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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Masterjasson View Post
    It's basic dog psychology, if you scare them and get them peeing down their leg, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that's how people get hurt.
    HAHAH i was waiting for one of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by im way better than you View Post
    1) You watch your mouth when talking about Woody
    2) You live in Ocean City Maryland, so the majority of the surfing world (California, Hawaii, OZ, Ect) think your a wannabe. The waves in Ocean City suck and the lineup are empty compared to any real wave in the world. You sound ridiculous calling people wannabes.
    written by a true koooooooooooooook.

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    this movie is gonna get more people out at mavericks. im nervous that somebody is gonna die out there now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    this movie is gonna get more people out at mavericks. im nervous that somebody is gonna die out there now
    As opposed to the people who have died there before now? I wouldn't worry about it too much. The films I've seen make the paddle out look hard enough. Combine that with 50 degree NorCo water and you thin out the line up even more. It's not a spot that you just drive up on, unload the soft tops from the mini-van, stuff the youngsters in the wetsuits and yell "Come On Everybody, Surf's Up!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    As opposed to the people who have died there before now? I wouldn't worry about it too much. The films I've seen make the paddle out look hard enough. Combine that with 50 degree NorCo water and you thin out the line up even more. It's not a spot that you just drive up on, unload the soft tops from the mini-van, stuff the youngsters in the wetsuits and yell "Come On Everybody, Surf's Up!"
    i see what you're getting at but that's not what i meant. I don't think i'd even want to attempt the paddle out. i'm talking about the people that are good at surfing and this movie gives them the fake motivation/ mental "go ahead" to go for it. i guess what im trying to say is that there is gonna be more people out there who don't really know what they are getting into. then again, the locals might not even let that happen so i answered my own question

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    I don't think i'd even want to attempt the paddle out.
    You and me both man. Black's or PB Point on a big day are enough for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    i'm talking about the people that are good at surfing and this movie gives them the fake motivation/ mental "go ahead" to go for it.
    See, I think that's cool. Let's say someone is a good surfer and is inspired enough by this film that they take up BIG wave surfing. More power to 'em I say. I mean, fundamentally, no one should surf Mav's or Jaw's or any of those waves. It's not a smart thing to do, it's a dumb thing to do. Even the guys who are the best in the world at it get hurt and killed. But, human nature is such that there's always somebody who pushes that envelope. Edmund Hillary, Chuck Yager, Greg Noll, Evil Kenevil. People told these guys time and time again, you can’t climb that, man can’t go that fast, no one paddles out there, you’ll hurt yourself. Thank G-d they didn’t listen, right? I look at that famous picture of Noll charging Waimea and it gives me goose bumps every time, still. There’s a foot print in the dust on the moon, at the bottom of a short stair case that owes everything to human audacity. Course, if you’re gonna be dumb, you better get tough. Everest is littered with the dead and Evil Kenevil still holds the record for most broken bones. I imagine, somebody will be inspired by this movie and get themselves hurt, at least they tried.

    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manisses View Post
    "A River Runs Through It" (the movie, not the epic book by N. Maclean)
    Funny that Young Men and Fire (my favorite Maclean) didn't elicit the same response. Maybe if they’d had Brad Pitt fightin fires, everyone would have run off an joined the smoke jumpers? Sounds a lot more fun than fly-fishing to me. I prefer yellowtail to trout though. ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757surfer View Post
    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
    Not to be an alarmist, but I wouldn't do this kind of training with nobody around. If you push yourself a little too far with hypoxic training, you black out and drown.