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Behind the Gun

Talking big-waves with master craftsman Chris Christenson.

Updated: June 28, 2010, 12:00 PM ET
By Kimball Taylor | ESPN Action Sports

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In 2001, Mike Parsons, Brad Gerlach, Ken Collins, Peter Mel, Evan Slater and John Walla made their first expedition to Cortes Bank. On that maiden voyage, most of the crew towed into waves estimated at more than 50 feet. And Parsons would end up clinching an XXL award with a 66-footer. Notably, only Evan ...

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