Jordy Smith, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The frontside punt Jordy Smith’s doing here? It ain’t as standard as it looks. Here’s why: First, Jordy’s aerial stance is the most solid in the game. It ain’t awkwardly wide, but it’s spread enough that he’s firmly prepared for touchdown. Second, his weight is so well-centred, that this could well be three feet higher […]
The frontside punt Jordy Smith’s doing here? It ain’t as standard as it looks. Here’s why: First, Jordy’s aerial stance is the most solid in the game. It ain’t awkwardly wide, but it’s spread enough that he’s firmly prepared for touchdown. Second, his weight is so well-centred, that this could well be three feet higher and would probably hold a similar outcome. Third, in an epoch where tail-high flair reigns supreme, it’s sometimes refreshing to see a flat, controlled air that doesn’t scream “Next frame’s the throw-away”. Thems the facts. And, like it or not, it’s these kinda airs that don’t confuse the judges.
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