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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:30 pm

Running two heats was pretty much a win. Although that format only translates to a few places on tour.

Dbah and pipe where 50-100 waves comes through every hour.
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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by buddy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:45 pm

Jbay it works on pumping swells.

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:51 pm

big straight airs look great!

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:56 pm

medina was quoting christian fletcher:

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by BA » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 pm

Medina>daylight>Italo>everyone else.

I’m in the hate Medina camp, but holy shit, he’s just a class above everyone.

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by channels » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm

I couldn't get over how much faster Italo looked than just about everyone else

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Trev » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:51 pm

Even my wife just commented she knows nothing about surfing but "that guy is great"
#sixfeetissixfeet!

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Lucky Al » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:04 pm

Italo was incredible! He has thunder thighs!

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:10 pm

BA wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Medina>daylight>Italo>everyone else.

I’m in the hate Medina camp, but holy shit, he’s just a class above everyone.
JJF still looks good. him and filipe will be a great start to round 4
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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by jimmy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:33 pm

crabmeat thompson wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:10 pm
BA wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Medina>daylight>Italo>everyone else.

I’m in the hate Medina camp, but holy shit, he’s just a class above everyone.
JJF still looks good. him and filipe will be a great start to round 4
You gonna go down over the weekend, Crabmeat?

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 pm

jimmy wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:33 pm
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:10 pm
BA wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Medina>daylight>Italo>everyone else.

I’m in the hate Medina camp, but holy shit, he’s just a class above everyone.
JJF still looks good. him and filipe will be a great start to round 4
You gonna go down over the weekend, Crabmeat?
oh hell no.
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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by jimmy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:48 pm

That’s the spirit.

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:07 am

buddy wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Jbay it works on pumping swells.
Not really ... points still have a limted take off zone - ie whoever's inside you has to fall off to give you a wave. Dbah and Pipe/ Backdoor are pretty big playing fields with multiple take off spots. that's why it works so well there and not many other spots.

Maybe supertubos, or Rio as well (if they're pumping)
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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:19 pm

Well I think the dual heat thing is OK if you’re a spectator but it is tricky as fcuk if you’re a judge.

The whole idea with one on one heats is that you’re scoring a heat in some level of isolation. Scores are often balanced in a heat, surfer against surfer. After all, one person wins and the other loses, that’s all that counts in any heat. You will often hear things from the head judge about how they have to assess who’s done the best work in a heat and tune the scores very slightly in response.

All that gets way harder when there’s two heats in the water at once. At Pipe, it’s pretty simple really, people get big scores or shitty little ones. It’s like 8.5 or 2.5. At DBah, heats are being decided on moves and on scores of 6 and 7. How do you judge one surfer against another, twice at once?

They’ve been going OK so far but it’s felt to me like it’s been on a fine edge. I dunno the rules but I hope they pull it up now and just let the quarters be one on one solo.

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by BA » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:36 pm

Wow. Steph got absolutely smoked on her home court.

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:39 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Well I think the dual heat thing is OK if you’re a spectator but it is tricky as fcuk if you’re a judge.

The whole idea with one on one heats is that you’re scoring a heat in some level of isolation. Scores are often balanced in a heat, surfer against surfer. After all, one person wins and the other loses, that’s all that counts in any heat. You will often hear things from the head judge about how they have to assess who’s done the best work in a heat and tune the scores very slightly in response.

All that gets way harder when there’s two heats in the water at once. At Pipe, it’s pretty simple really, people get big scores or shitty little ones. It’s like 8.5 or 2.5. At DBah, heats are being decided on moves and on scores of 6 and 7. How do you judge one surfer against another, twice at once?

They’ve been going OK so far but it’s felt to me like it’s been on a fine edge. I dunno the rules but I hope they pull it up now and just let the quarters be one on one solo.
Well I guess that’s what they get paid for

Watching today, I realized that, apart from jjf and (grudgingly) Medina, I would prefer to watch Steph surf than just about anyone.
I think she hooked me at jbay
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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:54 pm

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Re: The Coolangatta Gold 2019

Post by Beanpole » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:29 pm

I've always liked watching Toledo. He surfs like he's got a rocket up his arse.

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