Are Big Wave Surfer’s Taking Cue From the Ski Industry’s Avalanche Airbag Systems?. (dh) A great idea but I do have a couple of issues: If you’re really deep, the sort of decompression you’ll suffer on the way up isn’t going to be super healthy (I think?) and what happens if you’re surfing a break with a sheer rock face way on the inside. You’ll be bobbing around like a cork for the wave to do as it pleases – you certainly won’t be able to dive under waves. It also might give less fit/experienced surfers confidence to go out on really big days, thereby making it more dangerous for everyone. That said, I’d certainly wear one if it got big and I still wanted to surf!
The art direction is all well and good but I’m mainly freaking out because I’m almost certain I saw a boned stalefish – on a surfboard (let’s not mention the near-miss on the cheeky Roast Beef, that’s too much).
So I guess it’s skateboard afternoon at Internev today. This guy has a bit of the pigeon-toe that Rodney Mullen does. I wonder if that’s because you need to turn your toes in to do some of these tricks, or if he’s emulated Rodney’s style (or freestyle-fusion skateboarding attracts people with pigeon toes…)
Hell yes I just said freestyle-fusion skateboarding.