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  1. #41
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    exactly why I love watching kelly slater

  2. #42
    i like watching anything i can't do.

  3. #43
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    beachbreak... I went back and read my first post, and see what you're saying. Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying, "you suck if you don't do airs." I'm saying that's what appears to me to be the attitude of the surfing "industry" and most of it's followers... an attitude that I do not hold myself.

    Please know that I speak from my own personal perspective. I talk to a lot of people, young and old, about how they want to surf, how they approach a wave, section, turn, etc. ... and how they want their boards to take them there. In order to even have that conversation, I try to ride as many different boards as I can, keep current with trends in design, and keep my own personal surfing performance as high as possible for my age.

    With that in mind, I'll admit that I do like to think I know something about what I speak, and I will occasionally take the liberty of speaking for others. But as you've pointed out, I do not speak for everyone, and it would be misleading and grossly egotistical for me to assume for one second that I think I could... or even should. I'm just trying to speak from my own perspective... that's all I've got. It's all any of us have.

    All I'm trying to say is that when a guy says, "I'm sick of watching airs," and a bunch of other guys agree, I'd like to suggest that (1) it's simply too much of a good thing, and/or (2) the novelty has finally wore off, and now people are starting to distinguish between good aerial surfing and bad aerial surfing. And there's nothing wrong with that. My old man used to say, "If it's all good, than none of it's good." Meaning... you need to be able to discern between what's good and bad... that there's those surfers who do airs with some degree of distinction over others.

    And, finally... thankfully... people are starting to figure that out, including many of the people here, who have the where-with-all to even notice. (oops... there I go again!)
    Last edited by LBCrew; Jul 21, 2011 at 02:06 AM.

  4. #44
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    thanks.i'm really sorry i was so rough,but all your qualifications in this case mean nothing to me.i don't really care when it comes to this topic.i think airs are non-surfing showing-off athletes.ride on or in the wave,not over it.on the other hand,even though i think you're dead wrong here,i don't know it,nor do i think i'm right,but,airs,so lame,might just go away over time,and people could start surfing again instead.i've been riding waves since the 70's,but,it would be presumptuous of me to say i have a clue what others get out of it.i'm different than you.i'm into your knowledge,and often appreciate it,but,not this time.the first 11 people all agreed with 42 and then you had to go and ruin it with all your b.s. wisdom.airs are lame and we know it.it's not that technical.

  5. #45
    i am so sick of watching barrels

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    i am so sick of watching barrels
    Yeah... time to get into one instead!

  7. #47
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    i can barely stand up

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    the first 11 people all agreed with 42 and then you had to go and ruin it with all your b.s. wisdom.airs are lame and we know it.it's not that technical.[/QUOTE]

    The dudes just giving his opinion.

  9. #49
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    Well, I never landed an air on a surfboard, but I always get air out of the bowl at the skatepark and I love the feeling of being in the air. So I don't know about you guys, but they just seem like they're fun to do. I wouldn't waste a whole wave to do one though, it's something you do at the end of your ride, like when I skate bowl. I carve around really fast, and then when I'm done I launch out.

  10. #50
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    said i was sorry.just liked having a thread unanimously agreed to.lbcrew's smarts ruined that