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Thread: How many more wannabes. . .?
Oct 22, 2012, 05:08 PM #13
this movie is gonna get more people out at mavericks. im nervous that somebody is gonna die out there now
Oct 22, 2012, 05:21 PM #14
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Oct 22, 2012, 05:44 PM #16
On a side note, the trailers for this movie have already inspired me. My whole life, I’ve never been able to swim more than 50M, 1 lap in an Olympic pool, holding my breath and that's on a good day. I want to be able to hold my breath longer. Not for surfing, but for spear fishing and skin diving. The movie has got me practicing. Still ain't gonna go watch it in the theater.
Oct 22, 2012, 05:51 PM #17
very true. i didnt think about it that way. still, i'd hate to see that on surflline like what happened to that guy, i think it was last year? he paddled out to 20ft mavs, got worked, passed out, and had to be brought back to life on the beach. then they had to induce a coma so he wouldnt have significant brain damage. miracle that he is alive and an even bigger miracle he received minimal brain damage.
As to the breath holding, i can do 50m but im pushing it there. i actually lifeguard at my pool at school and we have a 10lb weight for training when we have to get it from the bottom. when there's nobody there, ive been taking it and running with on the bottom back and forth under water. its actually really helped. time goes by a lot faster when you're doing something under water. ive gotten up to a minute and a half running so far. hoping to keep advancing my times
Oct 22, 2012, 05:59 PM #18
Right after "A River Runs Through It" (the movie, not the epic book by N. Maclean) came out every single yuppie within 35 miles of the ocean began descending on quiet fishing 'line-up's" with 2,500 dollars worth of Orvis fishing gear on and 2,000. classic bamboo rods. Never threw a fly in their lives. But enough hooks to the back of the head, ear, nose, etc and they were sellers on E Bay wishing they never had a man-crush on Brad Pitt. People get fired up by movies and media. There isn't a product in the world that hasnt used a wave or a surfer to promote its wares. Yeah.... buying your samsung TV will give you the same feeling as this hawaiian in a cave-sized barrell. Doubt it. As Mr. Marley said - "Who the cap fit, (will continue to) wear it." For the rest, feast on their barely used boards, rods, ropes,skiis, and everything else that looks and sounds cool for your facebook page but really takes a lifetime of commitment. Example: Past week was solid surf, water still warm in northeast (60's) and line-up had 3-5 people in it at all spots. Summer people, Summer not.
Oct 22, 2012, 06:10 PM #19
Oct 22, 2012, 06:36 PM #20Senior Member
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