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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    Zippy, maybe he keeps doing it cause he loves competing. You sound like a pretty non-competitive person (no diss, just and observation) and if you are i can see how you feel that way you do. I don't think KS competes to humble people. He competes because he loves it.
    and dont forget about the cash money. he may be old as a competitive surfer, but hes young when it comes to being finished working.

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    No dis taken . You are right I am totally non-competitive. It is true that we see the world through our own eyes, to me competing for a wave even in a crowded lineup blows the whole experience so I cannot fathom what Slater does. And yes I stick to my statement that Slater is generic at least to my eyes. Tom Curran, Rob Machado and quite a few others stand out in my mind as non generic. Slater is insanely talented, maybe the best surfer that ever lived, he revolutionized the way we surf or aspire to. I don't know maybe I should just say I have never been a big fan for a bunch of reasons and leave it at that. If I found a magic lamp, rubbed it and a genie popped out and said "If you want I can make you surf as well as Kelly Slater." I would be surfing as well as Kelly Slater and loving it.

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    "It's only a contest. It doesn't mean anything. That's us soul surfers..."

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    Would you want to be world champion because Kelly quite or would you want to be world champ because you kicked everyone else's ass?

    I hope Kelly goes for number 10 and gets it. If the other pros don't like it, then all they have to do is beat him, which apparently isn't so easy even at the old age of 36.

    He has done so much for surfing, and has only set the bar higher for everyone else. All the while continuing to be a great role model for the next generation. Someone will come along and pick up where he decides to leave off and continue the progression. Whether you like him or not, you can't deny his place in surfing history..........

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    Wait a second...the guy is friggin' off the hook. Why should he quit? To keep the level of surfing down for the others who can't quite reach the level his is at...to make it easier for the guys who can't catch him....no way!! That would be a cop out for the sport. It is about progression..that is what he is doing...taking it to another level.

    The guy rips...the extra 5 minutes at trestles is going to be questioned but so what...so he would have gotten second and still been in first by 1000 points if the heat was only 35 minutes. Still pretty damn good if you ask me.

    I mean...5 1st place finishes and 2 17th place finishes so far is phenomenal. And this from a guy who isn't taking the tour seriously (or so he said at the beginning of the season). He may be super competitive but he is surfing contests like he is freesurfing...almost anyway.

    Keep rockin'!! That's my vote....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieInOC View Post
    Would you want to be world champion because Kelly quite or would you want to be world champ because you kicked everyone else's ass?

    I hope Kelly goes for number 10 and gets it. If the other pros don't like it, then all they have to do is beat him, which apparently isn't so easy even at the old age of 36.

    He has done so much for surfing, and has only set the bar higher for everyone else. All the while continuing to be a great role model for the next generation. Someone will come along and pick up where he decides to leave off and continue the progression. Whether you like him or not, you can't deny his place in surfing history..........
    Rock on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuckinVA View Post
    Has anyone read any articles or interviews about why Kelly Slater is hated by most of the other pros? Is it because they think his scores are a little to generous or something?
    he definitely gets respect from andy and bruce

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    And the number one reason the surfing professionals are jealous of Kelly Slater...
    He screwed Pam Anderson and they did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfin' Elvis View Post
    And the number one reason the surfing professionals are jealous of Kelly Slater...
    He screwed Pam Anderson and they did not.
    And he didn't get the Hep. either!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    And yes I stick to my statement that Slater is generic at least to my eyes............ Slater is insanely talented, maybe the best surfer that ever lived, he revolutionized the way we surf or aspire to.
    ..... huh?