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  • #3879
    level six
    Participant

    Farmer Dave New – in -the- house will be giving detailed insider info on the world’s and posting it up on http://www.levelsixinc.com . Some kind of not so regular news commentary and the goings on of the worlds, pics and video.
    So check back often as we have given him full reign of updating the site – unedited by level six global headquarters…all thrusters go.
    oooooh boy…who signed on this…

    #26277
    SM Ben
    Participant

    Yo lame-o Level Six and extra Lame-o ‘Farmer’ Dave.

    What insider information are you actually providing? I’ve read ‘Farmer’ Dave’s two crappo posts and learned absolutely nothing.

    Where’s the scoop?
    Where’s the commentary?
    All that is there is lame-o links to the actual event host’s page? That is isn’t ‘all thrusters go’, that’s lazy journalism.

    Not only that, lazy ‘Farmer’ Dave cut and paste text from the events host’s page and included the broken link/ crap format that WT has up on their site.

    And finally how is ‘Farmer’ Dave even an insider? Cause he lives nearby? Wouldn’t an insider be a competitor? Or an organizer? Is ‘Farmer’ Dave any of these? No, he’s a bum. He’s not even a real ‘Famer’, he’s a ‘Farm Hand’. What’s the difference? Well on a Porn set Dave wouldn’t be the Porn Star, he’d be the fluffer!

    Ben out-

    #26278
    patrick
    Participant

    HAHAHHAHAHA!

    but honestly, some REAL journalism would be nice for us weekend warriors… get on it someone! or is it too hard being hung over?

    #26279
    The Great Gonzo
    Participant

    I have to agree with S&M Ben on that one…LAME :roll: !!!!

    Less hype, more (or better ANY) content please!

    TGG!

    #26280
    David Nieuwenhuis
    Participant

    word….holy hate getting flamed… I’m on it…. tomorrow is the first round of prelims so later on in the afternoon I’ll get some results up and the schdule for the week… the vid links will be copied and pasted (working at WT with Foxy to do them for the worlds so that’s the way it has to be)

    starting tomorrow I am a new man, part journalist to be exact.

    inside scoops can be fixed: anyone have any questions they wanted asked to anybody at the worlds?? post them here and I’ll do my best to get to the bottom of it…

    still don’t like ben to much, not to much at all……

    thanks,… david

    #26281
    Billy
    Participant

    Dave, I haven’t seen squat so I a can’t judge but NOTHING has Happend yet has it. So nice job on the hype.

    some stories to check out.

    How and why is everyone got their panties in a bunch about the British way of judging vs the North American. When the Rules are supposed to be the same. BUT THEY ARE NOT are they………

    Drug testing, is there really drug testing? whats on the list..
    what are known pot heads going to do, should they even compete?? pot is on the banned list. or is there going to be "I was in the room when they were smoking it I swear".

    SCoop that and check the rules out while yer, at it.

    #26282
    Done Swimmin
    Participant

    Dave, maybe you and Billy could do the roaming reporter routine again like at the OR show. That was quality vid.

    OR

    Even better, get your dance coveralls on and teach the Irish girls a few moves (workboots required). Loved it.

    Really, us working stiffs would love to see some of the paddling and off-river stuff thats happening. You know, ’cause we live vicariously through you.

    Rastafarian pete

    #26283
    Kevin M
    Participant

    I believe they are just confirming that all competitors are equally stoned in order to create a level playing field (or wave). Not sure that it is necessary.
    If competitors weren’t stoned they would have found a real job by now.

    Billy, I am really looking forward to your next trick at the worlds.
    Rumour has it that it involves changing boat manufacturers while on the wave. Not sure how you will pull it off but timing will be critical. Starting a donkey flip in a jackson ejecting and landing in a "yet to be named boat"
    That is stuff that legends are made of.

    Ben: Is there a strike at the CBC. All this outing people must be time consuming. I’m sure that like all good reporters you would verify your story before going to press. Not sure what your idea of porn is but I’m not thinking that the fluffers would be called Dave.
    Oh hold on a minute… Are you thinking of stern squirt porn.
    There has to be something wrong with that.

    Thanks to the organizers for doing all this mid week. Weekend rivers should be free for all boaters. Actually rodeos haven’t been much of a hassle for mortal paddlers since they moved them to monster waves like bus eater anyway. If you are good enough to crank some moves on buseater you may as well enter the rodeo.

    #26284
    level six
    Participant

    Hey ben you sound like you have put on a few pounds? Do you need a hug? Toronto getting to you? Poor Dave – you know how sensitive he is to this kind of verbal abuse.
    You know he wants nothing more than to make who’s your daddy happy with some good gravy.
    I think you should apologize to him.

    #26285
    cmnypny
    Participant
    "S&M Ben":1pjzbclr wrote:
    Yo lame-o Level Six and extra Lame-o ‘Farmer’ Dave.

    What insider information are you actually providing? I’ve read ‘Farmer’ Dave’s two crappo posts and learned absolutely nothing.

    Where’s the scoop?
    Where’s the commentary?
    All that is there is lame-o links to the actual event host’s page? That is isn’t ‘all thrusters go’, that’s lazy journalism.

    Not only that, lazy ‘Farmer’ Dave cut and paste text from the events host’s page and included the broken link/ crap format that WT has up on their site.

    And finally how is ‘Farmer’ Dave even an insider? Cause he lives nearby? Wouldn’t an insider be a competitor? Or an organizer? Is ‘Farmer’ Dave any of these? No, he’s a bum. He’s not even a real ‘Famer’, he’s a ‘Farm Hand’. What’s the difference? Well on a Porn set Dave wouldn’t be the Porn Star, he’d be the fluffer!

    Ben out-[/quote:1pjzbclr]

    Ben … I personally know Dave has been frickin busy interviewing and shooting video. I have been takeing a $h1tload of pics including him doing his work. Considering your big into paddling. I don’t see you here promoting the sport with a crew from CBC. I guess your only into making the porn movies.

    My two cents :!:

    #26286
    ThomL
    Moderator

    Well, for the average boater, this worlds is quickly becoming a huge non-event. The timing (mid week) of the competition and lack of coverage is either unfortunate or indicative of freestyle organisation in general. Really, it’s a little perplexing that a sport, struggling for recognition, is holding it’s biggest event of the year mid-week. I know that Dave has nothing to do with the organisation, maybe some more in-depth reportage could counter some of the organisational weirdness.

    Some things that might help out average, non Pan-am throwing Jane and Joes follow the contest:

    1) Moves: what are people throwing? combos, BIG air, any new moves?

    2) Strategy: is the winning style likely to be go-big-or-go-home, or cautious and steady?

    3) The Wave: most folks do nothing but avoid Bussy and minBus. Why is it so amazing? What’s it take to surf a wave that size? What’s up with the rope?

    4) Personality: who are these folks? Folks on this board will know Billy’s name, but very few of the others. Age? Years boating? Sponsors? Any stories on who they are?

    5) Background: freestyle has gone the way of big-wave surfing. It is a totally different kind of boating than what most of us do, with a lifestyle that matches. Some info on the changes in the sport, hot spots, techniques….

    I think you have a good idea Dave, but some substance would go a long way to helping average boaters understand what is going on, and consequently identifying with the competitors.

    Good luck!

    #26287
    Kevin M
    Participant

    The worlds held mid week on a monster wave is the best thing that could happen to Freestyle.

    Finally the contestants are doing things that average boaters can’t do.

    This makes the sport way more enjoyable for the average boater. I’m not a big fan of watching sports on TV but I do understand the idea. If you’ve played baseball or hockey and you watch the games on TV you can appreciate the ability of the players. Anyone who has made a running diving catch in baseball knows the feeling. But watching a pro run twice as fast, jump twice as high and then recover and throw the ball in from centre field to home plate is what it is all about.

    That is what Freestyle was missing. A few years ago the events were held on features that anyone with a roll could surf. The moves were accessable to all boaters. THe average boater could not link 15 carwheels but we could link a few ends, do a loop and a wathunk. The basic feeling was that if anyone spent the whole summer off they could do well in the rodeo.

    What alienated a lot of average boaters was the attitude that we should give up our limited surf time to watch people who spend their whole year boating doing moves that we could do if we had more time on the water. Only problem was our wave time was being eaten up by the pros.

    Now we have a mid week rodeo. The videos will be on air soon for all to see. The moves are way beyond what average boaters can dream of and on a wave that most boaters are scared of. That is what a pro sport is made of. Finally this sport deserves recognition. Suggesting that a sport will lose it’s audience because the ability of the contestants is way beyond that of the viewer doesn’t make sense. Using that logic the only sports on TV would be Curling and Bowling. Get low with the camera, show the viewer how high these guys are going. Take a page from the Snowboard events and you might get non boaters interested.

    However, I agree with Thoms other points about the coverage. Give us something of interest. The Canadians going off Huge is a headline not a full story. Remember Dave, if you mess up this gig then your are back to the sidelines in one of Bens movies.

    #26288
    Jen J
    Participant

    Hey there… I went to check out the last 4 heats of the prelims yesterday. These are at least a few obsevations to give you a visual…

    I seriously had to see it to believe it, but the water was pumpin’ (unatural!) and the competitors moral went off. I was happy for them, but there was so much going on, everyone had to train in a limited amount of time and whatnot, so basically everything seemed to just happen at once. Multiple vans and boats shuttled people from the Farmhouse B&B to WT lunchspot, to the island in no time flat. The day went off without a hitch!

    Competitors on average, seemed to nail one or two moves per ride. It was humbling actually to see some of these great boaters occasionally flush off before even pulling a move. Buseater is not that forgiving, so you had to be a real fighter to pull lots of moves and hang in there. Often for no apparent reason in the middle of a good ride, a boater would just get kicked, swallowed in the seam and flushed down the toilet bowl. As always there were some insane wipeouts! When the moves went down though, they were huge- lots of air! Oooh ahh. A few of the guys had some amazing rides, pegging a variety of moves off consecutatively. So it was definately fun to be a spectator… very hard to gauge what points a ride would get though. Wicked pan ams, clean blunts etc… that people would sometimes stick for just a second and then flush off. I may be wrong but I don’t think they received any points for those, so some of the best moves going just didn’t earn. I only saw one combo move when I was there, it was I think a bread and butter on a beautiful ride by Steve Fisher.

    Anyways, with all those men competing in a condensed format, it took a while to get through. They each got a practice ride and four rides (the best two of which earned the points) took boaters a while to get organised, on the rope… waiting for the judges to score etc, it was a long day. There were cameras everywhere. With nine hours of comp yesterday alone I’m sure that everyone’s got mounds and mounds of raw footage that, once edited, will probably circulate for an annoyingly long amount of time.

    Some of the WT staff are putting in 18 hour days (trying to get them out for a drink is virtually hopeless!) and they are putting on an awsome time- great event and great parties!!! Once all is said and done, there is going to be a lot of eye candy out of this one… so hang on, and don’t displace your anger on the valley kids! Geez.

    #26289
    Bobbie
    Participant
    "Kevin M":21e6czny wrote:
    -"If competitors weren’t stoned they would have found a real job by now….."
    -"Billy, I am really looking forward to your next trick at the worlds.
    Rumour has it that it involves changing boat manufacturers while on the wave…."
    -"Ben: Is there a strike at the CBC. All this outing people must be time consuming…."
    [/quote:21e6czny]

    Ohoho! Kevin, you have not lost it… Those are pure Boaterboard classics! :lol:

    "Kevin M":21e6czny wrote:
    The worlds held mid week on a monster wave is the best thing that could happen to Freestyle. [/quote:21e6czny]

    However, no. Watching live is 1000x better than whatever….. Real fans want to be there live, and weekdays don’t allow that…..

    "ThomL":21e6czny wrote:
    Well, for the average boater, this worlds is quickly becoming a huge non-event. The timing (mid week) of the competition and lack of coverage is either unfortunate or indicative of freestyle organisation in general.[/quote:21e6czny]

    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you, Thom.

    "Kevin M":21e6czny wrote:
    The moves are way beyond what average boaters can dream of and on a wave that most boaters are scared of.[/quote:21e6czny]

    Umm… That’s a bit of a bogus statement too… I think a lot more boaters will be trying waves like Bus Eater in the near future… I mean, I ran the Oxtongue last weekend with Yuro, and I’d consider that about 10x more intense than surfing Bus Eater. It kinda surprises me how so many people have this impression that big waves are scary, but I see mediocre boaters with shaky rolls trying to float their way down class IV’s all the time… Really, and that’s pretty odd when you stop to think about it…..

    #26290
    ThomL
    Moderator
    "Jen J":3ryab527 wrote:
    and don’t displace your anger on the valley kids! Geez.[/quote:3ryab527]

    That’s not my intention at all. I seperate the hard work the organisers have done and are doing from the scheduling and lack of reporting that are keeping this event from being relevant to most boaters.

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