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    Pipe Masters Fantasy Surfer Discussion

    I don't know about any of y'all, but I've got about 6 different possible teams for this event and am bound to explore many more before I lock it in tomorrow. The way they run this comp makes it really risky to pick any wild cards since they are seeded into Round 1 and will yield a big fat goose egg points-wise if they don't win their heat.

    I'm getting paralysis of analysis here, so wanted to see if anyone has a remotely solid idea about what they're going to do with their team. Let's hear it!


    I'm going to go butcher some wood for a few, hope to have some insight I can post by then....

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    i'm confused about jordy dropping out...posted on the fantasy board about it. anyone have insight? injury? not in contention, so he said "**** it" & went home?

    i'm pretty comfortable w/ my team. i've got 2 wild cards, dorien & lau, but i feel like they're solid bets...dorien is a master & zeke lau seems to be on a tear at the moment. doesn't look like it's going to be a barrel-fest w/ so little swell on the horizon, but it should be a decent comp all the same.

    any thoughts on who's going to walk away w/ the crown? i think mick has to make the semis to win & kelly has to win the whole comp. the only thing is that mick hasn't ever really had much competitive success at pipe.

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    JJF
    Slater
    Kerr
    Damo
    Flores
    Michel
    Dusty
    Dane
    Dorian

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    i'm confused about jordy dropping out...
    Damn, didn't see that. Here's the story with Jordy:

    Broke his toe in Protugal (maybe it was France), which winds up being a convenient excuse for him to drop out of Pipe and work on his upcoming wedding... or something like that. He's got good enough results that he really won't fall back more than a couple slots by not showing up, so it's not a crucial contest for him. Apparently he has other things on his mind that take precedence right now. The only benefit is he will cost less on FS next year than if he surfed this comp--still pissed because I have a ton of equity in him right now.

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    Erock - Same here, I changed my team 3 times. I originally changed it to include the hobgoods but then I read the swell direction was going to shut down the lefts, so I switched it to all regular footers (except for my freddy p.). Thanks for setting this up and making it happen, made the season much more interesting.

    While writing this I just seen someone get an insane barrel on the cam!

    My new team:
    Slater-Doesn't come off the squad
    Fanning- same reason
    JJF- duh
    Bourez- Triple crown front runner and pretty good in these conditions
    Seabass- why not
    Freddy P.- Hunch, although I'd rather have Perrow but his draw looks rough
    Bruce Irons- I don't know why
    Ezekiel Lau-draws good and he knows pipe
    Shane Dorian- Alternate because of his superb acting skills

    I was starting to analyze it too much. I aint winning any trips and I probably couldn't win the league so Im just gonna let it ride. All I'm hoping for really is an awesome contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xJohnnyUtahx View Post
    Erock - Same here, I changed my team 3 times. I originally changed it to include the hobgoods but then I read the swell direction was going to shut down the lefts, so I switched it to all regular footers (except for my freddy p.). Thanks for setting this up and making it happen, made the season much more interesting.

    While writing this I just seen someone get an insane barrel on the cam!

    My new team:
    Slater-Doesn't come off the squad
    Fanning- same reason
    JJF- duh
    Bourez- Triple crown front runner and pretty good in these conditions
    Seabass- why not
    Freddy P.- Hunch, although I'd rather have Perrow but his draw looks rough
    Bruce Irons- I don't know why
    Ezekiel Lau-draws good and he knows pipe
    Shane Dorian- Alternate because of his superb acting skills

    I was starting to analyze it too much. I aint winning any trips and I probably couldn't win the league so Im just gonna let it ride. All I'm hoping for really is an awesome contest.
    Man, that's a statistically risky team but I really like it... as in it's almost identical to one of the options I've put together so far--except I was thinking about Dos Santos instead of Bruce. I really like Bruce's surfing, but not in a contest.

    I think the turnout and participation in our club has been great. Not to mention our scores are pretty tight even beyond the current top 10. We've had probably 10% of those who joined fall off, but that's pretty good IMO. The club will be there next year and hopefully we can get some more folks into it. I love watching and following contests, but having some imaginary skin in the game makes them even better!

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    I've change my team around ten times so far but this is what I got right now
    Fanning
    JJF
    Damo
    Bourez
    Adriano
    Freddy P
    Flores
    Nat Young

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    I got:
    Fanning
    Slater
    JJF
    Damo
    Dorian
    Seabass
    Michel
    Zeke
    Alt.
    Reef
    Trying to get a good mix for both goofy and regular and for people have some real interest in winning this thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Damn, didn't see that. Here's the story with Jordy:

    Broke his toe in Protugal (maybe it was France), which winds up being a convenient excuse for him to drop out of Pipe and work on his upcoming wedding... or something like that.
    interesting. kind of a bummer; i had him on my team for the last few comps & was going to keep him. has he even had any good results in hawaii or in large scale surf? i genuinely don't know...


    my team:
    slates
    mick
    nat young
    2xj florence
    ceej
    seabass
    dorian
    zeke lau

    alt: reef mcintosh

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