Slater 24/7

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Feb 26, 2018
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Only watched about half of it, kind of an uncomfortable watch. Slater seemed insecure, like he was tring to convince himsellf of somethng, some great footage though.
 

teeroi

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Watch til the end and all that makes sense.

Went to pick up a board from the Tokoro factory the day after HBO and Kelly shot there. Stoked for Wade with all the promo this will give him. The guy running the machine is Gen Asano. He’s one of Seth Moniz close circle of friends. And an up and coming shaper. Learning from two of the best Wade and Kerry.
 

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i liked at the shaping bay they said "hand shaped surfboards" while showing the shaping machine do its job
the dude pushing him around in the pool was goofy
slater looked like he was about to cry during every interview
 

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Thought that he just wanting to talk about surfing Pipe was a bit shady considering he is really trying to qualify for the Olympics, he needs to come to the acceptance that he has gotten older and it is time to move on to the next chapter. It was uncomfortable at times to watch.
 

FecalFace

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That was pretty sad to watch.

If he still craves competition, he should maybe switch to golf.

Also, 24/7 used to be a really good show, like Slater, it didn't age well.
 
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where can one tune in without an hbo subscription?
 
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Slater is kid trapped in aging body. He wants to be 1995 all over again. He never wanted to be parent. He craves waves, competition, and attention.

All super athletes probably feel same way about quiting. So tough to walk away, knowing end of career so near. Mind says yes, body stars to say no.
 

Mr Doof

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Slater choosing to surf to Kate Bush's "Moving" tells you everything you need to know about the guy.

Maybe he liked this part?

Moving liquid--
Yes, you are just as water.
You flow around all that comes in your way.
Don't think it over,
It always takes you over,
And sets your spirit dancing.
 

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i like slater still and want him to win pipe and retire

also noticed them shaping his firewires with wood stringers, then right before the blank gets glassed we see the stringer painted over in black "fake carbon strip" style
 

teeroi

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i like slater still and want him to win pipe and retire

also noticed them shaping his firewires with wood stringers, then right before the blank gets glassed we see the stringer painted over in black "fake carbon strip" style
Those boards are Tokoro’s with the Slater Design logos. The little logo on the tail is Eichner glassing, a local glasser. PU/PE or PU/Epoxy. But you can tell the blank isn’t EPS. Wade said the boards he made for Michel are Eps/Epoxy as were Kelly’s Pipe boards last year.

I cringed at the hand shaping voice over too. But they didn’t interview Wade or clear the script with him either. Hollywood and surfing go figure.
 

mundus

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Feb 26, 2018
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How about the bit where they praised Slater's envormentalism? Pure hypocrisy.
 

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Watched it. Yawn.

Didn't learn anything new. Being from central Florida and only a year younger than Slater, I'm all for the guy winning and wish him success but there wasn't anything revealing here.