Just three things I want
- World Peace
- Universal Health Care
- Good video of what you can really do with a mat
RK's clip from Hydrodymamica of Mark Thomson has finally given mat riders everywhere something to look at, study and cheer about.
Finally got some good footage of a great rider on a nice wave!
I've seen still shots of this session for a while but the video is just fantastic.
The clip shows Thomson just flying as he winds his way thru some nice right handers.
The backdoor tube ride is my personal favorite but it's really the subtle mat handling that starts to standout the more you watch it.
Some of you may remember Thomson from Ken McKnight's article Matafesto - The Delicate Wind . There are some still shots included in that piece could have been frame grabs from the same day. (Check page 5 of Matafesto)
Some things to think about as you watch the video
This is Mark Thomson surfing his mat five years ago.
Mats and mat surfing, like Mr. Thomson, are constantly evolving.
Makes me wonder what's he's up to right now.
But for now, this clip gives us all something to aspire to.