Tuesday, 10 August 2010
told you so....
just to prove tudor still has it, and to celebrate the fact that some good quality single fin action got some serious exposure with not a rubbish progressive longboard aerial in sight!
Sadly the clip misses knosts board pinballing through the pilings and a couple of harrison roaches good waves.
Although it's all "traditional" longboarding, there's an interesting contrast in styles, here's what Thos had to say:
Knost's attractive style is like a meta-language, beautifully stitched onto his surfing technique. Cool, show-offy, contemporary, cultural. Tudor's flowing style is more like nature: as if he's somehow made himself as a surfer into a new species. Tudor reminds me of seeing dolphins and seals playing in the waves.
It's almost as if they have inverse psychological desires from surfing: Knost to develop his ego and communicate with people; Tudor to dissolve his ego and become part of nature.
I think he maybe has something. I've long felt that your style comes from within and says somthing about you and your personality, one reason that good style is difficult to force, i think you naturally have it or you don't.
Sorry about the gratuitous stealing of videos, back to homegrown pics for the next few!
p.s. meant to blog a link to this before and forgot. Sure it will relate to more than a few of you!