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  1. #11
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    Skateboarding? Nah, it was surfing.

    He entered the expression session that ran before Round 2 and hurt himself in that. Probably learned a lesson--when you're in the top 5, DON'T ENTER EXPRESSION SESSIONS!

    I hope he's back before Bells Beach, otherwise I have some serious FS team shuffling to do.

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    Stayed up till 2am last night to Watch Kelly's 4th round matchup. He won it with his last wave with about 2 minutes left in the heat... After his final layback hack that he stuck, he raised his hands at the judges like "What more can I do"? He took first in the round. Classic.

    I questioned Kelly's sanity entering the round, as he pulled out a 5'9 Epoxy board that he hasnt ridden in the whole event... On his first two waves, you could see that he lost torque through a turn because of the Epoxy and fell over the back and then he did a little air and couldnt land it because the wind caught the Epoxy board and it just spun it like a piece of paper above the lip..... BUT THEN, on his last two waves, he was completely dialed in and shredded it... So I then retracted my judgement... At first it looked like he wouldnt make it out of the round though.

    Seems like these judges are going kind of old school. Giving big scores for some decent power turns... But no offense, the conditions the past few days havent really let these guys surf world class ASP style... Just guys out doing turns with the occasional air... I hope to see some more risks and progression in the final rounds. Thus far its been a tad boring... Seen more risks and tricks and power turns at the OB Pier on a random Thursday.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Picked this up off the erBB:
    JJF breaks his ankle skateboarding

    Poor kid. I've done that one, it sucks.
    Skateboarding? Or was that sarcasm...

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Skateboarding? Nah, it was surfing.

    He entered the expression session that ran before Round 2 and hurt himself in that. Probably learned a lesson--when you're in the top 5, DON'T ENTER EXPRESSION SESSIONS!

    I hope he's back before Bells Beach, otherwise I have some serious FS team shuffling to do.
    good news is it's not broken...in a vid on surfline says he hopes to be back for bells. i hope, for his sake, that he doesn't rush to be back or push too hard to be back for that event & that he's truly healed up so that he doesn't risk further or longer-term damage. a guy i surf w/ regularly hurt his ankle landing an air in late august this year & didn't surf for almost 7 months...just got back in the water in feb. he's still doing pt on it to keep it loose. ankle injuries are no joke.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Skateboarding? Or was that sarcasm...
    Nah, sarcasm never translates onto the internet : ) I just started seeing chatter about it on all the usual places and that was what the rumor mill was churning out first thing Saturday morning. That article has changed since I originally linked it. Initially it was just a real brief statement. At first the internet scuttlebutt was implying that he broke it at some skatepark bowl with his brother Ivan and two other kids. Now I guess it's just a bunch of torn ligaments; which is still really beat, ankles and knees take forever to heal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Nah, sarcasm never translates onto the internet : ) I just started seeing chatter about it on all the usual places and that was what the rumor mill was churning out first thing Saturday morning. That article has changed since I originally linked it. Initially it was just a real brief statement. At first the internet scuttlebutt was implying that he broke it at some skatepark bowl with his brother Ivan and two other kids. Now I guess it's just a bunch of torn ligaments; which is still really beat, ankles and knees take forever to heal.
    He'll be back, but that does suck.

  7. #17
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    2nd heat of semis on now -- Slater vs Fanning. Parko won over Bourez in 1st semi. They're down at Kirra now with lots of sweet barrels.

    http://quiksilverlive.com/progoldcoa...3/live.en.html

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    slater/fanning heat right now is insane... kelly's 10 was clutch

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    Kelly Wins it!!! Man, those Aussies must HATE him! Taking our Parko, Taj and Fanning on their home turf... They own snapper! Kelly is ridiculous! Glad I started him in Fantasy =)

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    Slater is a machine