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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by channels » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:03 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Oh I imagine some people would be able to rationalise it. I can't. It makes me want to throw up, just a little bit.
Been thinking more, it's just odd. Obviously most surfers live near water. So if you spend millions to build one, you either go near water, and hope a small amount of surfers try it, or build it inland, and hope it becomes a novelty sport?. How do you convince investors in that scenario? Or are there already investors who are either stupid, or happy to gamble on what looks like crap odds.

Thinking about it logically, if it was down the road and cheap, I'd try it after 2 weeks of onshore puss, but who would actually intentionally jump in the car and drive an hour, and then pay to surf it ? If the surf is that bad where you lived, you probably wouldn't be interested to start with.

The business logic behind it is interesting to think about
This.

I reckon anyone who has lived in Perth over summer would be quite ok about surfing this.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Cranked » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:12 am

No fcukin' way for me channels. Whatever they did it would be Perth's best wave, the queues world be enormous.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by offshore1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 am

godsavethequeen wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:21 pm
I call it as I see it Nick, and if you're unable to argue without descending into cheap insults and playground threats of slaps then I think we're probably done here
What about tits, godsave; would tits help smooth things over?

Beautiful wave Lucky Al, but kinda boring and repetitive after a dozen or so watches. Great for practice and board and fin design I reckon, but similar to watching half pipe snowboarding. As far as contests go, I vote No, well maybe one per season.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:44 am

Lucky Al wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:03 pm
hey hey break it up break it up! check out this video of the thing from stab mag: https://vimeo.com/234779991
Conservative Obsessed Ludite wrote:
STOP IT !!
That's surfporn using an unnatural form of stimulation
No i didn't look at it & am so passionate about it that the only footage ive seen was the first one in the water treatment plant.
Im in a perfect position to have a fanatical opinion on the subject.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:16 am

channels wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Beerfan wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Oh I imagine some people would be able to rationalise it. I can't. It makes me want to throw up, just a little bit.
Been thinking more, it's just odd. Obviously most surfers live near water. So if you spend millions to build one, you either go near water, and hope a small amount of surfers try it, or build it inland, and hope it becomes a novelty sport?. How do you convince investors in that scenario? Or are there already investors who are either stupid, or happy to gamble on what looks like crap odds.

Thinking about it logically, if it was down the road and cheap, I'd try it after 2 weeks of onshore puss, but who would actually intentionally jump in the car and drive an hour, and then pay to surf it ? If the surf is that bad where you lived, you probably wouldn't be interested to start with.

The business logic behind it is interesting to think about
This.

I reckon anyone who has lived in Perth over summer would be quite ok about surfing this.
Pfft, legion could build one that'd be a mix of pipe and cloud break with the tools in his shed
we are the angry mob
We read the papers everyday
We like who we like, we hate who we hate
But we're also easily swayed

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Cranked » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:23 am

So true Beery. Legion's talents are wasted in Perth's suburbia, he needs an industrial behemoth he can use to reshape the planet.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by tootr » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:02 am

Plenty of cheap(ish) flat land in Perth no?
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:30 am

Surfing wavepools be like rooting prostitutes. Sure you get to have another turn but its nothing like the real thing and probably leave you feeling a little but dirty.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Rustt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:52 am

Drailed wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:13 pm
I also also think, no I totally know this, I will never pay anyone for a wave, ever. I'll pay to fly to a spot where there's waves. I'll pay for accommodation near a wave. I'll pay for a board to ride a wave. I'll pay for wax and boards etc etc. I will never fcuken pay someone to make the wave for me. If that's where my surfing experience ends, well fcuken whacko.
Nick, we are brothers. Not by blood but by brine.
I like that, can we have it written in stone?

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:58 am

Until Nick apologises to GSTQ I am not sure I want to be his brine brother.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Rustt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:59 am

Oh um, Nick. I have to ask, would you ride a wave at a wave park in a professional standing? Like doing an article or review. If it was a freebie. And if the situation arises, could you take some of us along. To get the kook point of view. :)

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Rustt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:02 am

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:58 am
Until Nick apologises to GSTQ I am not sure I want to be his brine brother.
Yeah, don't worry about that right now. Tell us about the prostitutes mate and your seedy dealings with them. I'm sick of watching telly.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by offshore1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:50 am

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:58 am
Until Nick apologises to GSTQ I am not sure I want to be his brine brother.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:40 am

These last two or three pages have been pretty tardworthy.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by ctd » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 am

dude, you ocean or pool?

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:21 am

There is nothing retarded about Nick and GSTQ nearly having a physical cyber fight about Kelly Slater's wave pool which neither of them will ever surf.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:29 am

Bit rough for god save to accuse nick of holding his view for social media likes though.

What we need loof, is for you to take them both up to the Byron hinterland for a men's festival of togetherness, where they, under your gentle but firm guidance, can heal these hurtful wounds.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:08 pm

If the whole KS (or Webber?) wave pool thing isn't going to be a retail surfing (side serve) option for run of the mill surfers then its best ignored all together. In its current mode it's strictly pop culture. Plastic nothingness and about as relevant as what brand of sneakers Paris Hilton is wearing this month or what Tay Tays favourite brunch restaurant is
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