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Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:44 pm
by Nick Carroll
Rustt wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 am
So what happened to the the wave garden that was being built at Essendon airport? Meant to be started this year
Melbourne (Tullamarine)

I dug into this a while ago but I'm hanging on to the research for a future story -- it's pretty funny though. chances of that thing being built, hmm I guess there is no such thing as "zero".

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:48 pm
by Nick Carroll
foamy wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:23 am
Given that the WSL is pumping far more money into the tour than the events generate, it doesn't leave the surfers much bargaining power. They can only really say 'thanks' and 'how high?'
If the surfers unite, they get to say what happens. They're not united on this new tour idea, and they don't have a vote on it anyway the way they did with the ASP, in reality they are just WSL employees on a contract, so they'll just shut up and get on with it.

If it doesn't work, the shit will hit the fan at some point.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:26 pm
by Cranked
Isn't the new format, mobile based on an area, with cut down support, what I've been advocating as the obvious way to go?

No, no. No need to congratulate me for my clear thinking on this issue.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:06 pm
by Beerfan
Maybe they could put the wave park inside a velodrome ? Ka Ching!!!!! 2 birds with one stone?

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:12 am
by foamy
It will be interesting to see the footage from the mini-WSL event that is about to be held at Kelly's pool.
The latest 'leaked' footage supports this description, from Stab, of Kelly's Wave 2.0., a longer better wave. It actually looks like it is getting pretty close to being a non-boring wave to repeatedly watch.

"The wave’s way longer, a little larger, and demonstrably better. Here’s how it works: There’s a long wall at the takeoff with enough room to jam two-to-three turns, then the wave slows, sets up into the first barrel section (that on occasion will spit!), then returns to form for turns, potentially airs, and crescendos into a final draining tube and banger-begging end section. From what we’ve heard, it peels for so long that Tour-toned legs are wobbly by the time the wave ends. According to those who have surfed it, you need binoculars to see the wave's take-off zone from "shore".

Caio Ibelli ripping.
http://stabmag.com/news/leaked-kellys-w ... io-ibelli/

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm
by Wyre
I'm enjoying this train generated wave pool

https://www.facebook.com/antonio.navarr ... 0312800331

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:47 pm
by brendo
Wyre wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm
I'm enjoying this train generated wave pool

https://www.facebook.com/antonio.navarr ... 0312800331
how farking annoying is that guy yelling hit it hit it! nonstop :roll:
the wave looks bigger cause they used the WSL resident midget to surf it. if it was say
ryan callinan it would be waist high!

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:03 pm
by Drailed
brendo wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Wyre wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm
I'm enjoying this train generated wave pool

https://www.facebook.com/antonio.navarr ... 0312800331
how farking annoying is that guy yelling hit it hit it! nonstop :roll:
What a cnut!

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:08 pm
by foamy
You don't dis Raimana Van Bastolaer.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:44 pm
by Cyclone
brendo wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:47 pm
Wyre wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm
I'm enjoying this train generated wave pool

https://www.facebook.com/antonio.navarr ... 0312800331
how farking annoying is that guy yelling hit it hit it! nonstop :roll:
the wave looks bigger cause they used the WSL resident midget to surf it. if it was say
ryan callinan it would be waist high!
Makes me glad I run those things with the sound off.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:13 pm
by Drailed
There is a heap of footage out there now of the event. gotta be honest... its boring.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:17 pm
by foamy
But, it looks intense fun to surf. What surfer wouldn't want a long session on that wave?

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:19 pm
by tootr
The GOAT wants to become surfings first billionaire.

Discuss.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:20 pm
by Drailed
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.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:54 pm
by crabmeat thompson
tootr wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:19 pm
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.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:56 pm
by crabmeat thompson
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.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:29 pm
by Drailed
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.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:13 pm
by Hatchnam
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.