Caity Simmers, Stud or Dud?

teeroi

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The reference to John isn’t about ability or upbringing. It’s a warning. They both send it, pack slabs, punt airs. You surf like that you increase your chances of injury. John lived that. Caity doesn’t have to if she puts in the out of the water work.
 
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teeroi

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Why can't you call them Pipe Masters?
Vans owns the Triple Crown which is different from the WSL. Included in the Triple Crown is the name Pipeline Masters. Not 100% sure but Sunset was called the World Cup and Haleiwa was the Hawaiian Open. Vans owns those naming rights/brands.

The Pipe contest in Dec that John and Moana won was the Vans Pipeline Masters.

This CT that just ran is the (Insert sponsor here) Pipeline Pro.
 

waxfoot

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So freakin weird! Society has lost its freakin mind.
You're off on this one, it has nothing to do with any political agenda. This is purely sponsorship and branding. Billabong owned the right to the name, "pipe master", that name is now owned by Vans if I have my facts straight.

The title kinda became vernacular for "winning a pipe event", in the same way Googling something became the word for searching for sh!t on the internet.
 
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teeroi

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You're off on this one, it has nothing to do with any political agenda. This is purely sponsorship and branding. Billabong owned the right to the name, "pipe master", that name is now owned by Vans if I have my facts straight.

The title kinda became vernacular for "winning a pipe event", in the same way Googling something became the word for searching for sh!t on the internet.
I think you’re not quite right. The Triple Crown was separate from IPS/ASP/WSL. ASP bought the Triple Crown from Randy Rarrick and Fred Hemmings and their partners but when ASP became WSL the only CT was Pipe. WSL tried to run the Triple Crown with Sunset and Haleiwa being Prime events lots of points toward qualifying to the CT. They had a hard time finding sponsors for the Sunset and Haleiwa events. Hard Rock, O’Neil used to do Sunset, Cholos even sponsored Haleiwa once. They ended up selling the Triple Crown to Vans. Including the brand Pipe Masters.

Pre-Covid Vans was the main money behind those other two events even with other sponsors. Then they had those couple years of the digital Triple Crown and starting last year the invite only Vans Pipe Masters.

Neal @sponge probably can correct me if my memory is off.
 

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So is it acceptable (outside the WSL world) to call her a Pipe Master? Like amongst friends, family, fans, etc. Or do you think she is not deserving of the that "title", in any way, until she competes and wins in the Vans Triple Crown?

I guess what I'm asking is, do you think winning that CT event allows her to be called a Pipe Master or no way no how not ever?
 

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So is it acceptable (outside the WSL world) to call her a Pipe Master? Like amongst friends, family, fans, etc. Or do you think she is not deserving of the that "title", in any way, until she competes and wins in the Vans Triple Crown?

I guess what I'm asking is, do you think winning that CT event allows her to be called a Pipe Master or no way no how not ever?
Wut?

you can call her whatever you want but unless you win the Pipe Masters you are not a “Pipe Master”, regardless of who you are.

maybe the trademark helps clear things up.
 
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ReForest

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Wut?

you can call her whatever you want but unless you win the Pipe Masters you are not a “Pipe Master”, regardless of who you are.

maybe the trademark helps clear things up.
I only ask, because people are already doing it on social media. I've seen some posts from friends and sponsors and they are calling her a "Pipe Master".
 

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The reference to John isn’t about ability or upbringing. It’s a warning. They both send it, pack slabs, punt airs. You surf like that you increase your chances of injury. John lived that. Caity doesn’t have to if she puts in the out of the water work.
Her training regimen to date is surfing and skating. The joy of youth!
 

StuAzole

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I only ask, because people are already doing it on social media. I've seen some posts from friends and sponsors and they are calling her a "Pipe Master".
There’s really only one comp at pipe, and that’s the one they just ran. Caity is a pipe master, Moana is a pipe master, Carissa is a pipe master. Doesn’t matter what the comp is called.

I guess you can use other specialty comps before the women CT officially ran but anything short of the full top field seems unworthy of the title. The comp Balaram and Molly won in 2022 was great, but was the field full enough? Then again, the final for the women was Molly, Carissa, Caity and BettyLou, so who the fuck knows.
 
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There’s really only one comp at pipe, and that’s the one they just ran. Caity is a pipe master, Moana is a pipe master, Carissa is a pipe master. Doesn’t matter what the comp is called.

I guess you can use other specialty comps before the women CT officially ran but anything short of the full top field seems unworthy of the title. The comp Balaram and Molly won in 2022 was great, but was the field full enough? Then again, the final for the women was Molly, Carissa, Caity and BettyLou, so who the fuck knows.
So anyone can identify as Pipe Master even if they havent won the Pipeline Masters contest? wait what thread is this...
 

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There’s really only one comp at pipe, and that’s the one they just ran. Caity is a pipe master, Moana is a pipe master, Carissa is a pipe master. Doesn’t matter what the comp is called.

I guess you can use other specialty comps before the women CT officially ran but anything short of the full top field seems unworthy of the title. The comp Balaram and Molly won in 2022 was great, but was the field full enough? Then again, the final for the women was Molly, Carissa, Caity and BettyLou, so who the fuck knows.
This is what happens when fkn lawyers get involved.