Nonetheless, I love the idea.
A minor difference of opinion.
I'll likely be watching from the beach anyway. lol.
As a armchair freerider in Wyoming, I may be speaking out my exhaust port here but...
Everything I read and see about "freeriding" now-a-days seems entirely geared toward air tricks. Blowsion videos, a/m hull builders, boobtube videos, etc. But I think focusing on actual surf riding skills minus air tricks is a great idea. Aside from ZB posting a few comments, I wonder what the other world champions and surf slam competitors think about this. Meaning, what would it look like if one of them competed in this new format and was beaten by a guy on a 91 SN, but then a month later they were at World Finals and won there? Would there be any tension or diminishing of the value of the sport? Like how freestylers dislike buoy racers, buoy racers dislike freeride, and so on and so on. It seems like things would be a little awkward if Bubba Joe riding on a beat up, non-sponsored, limited 701 beat the guy who later on wins world finals in "freeride" for doing a superman double twisty-floaty whatever move on a $30K ski? Then again, maybe a little "rocking of the boat" would be a good thing?
Regardless, just be glad you're not another 3 months out til the 12 inches of ice clear on your local lake, and your warmest water temps in August are around 60 degrees.
Thanks, Yamaslut. I got my competitions mixed up (WF no freeride vs surf slam, so on), but I'm glad ego shouldn't be a problem. As I troll through people's posts and their linked videos, I can see a great number of folks who've got some real talent, and talent not based on a PV stroked motors or minus -50,432 inch a/m hulls. Your idea to have competitions as you've outlined strikes me as getting back to the basics. And for that I think it opens up far better opportunities for the average joe to get more involved. Good luck and I look forward to seeing the posts and vids of alot more surfriders!
Last edited by edmoto; 02-12-2012 at 11:20 AM. Reason: typo
Rickter or 550 you still just have to be able to surf well in any conditions that may be there. The criteria is not unfair or biased for certain skis or riders, its just different.
I'm open to anything this contest requires, lets just ride damnit!
Last edited by Mark Gomez; 02-12-2012 at 04:14 PM.
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I think that is the conclusion we came to... run what ya brung!!!!
Circus boat time ? Ha Ha Ha ha ha cough cough ha ha .
OP, i'm only about 20 minutes away, if you would like help in the practice(s) for the dry or wet runs let me know. I'd also be able to do video during these if it helps any? I have 3 hd cams but only 2 tripods if needed.
cool deal... thanks. you on FB?
hardly ever but yeah i have FB, better luck finding me here though. And i was not looking to ride( i suck on the surf) but more geared towards assisting in the pre runs to help work out any bugs that may arise so that when the real deal happens all is smooth for you and whoever is staffing/QB'ing @ the event.
But either way I'm Nikon Man on FB
This is low res upload, and one old camera had a gouge on the lens from a bike wreck but,..... if once things look worked out and running smooth i don't mind doing some editing as some kind of a nicer preview.No $$, just as a way to help in any way i can. yeah i know it's not a ski vid, just showing i can edit a little bit if needed.
Last edited by OldSkoot; 02-19-2012 at 12:28 PM.
Nice!!! I've missed going to Daytona for too long... This I'd like to see:)