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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:40 am

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Nick you answered the most common questions, but what was the best question you've been asked about the surf ranch?

Roughly 5 minutes between waves does my head in. That kills almost all commercial applications.
Nobody's asked me a really great question about it yet. I think because it's all so new to us, everyone just wants to know basic stuff.

And yeah, this isn't a Retail Surf Experience at all. I'm sure they'll step up the interval a bit over time with re-designs etc, but the pay per wave thing is not the game with this pool at all, never was. I think pay per wave is a silly idea really, just nowhere near enough custom. Selling yearly memberships to well-off Americans with a guaranteed number of days, discounts on Slater boards, etc, as part of a business plan that included CTs, accommodation franchises, pool sales etc, you can see that working for a while.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Drailed » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:11 am

Now that we have all seen it a few times, is anyone really that fcxxkn interested anymore?? Jesus christ I am bored of the fcckn thing.

Its just a surfing theme park.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by offshore1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:30 am

Not hookers, coops says they're dead on the inside.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by alakaboo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:51 am

The inside of his garage.

Nick what was the best question you asked/most surprising answer?
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:58 pm

I bet nobody outside RS asked Nick if he went wee-wees in the pool.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:51 pm

kelly should open a chain of restaurants too. like hooters or hard rock. i would recommend it to adult learner acquaintances for sure.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:54 pm

he should also invest in space travel (or tourism) with that virgin guy. and be the first actual real silver surfer. what else does he have to aim for he's done it all on earth already.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by buddy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:44 pm

The stab boys schooled the beach grit boys at Kelly's wave. Nice to see them have a win.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:58 pm

kelly's wave sure has given us a lot more footage of surf journos surfing than we've ever had before.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by No Pants Lance » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:07 pm

fcuk Slater's bathymetry challenged and shit coloured reservoir.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:08 pm

Lucky Al wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:58 pm
kelly's wave sure has given us a lot more footage of surf journos surfing than we've ever had before.
Did any surf journo surprise or delight you Al?

It all seemed pretty meat and potatoes to me. Very little flamboyance or style.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:51 am
The inside of his garage.

Nick what was the best question you asked/most surprising answer?
I asked Noah Grimmett, who is basically the overseer of the project and has been with it the whole time, if there was a moment he thought the pool would never happen, and he said yes. They worked on it for nearly 10 years, surfing technology from USC and other places and hand building parts when they couldn't get them. They built a series of models and got one to work, then built a full size dummy run, and it didn't work. Finally, Kelly was pretty much done with it; it's never gonna happen, he said to Noah and the team, we've spent millions, maybe we should just pull the plug now before we waste any more money. They convinced him they could fix the issues and suggested he just go away and not think about it for a while, put it out of his mind and come back in six months. When he came back, they pulled a wave for him, and his reaction is what you saw in that first video of the Pool, the one they released at the end of 2015, where he's laughing and clapping his hands. It's not staged, it's real.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:33 pm

so kelly didn't invent it after all? ripped off!

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:34 pm

from now on it's going to be noah grimmett's wave company in my mind.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:36 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Lucky Al wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:58 pm
kelly's wave sure has given us a lot more footage of surf journos surfing than we've ever had before.
Did any surf journo surprise or delight you Al?

It all seemed pretty meat and potatoes to me. Very little flamboyance or style.
notice they're all "regular" footers. it's a dead give-away, a sign of the times: surf journalism is in a sorry state indeed.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:39 pm

you didn't get invited did you steve? no. that's because you're a "goofy" foot and you speak your mind.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by alakaboo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 pm
alakaboo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:51 am
The inside of his garage.

Nick what was the best question you asked/most surprising answer?
I asked Noah Grimmett, who is basically the overseer of the project and has been with it the whole time, if there was a moment he thought the pool would never happen, and he said yes. They worked on it for nearly 10 years, surfing technology from USC and other places and hand building parts when they couldn't get them. They built a series of models and got one to work, then built a full size dummy run, and it didn't work. Finally, Kelly was pretty much done with it; it's never gonna happen, he said to Noah and the team, we've spent millions, maybe we should just pull the plug now before we waste any more money. They convinced him they could fix the issues and suggested he just go away and not think about it for a while, put it out of his mind and come back in six months. When he came back, they pulled a wave for him, and his reaction is what you saw in that first video of the Pool, the one they released at the end of 2015, where he's laughing and clapping his hands. It's not staged, it's real.
Yeah!

Thanks.
I'm far more interested in the how and why than the thing itself.
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:29 pm

NC,
After this weeks personal acceptance of your mortality thanks to the exceptional big wave events that were experienced , are you sure you didn't avail yourself to the services of the water safety crew in the waste water settlement pond.

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