There was one segment on Brendan White in that old show that Tom Wegener used to do (forget what it was called). Anyway, he was in a heat with Joel. Brendan had the most unreal waves. I still think Al's still the best though at the real technical stuff (i.e. foot drags, heels, steep section noserides etc) whereas I would concider Brendan White more of the all round modern longborder (i.e. turns, general noseriding, and tri-fin longboarding). If that makes any sense.