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By Luke Thorpe
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SLOW DOWN THE PACE FOR THE HUMAN RACE

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This is your chance to travel with some of the world's best surfers and musicians. If you can't make it to the trip you can still be part of this epic surf series.

What separates this project from others is that both surfing and music will be recorded on the same trip.

The goal of the series is to bring viewers a weekly episode that features original music, epic surfing and collaborates the audience with the artists and surfers along the way. 

We'll be answering your questions right here on KickStarter. You ask. We'll post. Because we've only got three goals:

1. Give the surfers and bands the freedom to make something truly beautiful.

2. Represent straight up for the little groms to show them a world outside of strip malls and big gulps.

3. Do it with you. That's the fun of KickStarter.

Please check out the rewards on the right.  Having your support at any level inspires the team!

Thank You

-Luke

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 The Costs:

Filming, Surfing, Music: FREE. Because we love it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Air Travel: 15-20K When you track the good waves you have to get on it fast. Last-minute plane tickets cost hella big bills. But that's how you get good waves. Save money and book in advance, get skunked. Not happening on our watch.

Transportation/ Hotels/ Food: 5K Car/van/burro. We ain't picky. But the best beaches aren't at the airport. Just need something to eat and a place to recharge.

Rewards: 10K Best rewards ever. Check it out. Right over there ----->

The post-production is part of the rewards. We have a team standing by to mix the surf and sounds to create this epic series.

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 Segments from Luke Thorpe's 2009 Release '"Sounds Of Waves"

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(Short Video Luke Thorpe made for his Daughter's 1st Grade Class)

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THE CREW

Here's the crew we've got lined up for the first few webisodes.

Luke “The Lens” Thorpe

Luke has shot waves and riders from Bali to Boston. By day, he's your average corporate stiff. But get him out of his cubicle, and he catches everything – out amongst the waves and back on land – and brings it to you in all its HD glory. The guy behind the guys for this trip is also the guy behind AtTheBeach.tv

Asher “The Beast from the East” Nolan

Asher beats up his local Jacksonville breaks and recently crushed the field to qualify for Quik Pro NY.

Doug “The Salvador Dali of single fin” Bautista

The lead singer of the Hawaiian Reggae Band Humble Soul and has represented the spirit of Aloha in his music and surfing for over a decade. What you may not know is that Doug shapes classic single fins and is one of a few that has held onto the classic single-fin style.

Damien “Skills” Wills

This Aussie has a freakish mix of skills. He switches between huge airs and huge slabs. He is looking forward to getting back to Portugal to surf the wave that got away. What you may not know is that Dom loves to film and you can expect him to be in position wherever its heavy.

Eric “Bring It” Brigmond

Musician. Surfer. All around mellow dude. He traveled the world with Donavon for six years and there isn’t an instrument he can’t play well.

Cody “Code Red” Thompson

New school surfer who can put board on rail. He can fly the friendly skies like a Delta 747. What you may not know is that DJ Code Red has beats for days.

Pat “Music” Hall

This New Hampshire shop owner plays in a band and organizes music festivals. Besides organizing our gigs he’ll be our own private security. Kung fu chop!

Pete “The Menace” Mendia

The Keyser Soze of the trip. This legend was nominated one of the top five freesurfers in the world by his peers. Probably because of his mellow 'tude and monster turns.

Youthless

Pearl Jam meets Abba meets a nunchuck, this Portuguese duo will groove “La Moustache” off your face. Alex and Seb are currently taking over the world with their sound. Having traveled the coast of Europe playing music for over a decade they will be our hosts and guides. It will be amazing to hear the sounds once they team up with Dougie, Eric and Pat.

You

In the spirit of Kickstarter, we want to offer one backer the opportunity to come along. Whether you are looking to get filmed surfing, play music, film, edit or just come along for the ride, this is your chance.

Risks and challenges

It will be a challenge to coordinate the schedules of this large crew of busy professionals. We want to get everyone on board for the same week and I am confident we can make it happen. However, if someone can not make it, we will poll the backers with options of who can fill the empty spot (and we have some legends waiting in the wings that will not disappoint).

Technology is always a challenge on these trips. We need to be sure we have working gear and constant backups all the footage. From experience I've learned to anticipate things going wrong and always have option B and C which are no different than A. The moments happen fast and we'll be ready.

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    E'erybody -

    Special thank you video from the entire team!

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    Grom Level-

    A “Slow Down the Pace for the Human Race” surf sticker. Put it on your woodie. Put it on your board. And thanks for your support.

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    Gremmie Level –

    Hey, we were all a Gremmie at some point. Thanks for pitching in. We want to help you learn some new moves. In addition to the above, you get HD video download of the entire film the moment it is completed. (The film will be released to the public in segments but you don't have to wait.)

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    Getting on it early is always worth it... the first 100 get the Ripper Level Reward for $20 instead of $35. See Ripper Level Below (T-Shirt/ Guys/ Girls/ Onsies)

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    Weekender Level-

    The waves are high...but so is the sun. Keep the blazin' rays out of your eyes with your very own "Slow Down the Pace for the Human Race" trucker hat. (plus sticker and video download)

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    Ripper Level -

    Even when the waves are rolling in, you can't spend all day in a wetsuit. So we've got this "Slow Down the Pace for the Human Race" t-shirt for you (guys/ girls/ onsies). And thanks for your support. The crew is stoked! (plus sticker and video download)

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    Beast Level –

    Consider yourself part of the team. In addition to the above, you get an official “Slow Down the Pace for the Human Race” poster signed by members of the crew.

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    Dawn Patrol Shredder- Getting on it early is always worth it! We'd like to offer the first 50 backers of this pledge level the 'Shredder Level Reward' for $100 instead of $150. -- Shredder Level – You're all in. You get tickets to the film premiere and concert at the Freebird in Jacksonville, Florida. You also get a thank you film credit, film poster, plus a “Slow Down” giftpack with a girls' or guy's t-shirt, surf sticker, trucker hat, and exclusive extended soundtrack. Thanks.

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    Shredder Level –

    You're all in. You get tickets to the film premiere and concert at the Freebird in Jacksonville, Florida. You also get a thank you film credit, film poster, plus a “Slow Down” giftpack with a girls' or guy's t-shirt, surf sticker, trucker hat, and exclusive extended soundtrack. Thanks.

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    Pro Level –

    When a surfer finds the magic board, it's tough to give up. Each surfer on this trip is giving away their best stick that they surfed in this episode, and will tell you why they love it! Autographed and shipped to your doorstep! You also get all of the above. Live like a pro.
    (First pick of quiver goes to the first to back this reward)

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    Da Producers –

    You are a visionary. You get a Producer Credit, a custom video for your audience, and recognition at the open of every new segment. If you have a product or service that can help us out along the way (travel service, camera, surf rack, superfood) we'd be happy to add it to the mix and provide some honest reviews. Thank you for your generous support! (Enjoy two Shredder Level gift packs as well.)

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    The Mensch -

    It's an honor to get to film, jam, and surf at the locations we do. To pay it forward, we'll hold a beach cleanup and free show with the musicians, surfers, and the locals. We'll wear your t-shirt during the cleanup, and put out a Webisode all about it, thanking you in it. The little groms will thank you. And we thank you. And, of course, you'll receive everything the Shredder level receives as well.

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    BONUS: Your own "Slow Down the Pace for the Human Race" documentary -

    Your crew. Your favorite surfing spot. We'll come along and film it, and turn it into your own, private "Slow Down the Pace for the Human Race" movie. We'll capture your best airs and rides for posterity. Plus, we'll even bring a pro along if you like, to give you some tips to up your game. Surfing all day, breaking down the video at night to improve your moves, and paddling out the next day to put what you learned into action. (See FAQs for more info)

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    Soul Surfer Level –

    In addition to all Shredder rewards, you'll be coming along for the trip. All expense paid + Legendary locations. Hitting the waves with the masters. Jamming with the crew at night. And we'll capture it all on film for your own, personal movie. (The location will be determined according to season and swells. The 10 day trip will happen between February-July 2014. You'll be in the loop right along with the rest of the team.) (See FAQs for more info)

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