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James in brazil

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Created by pgc Two weeks ago, 23 Nov 2018
pgc
VIC, 829 posts
23 Nov 2018 10:03AM
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james got 3 rd beating mitu next the double elimination . Leo turned up and got knocked out in his first heat . Bugger

JBFletch
QLD, 1284 posts
23 Nov 2018 12:09PM
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pgc said..
james got 3 rd beating mitu next the double elimination . Leo turned up and got knocked out in his first heat . Bugger


Great news. This story just made my day, in more ways then one.

Richoa
NSW, 443 posts
23 Nov 2018 2:49PM
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meowwww

Phoney
NSW, 404 posts
23 Nov 2018 4:25PM
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I'm sure Colin will tell us all about it

Underoath
QLD, 2289 posts
23 Nov 2018 7:39PM
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Speaking of Colin..... Who's looking after him?

bigtone667
NSW, 987 posts
23 Nov 2018 11:01PM
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Leo did a great job and missed out after his competitor nailed one last great trick with seconds to go.

Pleased to see him give it a crack.

But there is daylight between bottom competitors and the top eight. At 19, James may well be numero uno in a year or two.

glasstraxx
WA, 275 posts
24 Nov 2018 6:01AM
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good to see james smashing it!



some clips



james semi vs mitu

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mazdon
817 posts
24 Nov 2018 7:41AM
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Great skills buuuuuuuuut...

isnt this just airstyle?
Toby would have killed them all

Richoa
NSW, 443 posts
24 Nov 2018 7:24PM
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mazdon said..
Great skills buuuuuuuuut...

isnt this just airstyle?
Toby would have killed them all


Not a wave in site. Need to strike a bit of a balance imo.

great skills no doubt

towradgi
NSW, 221 posts
24 Nov 2018 7:37PM
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Yeh its disappointing to not see airstyle incorporated in kiting waveriding..eg front or back roll bottom turn and re-entry etc..windsurfers waveride freestyle...and any very good male surfer can do an air reverse or better on a wave without the assistance of a kite. Having a kite appears to handicap freestyle waveriding doesn't it ?

Fly on da wall
VIC, 644 posts
24 Nov 2018 8:38PM
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Does James post and speak from the 3rd person or is he just fair dinkum?
Good luck to him and being a humble champion.. Obviously he wasn't or isn't into playing the trumpet..
Go Aussie go!

Surfer62
VIC, 1197 posts
28 Nov 2018 8:58AM
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The Oz leg of this tour will be at Pt Danger, Torquay 12-16 December. Initially thought is was about waveriding and theyd be disappointed with Danger where its rarely over 2 ft, but as per Brazil event if its about aerial tricks as opposed to pure waveriding, that style will suit Danger if the wind blows.

towradgi
NSW, 221 posts
28 Nov 2018 11:02AM
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If they are only doing air tricks...Why not have it at St kilda ?

eppo
WA, 6703 posts
28 Nov 2018 8:02AM
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incredible skills on display.... That stuff is hard enough with a TT, let alone a strapless SB.

Go James....!!!

waves....pfff..anyone can ride waves - bottom turn, top turn, bottom turn, top turn * 1000...

EastCC
QLD, 252 posts
28 Nov 2018 10:10AM
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eppo said..





waves....pfff..anyone can ride waves - bottom turn, top turn, bottom turn, top turn * 1000...







www.realwatersports.com/pages/chwc

You can throw your video edit up here Eppo, keen to see it

like Tone said, top 8 have insane skills and are a leap ahead of the rest of the field - personally can't wait to see them

Keahi and Matchu in waves though - just superb

eppo
WA, 6703 posts
28 Nov 2018 8:48AM
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Knew someone would bite, you horizontally bound wave riders are such precious little darlings...

Coming from someone whose dabbled a fair bit in the air style arena ... that strapless SB Ariel work is insanely hard. Those guys are incredible.

EastCC
QLD, 252 posts
28 Nov 2018 10:58AM
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eppo said..
Knew someone would bite, you horizontally bound wave riders are such precious little darlings...

Coming from someone whose dabbled a fair bit in the air style arena ... that strapless SB Ariel work is insanely hard. Those guys are incredible.


Only took 8 minutes

Surfer62
VIC, 1197 posts
28 Nov 2018 12:51PM
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Comp site, natural amphitheatre




towradgi
NSW, 221 posts
28 Nov 2018 1:04PM
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Resembles Short point at Mambo...the go to place when Merimbula main beach is too small for waveriding on a noreast. Yes is a great comp site .

ActionSportsWA
WA, 604 posts
28 Nov 2018 3:02PM
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Had the pleasure to meet and hang out with James when he was over here last time. Such a down to Earth guy, approachable and very talented young rider and a fantastic ambassador for Duotone. No doubt he will be a regular on the podiums of such events.

To be fair, I've met some of the North international team and they are all good, humble and extremely talented individuals.

Awesome!

DM



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