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eddie rothman cutting back


This is probably the finest example of a cutback we will ever see – Nevermind all this sycophancy about Curren and Parkinson and the rest of those haole wimps, those white faced pretenders, those pathetic baby wave riders – Eddie has got the moves.

He also has the muscle, and he also has the dog.

Observe if you will the ownership Rotto has of the wave face – and despite what looks like an attack of old man’s knee that is still a pretty good whitewater fling. We are however a little worried about the slight hunch about eds’ shoulders, it almost looks as if he’s waiting for a smack from somebody on the inside, somebody like Ian Cairns.

Kanga was known for having a little extra juice and his onrail cutback is due for a mention here shortly, as soon as we can find a suitable pic.

However we must commend Mr Rothman for the portrait shoot here; we have the muscle, the shades, the pit bull, the tight smile , the tatts, the torso, the buff, the half shave, the attitude – all that is missing is the make-up girl who put it all together.

Getting back to the subject we must admit that there is not a lot of buried rail in the manoeuvre though ed, and not a lot of confidence in body positioning – the whole thing is looking a bit like a topple under our hard scrutiny. The trailing arm is going for the sky hook and that isn’t a sign of confidence; it might be a little fat but did you make it ed?

It may have felt like a gouge sport but it looks like a swayback luckydip.

We judge it risky.


Rumour has it that ed and his pals were responsible for policing the line-up over there on that American island from time to time, a little discouragement here and little suggestion there, nobody quite welcome – pity they missed the Japanese surprise visit in 1941.

Good firm lads though with a liking for tradition and local justice, like lots of surprise night time visits to make sure the visitors were spending their funny money in the right places.


Fast Eddie was a character in the novel ‘ The Hustler ‘ written by Walter Tevis, who later was responsible for another novel called ‘ The Colour of Money ‘ which was made into a movie that starred Tom Cruise.

heh heh heh – Tom and Jerry, Tom and Eddie.

16 Comments Post a comment
  1. Stu #

    “…..all that is missing is the make-up girl who put it all together.”

    Hahahahaha….makes a grizzled man smile in the morn.

    January 5, 2011
    • you will let me know if he comes to town won’t you stu ..

      January 5, 2011
  2. “Rumour has it that ed and his pals were responsible for policing the line-up over there on that American island from time to time, a little discouragement here and little suggestion there, nobody quite welcome – pity they missed the Japanese surprise visit in 1941.”

    Sweet jeezus that is manna to my senses! All six of them.

    January 5, 2011
  3. Mike #

    Better watch out Peter or you may be profiled as a new sarco…. too funny for print.

    They say dogs look like their owners, but the stylist forgot to put shades on the pooch.

    January 6, 2011
    • What have I got to do to upset you blokes? .. tomorrow we look at the Cronulla riots

      January 6, 2011
  4. Steve Shearer #

    A little censorship/moderation would be conducive to a more adversarial mood.

    January 6, 2011
    • no way steve – ed might have one pit bull – up here we have hundreds of brown snakes

      January 6, 2011
  5. Steve Shearer #

    Not that I’m suggesting you break the spell here though.

    January 6, 2011
  6. Next up, Rick Rasmussen

    January 7, 2011
  7. Roger #

    You are aware, I hope, that Eddie’s a jewish haole from Philadelphia… but that he was by no means a “haole pretender” when it came to punching out “Kanga”… which he did, himself, the first time, before getting some other dirtbag to do it five years later. Kanga did say “We’re taking over” at the start of the “Bustin down the Door” era, semi-seriously… but now doesn’t mention THAT, and instead dwells on the fact that a drug dealing gangster took over the North Shore. Now, whether Ian was afraid to fight back the first time, for fear of getting shot, who knows… but growing up in Philly when he did, chances are good that Eddie was just a better boxer (despite being a gun toting dirtbag). (A dirtbag who Shaun Thompson’s jewish father got to promise to try to keep Shaun from getting flack on the North Shore, by the way… which Eddie now seems to resent, when Shaun portrays himself as an innocent hero in the movie.) (And Eddie’s not the one who publicly revealed that, not wanting to seem to have divided loyalties. But, things like Buttons was the originator of modern surfing, not Potter or Fletcher or Archbold, are Bro-colored-glasses memories that Eddie publicly spouts, which doesn’t give Larry Bertlemann the credit he deserves for being the head of the spear [maybe he still owes Eddie for coke?]… so, it’s not like Eddie’s not half full-of-it… but, did he ever tell anyone that you know that he himself ripped, or was the cutback king?)

    January 7, 2014
  8. Roger #

    Oh wait, was that article about him by Dibi Fletcher?? In that case, you could criticize his calves and I won’t say it’s undeserved.

    January 7, 2014
  9. looks like rog is away here

    January 7, 2014
  10. sjh #

    Well one thing about Mr Rothman love him or loathe him he has not backed down or backed off , unlike other so called surf hero’s & toughies like Nat

    As for Shaun well you wont do a article on him cutting back because he couldn’t , maybe you could run one on how a no style poo stance rich brat got funded by his parents to hang out on the ” its all our folks cash pro tour “

    January 7, 2014
  11. Roger #

    One salient thing about Mr Rothman: If Dibi Fletcher is hyping him, it’s because he is a no style kook who needs it. Hopefully he has a brother Nathan who surfs well, or a son Grayson who kills it with style on a skateboard. (Though, to be fair, Eddie has reason to be proud of his real son’s ability, when it comes to big-wave surfing.) And, although Shaun has always struck me as a kook personality-wise, he actually could cut back, well… and actually, when it came to maneuvers, was capable of attacking Backdoor and Pipe like few of this century’s best are… strangely enough.

    January 8, 2014
  12. SjH #

    Rubbish , pipe backhand on a 9ft plus D-Fin 50/50 rail hunker now that’s attacking, anything else is just incept idle worshipping.

    January 8, 2014

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