009 – Quiksilver Pro Recap with Chad Wells

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Quik Pro Recap

We’re bringing you another BONUS episode discussing the Quiksilver Pro France. David is joined by guest co-host Chad Wells to dissect the stories and drama that transpired from the event. Chad managed the surf team at Quiksilver for years, working with Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, the rest of the Quik family and spent some time in the commentary booth. David and Chad discuss Dane’s round 2 losses at the past 2 events, the inexplicatble judging of the Parko vs. Lacomare heat, Jake Patterson and Damien Fahrenfort being fired from the commentary booth, and much, much more!

Enjoy the show. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE FINAL RESULTS:
1st – Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.66
2nd – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.00

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.10 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.03
SF2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.87 def. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 12.93

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE QUARTERFINALS RESULTS:
QF1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.77 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 13.60
QF2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.00 def. John John Florence (HAW) 13.77
QF3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.37 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 11.40
QF4: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.70 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 12.00

ASP WCT TOP 5 SURFERS (Following Quiksilver Pro France);
1. Mick Fanning (AUS) 51,900 pts
2. Kelly Slater (USA) 45,900 pts
3. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 39,700 pts
4. Taj Burrow (AUS) 39,400 pts
5. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 38,950 pts

LINK TO THE HEAT ANALYZER

ARTICLE ABOUT JAMIE O’BRIEN PUNCHING RICARDO DOS SANTOS

 

3 thoughts on “009 – Quiksilver Pro Recap with Chad Wells

  1. schwalbster

    That’s a great idea! But I doubt it would ever happen. They would never want to give so much insight to the public.
    I believe this whole thing (of firing Snake and Damo over nothing) was just a knee jerk reaction by Renato Hickl to distract from criticism on himself and the real and far greater issue at hand: Poor and inconsistent judging

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  2. schwalbster

    Great episode! All the talk was spot on!

    As for the Jake and Damien incident: Ridiculous they got fired!! Shame on you ASP!
    How annoying is this constant sugar coating and this whole never say anything slightly offending, controversial or critical at the WCT events!? Just call it how it! And the commentators should have all the freedom to do that! It has to change!
    Tried to listen to it again too on the heat review and it’s gone (they’ve cut out the time between the 2 heats when they announce Joels last score) Bummer
    Ok, rant over 😉

    Another suggestion for the ASP I have is this: Give fans the options to see relevant World Rankings! What I mean by that is this: There should be a button that takes out the 2 weakest results of the total point calculation, so I can see the ranking that actually matters. There is always this talk: “Well when you take out the 2 bad results the situation is so and so” But if I want to look at that myself on their website, I would have to break out a calculator and start punching away. Move on with the times ASP!
    It would be so easy to implement and a cool feature. Just grey out the 2 weakest results, deduct them, reorder the ranking. At any given point in time of the season (or keep it deactivated for the first half of the season, as it wouldn’t make much sense.)

    Some free advise from an Application engineer ;)!

    What do you think David, email this to the ASP?

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