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Luker 08-02-2013 11:40 AM

Professional Surfing's take on trick technicality - something to learn from
 
After the countless instances of bashing and bullsh*tting i've seen go on in our sport about pre-spinning, wrapped tricks, zeaching, blah blah blah... i think we could learn a thing or two from these guys and their take on technicality of tricks... nobody cares as long as it looks sick :D

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/71472854?byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/71472854">Fly Me To The Moon: The Race for the 720</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user977493">STAB</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

rugbyballa3 08-02-2013 1:12 PM

dude i couldnt agree more. if you got style and make it look way sicker then it is it make its that much better. its like freestyle motocross everybody can so a whip but if you go bigger and more style it looks way sicker.

hawkeye7708 08-02-2013 3:26 PM

Great Post. I like the approach they take on the 720! Hopefully that attitude starts to expand more into our sport. There'll always be a place for analytics when 10,000 dollar checks are being cut on a single trick... but for all the rest, enjoy the visual, don't ruin it over analysis :-p

machloosy 08-02-2013 3:31 PM

Just sick riding. They push so hard

markj 08-02-2013 11:53 PM

Agree with everything above...

stephan 08-03-2013 8:01 AM

No way! Everything has to be done like skateboarders and snowboarders! And the perfectly good reason for this is because some d-bag with a keyboard says so.

This video proves why surfing is still awesome. They could give a crap what its called, who does it or how it gets done. If its progressive and looks good to the eye, it is good.

mark197 08-03-2013 9:14 AM

"540 720 I don;t know what it is but it's still Fu*king radical"

So true:D

wakemitch 08-03-2013 12:30 PM

I love those videos. The one on the death of the air reverse is really good too.

I think the problem comes when someone claims a trick. If you claim a 1080 and you prespun, that's a problem. If they dont claim it as a 1080 then it's just a gnarly trick. Otherwise, a good looking trick is a good looking trick. It's when you apply labels or claim stuff is when it gets weird.

Kane 08-04-2013 4:34 PM

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Originally Posted by wakemitch (Post 1837090)
I love those videos. The one on the death of the air reverse is really good too.

I think the problem comes when someone claims a trick. If you claim a 1080 and you prespun, that's a problem. If they dont claim it as a 1080 then it's just a gnarly trick. Otherwise, a good looking trick is a good looking trick. It's when you apply labels or claim stuff is when it gets weird.

But isn't that what the above clip is all about? The guys are claiming a 720 when it's a 540. General consensus is; fcuk it, if it looks good then it's good..... or am I missing something?

simplej 08-05-2013 6:46 AM

]<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/58413468" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/58413468">Trever Maur - West Coast Wonder</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/hyperlitewake">Hyperlite Wakeboards</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
Ill just leave this here.... This way I can show that wakeboarding has a little flavor. And get complained at by the wake dads about teacup arm!

Luker 08-05-2013 9:40 AM

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Originally Posted by stephan (Post 1837066)
This video proves why surfing is still awesome. They could give a crap what its called, who does it or how it gets done. If its progressive and looks good to the eye, it is good.

after 5 years of dedication to wake, i've spent the last 2 years living and breathing all things surf. the lessons learned in surfing transcend the sport and i couldnt be more thankful for finding it.

wakeboarding provides so much consistency... and for the most part, its incredibly accessable if you have the funds$$$

surfing teaches patience like nothing else i've ever experienced. you can't buy a wave. and right about now (mid-summer in florida) you wish you could :banghead:. but when the stars finally align and mother nature serves up a good swell, there's absolutely nothing like it.

that being said, its no wonder these guys have such an awesome perspective on progressive / technical surfing... they can't hit the same kicker a million times until they stick something... they can't ride behind the same boat anytime they want... so they have a unique appreciation for what can be done with what nature provides

f*ck technicalities... be thankful for every park lap and every boat set...and give respect when some sick sh*t goes down... my $0.02


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