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ian (kanga) cairns cutting back

It’s all in the fingers. Click up the pic and you will see that despite the ridiculous position he has put himself in the big blokes’ hands are as relaxed as a man who has just put down a schooner.

There is little doubt that he has used all his weight off the bottom of the wave to get upstairs so quickly and he probably started into the layback (?) halfway up. I cannot remember seeing another shot of a bloke getting smacked in the head by his own rooster tail, and he is perfectly horizontal – How can that be?

The bloke is also built like a bull and I’m reckoning that the board will be around and under him very smartly.

I don’t know what that move could be called, but he did it.

– then everything went wrong

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  1. Satch #

    Me thinks re-entry but he was one of the ones who brokered the layback snap as a power move as opposed to just a trick, the move became fashionable around this time particularly at point set-ups where it could performed as a set piece. His style did not match his personality but certainly he had a killer big wave act. Also he had a style like my all time fave surfer Ross Fielder.

    January 7, 2011
    • Don’t know about a snap satch, there looks to too much rail in the slot for that – he’s carving it around

      January 7, 2011
      • luckyal #

        how could his style not match his personality, satch? are you saying his style was a lie?

        January 7, 2011
    • Tuff #

      Yep. Roscoe Fielder was the business.

      January 7, 2011
      • could he cut back?

        January 7, 2011
      • Tuff #

        Too right he could… and he was no slouch on the pinnies either.

        January 7, 2011
  2. Steve Shearer #

    He’s punched a hole in the lip.

    Symbolic> a force greater than nature.

    He was somewhat mellowed when I finally met the bald fellow still surfing with distinction at Haleiwa.

    January 7, 2011
  3. Stu #

    You see Bustin Down The Door Steve? What did you make of him in that? Seemed completely unapologetic and as cocky as ever. Just didn’t get it.

    Still seemed like a real prick, just quietly.

    January 7, 2011
  4. Stu #

    Got a photo of him and PT in front of me here. Both of ’em in matching jumpsuits, with shirts undone to the navel. First button showing is the bellybutton.

    Funny shit.

    January 7, 2011
  5. Stu #

    Hey fuck Pete! Why do I get emails every time I make a comment?

    If you’re gonna spam at least give me the opportunity to lengthen my pecker or marry a lady named Olga.

    January 7, 2011
    • you musta subscribed to something stu, shit mate – you are the IT guy over there – all I can do right is spill wine all over the keyboard – (burp)

      January 7, 2011
      • luckyal #

        send pete that sequence of col smith cutting back at north narra stu, let’s see what he can do with it!

        January 7, 2011
  6. luckyal #

    i can introduce you to an olga from kamchatka, stu. sit in her glider and let her fly you up over the volcanoes.

    January 7, 2011
    • is that the olga with no lobes and turned in toes?

      January 7, 2011
    • Stu #

      Set up the intro Al and I’ll get me some of those pecker lengtheners.

      January 7, 2011
  7. Nug #

    Before people started calling them golden showers they were called Bronzed Aussies. Sadly, it never quite caught on. Much like lazer discs.

    January 7, 2011
  8. Steve Shearer #

    Yeah, I thought Bustin’ Down the Door was the biggest Ego Trip of all time.

    It was largely a bunch of old pricks justifying themselves.


    Apart from Bugs Dickensian upbringing on the mean streets of Coolie.

    January 7, 2011
  9. Satch #

    He had Cronulla Point totally wired, faded bottom turn into cubbyhouse barrel at first reef, figure eight curry sark and set up for a barrel on the inside rock ride. With the grace of a black panther in the dark. Funny too golden boy with the golden arm, a brickie that used the hammer to smash himself to pieces a jab at a time. But for pure surfing style at his height untouchable

    January 8, 2011
  10. SjH #

    now if ya never saw Kanga pull a cutty after coming off the bottom on the right hand bowl section at Margies then ya aint never seen a power-on full blown cutty … something to be feared if done with venom a board length from ones self thats for dam sure.

    April 12, 2012

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