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Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:58 am
by Nick Carroll
Cranked wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Nick, how long before we get a breakaway surf competition run by surfers?

Please don't tell me never.
Ha the way these WSL changes are going down, you just never know what might happen.

But honestly, mate, most pro surfers couldn't organise their way into a pie shop. They're pro surfers partly because they don't want to do that sort of job.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:23 am
by foamy
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?'

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 am
by Rustt
So what happened to the the wave garden that was being built at Essendon airport? Meant to be started this year

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:23 am
by crabmeat thompson
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
meant to be finished by Bells!


they just keep drip feeding tightly cropped images onto the internet and talking about it. but not actually doing it.


wave pools are boondoggles, mate. nothing but boondoggles.

Re: Kelly's wave.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:30 pm
by alakaboo
Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:58 am
Cranked wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Nick, how long before we get a breakaway surf competition run by surfers?

Please don't tell me never.
Ha the way these WSL changes are going down, you just never know what might happen.

But honestly, mate, most pro surfers couldn't organise their way into a pie shop. They're pro surfers partly because they don't want to do that sort of job.
I've seen Wilko in his local pie shop struggling to order a coffee and this made me laugh out loud.

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 Trev
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.