Kelly's wave.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Rustt » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:25 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:40 am
alakaboo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:12 am
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.
I see your brother was along for the ride. You talked about how you were lined up in the lineup waiting to snag a wave if some one blew it. When it was young tommy's turn to wait in line, did natural instinct take over and he burn't them?

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by BA » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 am

This clip of Taylor Knox sums it up for me. When it cuts to him surfing the wave pool it’s like uuurrrggghhh. It’s becoming boring. I can’t even watch it anymore. The ocean footage is just so much better.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/237995575

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beanpole » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:08 am

I reckon that depends on how inherently boring their style is.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:20 am

Rustt wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:25 am
Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:40 am
alakaboo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:12 am
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.
I see your brother was along for the ride. You talked about how you were lined up in the lineup waiting to snag a wave if some one blew it. When it was young tommy's turn to wait in line, did natural instinct take over and he burn't them?
Nah Tom was there when Gerry was there, coupla months before us

Gerry fully dropped in on him.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beanpole » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:07 pm

I love it when Gerry pulls moves like that.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Rustt » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:42 pm

Actually I've surfed with Tom a few times and found he was pretty good surf with and other interactions he is a genuine nice guy. I was wondering if his rep as drop in artist was for real, though the first thing he ever said to me as soon as he paddled out was "you may as get out of the water right now"!

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:08 pm

ah he is pretty good now but tended to get carried away by his own froth in the past, I think it was all a bit overstated but I and all his friends have relished feeding chips into the fire.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:02 am

Have they got giant fans blowing at the wave or something. It alway seems to be offshore in Lemoore.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Lucky Al » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:05 am

BA wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 am
This clip of Taylor Knox sums it up for me. When it cuts to him surfing the wave pool it’s like uuurrrggghhh. It’s becoming boring. I can’t even watch it anymore. The ocean footage is just so much better.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/237995575
John John could learn something from Taylor about flow through cutbacks. He always gets hung up. Taylor connects, so smooth.

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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Beerfan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:38 pm

BA wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 am
This clip of Taylor Knox sums it up for me. When it cuts to him surfing the wave pool it’s like uuurrrggghhh. It’s becoming boring. I can’t even watch it anymore. The ocean footage is just so much better.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/237995575
He's awesome to watch huh
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Re: Kelly's wave.

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Watched the "2nd fireside chat ", with subtitles.
Funny as & I have no idea what they talked about.

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