Outerknown Fiji Pro

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  1. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Can too!!
  2. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Another pertinent question would be when was the last time Slater was in 18th place, after 5 events into the year?
    Answer: Never

  3. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    His results at this point last year were worse
  4. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Correction noted.
    Which only confirms he is consistently slipping in contest performance and chances of another world title in the future are not good.
  5. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Trend is not your friend.














  6. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    chances of a world title = not good

    chances of staying on tour, surfing the contests he wants, and living the dream = very good
  7. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    He could "live the dream" surfing anywhere in the world on his own accord at any time as a free surfer, if he chose to.
    He's there to win contests.
  8. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Worde. His life is "the dream." He owns houses on the north shore, gold coast, santa barbara and Fla.
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012

    I think it has more to do with him being preoccupied in recent years (business). I still think he is in the top ten best surfers in the world currently and with that, he still has a good chance of winning a title. But, age will eventually push him further from it...IMO I don't think it has yet. But yea...he is living a dream.
  10. backside hack

    backside hack Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Being 40 something and apparently having back issues has more to do with it then business/side action etc.
  11. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Back issue always seems to flare up when it's time for Brazil.
  12. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    really getting sick of the unfair scoring.i was watching a heat yesterday,think it was the Michel bourez heat,dont remember who he surfed against.just googled it he was up against matty wilko.

    wilko did 2 solid turns and got a millisecond coverup barrel and got an 8.33
    moments later Michel did the exact same thing,with a longer barrel and got a 6.5

    idk what the phudge is up I just miss the days of taj,dean,slater,both irons bros,bobby,etc.
    back then they actually ran contests when the waves were good and everyones dropping 9s and it comes down to the last 30 seconds.now u can win with a heat total of 8pts
  13. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Those two deathdrops remind me of the saying: "You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette". Those were unmakable drops. But the one this year at Cloudbreak, it wasn't inside out, and he looked like most of the rest of us, mere mortals.

    BTW, the Bleff is on the way , my wife finally bought some stamps.
  14. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010

    That barrel ride of Bourez was about an 8 sec. tube ride, although it wasn't a clean barrel it was a 8 sec. barrel none the less, Bourez won the heat in my eyes, Wilko's ride was no where near the score he was given.
    This year at Cloudbreak was kind of a yawner.
  15. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Maybe. Ever since GoPro IPO and the launch of OK, it seems that has really curtailed world title aspirations...his back not withstanding, or his age, I still think his abilities and competitiveness put him in the realm of top 10 in world...if he was fully committed I think he would have a solid chance. We all know after 40 Father Time starts to take over...I guess we will see what he does.