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Jack Robinson Just Dropped A Near-Perfect Heat At The Volcom Pipe Pro

West Oz prodigy scores a 10 and a 9.57 – tune in for more!

news // Feb 6, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Even when “small” by conventional (Hawaiian) standards, Pipeline still offers the type of waves that make vacationing grandmas point and say, “Ooooh, would you look at that!”

After a brutal wipeout and board break in his Round 5 heat, Jack Robinson kicked his act into high gear. On his very next wave, Jack leaned into a ledging Backdoor wall and pumped through section after section, keeping his arms low all the way through the exit and finishing with an end-section snap. 

“Irons-esque”, is how commentator Sal Masekela called the ride. 

Jack then backed that wave up with another beyond-excellent 9.57, which he achieved by arm-barring a spinning Backdoor cauldron all the way to the dry part of the reef. 

If you’re wondering what makes Jack such a stellar tube-rider, it’s a combination of practice, fearlessness, and a front leg positioned just-so as to absorb the imminent shocks of an aqueous cavern.

While recalling his performance from the safety of the commentary booth, Jack witnessed a remarkably deep Backdoor runner from his Hawaiian equivalent Barron Mamiya (which scored a 9) and two 2s-that-were-almost-10s by Soli Bailey and Dusty Payne.

In other words: what the fuck are you doing with your Tuesday? Tune into the VPP right now!


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