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    i am sick of watching airs

    there. i said it. i am honestly sick of watching surfers to air after air after air in every single fuggin' clip that finds its way across my computer screen.
    i just re-watched the clip from rusty's blog, entitled "the single life", of josh kerr, et. al. riding hp single fin shortboards & it seemed like the entire thing was them pumping down the line for speed & the blasting an air. when they tried to turn, the boards just stayed flat & slid. lame. what's so wrong/difficult about putting the damn thing on rail?!? at this point, i honestly think i'd rather watch 5min. of taylor knox or sunny garcia over any of the younger guys.

    rant over.

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    Finally someone other than me admits to being sick of all this crap. I can understand when the wave is nothing but a closeout but damn can you get that board on rail and do a smooth roundhouse once in a while. That's why I love wathcing someone who knows what they are doing ride a fish or another alternative shape. So refreshing to see some style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Finally someone other than me admits to being sick of all this crap. I can understand when the wave is nothing but a closeout but damn can you get that board on rail and do a smooth roundhouse once in a while. That's why I love wathcing someone who knows what they are doing ride a fish or another alternative shape. So refreshing to see some style.
    Cookie cutter surfers nowadays

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    It's funny, I catch myself surfing like that from time to time. Racing over perfectly good sections where a nice silky turn is justified just to build speed. Then I find mself way out in front without the skill or inclination to blast an air. That's usually where a compressed turn on rail puts me back towards the pocket with a bounce off the whitewater and back where I should have been the whole time, lol. If I can get caught up in the cookie cutter style after all these years in the water I can't imagine how hard it would be for a kid today to develope his own style with so much imagery available.

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    I don't know if it's just me, but I find vimeo to have better quality surf vids than youtube or any other website. Not all are good of course, but some are very interesting.

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    im assuming this post was inspired by the latest Surfing issue?
    i completely agree though, i'd much rather watch raw power surfing or someone with more style. those guys lack any real style or flow, because every single wave is wasted on pumping through sections, then hucking a sloppy punt about 1 foot off the face

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    Quote Originally Posted by ND081 View Post
    im assuming this post was inspired by the latest Surfing issue?
    i completely agree though, i'd much rather watch raw power surfing or someone with more style. those guys lack any real style or flow, because every single wave is wasted on pumping through sections, then hucking a sloppy punt about 1 foot off the face
    +1 ... tell it like it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    i am honestly sick of watching surfers do air after air.....
    I have a solution: Surf with me. I promisie you won't see anything that resembles an air. I hope you aren't sick of 3 turns & a wipeout, though....cause I got plenty of that!

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    I'd much rather watch a skateboarder pull some gnarly air in a empty pool than surfers pulling airs. The price skaters pay is no joke when they f*** up. A guy doesn't make an air on a three foot closeout in the shallows, big deal. He stands up and paddles out. I don't mean to disrespect any surfers who are into airs 'cause everyone has their thing but the attention and focus in pro surfing on airs is overblown. I never hear anyone say they are sick of watching someone get blown out of a deep barrel. When they start sticking airs on 10 ft closeouts at pipe, hell, I might be interested again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macedon View Post
    I'd much rather watch a skateboarder pull some gnarly air in a empty pool than surfers pulling airs. The price skaters pay is no joke when they f*** up. A guy doesn't make an air on a three foot closeout in the shallows, big deal. He stands up and paddles out. I don't mean to disrespect any surfers who are into airs 'cause everyone has their thing but the attention and focus in pro surfing on airs is overblown. I never hear anyone say they are sick of watching someone get blown out of a deep barrel. When they start sticking airs on 10 ft closeouts at pipe, hell, I might be interested again.
    Oh really? Try that in Hawaii, PR, Barbados, or anywhere there is reef, and I think your attitude will change. You can lose a lot of skin man. And, if you think here in NJ you can't get hurt on a 3ft closeout....just ask Ted Shred...he broke his back on a 3ft wave. Accidents happen regardless of your skill level.

    And, to everyone crying about they are tired of seeing airs. Well, that's probably because you cannot pull one off or land one successfully. I think I read in one of the surf zines that like 80% of all surfers have never landed an air. Don't know how true the percentage is but there are too many haters.....
    Last edited by Aguaholic; Dec 7, 2011 at 02:01 PM.