Monday, August 20, 2012

20 Questions: Surf Perspective - Damiana Babcock

Submitted by Zelda Zimberman

20 Questions: Surf Perspective is part of a continuing series SurfWatch will be running as participants respond to Zelda's questionaire.
1.  Name: 
Damiana Babcock


2. Team: 
MONTEGO

3. Surfing Since: 
Oh wow...um...2010?

4. Favorite Board and why?: 
SSI Shortboard

5. Favorite Wave and why?: 
Yes :)

6. How did you come across surfing on SL and what was your first initial reaction to it?: 
Sunny was surfing and I was like "heck yes!" then I hopped on the wave and went right off the other side. So naturally I thought "...sweeeeet"

7. Are you involved in the SLSA (second life surfing association) in any way? (competitions, events, etc.): 
I compete, yes.

8. What are your thoughts or opinions on the direction on the SLSA from 2012 and beyond?: 
I thought things went pretty smoothly.

9. What do/did you find positive and negative about it?: 
Positive, the surfing. Negative, the drama.

How would you like to see it improve more?: 
No drama, more people doing, less gum bumping.

10. Do you compete in any surfing competitions SLSA or non?: 
Yep.

11. What do/did you find gratifying and dissatisfying about  competitions?: 
Gratifying, surfing. Dissatisfying, lag.

12. How do you feel about the SLSA using non SSI boards for competitions? (ex; HP5, LSD, Action): 
I think that's just swell.

13. If you are currently inactively involved in competitions (surfing, judging, etc.) what was the reason for leaving? Would you want to come back and participate? Please explain your answer: 
N/A

14. What are your thoughts on the team dynamics? Is there a team you particularly like? Why?: 
Huh? Yes, Team Montego, because they ROCK.

15. Is there anyone on here that particularly had an impact when it came to surfing, mentoring, and overall being a role model for you? Who and why? Please explain your answer: 
Yep, Sunny Bunny. She taught me how to surf. And she's awesome.

16. What was your favorite moment or memory on surfing here?: 
My first surf comp.

17. Is there anyone you know or knew that isn't active as much in surfing and would like to see come back? Who and why?: 
Hmmm, nope.

18. Many people have strong opinions when it comes to SL surfing and RL surfing. What is your take on the comparison?: 
There really isn't one. I don't feel the need to rag on people for doing something in game vs. RL. If I did, I'd be one busy hater what with the football, baseball, golf, skating, and [insert game types here] video games around. Yet, I realize that hitting a button and swinging a bat aren't really the same. Doesn't matter, both fun.

19. Do you have any advice for new SL surfers on here?: 
Yes, love the game, have fun, ignore those who enjoy drama, and pass what you learn to others.

20. Any other thoughts?: 
Nope. XD

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