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    Repost, but since we're talking finless...

    many seemed to enjoy on the last go round so figured I'd post it up here. Not too many stand up boogers out there but this dude's keeping it alive.


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    He has skills no doubt

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    Yeah, that original video here is amazing. What I think this REALLY is, is the Exile company really showing what CAN be done with their products. This is a way for them to tap into a much larger market, millions of surfers. If we see them, doing what we do, it may make some of us interested, rather than the typical "What is a grown as$ man doing on a skim board?" comments.

    So, I marvel at what they are doing on the skimboards and the standup boogy is sweet too. I don't think that finless, no volume, no rail board riding is the future by any means, as it is really a novelty. Surfboards can do what that guy is doing way more efficiently.... Its just a testament about what CAN be done.

    Its more about pushing the limits of skimming, than anything about surfing. Those guys just want recognition, cause what they do is insane. Any of us surfers can respect what they do, as it is more difficult to pretty much do ANYTHING on a skimboard, including successfully taking off on a wave. So seeing these pros out there on the skimbaords makes you wonder, how SICK can these guys be on surfboards.

    Met a crew of really good skimmers from the Panhandle in Florida. They were INSANE and they all surfed too. Watched their video. They were as good at surfing as they were at skimming....

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    This thread seems to be bringing surfers, spongers, and skimmers together. Is it cause we're all American and it's the week of the fourth?

    Jokes aside, the progression in all manner of watersports is amazing right now. So many ways to enjoy the ocean, and so many people who are so dedicated and talented. It's a good time to be a waterman/woman.

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    America, F*CK YEAH!


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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    many seemed to enjoy on the last go round so figured I'd post it up here. Not too many stand up boogers out there but this dude's keeping it alive.

    I've stand up boogied since I was 7... I like surfing better, but as long as I do it, it'll never get old.

    low center of gravity is everything.

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    As long as the future of surfing doesn't involve the inbred nazi-gnome, it's usually all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahuna Kai View Post
    He has skills no doubt
    how bout putting him on roys' board?

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    dudes a beast no doubt about it.

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    All the hopping, shove-it type stuff seems gimmicky and maybe a dead end to me, but the way he bottom turns off the back of the board, turning the whole back half into a giant fin, there might be something in that. And the way stand-up boogies do that cutback to reverse spin back into the pocket (or even how prone boogies do it, think Mike Stewart at Second Reef Pipe), that looks like one of the most functional maneuvers around. The trick might be getting the flotation of a boogie with the "edge" of a skimboard or an alaia somehow.
    When surfing's current popularity implodes, will there be some kind of radical shift? Like how the collapse of early '60s beach-party movie surfing preceded the advent of shortboards? Maybe the finless, skimboard, stand-up boogie, Ryan Burch/Derek Hynd/Hydrodynamica world might have the modern day equivalent of George Greenough's spoon in it somewhere?