Tiger VS Bear: Julian Wilson And John John Florence

Lowers gratuitously offers opportunities to get frisky on both the right and the left and during last week’s Hurley Pro, regularfooters Julian Wilson and John John Florence took the old stones up on that. Julian, on a right, sped down the line and hurled his tail at the sky -- rotating and stomping, sans grab. His foot slid up the nose of his board in mid air, but it didn’t seem to hinder his perfect landing. The judges deemed it worthy of a 9.20. In an earlier round, John John Florence blindly spun a backside waft for the ages. It wasn’t quite as big as JW’s, but the degree of difficulty spikes once backhands start getting involved. JJF slipped off his board moments later, and the judges only gave him a 2.60. We, however, contend that the maneuver was perfectly completed. But was Julian’s hang-five growl enough to top Lord John’s roar?

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