andy irons cutting back
A fine example of the concentration of weight to that area of the body that is the least sensitive – the arse – a technique long used by the two australian nuggets TC and occy, both of them infamously big on the backside.
What is immediately noticeable here is that AL has taken his following arm out of the paradigm as it were, it’s just hanging up there weightless waiting for an instruction. I see no real drive. The arc he has committed to on the wave looks a little premature as well and is most probably the reason why he appears to be looking down for a speed spot – and the wave looks a little too fat for such optimism.
– and he’s wearing those blasted shorts again!!! ..?
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And the love handles portend to unimaginable abominations…
maybe your choice of photos needs to be revisited. You show MP’s iconic wrap, then pedestrian turns from Fanning, God and St ANdy….
Andy’s turns were somewhat deliberate and sometimes “stagey”. Andy’s genius was his attack, not necessarily the mechanics in and out of turns.
For my money, it’s all Parko in this regard. And his finishing hit off the bush is impeccable.
I’m trying to pick the best shots – The one snap of MF I didn’t pick was almost perfect, he had sliced a glassy little peeler like a mango – at full speed, all the rail in … but he was was trailing a hand. My view is that the surfing photographer’s aren’t worth their weight these days.
Maybe, too much emphasis on air… or that’s the editors prerogative… logos and all.
There’s a couple guys capable of full rail, completed figure 8’s wihtout hiccups and it’s pretty much a study in rail work, weighting and technique. Some guys have a better half of that turn… Occy’s first frontside gouge is art, but he recovers by sheer will and the rail is forced.
I’m tellin ya, Parko. Fanning is close and Kelly pulls a gem out when he needs one. Kelly is probably the best at it, but he’s prone to overextension. Parko is butter.
mmm yes i think parko’s smooth as silk turns reach their most hieghtened state in the figure 8 cutty. his effortless effort niether lacks power or cares to exude it. this is where the other proponents faulter at times trading finesse for effort. scrolling back to archy’s two handed drag cutty. there is an interesting shot inside back of the latest surf world… of a recent archy gouge. its the lead-up phase and he already has the back hand dragging and the front hand will come into play further through the arc. in sum for balance, brakes and who gives a fuck what i do anyway. be interesting to find out how he actually reads it. keep up the good work pete 😉
parko next, ta satch