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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm

Excuse yet another post.

Rob Machado has lovely style. Is style underrated today?

Can you spot the odd thing in this clip?

https://youtu.be/8ys28WWSrJw
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:38 pm

Thud wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Excuse yet another post.

Rob Machado has lovely style. Is style underrated today?

Can you spot the odd thing in this clip?

https://youtu.be/8ys28WWSrJw
That he's on a thruster?







Or that Ulus would be a better wave as a right?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 pm

got it. He's a goofy foot. Somehow the film on YouTube is shot the other way
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:24 pm

I know that's what you were after but I have a feeling everyone in here would have noticed that ;)

He does have a great style.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Just testing
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:10 am

Thud wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:48 pm
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet- ... g-drowning

20% of surfers self report that they cannot or are weak swimmers in the surf. Must be a large foreign contingent I'm guessing or older surfers who don't live near the water who dabble now and again.
That’s an underestimate I reckon. There’ll be a gap between people who can barely swim and people who are willing to admit it.

There’s probably also a gap betweeen the surfers at most patrolled beaches and those at unpatrolled locations.

Current biggest cause of death while surfing worldwide? Heart attack.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:11 am

Thud wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm

Rob Machado has lovely style. Is style underrated today?
Not if you consider his endorsement contracts, Rob’s been pulling vast fortunes for over a decade based solely on that lovely style

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by BA » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 am

Rob’s one of my favourite all-time surfers.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:39 am

He flows and connects effortlessly without all the ugly tic-tac two-step stuff.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:57 am

Speaking of surfers who are weak swimmers, Rob Machado.

As reported by Chas Smith in Beach Grit.
The conversation turned, slightly, toward having enough general sense to be able to survive. Rob said, “I don’t even know how to swim but if you drop me at second reef Pipe I’m sure I’ll figure out how to get to the beach.”

“Really?” I responded “You really don’t know how to swim?”

“I mean kind of…” he said, “…but not well at all.”

And how’s that. Rob Machado can’t swim well. He is a Pipeline Master.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:30 am

Before legropes everyone was fitter. A lot of quality breaks like Lennox didn't have many takers either.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Some things probably in Rob's favour
Excellent lung capacity
Can float
Understands currents
Fitness
Calm demeanour
Resting heart rate of about 10 b.p.m.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am

Very good article by Sean Doherty about JJF and a quick trip to King Island with Rasta.

https://www.surfer.com/features/king-is ... e-profile/

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 am

foamy wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am
Very good article by Sean Doherty about JJF and a quick trip to King Island with Rasta.

https://www.surfer.com/features/king-is ... e-profile/
"Very good" You reckon? They tried to write it as though Florence is some kind of fccckn mythical figure. Boring as batshit.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by carvin marvin » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:25 pm

Drailed wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 am
foamy wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:26 am
Very good article by Sean Doherty about JJF and a quick trip to King Island with Rasta.

https://www.surfer.com/features/king-is ... e-profile/
"Very good" You reckon? They tried to write it as though Florence is some kind of fccckn mythical figure. Boring as batshit.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Legion » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:11 pm

And do they work? A guy on our street has one. He has very angry bees. We've got normal ones.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Nick, much to do with Salt in the Blood?

On National Geo Channel 8.30 Monday, I think
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:53 pm

Nothing. I dunno anything about it.

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