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The real Pipe masters?

Why being considered a Pipe master can mean many things.

Updated: December 8, 2010, 11:11 AM ET
By Matt Wybenga

The 2010 Pipe Masters gets underway here in the next couple of hours, and while Slater, Parko, Fanning and crew will undoubtedly leave us with something to remember, when it comes to holding down the fort on a regular swell-to-swell basis, you just can't beat the local crew's proficiency at the storied reef. In recent years there's been some debate about just how many "Pipe specialists" should be allowed in the event (there were five wildcards awarded to locals this year). The argument is that ...

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