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by Cranked
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11551

Re: The Outsider

Why are they doing it then? Are they a not-for-profit organisation, doing it for the benefit of.....?.? as far as I can tell, Dirk Ziff sees himself as a kind of philanthropist in the surfing milieu - a kind of benefactor I don't know this mind you, since I'm not really on the inside of any of it, ...
by Cranked
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11551

Re: The Outsider

To me it's just not a thing the whole idea of competition is that it happens in the presence of the Foe. Go away and shoot film of your best rides is a hoax. You could ride 100 waves and finally get one good one. That's not the deal. The deal is outfoxing the opponent. That's where the fire is. Tha...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11551

Re: The Outsider

To me it's just not a thing the whole idea of competition is that it happens in the presence of the Foe. Go away and shoot film of your best rides is a hoax. You could ride 100 waves and finally get one good one. That's not the deal. The deal is outfoxing the opponent. That's where the fire is. Tha...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11551

Re: The Outsider

Nothing wrong with a filmers comp, the better they get the better the entertainment value. There's a four man traditional comp at the end, maybe eight? You're right about a larger travel budget giving an advantage foamy. I thought the WSL would cover it as a fixed amount, but there'd be problems wit...
by Cranked
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Outsider
Replies: 208
Views: 11551

Re: The Outsider

Steve, you said on Swellnet “it's amazing, 30 years into the "dream Tour" 50 years plus of pro surfing and the only model they can make work is bums on seats/big top surfing. that has to be about the most monumental failure of imagination in any international sport, when you consider what pro surfi...
by Cranked
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8089
Views: 1310055

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Well that looks idyllic Al
by Cranked
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Percentages of Ozzies on the Bukit etc. Yeah that really owes a lot to pro surfing. Right. No more graphic demonstration of the real causes of surf crowding exists than Bali. Why do think I spend all my time on the Bukit Nick? The answer is because its way, way easier for me to get really good wave...
by Cranked
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

marauding mullet wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Oh no Cranked, have you learnt nothing? When you use specific numbers it fills people here with white hot rage.
:shock:
by Cranked
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I wonder what the Margaret River area would have been like if there had never been a WSL comp there. I'm guessing, very crudely, a reduction in surfers by maybe 30 to 80 percent?
by Cranked
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: General snow stuff
Replies: 518
Views: 162924

Re: General snow stuff

There's bushfires all around us, the day is heating rapidly, 70kph winds are going to fan the flames, we're locked down.... what a wonderful vision boo
by Cranked
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Any reaction?
by Cranked
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8089
Views: 1310055

Re: Just general surfing stuff

anymore questions from the peanut gallery? Just a comment from Rabbidge: “To this day I still don’t think guys should be riding a lot of concave in fast or bigger waves,” he says. “If you can push volume you’ll go so much better; you’ll go faster, you’ll do bigger manoeuvres, you’ll do everything. ...
by Cranked
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.
Replies: 85
Views: 8211

Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Gees Surffoils you're a design and build resource, wish I had something weird for you to work on.
by Cranked
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Just general surfing stuff
Replies: 8089
Views: 1310055

Re: Just general surfing stuff

That was a ripper foamy!
by Cranked
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.
Replies: 85
Views: 8211

Re: New Concept in Surfboard Design and Construction.

Realsurf is merciless at taking the piss Surffoils.
by Cranked
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Magic Seaweed is saying the Byron swell ATM is 10.5' at 17s :-D-:
by Cranked
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Surprise, surprise their wind/wave models were not accurate.
by Cranked
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 24899
Views: 3986469

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Perfect 10' faces? Way out of my league, I get very shaky at 4000 kJs, and I probably wouldn't go out as the 1 hour sets of a 4000kJ 5 star 20s period swell may be 10 plus waves at 15' I've noticed 5 stars is perfect conditions on a 6-8' swell and for quite a while I thought that 5 stars was their t...