Greg Long's biggest barrel of his life

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by patgeds22, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    May 29, 2012
    He said that about the wave that got him a 9 only sunday...i find that hard to believe:confused:
     
  2. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    The best ride of my life didn't have a numerical score. Neither did the worst.
     

  3. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Amen.
     
  4. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    wourd +10000000000000000000000000
     
  5. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    May 29, 2012
    man, what insightless responses
     
  6. therealjrjr

    therealjrjr Active Member

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    Sep 23, 2015
    As i get older, i find that i still say "Best". I find it hard to believe that at 42, i look back at my whole life of surfing and still say "that was the best..." I guess its what i can remember and what's relative to what i can do these days.
     
  7. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Pat, I score the above comment as a -4.
     
  8. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I don't know....The drop was really sick with that little turn at the top of the wave and the bottom turn into the pit was also impressive. The actual section that closed out on him didn't seem that massive (mavs standards not mine). F'n hellions!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Ok... only insight I offer is that maybe the judges felt he needed to get spit out or at least escape out the doggy door to improve on the 9. The drop on that monster was very ballsy and impressive. That being said, I am clueless about the scoring metrics.
     
  11. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Here is some insight for ya. "Pro surfing" is a joke. It is simply a vehicle to sell the surfing culture to the masses. If you support pro surfing you should never ***** aboot a crowded line up. Contests are for kooks and salesmen.
     
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I will bet he got into a few fallopian tubes a s well......
     
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I got to see that live,pretty cool.the main reason I watch these live comps is to get an idea where guys sit in the lineup,how soon they start paddling when a 40footer rolls through.epic competiton,hopefully mavs delivers this year
     
  14. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    words of wisdom right there.pro surfing is cool tho,crowds no Bueno.i only watch certain heats in the contests,like Kelly jjf mick...its really all about marketing.jjf does a huge air with a hurley sticker,now every wannabe surfers goes out buying hurley shyt,including me lol.hurley is the only surf brand I rock
     
  15. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Not to the Pro Surfer though (maybe a handful are in it solely for the $$$). Certainly the WSL is driven by sponsorship and the like but to say it's a joke....really? Those guys train harder and charge harder than most (don't take the wrong way b/c for every 1 Pro there are scores of non pros who rip too).

    I love watching the contest. I would love to be standing on the beach at Pipe right now....I was there last year and it was not the best Pipe but it was still cool as Sh)7 to see "the Pros" charging pipe.

    The Mavs show....another event to "set the bar" in big wave surfing....I am sure those guys risking their lives in 20 foot surf is no joke to them. Mavs was blowing up with a crowded line up well before a contest was run there.

    I don't know man...you may have a point about the "novelty" of surfing and the big corpos pushing a desirable culture but I still think the road to the Pipemasters is pretty cool to track through out the year (especially when I am sitting on my ass at work:p).
     
  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Interesting thing about the Pipe Masters--the promoters really hype the thing, and when the camera scans the beach....what do you see?? Maybe 150-to 200 persons, most of them teens, watching the overhyped event?? Pure marketing for a clothing line.
    I mean who would buy into it (other than Jawn Doeski and Meowtard??)?
     
  17. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Y'all are a bunch of haters... I understand not being a super fan, but these dudes charge harder than anyone on the planet.
    All professional sports are about $, not just surfing.

    It's funny how the best guys in the world become pro's... And guys that can't say it's lame.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015
  18. patgeds22

    patgeds22 Well-Known Member

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    May 29, 2012
    ah..mhmm...yess, but mainly i was thinking like, greg long is the best big wave rider in the world havent you had some bigger barrels than that? I was only referencing the 9 so ye could refer to that specific wave. So my guess ties into your ideas of hating the wsl because it seemed like a blown out of proportion statement that was an exaggeration (possibly guided by the media) already on gregs part
     
  19. The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII

    The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    pro surfing is both ghey and kewl.

    in regards to his response--- after a killer session don't you feel like you had some "top 5" moments?