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    Kolohe

    Just want to spark a little debate about this kid. Sal at the Nike6.0 comp mentioned that Michael Parsons personally quit his career at Billabong to "make" Kolohe a good surfer. I liked his surfing until I heard this comment. Something about being "made" doesn't strike well with me. Obv, the kid rips but is that from being babied on Indo boat trips or is it natural skill. Point being I'd rather see the kid without any industry help on the podium rather than Kolohe now. Really I dont like how the industry is all over this kids nuts. I thought it was because he was ripping but little did I know it was just Mike Parsons giving blowjobs to industry execs.

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    Kolohe was ripping well before Parsons started coaching him. Do you not realize his dad is Dino Andino? As far as the argument of natural skill vs. indo boat trips goes, why would that even be something you'd care about? Everyone that surfs has some level of natural ability, but the best guys are the ones that surf the most.

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    Obvoiusly Kolohe is where he is at because of natural talent. The industry is blowing him up because of his talent and the potential to make $$$ off of him. I am sure more people than just Mike Parson would like to contribute to his success. He rips.

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    My argument is that we all know he has natural talent but he didnt start blowing up and winning contest until Mike Parson ended his career at Billabong. I guess I have more respect for guys like Dane who just rip and don't need a private coach in between heats. But Dane also isn't winning any contest. The main point I'm getting at is the more boat trips you make obv the better surfer you will be. To me it just seems like he is given all the tools with little to no effort. It seems like an unfair advantage. Due to this, I lost a bit of respect for his movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fupafest View Post
    My argument is that we all know he has natural talent but he didnt start blowing up and winning contest until Mike Parson ended his career at Billabong. I guess I have more respect for guys like Dane who just rip and don't need a private coach in between heats. But Dane also isn't winning any contest. The main point I'm getting at is the more boat trips you make obv the better surfer you will be. To me it just seems like he is given all the tools with little to no effort. It seems like an unfair advantage. Due to this, I lost a bit of respect for his movement.
    Derek Jeter also had a coach. now i guess i hate him too
    Last edited by darippah; May 12, 2011 at 10:44 PM.

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    you get good at surfing by surfing... and much more so by surfing good waves. Of course its an advantage, but competitive surfing is a sport and a profession for the lucky few, so you do whatever you can to get better. There are always those who have certain advantages over others, but thats life I suppose.