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    Thumbs up Michel Bourez (the spartan)

    he won at mag river. what cha think? one hit wonder or a man on the move?

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    Definitely a guy to watch. His surfing at the Reef Hawaii contest last year was pretty amazing.

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    I don't think he'll ever be the champ but he's def elite.

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    did anyone have trouble watching the webcast last night?it would work for 2 minutes,buffer for 10,then work for another 2.I don't know if it was the high volume of watchers,but it fukin suckd.

    im happy Michel won,he deserves it more than anyone.i thought gabs would win,but definitely didn't expect to see Michel.and whats this 9pt fall I keep hearing about?anyone got the footage

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    Idk what yall think but i dont think that deserved to be a 9.3... yea his first two turns were real nice but the 3rd was just an off the lip to a fall to a winning score?? Kelly deserved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    did anyone have trouble watching the webcast last night?it would work for 2 minutes,buffer for 10,then work for another 2.I don't know if it was the high volume of watchers,but it fukin suckd.

    im happy Michel won,he deserves it more than anyone.i thought gabs would win,but definitely didn't expect to see Michel.and whats this 9pt fall I keep hearing about?anyone got the footage
    26:40 minutes into this video is the replay of the 9.3 where he fell on the last turn. IMO getting three perfectly executed frontside turns isn't diminished much by digging a rail on a nothing fourth turn.

    http://www.aspworldtour.com/posts/38...aret-river-pro
    Last edited by South Bethany; Apr 13, 2014 at 07:07 PM.

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    [QUOTE=South Bethany;229543]26:40 minutes into this video is the replay of the 9.3 where he fell on the last turn. IMO getting three perfectly executed frontside turns isn't diminished much by digging a rail on a nothing fourth turn.QUOTE

    I agree. was not mb 2nd turn wicked-great?

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    He's an incredible surfer in the right waves. He's not great in the smaller stuff, and surprisingly, considering where he grew up, he doesn't have a consistent enough game in heavy barrels to ever be a champ. But on a powerful wave with a face to carve, especially a right, he's as dangerous as anyone. The first two turns on the wave in question are beautiful. He should do well at Bells, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newenglandflatness View Post
    He's an incredible surfer in the right waves. He's not great in the smaller stuff, and surprisingly, considering where he grew up, he doesn't have a consistent enough game in heavy barrels to ever be a champ. But on a powerful wave with a face to carve, especially a right, he's as dangerous as anyone. The first two turns on the wave in question are beautiful. He should do well at Bells, too.
    u do u know teahupoo is his home break right?yea that 9.3 was more like a 8.7 if he finished.the first 2 turns were real nice.bourez got that power stance where hes a good power surfer,but he can ride the barrel too.hes just not a smart competitor,hes been on tour for the past 8 years,maybe more and this is his first win.he comes close,he makes the quarters a lot,but never win. didn't expect to see him take it but he deserves it more than ke11y

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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    u do u know teahupoo is his home break right?yea that 9.3 was more like a 8.7 if he finished.the first 2 turns were real nice.bourez got that power stance where hes a good power surfer,but he can ride the barrel too.hes just not a smart competitor,hes been on tour for the past 8 years,maybe more and this is his first win.he comes close,he makes the quarters a lot,but never win. didn't expect to see him take it but he deserves it more than ke11y
    I know where he's from, hence the "suprisingly, considering where he grew up". Great surfer, not a great tube surfer. Never has even made it to the quarters at Teahupoo.

    2013: knocked out in second round
    2012: knocked out in third round
    2011: knocked out in fifth round
    2010: knocked out in fifth round
    2009: knocked out in first round

    with the exception of making the semis one year at pipe, he hasn't gone far at any of the pure shack waves on tour. and he qualified in 2009, he got in the quik events as a wildcard a couple times too i think.