If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? It does and that was a stupid question. As the cedar slams into the soil, the physical force of the timber would create a sound wave. That sound wave would ripple through the air, detectably, regardless of the nearest eardrum's locality.
We can learn a lot from trees. And we needn't even go to Walden Pond to do so. Mason Ho gets it.
Here's a recent photo of Mason from Rocky Point. It's loud, but Hawaii is the tree that nobody is hearing right now. Pipeline was good in April? Wake me up in November. War against GMOs? Whatever, barbecue season is just around the corner and who doesn't love a plump kernelled cob of corn? The place could be going through a mass deforestation without so much as an audible rumble.
But look at Mason. No pad. A backside grab variation that would stump even the most in-tune webcast commentator. An 8th grader’s height above the lip and heading straight for the flats.