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  1. #41
    Yeah he looked like a marketing puppet whore ass clown. FTW....I hope I dont have to look forward to seeing these tshirts on every juice head *** and guido at the bars and clubs like the ed hardy shirts and those other stupid mma ones. That website is hilarious. They are really pimping bobby out hard. On another note....KATIA MANANA CHEAAA

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    I'm telling you, he took the biggest stage he could and timed it perfect to market FTW, and now its viral.
    That appears to be the image they are going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    if someone wanted to pay me thousands of $$$ to surf, i'd be all over it, even if they wanted me to surf in a rainbow clown wig & day-glo wetsuit! my only questions would be, "where's the wig?" & "do you have my size wetsuit?"...
    i just don't understand how Martinez doesn't get the concept of marketing oneself...of presenting an image...FTW...
    cut him some slack, man. He's just a surfer. But you, on the other hand, are a waterman

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    cut him some slack, man. He's just a surfer. But you, on the other hand, are a waterman
    ZING! It seems to me well spoken and book smart Pro athletes are few and far between regardless of the sport (at least they seem to come across that way in interviews). FTW gear looks pretty queer... I'm not a gangsta or cholo...I wouldn't buy it.

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    I've always admired Bobby Martinez's surfing. And I disagree with those who say he wasn't ever "that" good. At one time he was arguably the best backside surfer on tour. But that's not enough to become world champ. So as a surfer, I give him due respect.

    But... professional surfing is full of big machines using talented people to make money. That's the nature of the industry. It's done some good for the sport, and some evil. But one thing seems very clear to me... the machines don't care if the pros in the sport are drug addicts, thugs, or any other form of self-destructing talent, as long as they have something to market. It happens over and over again, and that attitude has cost lives. Why doesn't the machine care? Because talent in surfing is fleeting, and the next new hot shot is standing in line waiting for a niche to open up... kinda like porn stars... they don't call it "surf porn" for nothing.

    FTW is just another machine. Bobby's just another player. And if FTW is looking for a rebel, Bobby's their man. That interview was totally scripted. He wasn't speaking spontaneously. He knew exactly what he was going to say long before they put a mic in his face... ignoring the question, and starting right in with, "let me just say..."

    If I could say anything to him, it would be... Bobby... you still rip. Keep surfing.. and stay out of trouble.

  6. #46

    Fair

    Not so long ago, the ASP fined a certain Hawaiian for beating the **** out of someone, no DQ. Yet they DQd Bobby. Ahhh ASP justice

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    Gonna miss Bobby...love him or hate him. Marketing ploy?...absolutely. Do your research on FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keys View Post
    Not so long ago, the ASP fined a certain Hawaiian for beating the **** out of someone, no DQ. Yet they DQd Bobby. Ahhh ASP justice
    Yep... Sunny committed a crime against a man. Bobby committed a crime against the establishment. One gets you fined and suspended, the other gets you a professional death sentence.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Yep... Sunny committed a crime against a man. Bobby committed a crime against the establishment. One gets you fined and suspended, the other gets you a professional death sentence.
    I don't think you can compare the two, Sunny, and Jeremy Flores were not at a high profile CT event. Second Sunny and Jeremy were standing up for Sunny's son who was being assaulted and harrassed in the line up and charges were not pressed. They DQed them from the ensuing event so actually the punishment was equal. I don't think anyone had any problem with Sunny defending his son, any father would/should do that. The problem they had was that it was caught on tape.

  10. #50
    So bodily harm is accepted, it's one thing to protect but he didn't go overboard just a bit. Hey he doesn't have that reputation. Personally saw his diplomacy at Pupukea Parking lot.