The only thing that really gets my goat is when bodyboarding doesn't get recognized as a serious form of wave riding and how what you can do on a sponge that can't be done on a stand up goes unnoticed. Guys boost on sponges on waves(in terms of size and heaviness) that can only be "made" on a stand up; all the slabs that weren't ridden until spongers were there, etc. I personally love the idea that I can get barrelled out of my mind on a 3-4 ft day. I disagree with the "natural progression" idea also, to me riding a wave on a sponge feels right, and I've ridden plenty a wave standing up, and will do so again when the conditions call for it, but will always consider my bodyboard as my primary vehicle. So anybody that claims they "want" to drop in, I say go for it, that s##t will eventually catch up with you.
@Scotty, I only get defensive when idiots try to debate factual information, such as proven demographical data. All this d$$k dragging speedbump stuff doesn't bother me. I only see you chiming in here to talk s##t and stir the pot, so go ride some river waves and stop whining about the current state of the SI forum.
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Thread: spongers got no speed???
Feb 20, 2013, 12:41 PM #11
Feb 20, 2013, 02:07 PM #12
someone was talking about tunes in another thread. i find this one inside my head a lot paddling out and staring at glacier covered mountains. bonnie dobson wrote it, but jerry killed it:
Where have all the people gone, my honey?
Where have all the people gone today?
There's no need for you to be worrying about all those people
You never see those people anyway
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Feb 20, 2013, 02:39 PM #13
Right on Cresto, agree 100% on both counts. And good call on Morning Dew, I can't listen that song without getting the chills...check the one on ****'s Pick's 24(Winterland '74), my personal favorite, Jerry absolutely shreds and there's Phil bombs that rattle the walls of my house.
*found the link on youtube but the quality doesn't do it justice. I'd happily email it to ya if ya want a copy.
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Feb 20, 2013, 03:24 PM #14
Feb 20, 2013, 03:47 PM #15
I hear ya man, I love those aspects of it too. We're all drawn to the same thing, it's just another approach. Ultimately as long as you're having fun while not putting anyone in danger it doesn't matter what's being ridden, although surf kayaks make me a little nervous.
Feb 20, 2013, 04:33 PM #16
Feb 20, 2013, 05:20 PM #17
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Feb 20, 2013, 05:51 PM #18
Great song, definitely moving...with ya on the fins, you can get pretty much any wave you want.
This thread is getting gross
Feb 20, 2013, 07:08 PM #20Senior Member
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Why all the hate for bodyboarders? I have no hate for them and I actually find most of the time that they are more fun to be in the lineup with then shortboarders. Longboarders are top of the list though for nice guys. At my favorite spot though it seems as soon as there is more shortboards in the lineup then longboards, all kindness and respect goes downhill, in favor of serious faces and silence with the occasional agro.