Great results at Worlds

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Great results at Worlds

Post by jmmoxon » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:40 pm

2 golds for Tamsin Green
Gold & silver for Gary Adcock
Gold for Jack Barker
2 silvers for Glyn Brackenbury
Silver for Paul "Cheesy" Robertson & Jock Young
2 bronzes for Ian Sherrington
Bronze for Nathan Eades

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Re: Great results at Worlds

Post by Junior » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:16 pm

Any videos we can see?

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Post by Jim Tait » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:10 am



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are the two I've found so far

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Re: Great results at Worlds

Post by macky » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:42 pm

Well done guys.
Look forward to another session with you at Westwood Ho! soon.
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Re: Great results at Worlds

Post by kayak1 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:29 pm

Nice clips.. So can someone tell me whats happening when they go for the top turn, and then face the way they have just come from, with a spray of water and then stop!..I thought it was meant to be for getting higher on a wave to accelerate down the green or simply change direction...do they get points for that move..Thanks

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Post by Jim Tait » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:44 pm

That's opening a big can of worms?
I think, strictly speaking, that its a stalled top turn? I suppose it does count as 'rail to rail surfing' , even although it doesn't look very elegant. (It's not something I can do just now though, so I can't really judge it, can I?)
It's a move that the higher ranked paddlers were using throught the week, and have been for some time - the judges seemed to rate it....

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Post by kayak1 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:05 pm

Thanks Jim,
It looked to me as if it was a failed top turn and or an unintentional stall...but as you said if most of the pros are doing it as part of their thing, then it must be an impressive move???

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Post by StoneWeasel » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:21 pm

If you look carefully you will notice that some of them are completely stalling out and not really carrying any momnetum through the turn. This is not really a great move and was seemingly being somewhat over scored at this worlds, I think people picked up on this and that is why you see so many of them in the videos.
You will notice some of them though the surfer does not over cook it and comes out with momentum charging back at the wave ready to carve and redrop. That is much nicer and should be rewarded, shame the judges at this worlds didn't seem to be able to tell the difference.

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Re: Great results at Worlds

Post by kayak1 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:32 pm

That's exactly what I was thinking when I seen this, which inspired me to reply to this thread...But as said..when there is a follow up to the move (a reason for doing it) it makes much more sense to the spectator/fellow surf kayaker...then deservedly awarded points for the effort!!

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