Parko Parked at the Peak
Two events down, and the hype machine has been in full effect. Chopes is underway, and Joel Parkinson is the name that's grabbing all the attention these days. Parko won back to back events on the 2009 ASP World Tour, decisively taking down the best of the best. (And while I'm still not counting our golden boy Kelly Slater out just yet, his twin 17ths to wild cards at the first two events have taken a lot of wind out of his sails.)
Parko's rise to the top has hardly been meteoric. ...
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