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SUP Status on Totem Pole
« on: July 04, 2020, 02:31:03 PM »
I spend a fair amount of time on facebook and have learned the hard way not to engage...but sometimes it's just hard to hold my tongue! A surfer I know posted a water shot he scored and said a sup surfer "ruined" his shot because the sup surfer's arm and paddle were sticking out from behind him as he he rode. So I Photo-shopped the arm out and put it comments. Then this other surfer comments about how it's ok to burn a sup surfer cuz we're so low on the pole. So instead of freaking out on fb thought I'd let you guys toss in some comments/opinions/lashings!
I know the self entitled burner pretty well and figured it best to vent with my own flock!  8)

Basically my reply to the dude woulda been 'You're welcome to come to my local and dish me out a justifiable burn. Or better yet, fly out to Maui and find Laird on a really good day and justifiably burn him. Then we'll see who's where on the totem"!
« Last Edit: July 04, 2020, 02:33:06 PM by surfercook »
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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 02:43:19 PM »
I donít love hate of any kind but as a SUP guy I view myself on a sup below kids on boogie boards as far as cool.

I canít really see us having any other status. Even foiling which is kooky AF has jumped ahead of SUP surfing as far as cool. You are a badass surfer man and way beyond my level in all disciplines but in my opinion SUP was never and never will be cool. Even as I love it and have recently rediscovered it, I have to just resign myself to losing all status in the lineup.

The good news is that I still get 3x the waves and when I get burnt Iím back on the next wave before the offender kicks out. And then he has to see me an hour later on my self shaped longboard and wonder why I do that kooky stuff. Double revenge lol.

Side not, unrelated, Laird surfs Malibu in Summer and Kauai in Winter. Iím not sure why heís not a Maui guy anymore.

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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 06:01:11 PM »
Dude, you wouldn't have made the wave if not for the Supster spanking your ass for a proper sendoff...
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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 06:27:07 PM »
looks to me the laydown guy is in the SUPers way and should apologize.😉

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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 07:12:12 PM »
Tom, you guys in SD use proners as speed bumps donít you?

By the way, Cook, I donít ever think youíd be in the wrong. Your skills are well proven. Iím just speaking to the way people see the sport. Iím going to venture that if anyone on this board gets cut off the other guy is a jerk. Iíll make that statement here and now.  : ;)

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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2020, 01:52:55 AM »
ha ha, happens sometimes, especially if the dropper thinks you won't make the wave.
Surfers do it to each other all the time.

I ruined this guys shot, when you could see me climbing his foam ball, then passing him on Friday  ;D ;D

oh yeah.... I see myself the same as everyone else in the line-up.
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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2020, 07:00:50 AM »
But Creek, donít they know that having you behind them is as good as having a drone in the air?  ;)

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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2020, 11:43:51 AM »
I'm looking to getting a surf mat so that's even lower on the totem poll:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=pMfYt0naMwo&feature=emb_logo

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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2020, 11:58:04 AM »
I know Jon and while I understand Surferís dislike SUPs Iím very surprised and disappointed heís posting on social media itís okay to drop in.
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Re: SUP Status on Totem Pole
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2020, 06:39:38 PM »
Surfmats are so fun it doesnít matter that youíre a speed bump.

 


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