i emailed a friend of mine a link to ‘SAMPLER’ the other day to see what he thought and he texted me back that it was ‘pretty cool.’ i said ‘that doesn’t sound very enthusiastic.’ and he wrote back that it was ‘a little too b sidey for me.’ then the next day he sent a long winded explanation saying he just expected more. i wrote back ‘that text leaves me more confused than before, so your saying you were just disappointed? i don’t really care i like it… it’s b sides whatever i’m not gonna force people to watch it or pay for it so if they’re disappointed then fuck em’
man… expectations, what a stoke killer. every time you do something, the expectation is that whatever you do next has to be better. do you understand how unsustainable that is? the pressure caused by this principle has stressed me out, burned me out, i eventually cracked, hid out, dropped out, turned away… but then it get’s to a point where you’re just like ‘fuck it.’ that’s when i’ve done my best surfing. when there is a complete absence of consideration for what people expect.
so here’s SAMPLER, which is a collection of surfing i’ve done the past year that didn’t make it into ‘cluster.’ so yeah, it is ‘b sidey’ but that is not a disclaimer, i’m proud of it. every moment can’t be your best, the waves aren’t always perfect, the more you expect the more your disappointed, do what you can with what you’ve got, surfing’s an art, there’s no winner and no loser, no right or wrong way to do it, there’s a big difference between saying ‘fuck it’ and genuinely feeling it, and as much as i wish it did, writing it on my boards doesn’t really make me feel it, and i have to say that for the most part, while filming the past year, i was aware that i was one of the oldest guys in the movie with a reputation to defend, and that is not the right frame of mind to surf your best. or feel your best, or be yourself… but seriously… fuck it, forget what your sponsors expect, what viewers expect, expect nothing, do your best, clear your mind, be present, turn off, tune out, drop in.
or as ethan fowler says it ‘do what you want, do it well, or, if you don’t want to do it well, don’t do it well, just do it how you do it, and that shit shines through a thousand times brighter’
for the prime cuts visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/cluster/id969060730
ozzy tarantino made this edit for slow dance,,, i think for bonus stuff or something.. not sure if it’s out there on internet or not but ~ C H EK IT O U T
vibing on some surfing from times past ~rad time in surfboard design.damn i wish pottz would quit calling miguel pupo ‘the brazilian gerry lopez.’ speaking of pottz ~ the bottom turn at 6:10 OMGdave stansfield! epic contest footage from 1989. i believe pottz went on to win the world title this year? or i think he won in 1990 so the next year, but either way, cool to compare to where the comps are at today.
‘THIS IS DANE REYNOLDS’ is part of a documentary series by french action sports lifestyle mag Desilusion. they call it a documentary but it’s more conceptual than that (moping around the north shore getting introspective about my surf career isn’t really what i do, if you know what i mean<(‘o’<)) if you look through the archives (what a list!) you’ll see the pattern i’m talking about… but regardless it’s a cool series, and i’m honored to have been selected as part of it. CHEK it OUt i’m gonna post some of the other vids out of the series below —–> (leaving out trouble andrews cause that dude seems like a kookK) (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥
too early to reference the 00′s? dunno but the limp bizkit part is amazing and so is andrew’s surfing. super raw and weird.aha, and the 90′s are so hot right now. i hate the title but the surfing is some of the gnarliest shit i’ve ever seen. sorta polar opposite to andrew’s, just pure physical ability, super athletic. both these parts make me amped to go tear the shit out of some waves… still waiting on a sore knee.
oh, and i’ve been backing up and organizing the catacombs of mini’s hard drives, an arduous job, and watching old videos, and wanted to repost some that didn’t make it to the new site when we renovated it a few years ago – here they are- i think they aged well for web clips.this one was never released… trying an mtf at the queenanother one session one – feeling silly on valentines dayoh shit! i’ll take it waaayyy back to another one sessioner ok enough for now
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dillon perilllo and morgan maassen just released this pretty sweet 7 minute and something webclip. i’ve watched it 3 times already, i dig dillon’s surfing and some nice visuals from morgie, C H E K it O U T and get S T O K E D.
omg this shit is hilarious. this was back when michael crawley was running the show at quiksilver. he bought me some coachella tickets and i was like ‘ohhh great ok so i guess we’re going to coachella’ and granted we had fun, saw some bands play from 1/2 mile away and cooked in the beer garden, watched lots of kids on drugs acting a fool, and australians! australians love drugs and music festivals and dressing like native americans. i swear it was 2/3rd’s australians. but crawley’s motivations were clear 1. party 2. product shoot. so since partying took up most of the weekend, we stopped on the way home to shoot product stuff… windmills look cool! perfect! snap a few pics shoot a roll of super 8 bam new quiksilver campaign.
then on the backend, i wanted to use this short instrumental from the band MAN MAN, but quik didn’t want to pay for rights so they had someone engineer a similar song just off the copyright infringement rule, but it sucked so last minute i recorded a riff i made up on the guitar in garage band and had courtney say the lines like ‘style’ ‘comfort’ ‘confidence’ ‘physical attraction’ and my favorites ~ ‘like the runway’ and ‘embrace your spirit, cover your legs’ then added the ‘epic diva’ effect to her voice and turned it in.
it was up on the quiksilver site for like 2 days and i think they played it like once at the quiksilver new york event. so i don’t think it was received very well internally. but i still think it’s pretty hilarious.
on another note, i’ve been working closely with the new crew over there and it’s pretty exciting what’s going on. everybody was pretty devastated about losing kelly, but also see it as an opportunity to make some big changes and redirect the brand. rebirth. next episode. new dimension. and the way that they’re paying homage to the past but looking forward is refreshing and looking super dope.
some NEW SHIT from marine layer to keep the stoke alive! it’s mostly b sides from loaded, not many people know, but i tore my mcl 6 wks ago today, and the dr gave me 6-8 wks recovery time, so ‘FEED’ is a celebration of sorts, cause yeah, you’ll be seeing me on the slopes pretty damn soon. oh yeah, and also, there’s a small cameo from now deane. he came and stayed at my house for a few days in jan. rad. check the video in the player at the top of the page.
jason blanchard, principle filmer for marine layer productions, put together this retrospective compilation of his favorite waves he’s filmed. august 2011 to current. from trips for dear suburbia and assorted marine layer productions projects. CHEK it OUT