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Descent waves no crowds and a set comes, do you snake a friend?

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Not usually
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No
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Screw him and the horse he rode in on.
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Offline UNCLE!!

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Would you snake a friend?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2014, 08:08:09 PM »
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  • NYCWO gets snaked a lot. Bacon also. But after that, I try to keep it in the family, I.E. dropping in on my wife, or any relative I am in the water with.

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #16 on: July 19, 2014, 08:23:55 PM »
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  • Is the friend blatantly too deep ?
    Does the friend routinely blow waves / miss waves because : they ride boards way too low in volume for their skill level or fitness level ?
    Does the same friend have a peak shy attitude who routinely sits wide waiting for the " wide swingers " which in fact were not wide waves but shoulders "
    I think these all factor into the equation .

    Surfed out in central at a break with a  very competent group on Wednesday no one dropped in were peaks everywhere and no one shoulder hopped .
    At some point you are the mark and your the snake . Anyone saying elsewise is in denial .


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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #17 on: July 20, 2014, 02:59:50 AM »
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  • ^ Heeee's baaaaack! ^

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #18 on: July 22, 2014, 09:22:26 AM »
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  • NYCWO gets snaked a lot. Bacon also. But after that, I try to keep it in the family, I.E. dropping in on my wife, or any relative I am in the water with.


    Probably doesn't count as true snaking because Im asking for it, but whenever I'm surfing with the younger groms here in town, I will almost always make a point of telling them not to worry about me and go for the wave if they think they can make it. This has a double effect: it forces them to think about where they are in relation to others in the water, and even better, it will often open up a nice conversation about surf etiquette, and what snaking and dropping in are, and always being aware of the other surfers around them out in the lineup and when they are paddling back out. Occasionally I get to have the same conversation with newbs in their 30's and 40's - and when approached properly, they are extremely appreciative. Either that, or they are humoring me.  ::)
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    Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 09:56:15 AM »
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  • Video of a post barrel tackle on MSW. Can't get link to work.
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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #20 on: July 22, 2014, 01:16:37 PM »
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  • NYCWO gets snaked a lot. Bacon also. But after that, I try to keep it in the family, I.E. dropping in on my wife, or any relative I am in the water with.
    Honesty is admirable.  This thread has revealed not only snakes, but liars as well!
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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #21 on: July 22, 2014, 01:50:00 PM »
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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #22 on: July 22, 2014, 02:26:57 PM »
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  • You really need to be a special kind of a jerk to travel around the world and stuff the same local surfer three times in the same session (according to the Kiwi's post).
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #23 on: July 22, 2014, 03:07:17 PM »
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  • You really need to be a special kind of a jerk to travel around the world and stuff the same local surfer three times in the same session (according to the Kiwi's post).


    This must be some cultural thing that I will just never understand. It is real, it is often, and it seems to go against every bit of surf etiquette I have every learned.  It must just be that stuffing and snaking are part of the regular surf culture in some places, and rather than be humble when you travel, remote locations actually make certain people become more aggressive.


    In September when the water's warm and we start to get some tropical swell and some guy(s) paddle out at a spot they only surf twice a year (if that) and continue to snake, stuff, and back paddle every local surfer I can bet you $1000 bucks that they are from one of two places.

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #24 on: July 22, 2014, 03:37:07 PM »
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  • Does a flotilla of locals on longboards constitute a cultural movement? 

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #25 on: July 22, 2014, 03:52:31 PM »
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  • You really need to be a special kind of a jerk to travel around the world and stuff the same local surfer three times in the same session (according to the Kiwi's post).


    This must be some cultural thing that I will just never understand. It is real, it is often, and it seems to go against every bit of surf etiquette I have every learned.  It must just be that stuffing and snaking are part of the regular surf culture in some places, and rather than be humble when you travel, remote locations actually make certain people become more aggressive.


    In September when the water's warm and we start to get some tropical swell and some guy(s) paddle out at a spot they only surf twice a year (if that) and continue to snake, stuff, and back paddle every local surfer I can bet you $1000 bucks that they are from one of two places.

    Ohio and Kentucky?
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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #26 on: July 23, 2014, 02:56:34 PM »
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  • I heard that there is an ongoing debate over who's waves are Jake's waves.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #27 on: August 01, 2014, 05:56:09 PM »
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  • I heard that there is an ongoing debate over who's waves are Jake's waves.

    That argument is way past Moot as Jake doesn't ever surf.
    Foamies are the new black

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    Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #28 on: August 01, 2014, 06:03:19 PM »
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  • Not what I've heard. Also, about wide swingers; they exist. Especially when the guys playing  Brazilian checkers can't make it past the first Dayton Tower.
    « Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 06:11:26 PM by Crackie Onassis »
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Would you snake a friend?
    « Reply #29 on: August 01, 2014, 10:58:34 PM »
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  • Wide swingers def exist . They are usually the bigger sets a lot of the time , the " wide swinger " shoulder up is an equal phenomenon from some folks who can't be to their feet fast from behind or at the peak . It's as much of a responsibility of the deep sitter to not take off on the wide swinger as it is the guy sitting waiting for said swinger not to shoulder hop the guy on the perfect peak that doesn't have a lot of wall on it that will have a pocket and spin . Such is the dichotomy of surfing a 75 yard jetty spot