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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:38 pm

Another “injured” Wright
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:19 am

oh jeez the longboarding's on

Just think the WSL swapped this for the Big Wave Tour

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:15 pm

How’s old Bonga going?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:37 pm

Long gone. Harley's going strong these days.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:14 am

umm polebean Harley Ingleby isn't even in the contest.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:56 am

Long boardings big one is Joel Tudors Duc Tape isn’t it?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:15 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
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umm polebean Harley Ingleby isn't even in the contest.
Sorry. I don't follow Longboarding Comps much. What one are we talking about?

Haven't heard zip about Bonga in years.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:58 pm

Not bad waves in Taiwan. Harrison Roach giving it heaps. Not enough though.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:09 pm

Note a big lad won the long boarding comp. it’s pretty clear long boarding is the pragmatic choice for the person over 90 kilos
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:55 am

Its pretty clear long boarding shouldn't be done by anyone.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:05 am

Now, now. The ability to use a bit of grunt appeared necessary in those windy conditions. Half the competitors were getting blown off the waves.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:41 am

yes well soon you can watch people surfing Pipeline. It gets windy there too!

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 am

Imagine a world where shortboards never existed. An alternative universe where the Germans had won WWI and WWII, people like Donald Trump never existed and only Longboarding was allowed in German built wave pools in land locked environments away from the ocean. Three fins were seen as a direct insult to the ethos of wave pool longboarding and those who dared attempt surf these incarnations in the ocean where beheaded in town squares below Hitlers gaze. Who would have the courage surf these 3 fuin monstrosities. Who? (or is it whom?)

Meanwhile in real town 2043. The oceans are polluted and wave pools are the only outlet for surfers but because demand is now so high only the mega rich can afford to surf in wave pools.Short boarding is banned because the nouveau rich can’t stand up on anything shorter than 12ft. Occasionally there will be special shows with circus trained short boarders performing in front of hand picked bourgeoisie. They clap softly with an impatient gaze restless that the longboarding show is over 20 minutes away.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:51 am

To note men and women’s events were won on single fins. Might just be long boarders aren’t trying to ride longboards like short boards. Sort of makes sense.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 am

Torren Martens voted most stylish male surfer for 2019 by Surfer Magazine.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:32 pm

The long twin shall rule the world
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:23 am

Style over substance. In the world of throwback boards with modern contours it’s interesting to observe style. The older you get there seems to be a yearning for flow, smooth lines, meandering. Not just surfing, pretty much everything,

Shortboard surfing is rude, abrupt and a bit of punch in the face.

I like to look at both, do both. The thing that kills me about shortboard surfing is the stance. Pros and very good shortboarders
are coiled like tight springs, they let go, BAM!!, then assume the position, BAM!! It’s incredibly athletic. For most though we look all hunched over, knees half bent and flailing along like a drunk simian man. It’s shit.

I’ve been watching some older surfing on longer shortboards and it just looks nice, real nice. But I’m old.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Trev » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:48 am

Agreed Thud.
For me it's always been about the flow.
To me short boarders are more like gymnasts. As you say, incredibly athletic.

But then, I'm REALLY old.
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