One Track Mind is 36 minutes of pure heart and guts. It’s a must see for any surfer interested in what goes on inside the minds of the top surfers on the World Tour (and those groms getting ready to make a run for it.) Directed by Chris Malloy and produced by Woodshed Films, the surfing flick focuses on the sheer determination, competitiveness (and board and fin preferences!) of surfers on the WCT, as well as up-and-comers. (pull)In one particularly cool moment during the film, various pros talk glassed-on fins versus a fin system. Everybody loves their glass, except for Slater, leading Dane Reynolds to remark: “He’s the best surfer in the world, with a fin system. Isn’t that weird?”(/pull) One Track Mind is a perfectly balanced mix between interviews with top surfers, as well as footage of barrels, aerials and more barrels. The movie is anchored by the prescence of Rabbit Bartholomew and Kelly Slater. Bartholomew, President of the Association of Surfing Professionals, pays respect to surfers past and comments on surfers present such as Mick Fanning. Kelly Slater’s total domination of the pro tour is an underlying theme in this documentary as it seems every pro featured in the movie has something to say about his influence on them. For his part, Kelly Slater says in interview footage: “A one tracked mind is a good thing to have, at the right time.” The young guns featured in the movie seem to have taken that statement to heart, a point subtly made by Malloy and his team. One Track Mind features interviews with Rabbit Bartholomew, Kelly Slater, Taj, Mick, AI, Parko, Dane Reynolds, Rob Machado, Sunny Garcia, Jordy Smith, John John Florence and footage of Tom Curren, Occy, Slater, Irons, Fanning, Burrows and Jordy Smith among others. While Slater is ever present in the minds of his fellow pros, Occy, and Tom Curren featured prominently as influences.
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