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Red Bull Decades ep six: Surfboards of The Future

Welcome back to Red Bull Decades. This series, based on some of the world’s best surfers riding some of the most iconic boards in surfing history, has so far seen Kolohe Andino, Julian Wilson, Ian Walsh and Jamie O’Brien riding a Greg Noll Elephant Gun, a Gerry Lopez Pipeline Gun, a Glenn Pang x Martin Potter Town and Country Twin Fin, the Channel Islands x Kelly Slater 6’1″, shaped by Al Merrick, and a Mayhem Hydro-Flex Rocket. While the series is based around iconic and historic boards, there’s also a futuristic element, as we see in this episode, which features three boards shaped by Meyerhoffer, Thompson and Cole. The designs are funky, but as Al Merrick says, we’re just not used to things that look like that. And as Jules shows, y’don’t wanna judge a book by its cover…

Watch episode one, here.
Watch episode two, here.
Watch episode three, here.
Watch episode four, here.
Watch episode five, here.
  • havin it

    this one rivals episode 1! Such a sick series.

  • zbah

    Julian actually is good enough to ride an ironing board. He proved it.

  • HeyZeus

    What the fuck is going on at 4.45? Kolohe doesn’t get barreled and somehow that’s a clip? Overall some pretty horrendous surfing going down in this episode.

  • SRC

    “I think Julian Wilson summed it up the best”…. first time that’s ever been said. go Jules, almost ready for fifth grade.

  • ASP Judge

    Stu Kennedy has been ripping on the tomo boards for a while, even competed in a few comps on them.
    Not saying they’re for everyone, but they sure look fun.

    • Golden Power Ranger

      Stuey will never make the tour. Hopefully Rip Curl drops him soon so the kook can get a taste of 9 to 5

      • ASP Judge

        on the ball mate. he’s already been dropped.

        • Golden Power Ranger

          Awesome. I”m not sure if even Fox would give him a look in. lol.

  • ASP Judge

    Stu Kennedy has been ripping on the tomo boards for a while, even competed in a few comps on them.
    Not saying they’re for everyone, but they sure look fun.

  • ASP Judge

    Not sure what the future of surfing will bring, but one thing is certain.. chris cote will be unemployed.

  • ASP Judge

    Not sure what the future of surfing will bring, but one thing is certain.. chris cote will be unemployed.

    • kepler

      ahaha he is suck a kook..

    • James B

      Thanks god i´m not the only one to be critical about Cris Cote. That guy doesn´t even surf!!! What is he doing there????

      • Eddie Rothman

        and we think the same of you james

        • Golden Power Ranger

          I bet the real Eddie Rothman would be screaming if he knew you where using him as your Avatar. Lucky he’s illiterate and can’t use a computer.

      • http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lposz3cocr1qep8ay.gif gannysesh
        • sadcunt

          haha he actually surfs alright for a fat cunt!

          • http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lposz3cocr1qep8ay.gif gannysesh

            Ha, yeah. I have to admit I was pretty shocked.

        • kepler

          holy shit not bad..

      • Golden Power Ranger

        What are you doing here?
        Stinking it up big time you are buddy.
        I thought I made it quite clear your not welcome here.
        Go to the Fluir website where people will understand you.

        • James B

          I really love my fans worldwide! Thanks for following me, buddy!

          • Golden Power Ranger

            You must have really enjoyed watching pretty boy Julia in this episode. I know how much you love Aussie men. It’s really sad you can’t admit your gayness to yourself Stinkbug.

    • Golden Power Ranger

      YES….. YES……………..That is just simply the most amazing comment I’ve read on STAB forums ever!!!!
      Only you got one thing wrong! He will be employed by either E-News, TMZ or some cheesy reality show. He does cheesy really well! It just doesn’t fit surfing. His style is suitable for a gossipy overweight housewife or gen y airhead. Not for the surfing community.

  • ASP Judge

    i dont know what’s uglier.. the Meyerhoffer or chris cote’s get up.
    Some kook in a Camo t-shirt and coke bottle glasses trying to tell me how to surf? no thanks.

    • Golden Power Ranger

      He is a real kookote

  • ASP Judge

    i dont know what’s uglier.. the Meyerhoffer or chris cote’s get up.
    Some kook in a Camo t-shirt and coke bottle glasses trying to tell me how to surf? no thanks.

  • Neym

    None of the dudes in any of these clips look very psyched riding any of these boards haha. it all looks staged and awkward.

    • Golden Power Ranger

      That’s because they had to deal with Cote. Wouldn’t you be awkward around that lil spydey

  • kepler

    These looks like kiteboards if this is the “future”.. please stop it.

  • Nh

    I look forward to picking one these boards up at costco next year.

  • ThatDank

    Julian was ripping that Tomo

  • Wilson

    In the opening picture, what board is that guy riding? It almost looks like a wakeboard

  • killcote

    chris cote is such a cunt. i can smell the penis on his breathe from here. why is he still in the industry now that transworld is gone. hes a flaming closet homo

    • Golden Power Ranger

      Isn’t he that popular guy kooCote

  • Domoooooo

    Cool series. I hope Redbull do more like this. Pity the waves were not better but great idea. Now lets see Jamie or Ian ride the gerry and greg knoll at huge pipe.

  • gdfh

    hahahah Julia was too much of a baby to ride the meyerhoffer

  • Daddy Notch

    Tomo’s shapes suck, boilas would rip off his head and shart down his still breathing neck

  • TO

    just fast forward to julian on the tomo. only thing worth watching

  • TH

    Once again Julian Wilson proves that he is probably the best surfer in the world…

  • Nh

    Can’t wait to pick up one of these boards at Costco next year.

  • Roy Stuart

    The Meyerhoffer looks gutless because the fin is way too far forward, the fin is also too small. That sort of pulled in shape doesn’t need the fin to be forward to turn, putting it back would give the board some drive, as it is now the tail is a useless appendage. It appears that Merhoffer can’t think things through, like many his ideas are just bolted together conceptual components, not synthesised…kind of a ‘day tripper’ who takes you half the way there.

    • .,

      haha bullshit… you are talking out of your ass

      • Roy Stuart

        No I’m not, put the fin back 6 inches and it will have much more drive, plus will carve rather than pivoting gutlessly. Just happen to know that’s all. It can’t be helped.

  • Golden Power Ranger

    Jamie ob seems to be the only one on the team dumb enough to drink that carcinogenic Red Bullshit.
    There’s been numerous fatalities due to heart failures after people drink a couple and engage in exercise.
    Once I drank two and it gave me proper heart palpitations. Never again! Food and drink is meant to come from nature. It’s not meant to be brewed up in a scientists lab.
    The French banned it for a good reason.

    Young impressionable fools take note…….
    Don’t drink this crap!

  • kookook

    Not sure if any of you dissing here have ridden any of these boards. I have ridden the Meyerhoffer Slip-in in the video and yes it looks weird, but it surfs so different from anything else I have ridden. I love the board and have found it to take me places on a wave I have never been before. Loved seeing JOB ride it and share his stoke about how different it was for him too. My suggestion: Stop dissing these boards and go surf one. You might be surprised. If not, then at least just go surf!

  • kookook

    Love it that JOB is stoked on the Meyerhoffer Slip-in. I have ridden this board a lot and it is my favorite board ever. Taking me to places on waves I have not been before. Instead of judging it from your computer, just go surf one, or just go surf!

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