Game Changers – What's Your Favourite Turn Of All-Time?
By tracks | 12 September 2012
In 2009 Jordy Smith shook the foundations with this clincal Rodeo-Clown in Indonesia. Pic: Red Bull
In this month's Tracks [October] we asked the question – what's your favourite turn of all-time?
"IT ONLY TAKES THREE SECONDS TO DO A TURN, OR TO DROP IN, OR TO PULL IN. AND YET A COUPLE TIMES EACH DECADE IT IS THESE THREE SECONDS THAT CAN SUDDENLY SHAKE AND SHIFT AND REVOLUTIONISE THIS DEAL CALLED SURFING. HERE WE TAKE A LOOK, DECADE BY DECADE, AT THE TURNS THAT CHANGED SURFING FOREVER."
– Ben Mondy
[Read full feature, page 82, October Tracks]
So, what is your favourite turn of all-time?
Earlier this year Kelly Slater landed the greatest aerial in ASP competition history (?) at the Rip Curl Pro, Bell. Pic: Joli
While not a "turn" as such, MR and Shaun Tomson sharing the tube at Off The Wall was epic. Pic: Albe Falzon
In the 2009 Search event in Puerto Rico Dane Reynolds gave rail surfing a re-boot with this gem. Pic:ASP/Cestari
The late Mark Sainsbury attacked close-outs at Narrabeen in 1985 to give us the floater. PIc: Nolan