Wayne L of Lorne says he likes to get tubed and doesn't care so much for the barrel these days. I love getting tubed and barrelled, but when is a barrel no longer a tube?
Don't think Wayne said he 'likes' to get tubed, Shirky. The quote went thus:
"I’m that age where I don’t get barrels, I get tubes."
Guess he meant barrels were deeper but was more a statement of dwindling peformance.
Big burley barrel compared to tiny twitchy tube.
Being of a little younger vintage than MrL ( but still an old bastard), I believe he is referring to the emergence of the term Barrel as being a later description in surf slang of 'getting tubed' or of a 'tubing' wave being observed. I clearly remember the newer term overtaking the old, particularly influenced by our NSW brethren, and TRACKS (R) magazine.
"Getting tubed" reminds me of the "hanging five" era. Now it's "shacked" and "pitted" and of course "barrelled" though one could argue getting barrelled at the local beachy isn't the same as a long tube ride over reef?
Maybe Lynchy is talking about his inclination to ride Indo more these days?
What this guy says...
Ride the barrel and get pitted.
WOW! I wanna surf at Huntington with that dude.
here's the follow up
in the guys defence , he was describing " the wedge " . which if you've seen the video's you'd have to be pretty committed to hit up on a stand up .....
as for WL i totally reckon he was talking of the intencity of the waves he's comfortable on compared to some of the waterbased wrecking balls that he used to thread .
in these parts a barrel is solid whatever length as in wide like a barrel and a tube well we all know they are long and thin . pit is deep . cave is ultimate . shack is a tempory home " fleeting " . perhaps slab is the new term for where barrels became old hat .
regardless i'm sure this has all been discussed awhile bcak in another thread . stu any chance linking them ?
Thats "Poopies"i think. he is on a lot of JOB's vids now. Funny bastard.
Someone on these forums was saying barrels are solid overhead rather than below headhigh.
One guy at a beachie here was trying to act all macho saying that to me. Yet id rather say a barrel is its width and thickness of lip,doubles ups etc rather than height.
Ie shark island versus sandon point. sandon point at 4 foot doesnt really "barrel" shark island at 2-3 foot is a barrel.