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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:42 pm

Yep, not a bad price for those.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:05 am

That is sweet looking. I wonder it that shape would go well so short though. Might just be flat and fast in a straight line.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:35 am

What is the construction on those surf techs?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:42 pm

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:22 pm

Yeah it sold fast. I wasn't that upset.

I just watched The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez and it seemed fateful that it popped up.

Some epic footage in it, anyone else checked it out?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:02 am

no, is it worth it?

I got the impression it was a bland piece of hero worship.

Not interested at all.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Skipper » Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:49 pm

Wyre wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:22 pm
Yeah it sold fast. I wasn't that upset.

I just watched The Yin and Yang of Gerry Lopez and it seemed fateful that it popped up.

Some epic footage in it, anyone else checked it out?
I wanted to see it at The Ritz, but couldn't make it.

Is it streaming somewhere?

And Steve, I'm a sad arsed worshskipper.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:53 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:02 am
no, is it worth it?

I got the impression it was a bland piece of hero worship.

Not interested at all.
Well, yeah. It is, I guess. I didn’t know the full Lopez story, so it was good to join the dots. The footage is amazing, of course- reeling Desert Point, Pipe etc.

But for sure, it has a big dose of classic American cheese as well. Not as bad as some other surf films though.

Skip, my cuz has a subscription to Surfers Journal, gave me his login. I’m not sure if it is streaming yet
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:58 pm

Full movie available from Dec 14 according to Patagonia

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Skipper » Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:02 pm

thanks Wyre ... keen to see it sometime. I'll have a scout.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:14 pm

I've just got less and less interested in Lopez as I've got older and realised this is probably another grinning hippy capitalist with impeccable timing.

Can't stomach the spiritual cloak these people clothe themselves in and present as fact to the outside (often adoring) world.

He also seems, almost uniquely, unaware and inarticulate, about his path.

Which also leads me to believe he's just a massive conman.

Is what I'm saying unfair Wyre?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:29 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:14 pm
I've just got less and less interested in Lopez as I've got older and realised this is probably another grinning hippy capitalist with impeccable timing.

Can't stomach the spiritual cloak these people clothe themselves in and present as fact to the outside (often adoring) world.

He also seems, almost uniquely, unaware and inarticulate, about his path.

Which also leads me to believe he's just a massive conman.

Is what I'm saying unfair Wyre?
Steve, is it true that Gerry said to you that he thought you’d be taller?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:02 pm

No, that was Shaun Tomson.

Who, I might add was the same size or slightly shorter.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Wyre » Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:00 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:14 pm
I've just got less and less interested in Lopez as I've got older and realised this is probably another grinning hippy capitalist with impeccable timing.

Can't stomach the spiritual cloak these people clothe themselves in and present as fact to the outside (often adoring) world.

He also seems, almost uniquely, unaware and inarticulate, about his path.

Which also leads me to believe he's just a massive conman.

Is what I'm saying unfair Wyre?

He seems fairly articulate. But yeah I hear ya, impeccable timing both in the water and out- right place, right time. Monetised.

The spiritual cloak is definitely there, but not too pushed in this- apart from the whole yin/yang thing, which is hinted at in the title
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:06 pm

I don’t think Gerry’s 2 hours of yoga a day is faked for his brand. I also don’t think moving to Bend, Oregon was some canny commercial strategy. Nor the months he used to spend in G-Land without a camera crew.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:13 pm

Yeh must be tough being a surfing celebrity. Seems like a decent chap
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:24 pm

Yeah, I thought he hit surfing fame and commercialism at a sweet spot in its development and managed to leverage a lifestyle of his choosing out of it.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Lucky Al » Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:32 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:14 pm
I've just got less and less interested in Lopez as I've got older and realised this is probably another grinning hippy capitalist with impeccable timing.

Can't stomach the spiritual cloak these people clothe themselves in and present as fact to the outside (often adoring) world.

He also seems, almost uniquely, unaware and inarticulate, about his path.

Which also leads me to believe he's just a massive conman.

Is what I'm saying unfair Wyre?
Speaking of massive conmen, Steve, have you watched The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes? If you haven't, allow me to highly recommend. Takes you to the Ziff brothers as well.

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