Ahead of the times

Christian Fletcher's big criticism on aerial surfing is that it doesn't keep in the tradition of the fathers of flight, skateboarders. He contends that you'd never see any self-respecting skater double-grab as they hover above the coping, that they'd get laughed right out of the pool. Over 20 years after Christian started punting, grabs like slobs and stalefishes are finally in vogue. But as you can see by this early '90s method, he's always been a little ahead of the times.

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Repost from The Surfers Journal. Photo by Tom Servais.

 

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