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nick carroll cutting back

The narrative written by Nathan Myers to accompany this pic .. said this

{q}With over three decades of wave knowledge, Nick Carroll knows how to bury the rail. 

Well, that particular view of the pic deserves a little attention, and a few amendments.

So, where to start here ..

The left arm is in neutral, neither heading in nor heading out, the left arm doesn’t know what the head is thinking so it’s sticking close to the left leg and waiting for a directional message to issue from there. The right arm has been fire-rocketed out the back so far, and so fast the committee here need a marine architect to draw its relocation trajectory. Nobody with 30+ years under the boardshorts does windmills, do they.

The right outflung arm is not only coping with its designated duty ie; help slice the board back around, it’s been given the other bloke’s job as well, the do-nothing left arm bludging down there, maybe he has an itch on the knee, sea-lice.

The head: never good to look at even from a distance, and in this case it looks anxious for another feature move at the bottom of what could only be a pleasant day for the kiddies at Newport Peak. There’s one under Carroll’s squirt there, I guess he’s going WOW at the old master, either that or he just had to look away.

The shoulder is good, well muscled and toned, as is the head-muscle, nobody messes with guys who have domes.

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. sjh #

    Well Pete old Dog , lets put his style into perspective given the shot is in Bali and he is riding a high volume firewire type monstrosity with a razor sharp rail under his back foot designed to both throw up the spray and actually allow the bath tub of a thing actually get almost onto a tail rail and change direction without grinding out sideways. I.e. its not a cut back rather a tail wiggle waggle in the pocket

    November 11, 2013
  2. The Roller #

    is it Nick’s fault the shot was snapped when he was barning out on the shoulder? or the fault of the lowly paid caption writer?

    November 12, 2013
  3. The Roller #

    perhaps surfing is a team sport. rider hypes for the camera, cameraman hypes for the rider/barnold.

    November 12, 2013
  4. blogger hypes for the pisstake ..

    November 12, 2013
  5. sjh #

    who is that on fire over there

    November 13, 2013
  6. sjh #

    Oh yes Maurice I agree Taj is ripping but if was to bla bla vblaaa , Yea Nick he is on fire shame he is not ridding a blaa blaa blaa , ohh hang on Maurice looks like Mick has just done Taj up he should have bla bla bla ohh ,yes Nick offcourse if he had of bla bla bla bla instead of bla bla we would be drinking piss with him right now instead of standing on the stairs like a couple of burnout hero’s passing judgment on athletes we no longer have the knowledge to understand …

    April 24, 2014
  7. the best surfer in a comp once was the guy who got the longest ride ..

    April 24, 2014
  8. The Roller #

    Pete, what was the criteria before longest ride?

    Things change. Ask Peter Drouyn.


    May 16, 2014
  9. The Roller #

    By the way, Pete, longest rides still rule.


    May 16, 2014
  10. Pellinore #

    Here’s a poem

    Nick Carrol cutting back

    Completey Drivn

    June 10, 2014
  11. sjh #

    nice one , I love it when people take the piss with poetry , a very clever skill

    June 10, 2014
  12. Pellinore #

    Hey sjh! I am quite serious about my new found ability for prose! I bet you I place in the Ipswich Poetry Feast! Granted some of it better than others, but I’m am learning, and it was a shit poem. I kinda thought it was Occy, maybe that’s another post?

    June 13, 2014
  13. sjh #

    ohh god please let it end now

    August 24, 2014
  14. … the old lad persevered, but just on weekends.

    August 24, 2014
  15. sjh #

    By the light of a cold heartless women i sat back and looked at this comments stream , and by god it burns like fire on a hairy backside some great lines and non thrown by St nIcK.

    June 13, 2015

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