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Old 07-30-2007, 12:40 AM
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Re: Artist defends surfing sculpture amid criticism

Originally Posted by Limpet
The politicians that paid for the art said it was a beginner surfer, not the artist. The artist is saying the surfer is doing a floater, which is a fairly technical move not accessable to someone without years of experience.
the floater would have to be one of the more technically difficult
moves in an experienced surfers repertoire
it requires the surfer to produce enough speed and momentum
on the face of a wave to be able to continue riding over the top of the breaking section .

I'm still not convinced that such a sublime frozen moment can be captured
by plonking a bodycast on a board
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