Watch: Twig Baker // One more time with feeling

Stu Nettle
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Time and repetition haven't lessened the impact of Twig's brutal Mav's wipeout from January.

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Clivus Multrum Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 10:54am

Heavy

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zenagain Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 2:27pm

Jesus.

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jaunkemps Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 7:15pm

That turbulence shot was scary, to add what's that guy doing on the inside at 3.36, why would you be in there to pick off the inside ones, no way dude........

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GeorgeR Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 9:01am

Was thinking the same thing

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stunet Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 1:33pm

He was sitting deep, maybe to also look for the chip shot entry that Twig was looking for, ot perhaps looking for lefts?

He also appears in the drone footage at 1:36, visible on the wave afterwards.

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views from the ... Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 7:16pm

Enjoyed that.
How was some of the waves behind

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Fatso Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 7:58pm

He tried to stand it up on the landing...Nutjob....but has my respect (if not understanding)

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billythekid Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 8:00pm

Just wondering why main pack was so far off where he caught the wave? Was he super deep or are they all shoulder hoppers or what?

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udo Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 8:14pm

Billy have a watch of Pete Mels Bomb - Its a spot further out and deeper in where they wait and they can get a little chip in before the Bowl-unfortunately Twig didnt make his..

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Jamyardy Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 9:57pm

Spot on Udo, looks like Twig took off on the bowl. If he had of been a bit deeper, he may have made the drop, but coming out of the barrel would have been more challenging.

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billythekid Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 7:48am

cheers Udo. Unbelievable timing and read. That's why tow in just doesn't rate for me.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 8:31pm

Under for about 20 seconds on the first one and 13 on the second wave.
So he didn’t pull his vest?
Fuck so it was probably just his leggie still attached to his board keeping him close to the surface. If that snapped who knows what would of happened..

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dazzler Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 7:17am

I was thinking it’s a good add for the leggie as it didn’t break. Certainly not an eBay special.

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dazzler Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 7:17am

I was thinking it’s a good add for the leggie as it didn’t break. Certainly not an eBay special.

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udo Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 9:19am

Ski on the right of screen @ 7: 50 has a pickup onboard as well.

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udo Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 8:43pm
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Remigogo Sunday, 18 Apr 2021 at 9:35pm

That is.. the most interesting wipeout clip I have ever seen... hands down!

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freeride76 Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 9:21am

wonder what the death count would be without skis and vests?

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Jamyardy Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 11:08am

Puts a bit of perspective on Jeff Clark, surfing mavs what, ten years maybe more, solo, without ski, probably without vest (don't think they were around in the early days), no one in the line up to help if needed, and probably not even any spectators.

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Ben Harding Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 10:03am

Vlogging crew need to settle with their video headline/leads. Pretty cringe.

Twiggy could have posted "20ft at 20s, Mavs airdrop," and it would have hit them feels a whole lot harder.

Crazy shit. Don't know how humans survive the underwater trauma. They must be super flexible/contortionist's.

Getting rinsed on a long period 4/5/6ft swell is fucked up enough.

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Bob Sacamano Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 1:20pm

That would be scary shit to see in the water.

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stunet Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 1:36pm

For mine, the most impressive thing is Twig's compsoure both immediately afterwards when he's on the back of the ski when you'd expect the adrenaline to be pumping, and then later in the day when the reality of what happened has had time to sink in.

In each instance he's completely calm and present.

I'd be punching holes in the air straight afterwards and then go and stare at a wall for a few hours.

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simba Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 3:04pm

could have been deeper and back doored that section.................

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rooftop Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 7:27pm

Anyone can hold their breath for 20 seconds but that's like sprinting for 100m first, then trying to hold your breath while a UFC fighter slaps you in the side of the head and throws you around the ring.

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stunet Monday, 19 Apr 2021 at 7:30pm

...and all the anxiety that comes with thinking you're not going to hit the surface before the next wave rolls by and it starts all over again. 

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t-diddy Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021 at 12:49pm

looks like a bit of fun, especially after a night of binge drinking

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021 at 4:32pm

twiggy the heat seeker. Doing it right