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Q&A: The Gong Show with Kenny 'Nature Boy' Mollica (6870 Posts)
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You're Awesome Kenny
On 4/22/2009 Joe Lehm wrote in from United States  (75.173.nnn.nnn)

Looks like you had a great trip, it's so cool that you include your son in everything, he's such a lucky guy! We're going to miss you at the Slap in Abq, but I'll take some soul runs down Indian School for you and a Safety Check under the bridge. I don't know about doing it in my flip flops though....

What are your friends names besides Andy Griffith?

 
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Pics
On 4/22/2009 FADELL wrote in from United States  (71.227.nnn.nnn)

That shot of you on the beach with the wave is classic!

Here's a link to the pics from that sesh we talked about.......

http://www.concretedisciples.com/forum/index.php?action=vthread&forum=28&topic=7209

 
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More from Down Under.
On 4/22/2009 Kenny wrote in from United States  (69.223.nnn.nnn)

Thanks Adam. I have been telling family to check out the Gong for a viewing since we don't facebook or stuff like that.















 
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Golf anyone?
On 4/21/2009 Adam wrote in from United States  (198.144.nnn.nnn)

Thanks for the peek into the family vaca, Kenny! Great stuff. Those 'roo linksters remind me of the hoards of black tailed deer in our area.. but yours can kick the crap outta you.

 
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Golf anyone?
On 4/20/2009 Nature boy wrote in from United States  (69.223.nnn.nnn)

 
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Kenny
On 4/17/2009 Cat wrote in from United States  (67.117.nnn.nnn)

Awesome pictures!
Thanks for sharing!

 
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The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
On 4/17/2009 Kenny wrote in from United States  (69.223.nnn.nnn)

















 
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Bell's Beach/Rip Curl Pro
On 4/17/2009 Kenny wrote in from United States  (69.223.nnn.nnn)





























Parko Carving





Kelly's last second closeout wave



Agony of defeat

 
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One of the best trips ever !!!
On 4/17/2009 Kenny wrote in from United States  (69.223.nnn.nnn)

The champ and me



Everyone took the day off work to see Kelly Surf



Entering Bells Beach on a perfect day... weather that is. It was heartbreaking, but Kelly wasted 7 minutes paddling out when he and all surfers were offered jet ski rides. He was trying to mess with Owen the wildcard - making the kid sit out there waiting for him to paddle out. Kelly was the only one who paddled, and the clock ran out. Plus, Owen tore the living hell out of Bells.



More pics to come.

 
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happy 4 u
On 4/16/2009 seeger wrote in from United States  (70.246.nnn.nnn)

Wow, that wave is hauling, hide tides comming, don't turn your back,ohio guy!

 
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Ohio Aussie
On 4/16/2009 Norski wrote in from United States  (216.244.nnn.nnn)


Whata Shot




Ohio Cheese

 
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Bells
On 4/15/2009 Goin' Back to Ohio wrote in from United States  (98.210.nnn.nnn)

 
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Back up from down under
On 4/15/2009 Kenny wrote in from United States  (71.79.nnn.nnn)

Well, I checked out Bells yesterday and am now sitting in my living room after a 31 hour trek. Only 19 in the air.

Just checked out Surfline.com under the topic "owen takes down slater" There is a pic of me on the rocks with a kid in a red shirt. Its like shot 1 of the topic.

Then there is shot of Joel Parkinson signing a baby's shirt (looks like the baby's head) with my tourist Ohio chesse monster shot. Pretty classic. Made me realize that we were really there. It was surreal. The place is the best, the people, and we had perfect 70-80 degree sunny days the whole time.

Pretty spanked and its time to lay it down. Ryder was a champ on the whole trip.

 
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oz
On 4/15/2009 dude from austria wrote in from Austria  (86.32.nnn.nnn)

curiously awaiting the pics...

 
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under
On 4/14/2009 seeger wrote in from United States  (70.246.nnn.nnn)

No way dude...

 
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Going Up down under
On 4/13/2009 Kenny wrote in from Australia  (58.165.nnn.nnn)

Having the best time. Weather is beautiful. Clear, sunny, and in the 80's. We have seen and touched wild Kangaroos, saw koalas, huge jelly fish, had helicopter flights, surfed, jet skied, boated, biked, and even skated a 13 foot pool in Frankston (one in Concrete Wave). Fookers put a "hidden" deathbox in the deep end. Its a recessed death box in the tile. I hit it in the blinding morning sun while carving frontside and bit it - fully padded with shoes and orthotics so no suffering.
Ryder is in heaven. We are staying in a 3 million dollar crib on the water - our friend is general manager for Levi Austalia. The bay across the street is so clear - like Hawaii.
The waves are supposed to be 7 feet tomorrow (Tuesday), which means its round two of the Rip Curl Bells Beach surf comp. Kelly, Mick, Taj, Joel, Bobby and all the heavies will be surfing under the Victorian Sun. Its our last day and I wish we could stay for a few more weeks.
Dream trip for the family. Pics later. I lost every shot when I formatted my camera for no reason. Never done it, but I lost every shot. They WILL be retrived with modern tech.

G'Day Mates

 
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Bring back some souveniers(sp?)
On 4/9/2009 Some Guy from Wyoming wrote in from (173.8.nnn.nnn)

Hey, Help a Bro out and bring me back some schwingy schwang for my twingy twang. I don't know what that means but it sounds like something you'd say. Thanks -P

 
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Hey Mollica Family
On 4/8/2009 Cat wrote in from United States  (67.117.nnn.nnn)

Have a rockin' killer time!
Can't wait to see the pictures!
I'm soooo jealous!

 
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Going up down under
On 4/8/2009 Kenny wrote in from Australia  (58.165.nnn.nnn)

Australia is killer. Met Mick Fanning, Laine Beachly, Bobby Martinez, Sophia and others yesterday morning. I woke at 4 am, had some coffee at the BP and took a bike about 5 miles in the pitch dark to Bells Beach and sat in the surfer's parking lot when everyone was pulling up. They were all so cool.

Watched Dane Reynolds and Jordy on Tuesday, but then headed to the Great Ocean road for some site seeing. Its flat so we will go back to the comp after the weekend hopefully for the finals on Monday and Tuesday. Today 7 hour drive towards Sydney up the Saphire Coast for some jet skiing, fishing, biking and helicopter flights.

We are hanging with friends from Blowhio and they have young girls who Ryder thinks are his sisters. Australia is just like California. Exactly. Buildings, the coast, attitude, etc. I dont know who copied who, but its great.

 
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wet suit
On 3/26/2009 LYnn wrote in from United States  (76.88.nnn.nnn)

sounds like when your swim trunks are wet and there is sand in your crotch.
ouch!

 
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walk the wlak
On 3/6/2009 jg wrote in from United States  (12.71.nnn.nnn)

Hey Kenny-

Both my ankles turn inside...

if you widen your stance when walking... ie walk with your feet wide apart.. you will take the pressure off the outside of your feet.

Then you won't load your foot funny.

 
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Nueroma's
On 3/4/2009 Some Guy from Oregon wrote in from (173.8.nnn.nnn)

Hey, As Morpheous said to Neo in the Matrix, "Yes,...I know Exactly what you mean". My nueroma's did finally calm down but it was months of up and down, going away and coming back, finally about a year later with a lot of ice and giving a rest it disappeared. Several times a day I would take my shoes off and pull my toes apart to spread my metatarsal. It felt good and I think it helped.

Is it on the same foot as the broken calcaneous/surgery? You probably do have a Morton's Nueroma, and it could be from some new angle change of foot placement/alignment since the injury and surgery, but I have heard about(but don't know much about) a similar pain from some sort of nerve impingement as a nerve runs through the ankle. I really do think you have a Morton's nueroma though. Also, if it's on the opposite foot as the calcaneous ordeal, you may have just caused the nueroma from favoring the "good foot" while the injured foot was healing. Hmmm. Hard to say since it's your foot and not mine. Hope it calms down.

If it doesn't get any better as an overall trend with time for a few months, the surgery might be warrented and you're best option, just make sure you have given it 3-4 or more months first(I'm guessing). Schlater - P

 
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Thanks Paully and SIX
On 3/2/2009 Kenny wrote in from United States  (69.223.nnn.nnn)

I did get orthodics (spelling?) and I can walk around for about 1/2 hour. I just spent 1 hour walking around some huge buildings with people who knew everything. I almost freaked. My foot hurts so bad. I am getting the surgery after Australia I think.

Did your little bitch neuroma settle down? Does it hurt right this second. My Vans are way to narrow and the orthy wont fit in. Skated the park I crashed in yesterday with Ethan (home for the weekend) in 20 degree temps. The skating was fine. Did not hurt except for the tight shoes.

Six, you have been through the ringer. hope all is well.

 
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white stuff
On 3/2/2009 6 wrote in from United States  (75.91.nnn.nnn)



6" of snow......well 4" on top of 2" of solid ice

if the honda will make it, i'll be carving down cataloochee tomorrow!

hope your foot gets better, just back from 6 months off the board battling my bum knee

love,
66

 
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Busted, My cover is blown
On 2/26/2009 Dr Make-believe Morton wrote in from (173.8.nnn.nnn)

Hey, I know what you mean about grasping at anything that looks like it might work, I had to do a LOT of experimenting with shoes and insoles and paid some $$$ to Dr's and expensive orthotics that didn't work as well my own, but then again it's my feet and I knew what they needed and I had a lot more insight into bone structure of the feet and some engineering mentality about streses/forces, etc than most people since I Xray feet everyday, plus I make things and have tools.

The morton's nueroma was a huge setback and it really killed my backpacking, bowhunting, hiking, walking to work, biking to work. It didn't really hurt to skate but just walking in Converse back up a hill slaloming about killed me, it was AWFUL!

Also, giving that pesky swollen nerve a rest and giving it a chance to calm down is key. Icing my foot helped a LOT, and I took 4 200mg Ibuprofin's once to 3 times a day as an anti-inflamitory.

Surgery sometimes IS the only solution, but I still say try everything else first. Good luck with things -P

 
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