Submitted by stunet on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:39
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.
Then hit 'Private' - ooh la la
Enter 'Swellnet', and finally enter our impossible-to-crack password, 'netswell'.
And you're in!
Just don't pick Gabby if you feel that way.
I have Mikey and not Gab so I'm pretty happy :)
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.
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?
Did the rest of your team surf?
I think if you picked Kelly, then your alternate would get the gig.
at what point are you meant to take JJF out of your team but hahah
Got 3 big hitters left, 1 will go when they battle each other. Big day!
Got just one surfer left in the eight. Worst contest result ever.
Now I know how John John Florence feels.
Do you get to claim the board if you win Stu ?
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
3 still alive. All could make it through.
So who's got any surfers left...?
I have Ace left in this. And I have Ace and Griffin in the WSL one.
Yep got the big Griff
Lost Big O then Filipe then M Rod
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.
Well done Ben, as for Stu...
Is South, Southey?
no lostdoggy grm
Slater out...February in.
Ha...that just triggered this thought...
Pierce off Jack, Gibbs on
What'd you say?
Aussie comedy gold :-)
Can you not join clubs after first event is over?
Can't find clubs on the site.
Rack 'em up, fellas. Pick a whole new team or hold onto your Quik Pro failures at your own peril.
Comp starts tomoz.
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
I'm not used to this 'backing another surfer' biz. If it was me doing the surfing it'd be a whole different outcome.
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.....
Does the team selection close when the event waiting period kicks off, or when they run it?
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."
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.
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.
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.
Yeah same! I had a few go up and thought it would increase my salary cap. Isn't that the idea.
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.
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.
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..
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....
How are the prices determined? Obviously ranking, but are there other factors put into play such as their style vs wave type?
I think just purely on ranking initially and then performance there on each event.
I'm led to believe there's some smoke and mirrors involved and a Chinese abacus...
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.
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.
does everyone have a full stable? I'm wondering to sacrifice a spot for a better surfer?
I did that last event, but this event have a full stable.
I've never even thought about going in a player short.
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. :/
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.
Been totally smoked- got nobody left in the quarters.
It's all downhill from here.
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.