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  1. #31
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    http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=25993016&ac=now

    Inspired by Za talking bout them Hawaiians and missionaries and burning wave sliding sticks. Side note: Myspace still exists.

    "They might have taken your land...."

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    That is NOT surfing. Just like being on the Queen Mary is not sailing. They should call it Water Riding . It's totally not surfing and I bet Slater knows it.
    I think pros or those who want to be have the most to gain from this. When I think of how Travis Pastrana or Shaun White train, they have one distinct advantage over surfers; they get to practice their tricks in a controlled environment. Surfers have to practice their tricks in an ever changing medium.

    I don't think it'll ever be economically feasible though as a stand alone attraction, it'll be at six flags water world and schlitterbahn. Buy a SpeedPass. A few, very expensive resorts, Dubai? That's where Pros will train.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by browndog14 View Post
    120 visitors a day at 100 a pop is 60 grand per week..just saying
    84k if open on weekends..

  4. #34
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    Meh. Won't change my life at all. If they built one close to me and there was a flat spell, I'd go check it out. If some landlocked grom from Ohio learned how to ride barrels in a perfect (and warm) computer made wave, he'd get a pretty serious reality check paddling out in a hurricane swell in a 4/3.

  5. #35
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    I wouldn't be phased by this one bit in the least. Who cares? Is this any different than indoor climbing gyms for rock climbers or batting cages for power hitters? I don't think it ruined their respective sports. I don't remember the exact quotes from North Shore, but something to the effect of, "Just because you can shred wave pools in Arizona doesn't mean you can surf Pipe brah". Just because some land-locked kids will get to try surfing, and maybe even learn to rip the machine waves, doesn't mean they'll be taking over your local break. And for guys who surf and do this its just another tool to practice. They put a flow rider in near my local break and I barely know its there. And I don't know how close this is to the coast, but maybe it will help thin the already crowded lineup at the wall.

    As an aside riding mountains most definitely does have soul. Just because you have to pay to get on the lift doesn't make it soul-less. I mean you have costs associated with surfing too right? IMO, getting up early for first tracks after a foot of snow or cruising through untapped backcountry has the same kind of soul as getting up at 5 am for that dawn session when everyone else is alseep...

  6. #36
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    I have to agree with surfrr. Ya surfing a wave pool might not be as challenging or fulfilling as surfing in the ocean, but who cares?! If the ocean's flat then surfing a man-made wave is better than surfing no wave at all.

    When it's flat, I grab my skateboard. When it snows, I grab my snowboard. When it's warm, I grab my wakeboard. When it's windy, I will (hopefully very soon) be grabbing my kiteboard. Of these options, my favorite is obviously surfing overhead peeling barrels, but that's not always an option. Anything that can help improve my skills and thus my enjoyment of my favorite sport is a positive IMO. Stop being such purists!

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkstink View Post
    I have to agree with surfrr. Ya surfing a wave pool might not be as challenging or fulfilling as surfing in the ocean, but who cares?! If the ocean's flat then surfing a man-made wave is better than surfing no wave at all.

    When it's flat, I grab my skateboard. When it snows, I grab my snowboard. When it's warm, I grab my wakeboard. When it's windy, I will (hopefully very soon) be grabbing my kiteboard. Of these options, my favorite is obviously surfing overhead peeling barrels, but that's not always an option. Anything that can help improve my skills and thus my enjoyment of my favorite sport is a positive IMO. Stop being such purists!
    BUMP....my thoughts exactly. Nothing wrong with training when its flat. AND trips to score perfect barrells cost money too. Also, how about sharing those waves with angry locals like in PR. Good luck catching epic surf at Gas Chambers hahahahahahahah Trust me, NOTHING beats a good surf trip but also many things beat a sh*tty one.....such as a perfect 6ft barrell with you and your bros using your actual equipment. The wave in NH will be done in early spring, and you best be sure I'm using that to "get a board under my feet"

  8. #38
    Oh and to give you a little insite on how wave pools will be viewed to our community, look at indoor skydiving. Its the exact same thing, us skydivers dont really repect the fact that you shred the indoor wind tunnel. Its all pleasure and no pain. I've heard the tunnel instructors mention "I would kill it in the sky" not true, or partially. Yeah until they need to fly their parachute home. Point being, "pool surfers" wouldn't be respected in teh water nor would they have the same skill sets of an actual ocean surfer. I.E. Ocean knowledge, currents, tides, paddle out, wave selection. THESE aspects are what make a surfer not if they rip. Prime example of that is look at Kelly's heats in Santa Cruz. He fell apart on wave selection. Wave pools will be a tool of the future but just that a tool. It will never replace actual knowledge of the ocean. If you threatened by that, do us a favor and sell your board.

  9. #39
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    perhaps the worst part about it is: Chlorine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manisses View Post
    http://www.jaypeakresort.com/pumphouse/waterpark

    People shell out about a hundo for a lift ticket. Still, its soulless.
    Might as well surf in pure pee....