Swellnet Fantasy Surfer League

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stunet started the topic in Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 3:39pm

If anyone is interested, we're starting up a Swellnet Fantasy Surfer league.

Why gamble on cryptocurrencies when you can save money and have fun speculating on pro surfing!

Money? Nah, but there's more than dollars at stake - your reputation. Gotta be worth more than a Bitcoin.

Anyone is welcome. Just click on the Fanstary Surfer website

Log in (if you've played before) or join - it only takes a second.

Hit 'Clubs'

Then hit 'Private' - ooh la la

Enter 'Swellnet', and finally enter our impossible-to-crack password, 'netswell'.

And you're in!

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 3:20pm

Just don't pick Gabby if you feel that way.
I have Mikey and not Gab so I'm pretty happy :)

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 at 9:13pm

Me too, I'm down to three surfers and two of them are competing against each other in the Quarters.

For my first go at fantasy surfer, I have to say it's pretty fun.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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simba commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 5:43am

i dont get whats the deal with the alternate surfer,in my case i chose Mikey Wright but had a line struck thru him at the start ?anyone know why?

simba

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 6:09am

Did the rest of your team surf?
I think if you picked Kelly, then your alternate would get the gig.

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Nick Bone commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 7:26am

at what point are you meant to take JJF out of your team but hahah

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Craig commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 8:48am

Got 3 big hitters left, 1 will go when they battle each other. Big day!

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stunet commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 8:57am

Got just one surfer left in the eight. Worst contest result ever.

Now I know how John John Florence feels.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 9:13am

Do you get to claim the board if you win Stu ?

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stunet commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 9:16am

No fine print to say I can't, but after the results from this comp I doubt I'll be bringing it home.

Still, I'm just having fun out there, taking it one heat at a time etc etc

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Fleazool commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 9:24am

3 still alive. All could make it through.
Bring it.

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stunet commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 12:50pm

So who's got any surfers left...?

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 1:01pm

I have Ace left in this. And I have Ace and Griffin in the WSL one.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 1:04pm

Yep got the big Griff

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grm commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 2:21pm

Julian

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crg commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 2:27pm

0/3
Lost Big O then Filipe then M Rod
Boom

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thermalben commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 6:31pm

Holy shit! First time I’ve ever played any kind of fantasy sports league, and I’m coming second in the Men’s and fourth in the Women’s. Don’t know how I fluked that.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 6:37pm

Well done Ben, as for Stu...

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 7:01pm

Is South, Southey?

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grm commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 7:38pm

no lostdoggy grm

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 at 9:02pm

Good job.

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grm commented Friday, 16 Mar 2018 at 2:12pm

beginners luck

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stunet commented Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 at 11:12am

Slater out...February in.

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crg commented Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 at 1:03pm

Ha...that just triggered this thought...

Pierce off Jack, Gibbs on
What'd you say?

Aussie comedy gold :-)

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Cacadajy commented Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 at 2:03pm

Can you not join clubs after first event is over?
Can't find clubs on the site.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 4:32pm

Rack 'em up, fellas. Pick a whole new team or hold onto your Quik Pro failures at your own peril.

Comp starts tomoz.

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simba commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 5:34pm

got mine racked up but with the amount of money to spend on em ,cant have more than one big boy so gotta weigh up whose got a chance.......what am i saying almost came last in the quick event ....almost .......eh Stu

simba

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stunet commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 5:55pm

I'm not used to this 'backing another surfer' biz. If it was me doing the surfing it'd be a whole different outcome.

Eh?

Eh?

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simba commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 6:33pm

well,you would have a better out come than if i was doing the surfing that's for sure........got a feeling that this fantasy surfer thing might be a bit harder than i first thought.....

simba

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Craig commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 7:16pm

Does the team selection close when the event waiting period kicks off, or when they run it?

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crg commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 7:41pm

Says this in the info tab...

"All trading will be closed at the start of the first heat and open again at the end of that event. In other words, trading is disabled when the actual event is being contested."

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Craig commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 8:12pm

Cheers, there's a time countdown on the site also though that indicates it will be closed at 12am tonight. Have my team ready to go in any case.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 9:56pm

I reckon I've put together a pretty solid team with my budget and also betting on a couple of unknown quantities. I've only got one goofy but it aint Medina.

Fucker will probably end up winning it though.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 at 10:18pm

I don't like that if your player goes up in value you don't get to sell him at the higher price. You only get to keep him at the cheaper price.
E.g. I had Ace at 6k from the first event and his price has gone up to 7k. If I trade him in I only get the 6k back.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 5:34am

Yeah same! I had a few go up and thought it would increase my salary cap. Isn't that the idea.

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upnorth commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 7:13am

Don't get it, few of mine went up in value but then I had more available to spend. Eh? Thought if your team was worth more you'd have less to play with.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 7:36am

Ah, I see the surfers cost changes depending on performance, but if you have them in your team already, then they remain the same price.

If you swap them out you have to buy them back in at that more expensive price. So it looks like it favours getting someone cheaper who goes up in value and becomes harder for other players to fit in their team as the price goes up.

A little different to a changing salary cap which to me is easier to make sense of.

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Craig commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 7:40am

So right now Ace, Owen and Filipe have gone up, so I'll keep them in and anyone picking the same team right now wouldn't be able to afford them..

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simba commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 8:05am

I didnt go in the girls last time but having a go this event but its even harder price wise ,cant buy who i want cause wont have enough money..so went a bit lower to fill the spots....

simba

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 9:41am

How are the prices determined? Obviously ranking, but are there other factors put into play such as their style vs wave type?

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Craig commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 9:51am

I think just purely on ranking initially and then performance there on each event.

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crg commented Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 at 1:14pm

I'm led to believe there's some smoke and mirrors involved and a Chinese abacus...

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donweather commented Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 at 3:44pm

I actually like this system Craig. It rewards you big time as the year goes on if you take a punt early on and get a guy who jumps up the rankings very quickly.

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zenagain commented Friday, 30 Mar 2018 at 1:21am

In honour of Mick, the whole Ripcurl team will be rockin' the black Ripcurl sticker for the Bells contest as a once off (supposedly) homage to Mick.

I neglected Mick as a fantasy surfer pick, can't bring myself to select Medina on principle and Wilko?

I'm hoping Connor Coffin brings home the bacon.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Nick Bone commented Friday, 30 Mar 2018 at 7:33am

does everyone have a full stable? I'm wondering to sacrifice a spot for a better surfer?

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Craig commented Friday, 30 Mar 2018 at 8:16am

I did that last event, but this event have a full stable.

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lostdoggy commented Friday, 30 Mar 2018 at 11:46am

I've never even thought about going in a player short.

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crg commented Saturday, 31 Mar 2018 at 7:59pm

The third round seeding kills me again. Thought I was looking good getting all 8 surfers through to Rd 3 until I saw the heat draw. 6 of 8 surfing against each other. :/

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stunet commented Tuesday, 3 Apr 2018 at 10:00am

Six surfers left after Round 3, which is about six more surfers than I had at this stage of the Quik Pro.

Rd 4 is gonna be a massacre for me though.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 3 Apr 2018 at 6:29pm

Been totally smoked- got nobody left in the quarters.

It's all downhill from here.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 3 Apr 2018 at 6:37pm

I just have Gabby left.
Yeh, arg. I would like it if it was like a tennis draw. The seeding happens in Rd 1 and you can play out the scenarios yourself from there.