Joel Parkinson is the current ASP WCT No. 2. A form surfer at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, the 2012 ASP World Champion lost a close Final to goofy-footer Gabriel Medina in front of a capacity hometown crowd less than two weeks ago.
Despite the loss, Parkinson's full-rail precision, unparalleled power and commitment behind the rock have marked him as a serious contender in the hunt for this season's world surfing crown.
Of the myriad components that go into a successful ASP World Title campaign, premium equipment and a relationship with one's board-builder standout as significantly important.
Parkinson has been surfing on Jason Stevenson's (JS) equipment for a decade now and the results speak for themselves.
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