A long run competition between JJF and Medina is probably the most precious commodity this recreation owns, and they look like completely clueless about that whilst they seek for feel-good schmaltz…
I were given to confess, I don’t truly get it: The Medina hate; but it surely’s an actual factor and after a rather subdued 12 months the place his browsing looked as if it would close down the haters it’s again in complete power.
At the second-last version of The Grit, Chas and podcaster David Lee Scales laid down the parameters of the case towards Medina submit Precedence-Gate. I’m paraphrasing however the gist of the phrase salad ran one thing like : Egregious, little complain, entitled dick, any such dick, “dangerous” dangerous man, an affront to the wonderful thing about browsing….and many others and many others. Lee Scales used to be so incensed he posited a hypothetical Brazilian surf fan and may no longer believe being of their place the place they needed to protect Medina.
Andy Irons used to be the final true dangerous man, a man who increased the center duration of Slater’s profession, when he used to be in his high to the standing of a hallowed floor by no means noticed earlier than or since. Mythologising since his dying in large part overlooks the villain position Irons took on with such gusto, but it surely’s brilliantly captured in Jack McCoy’s 2005 Blue Horizon. In keeping with Derek Hynd who labored at the movie with McCoy, the general edit used to be considerably weaker with maximum of Iron’s incendiary observation reduce out at Billabongs’ request, which he noticed as a dying blow to Iron’s aggressive aggression.
I will have to like a swing at that.
Medina is what this so regularly lame and limp-dicked* recreation wishes, and has at all times wanted and so hardly ever will get. A nasty man, a depressing prince, a villain.
Andy Irons used to be the final true dangerous man, a man who increased the center duration of Slater’s profession, when he used to be in his high to the standing of a hallowed floor by no means noticed earlier than or since. Mythologising since his dying in large part overlooks the villain position Irons took on with such gusto, but it surely’s brilliantly captured in Jack McCoy’s 2004 Blue Horizon. In keeping with Derek Hynd who labored at the movie with McCoy, the general edit used to be considerably weaker with maximum of Iron’s incendiary observation reduce out at Billabongs’ request, which he noticed as a dying blow to Iron’s aggressive aggression.
With a bit of luck, there’ll no such emasculation of Medina’s aggro.
Indicators are nice.
The refusal to bow down after the concern fuck-up with Ibelli is encouraging. “Not anything is extra deceitful,” mentioned Mr Darcy in Jane Eyre’s Satisfaction and Prejudice, “than the semblance of humility. It’s regularly most effective carelessness of opinion, and every so often an oblique boast”.
I believe we will agree Floor 0 for the substantive problems with intense dislike for Gabby started in 2012, a 12 months after he got here on Excursion when, as an eighteen-year-old he, misplaced a last to Julian Wilson that the majority idea he had received. Together with in fact, Gabby and a big circle of relatives entourage headed up through stepfather Charlie Medina. Charlie threw some plastic chairs round, Gabe burst into tears and walked off the degree leaving Jules to douse himself in champagne. The western surf media tutt tutted and the die used to be solid.
Who ain’t had a bit cry when issues didn’t prove rosy? I ran over our puppy parrot and when telling the children sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. I’ve were given circle of relatives who every so often get a bit out of hand, some Sicilian Uncles who like a drink and get slap glad now and again.
Why will have to we cling that towards the child? Isn’t that poisonous masculinity?
The Australian target audience took a miles more potent dislike to Medina in 2014 when he defeated Parko in a golden past due afternoon gentle Ultimate at Snapper. Parko went deep at the back of the rock and were given tubed, with out a lot else, whilst Gabby sat down the road and throttled the segment into Little Marley with repeated energy stabs.
Time has been kinder to Gabe than Parko if one evaluations the photos, however the Australian target audience felt he wasn’t doing it proper and used to be by some means disrespecting the Snapper rocks native.
It used to be later that 12 months, August to be exact, once I fell in love with the Medina manner. Quarter-finals at Chopes. Very best six-to-ten-foot surf and he paddled Andino virtually across the Island. Then paddled again to the line-up, then again deep once more.
Andino sensed the competitive tactic may no longer cross unanswered and adopted him like a pet.
“We need to see browsing,” mentioned Occy, at the back of the wood table with Ronnie and Strider.
Then Gabe lightly delivered. Experience after trip. How may you get a greater dangerous man than that? Andino nonetheless hasn’t recovered.
A nasty man who delivers at the browsing. No one catches extra waves than Medina in a warmth. He can put his highest numbers up any place. First two waves, heart two, first and final, or proper at the buzzer.
Nobody has stepped forward talent set extra within the final 5 years than Medina.
He took his bottom tuberiding from competent to other-worldly, making Backdoor his complain in some way no different goofyfooter has controlled, successfully getting rid of an insane aggressive benefit to naturalfooters on the 12 months finish decider.
He pushes the prohibit on contesting a wave, and sportsmanship positive, however he’s by no means stingy on turning in motion.
UFC commentator Chael Sonnen mentioned he used to be “large on sportsmanship when training children” however that during professional athletics, he used to be referencing UFC fights however the comparability with professional surfers is apt,“It’s other. There doesn’t need to be this infantile side to it. You’ll have emotion. It’s private”.
Gabby makes it private. Or no less than appear private.
A long way because the talent set is going, and the “wonderful thing about browsing” there’s something uncooked, brutal and unconstrained in Medina’s browsing. From Pipe final 12 months, Chopes, Bells, J-Bay, even Surf Ranch, it’s on the subject of overall dominance. Just one man within the roster who can fit it, by itself phrases and he’s been sitting out with a busted knee since Brazil.
The chance of long run competition between JJF and Medina is probably the most precious commodity this recreation owns, and they look like completely clueless about that whilst they seek for really feel nice schmaltz that nobody provides a fuck about.
A “dangerous” dangerous man? As in he doesn’t play the position smartly?
2015 Snapper spherical 3 towards Glen Corridor. International Name defence will get derailed through a Medina interference.
Medina within the presser threatens Micro.
“He tells me to fuck off and I’ll ……”
Pete Mel pulls the mike away.
I believe he mentioned, “Fuck him up”.
He ain’t the “dangerous” dangerous man.
It’s the WSL that has completed their degree highest to neuter the man.
Come Pipe, I’m hoping, praying, that man, my man, comes walking down that cushy Hawaiian sand like a prize chicken and demolishes all comers, together with the haters.
*Euphemism for sexual equipment of all genders.