Shoulder claims

vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blot... started the topic in Friday, 5 Feb 2016 at 12:57pm

Am I the only one who thinks the morons with their arms raised in the foreground of just about every wide shot of a fella in the tube should get over it and stop ruining the shot by trying to draw attention to themselves?

Today's swellnet cover is a nice example and the knob on the shoulder even found a new way to get himself in the picture when he wasn't man enough to swing around for the late takeoff on the short sharp right. It's not about you, dickhead, it's about the fella getting pitted. Stop trying to remind us you're there when we're just interested in the bloke with the cojones to take off behind the peak, you attention seeking twat.

stunet's picture
stunet's picture
stunet commented Friday, 5 Feb 2016 at 4:53pm

Ha ha ha...reminds me of the story when Matt Hoy hooted someone at Caves back in the day.

"We don't hoot around here," said the local enforcer. "It's distracting."

Rabbits68's picture
Rabbits68's picture
Rabbits68 commented Friday, 5 Feb 2016 at 5:29pm

Yep. Whatever you do whilst in the surf, don't celebrate surfing (or life in general for that matter) in any way shape or form that can be noticed by your fellow surfers. Stay cool & do as your told by society.........

Crystal Clear

AndyM's picture
AndyM's picture
AndyM commented Friday, 5 Feb 2016 at 5:37pm

How many times has a standard or even slightly tense surf been totally transformed by a smile/friendly word/positive gesture from someone?
I loathe all these too-cool-for-school scowlers.

vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 9:34am

Here we go again today.

Notice me! Notice me! I wanna be in the shot too!

Piss off and let the young fella have the glory of his sweet bottom turn without you trying to draw attention to yourself way out there on the shoulder.

goofyfoot's picture
goofyfoot's picture
goofyfoot commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 9:41am

Pretty sure he's just stoked his mate is about to slotted

vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 10:06am

shoulder claims are the most contrived bit of look-at-me bullshit. It's a pose for the camera not for his mate.

stunet's picture
stunet's picture
stunet commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 10:26am

vascectomy-blottmouth wrote: shoulder claims are the most contrived bit of look-at-me bullshit. It's a pose for the camera not for his mate.

Ha ha ha...what an angry koala!

I'm guilty of shoulder claims while hooting a mate, and I've done them when there hasn't even been a cameraman around.

lostdoggy's picture
lostdoggy's picture
lostdoggy commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 10:47am

I got hooted ( or shoulder claimed) on a sucky waist high screamer at the pass the other day. Felt good.

vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 11:09am

Did he sit there on his board, stationary, right in your line of sight, with his arms in the air like a chump just begging for you to notice him? Just like this charlatan stu nettle boasts of doing?

No wonder this site is filled with those kinds of photos!

lostdoggy's picture
lostdoggy's picture
lostdoggy commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 11:19am

Try not to overthink it.

stunet's picture
stunet's picture
stunet commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 12:24pm
Charlatan? Harrumph...I'm nothing of the kind. People know exactly what to expect from me. When I'm in a barrel everybody should hoot and wave at me. I demand nothing less.
zenagain's picture
zenagain's picture
zenagain commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 12:33pm

Yeeeeew!

:)

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

fraser-gordon's picture
fraser-gordon's picture
fraser-gordon commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 1:34pm

Is it a tiny grom dropping in or is the guy on the shoulder "One big bastard"?

vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blot... commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 9:03pm

Very well, I withdraw the epithet and offer the shoulder claiming committee.

Eugene Green's picture
Eugene Green's picture
Eugene Green commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 9:43pm

Claiming, hooting, arms on the roof, soul arch, look back, look down, look up, etc, etc: cameras or not:
all GOOD!
enjoy

penmister's picture
penmister's picture
penmister commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 10:51pm

Hoots on the shoulder.i can only imagine the hoot feeling on the inside making the shoulder hoot....

vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blottmouth's picture
vascectomy-blot... commented Friday, 22 Apr 2016 at 8:45am

Nice one Mr Nettle... shoulder claims 'nulla style?

stunet's picture
stunet's picture
stunet commented Friday, 22 Apr 2016 at 9:30am

Ha...yep, shoulder claims taken literally.