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Vans US Open of Surfing
don't know why I can't find the full screen option
...nevermind, they fixed it.
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Jul 28, 2014, 04:54 PM #3
Ezekial Lau from HI is killing it right now. CJ just got the biggest score of the heat. What I would give for 2 foot HB right now. I am serious.
interesting how they can make such hpsb work in such fat/small waves
...CJ was on a quad, btw
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Jul 28, 2014, 05:17 PM #5
The scoring blows my mind sometimes. I know they adapt the scoring scale based on the conditions. But for instance, CJ put on a great run of waves, but he was just throwing tight little roundhouses and getting his tail around in the pocket, pumping through the reform and finishing his waves. He won the heat with 7s and 8s, meanwhile, the Hawaiian kid, threw his clean cutties and then went for broke and landed a couple 360 airs. He went huge on one and didn't land, but he got scored a 4 on the ones that he stuck....
I mean, how on earth was that kids wave not more impressive, scoring or otherwise than CJs technical little runs. CJ didn't even try to do anything critical. He just kept it clean.
I don't like the way they are scoring. And then that kid from Japan snuck into 2nd for a minute, and he looked like he could barely even surf....
ugh to the judges.
Jul 28, 2014, 05:26 PM #6
Watching Tanner Gudauskas right now. The G brothers are by far some of the most interesting guys to watch on any level of the tour. So far, he is in the lead. Dudes will try things that no one else will in a heat.
Jul 28, 2014, 05:28 PM #7
Yes they're good. Didn't Pat win this event or another Vans tourney in VB last year which put him in the Hurley? It was fun watching him live at that one. Those boys do good in the slop and some WCT guys can't handle the same.
Jul 28, 2014, 05:36 PM #8
Jul 28, 2014, 05:39 PM #9
Pretty fun event to watch. Something I was stunned to hear was jordy's bunny chow dims... announcers were trying to get this info and said he painted over them on his backup... when he was finally asked what size he was riding, he sort of tried to keep them to himself but did say that he is riding his shortboard CLOSE TO 3" thick ... Epoxy board with 2 7/8 thickness. Wow.