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  • Flyn Novak been doing them for years...Medina is not the first to do this. Still amazing though.

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    • Yeah and Timmy Curran pulled the first one a while ago. I do think Gabriel will probably get it locked in as a regular trick pretty quick though.

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      • good. more claims.

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        • hahahaha yeah

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          • Parko wins the world title and Pipe Masters. Go Parko! Not FireWire I know but there couldn't be a more deserving world title winner.

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            • i think he just about earned it by winning pipe. if he hadn't won the comp i don't think it would have been that deserved. he was consistent this year but before pipe he hadn't won an event. good on him though, he's had enough close calls in the past!

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              • Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
                i think he just about earned it by winning pipe. if he hadn't won the comp i don't think it would have been that deserved. he was consistent this year but before pipe he hadn't won an event. good on him though, he's had enough close calls in the past!
                So your saying something is wrong with the scoring system? Because under the rules, fair and square he won the world title without controversy. Wholeheartedly deserved in my opinion and long over due.

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                • yeah but cj beat him during their head to head imo.. i also think shane beat kelly... so lame

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                  • Originally posted by FW - Fan View Post
                    So your saying something is wrong with the scoring system? Because under the rules, fair and square he won the world title without controversy. Wholeheartedly deserved in my opinion and long over due.
                    I don't think he was doing the best surfing on tour this year and the best surfer is the one winning multiple events not making quarters, semis and runner up in multiple events in my opinion.
                    Happy to see someone else win for a change though!

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                    • Well if you judged Slater on his surfing in San Fran and Portugal, for instance, he looked awful. Watch him at Haleiea and Sunset and you cringed. So he wouldn't be the best surfer on tour. Who should it go to then?

                      If you look at the unadjusted ratings Parko absolutely streaked the field. Killed it. He could easily have won in Teapou but for a silly priority error in the final. He was the form surfer at Trestles but got beaten by a wave starved final. He was the form surfer at Steamer Lane and was a surprise elimination in the quarters. Not to forget the 3 3rds he got. I think Parko reached the quarters or better in every event bar one, reached 4 finals, could easily have won 3 and ended up winning one.

                      Honestly I don't see the argument. The winner of the world title is the most consistent competitor. Clearly Parko. He and Jordy are the surfers I most like to watch on tour. In my eyes they're the best. People have their favourite surfers but that's not how the world title is determined. If it was me I'd have it as a pure points race with no dropping of worst results.

                      I'd just add that if the world tour finished with 2 events in Hawaii as it should, with one at Sunset, Parko would probably have had a couple of world titles already.
                      Last edited by buzzy; 12-15-2012, 03:09 PM.

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                      • really i feel like jordy totally fell off this year..

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                        • Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
                          I don't think he was doing the best surfing on tour this year and the best surfer is the one winning multiple events not making quarters, semis and runner up in multiple events in my opinion.
                          Happy to see someone else win for a change though!
                          You were watching the ASP WCT Tour werent you? Cause it sounds like you werent.

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                          • Interesting to hear Shane Dorian..arguably one of Kelly's best mates in that event.... say that he thoroughly thought Parko deserved to win the event AND the world tour. If anyone was going to be biased it was him....

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                            • Originally posted by buzzy View Post
                              Parko wins the world title and Pipe Masters. Go Parko! Not FireWire I know but there couldn't be a more deserving world title winner.
                              Thank God #goParko! I'm glad Josh Kerr took out Kelly in the semis to avoid a Parko v Kelly final. Glad to see finally make the crown his after injuries and the like and now no longer to be known as one of the best not to win a Tour...that just leaves Taj!!
                              Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
                              i think he just about earned it by winning pipe. if he hadn't won the comp i don't think it would have been that deserved. he was consistent this year but before pipe he hadn't won an event. good on him though, he's had enough close calls in the past!
                              I get that point of view but it's about winning with panache as opposed to just winning. The same arguments float around in the Grand tours in cycling, the Italians claim it's boring if the general classification winner (total time) doesn't at least take 1 stage win in the Giro d'Italia. Everyone claims the same thing about the Tour de France and the Spaniards just think it's boring if a Spaniad doesn't win the Vuelta a Espana.

                              However in the end winning is winning, looking at it any other way is illogical. You can try to add excitement by adding incentives for "best this or best that" but you just end up with specialists taking the prize and creating another comp within the comp and making the overall winner look perhaps less interesting and not really appreciating just how good they are in all conditions.

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                              • Sounds like I've pissed of the Aussies haha

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