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Gauging the ASP, part two

With NYC and Rio on the schedule, is the "Dream Tour" concept slipping away?

Originally Published: December 17, 2010
By Kimball Taylor | ESPN Action Sports

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Estimating the amount of time competitive surfing fans are able to observe any individual competitor requires some flexible math, but this may just be the kind of math behind recent tour reorganization. On his march to a tenth world title last year, Kelly Slater surfed approximately 59 heats. At 30 minutes per heat, that's 29.5 hours fans got to watch him in competition. Let's compare this with LeBron James in the NBA. James currently averages 38 minutes per ...

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