DANE REYNOLDS SET FOR INJURY COMEBACK
Dane Reynolds prepares for his return to competitive surfing / Image: cisurfboards
REYNOLDS RE-ENTERS THE FRAY
Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro 2011
SAN CLEMENTE, California / USA - It’s been 139 days since Dane Reynolds limped to the Semi Finals of last years Pipeline Masters, the last time he was seen in an ASP jersey. Not that anyone’s counting. Tomorrow, following a drawn out injury hiatus, the most progressive surfer on the planet makes his highly anticipated return to competition for the ASP PRIME Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro.
It’s been a long time between tricks for Reynolds, who injured his knee in Hawaii last December, underwent surgery in January and has since missed the first two events of this year’s ASP World Tour.
While it was widely considered Reynolds would be available for last months second tour stop, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the 25-year-old withdrew in the lead up due to his lengthy recovery process.
“Dane will not be attending Bells, but he is hoping his knee will be better by the time the PRIME event comes to Lowers in May,” said Blair Marlin, Reynolds’ Manager.
That wish has come true for fans, with Reynolds’ name appearing on the heat roster for the opening round of the 6.0 Lowers Pro.
Let the hype begin.
Hee's baaack: Reynolds penciled in for lucky Heat #13 at Lowers tomorrow. Break a leg.
Dane Reynolds’ Quiver Post Knee Surgery
Dane’s new quiver has been collecting dust during his recovery process / Image: cisurfboards
(From left to right)
- 5' 7 1/2" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/16" Neck Beard
5' 7 1/2" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/16" Neck Beard with alternative tail
5’6" x 20 x 2 3/8" Double Winger
6’1" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" Remix
6’1" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" Remix with narrower tail
5’11" x19 x 2 5/16" MBM 6 channel tri hull. Spawned from a large Pupukea session on another 6 channel
Dane’s quiver bottom shots / Image: cisurfboards
The Board (‘Neck Beard’ model) in Action
Reynolds' Capabilities at Trestles
In many ways, Reynolds comeback is much better suited to Lower Trestles than Bells, as Bells isn't exactly the most high-performance wave on the planet. In fact, it's Trestles that owns that tag. Therefore the stage is set for Reynolds to unleash his deep bag of tricks, some of which can be seen in this Reynolds highlights reel from the 2010 Hurley Pro - the last time he competed at Trestles.
Stats don't lie. At last year's 6.0 Lowers Pro Reynolds had an average heat total of 16.43 out of a possible 20. Which equates to scores very much in the 'Excellent' range. Lets hope when the event kicks off again tomorrow Reynolds can pick up right where he left off.
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