it safe, focusing on flow and length of ride etc. rather than risk wasting a wave on pushing my limits and blowing waves.

That said, irrespective of how perfect a wave pool wave is, I couldn't see it taking the place of an ocean wave. Might be ok once a month or something.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:25 pm

Who do you think you are, Mick Fanning?
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by tootr » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:31 pm

All the engineers and others that actually designed and built the thing must really have the shits it's referred to as Kelly's wave.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:32 pm

@ loof. Hardly. I ride single fins nearly half the time because I prefer simplicity and flow over pushing the performance envelope. Though in a perfect wave pool wave I'd see it as a cheaper more disposal medium than an ocean wave therefore be prepared to waste a bunch of them just to see if I could wire something new purely for the fk of it
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by buddy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:36 pm

tootr wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:31 pm
All the engineers and others that actually designed and built the thing must really have the shits it's referred to as Kelly's wave.
I'm sure they were well remunerated.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46 pm

skate parks don't seem to have a lot of fluidity of shape in their structures yet they're accepted for what they are,like something to do.
can't see wave pools being any different except for the cost of using them, unless kelly is also assembling platoons of storm troopers who will be raiding villages & dragging the residents off, screaming, to be forcibly pushed into the wave pools & then being direct debited for admission, transfers,food, accommodation & wave time .

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 pm

watching kelly's wave makes me miss the triple crown. haleiwa! sunset! the banzai pipeline!

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 pm

throw in the fact his wave park is in the middle of nowhere with only light aircraft access or about a 3 to 4 hour drive from the nearest beach.

business might not be booming.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:52 pm

is filipe still in the title race? it's kind of feeling like his year this year. if only he can find it in himself to really charge on the north shore! his surfing is just made for big haleiwa.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beerfan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:52 pm

Might be the test/proof of concept. Something to show to investors with very deep pockets.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:23 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:32 pm
I'd see it as a cheaper more disposal medium than an ocean wave

Really? At $10 bucks a wave?

I'd think that would have the opposite effect.

You pay for waves, and you'd be less inclined to "waste" them because it's cold hard cash down the drain.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:30 pm

Maybe once they sort out videoing everyone on every wave, providing emailed coaching tips, a Progression Ladder, access to multiple boards to try etc etc the cost might become justifiable enough for sufficient numbers of people to use a pool on a regular basis. For now though, it seems to be the elephant in the room

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:23 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:32 pm
I'd see it as a cheaper more disposal medium than an ocean wave

Really? At $10 bucks a wave?

I'd think that would have the opposite effect.

You pay for waves, and you'd be less inclined to "waste" them because it's cold hard cash down the drain.
Well at ten bucks a wave they can jam it up their arses
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by steve shearer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:56 pm

What?

Did you think they were going to give them away?
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