tom curren cutting back
No sense in repeating what has been said so many times about this fabulous manoeuvre – tom servais took the pic and if he hasn’t made a million out of it by sticking his lawyers onto sites like this who pay nothing for using the image he should at least know that I for one appreciate the gesture.
The shot itself is remarkable in that the rider looks almost stationary, as does the wave – the only signs of power and speed are in the track, Curren has done everything by bodyweight transfer alone, there is no sign of any exertion or effort in his physical demeanour – every finger is relaxed – I would like to draw a line through his centre of gravity and see what its relationship is to the angle of his board and the wave face. There has got to be a measurement of this perfection for the wave pool architects to work on – Imagine all those Japanese / Texan surfing gentlemen pouring on this type of turn (together) in one of those majestic surfing facilities.
maybe F=MxA .. force=massxacceleration
or F=GM1 M2 / R2 .. maybe Issac and kepler were into it – maybe this fellow can assist.
Faultless thing isn’t it though, just beyond any comparison.
Curren by Servais.