*** Official Rip Curl WSL Finals Thread ***

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u think toledo woulda beaten ethan or robo in the final?
(assuming they had good heat strategy this time)
 
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I think Italo got cheated on his last wave in the 1st heat with Filipe! Total favoritism!
He had that title in the bag! WSL wanted to give it to Felipe IMO
Not sure about that. There was one huge maneuver but it was a short wave. Even if they gave him a 9 he still needed a better back up score.
 

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u think toledo woulda beaten ethan or robo in the final?
(assuming they had good heat strategy this time)
I think Ethan and Toledo would have been a sick heat to watch.
I think Toledo would have beaten Robo for sure.
 

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Not sure about that. There was one huge maneuver but it was a short wave. Even if they gave him a 9 he still needed a better back up score.
On the Italo/Toledo Heat 1, Italo did like 9 backside turns and looked like he killed the wave, but they only gave him a 6.97. He needed a 7.17 to win. The wave looked like a solid 7.5 or 8. Which would have won him the 1st heat.
 

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On the Italo/Toledo Heat 1, Italo did like 9 backside turns and looked like he killed the wave, but they only gave him a 6.97. He needed a 7.17 to win. The wave looked like a solid 7.5 or 8. Which would have won him the 1st heat.
Corruption in the WSL. ELo looked like a million bux though. That’s what matters.
 

menobrah

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Its not so much that felipe won the trestles title, more like Gabe wasnt there. Trestles title is a fucking joke imo. That and the mid year cut are the wsl trying to manufacture drama. You know what would make pro surfing more exciting, and interesting to watch ELO... not holding contests in sh!t waves. Be it Gland or Trestles. Dream tour RIP, put bugs back in charge.
 

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They wrapped the comp up in like a day lol. Guess I’m not taking the kids up there. Maybe the whole point was to monetize on YouTube.
 

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well if italo got ripped off, at least it was a loss to another brazillian, so we dont have to hear the shitstorm from the rabid brazzo fans


ps: Judges analyze the following elements when scoring waves: Commitment and degree of difficulty, innovative and progressive maneuvers, combination of major maneuvers, variety of maneuvers and speed, power and flow.
 

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I hate to suggest deadlifting as the solution to every problem but I have to here.
Italo's rail surfing is not very fun to watch.
I'm not a fan of his style at all, but he has a really solid backside bottom turn. I attribute that to his deadlifting.

Steph is my favorite surfer on the WSL man or woman. Best style. Less pumping. Stays on rail longer.

Did she say, "Let's prove this whole system is wrong." in her interview with Strider?
 
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Senor Sopa

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Strider is in the way and I think he knows it. They might as well have told him to go out and drown.
He needs to at least get a boar that isn't sinking to his jibblies. Seems like the competitors always sit next to each other, that's where he needs to be.

If Italo had landed the crazy airs, the scores would have changed.
 

Goodfish

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God, that Elo guy is so cringe.

"One of the greatest days of professional surfing!"
"We will spell great with eight, yes great with eight!"

Then Flippy:

"First of all, I want to thank Jesus..."

Just total cringe.

Well done, Steph though!
 
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~rwright~

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congrats to Felipe Toledo,
that dude does indeed do some gnarly surfin'!!!

now i know many of you don't like him because he do not charge thee heavy~est of waves,
but correct if i am wrong, neither did Tommy Curren, he, a 3 time American World Champ.

only won that 1 event in Hawaii, when he surfed with~out his OP logo on, wright?
Curren, our main~land American 3 time World Champ, well he never won Pipe, nor at Sunset either,
but he suuure is beloved by America, wright?
hmmm...

congratz again to Toledo!
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wannabet

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Boring, boring, boring..... Get back to the finals in Pipeline or something with juice. What an anti-climax...
 
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