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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by BA » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:42 am

rmb wrote:23. At which two Olympic games did swimmer Kieran Perkins win the 1500m freestyle?
That question was in the Good Weekend. Get your own questions.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by rmb » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:11 pm

BA I thought Nick would enjoy a bit of Trivia. Nick do you enjoy the quiz in the paper?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:57 pm

I don't do quizzes. They are Stupid. Why ask the question if you already know the answer.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by ctd » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:22 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:Why ask the question if you already know the answer.
I think that is a good question

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by 8 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:17 pm

ctd wrote:
Nick Carroll wrote:Why ask the question if you already know the answer.
I think that is a good question
Yes but what is the answer?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Little » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:31 pm

Nick, as I'm now well into my 50's the only competitive sport I'm involved in is trying to keep expensive European imports from merging into my lane on Military Rd. Even though I drive a Hiace van (manual gearbox) I consider myself an Olympian in this event and have about an 80% win rate. Do you consider this an actual sport or just a pastime?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:20 pm

I'd call it a lifestyle choice.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:06 am

Little wrote:Nick, as I'm now well into my 50's the only competitive sport I'm involved in is trying to keep expensive European imports from merging into my lane on Military Rd. Even though I drive a Hiace van (manual gearbox) I consider myself an Olympian in this event and have about an 80% win rate. Do you consider this an actual sport or just a pastime?
hmm that's a tricky one

I think you'd have to say "pastime" because you can't be sure the cnuts in the expensive cars are on the same page. Like a lot of the time they just do what they want without seeming to notice anyone else. So you're competing, but they're not.

But then again in the broader sense of the term, in which "sport" is basically active play, it might qualify as sport.

See if you can find soem other people who are into it, then you can form a club.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by bobjs » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:47 pm

godsavethequeen wrote:
Nick Carroll wrote: well yes but we aren't really talking about "fat" here are we, we are talking about sorta tubby. A bit around the midsection. Jowly. Slumping muscle structure. Carries himself with brittle confidence but privately worries about his declining state. Women don't look at him much any more. His wife conceals her own anxieties about him, confining herself to bouts of upbeat "healthy" cooking and occasional nudges toward a checkup at their GP. Mentally he feels sharp and he knows he is a better and more reliable person than he was at 21, but he also knows he can't paddle as fast, and he still makes the same mistakes on takeoff and in the lip as he has always made, just makes them more slowly. He senses what that person wrote about a man's quiet desperation and looks for a solution in foam, fibreglass, and fin systems. This model? That model? What's my litrage? Can I find myself in a JS Whatever or a Mayhem Thingummy?
This really is a tremendous post
So what happens to a man’s surfing capability around 45 years old and can anything be done about it? I remember W Lynch saying in an interview that he thought his surfing kept getting better post 35, but at 45 things got more difficult. I have heard that elsewhere too.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Davros » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:06 pm

I could do an open mic reading Nicks post similar to Henry Rollins intense "I think I know you".

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:11 pm

Depends on the man.

Most people have enough shit in their technique that they can keep improving forever, getting rid of crappy little bits and pieces and finding new lines and turns, but their bodies won't let 'em.

A really wonderful surfer like Lynchy doesn't have much space to improve and so will feel the diminishment of his physical strength etc quite early in the arc.

There's also the questions of wave quality, equipment, engagement etc. For many people it might just be as simple as Do I give a shit anymore?

A really passionate surfer has a lot of stuff tied up in the act will keep drawing on whatever chances he or she gets to stay ahead of the curve. Boards are better now, maybe you've got a bit more money and can afford a good surf trip more often, maybe you've just got so much skill and awareness in the bank that you don't have to surf so often anyway.

I think the important thing to know is that you can continue to evolve as a surfer despite almost anything, as long as you're smart about it and know your limits, and understand how they do change as you age. Denial of that process is very bad for a surfer. There's no Geoffrey Edelstens in the lineup.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:13 pm

Like you can fake your sex, race or age on land, but the ocean will find you out quick smart.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Little » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:52 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
See if you can find soem other people who are into it, then you can form a club.[/quote wrote:
A club! Brilliant idea for two reasons. It will:
a) Legitimise the sport and
b) Provide a forum for members to brag about their exploits.
This club would be way more beneficial to middle aged sporting drivers than any stupid wellness spa or Himalayan salt lamp.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by rmb » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:00 pm

Nick I have noticed Tim Bonython "swell chasers" amongst others has done a few trips to Tahiti to film some solid swells which Owen Wright has been one of the standout surfers throughout. This has made Owens performance in Fiji today no surprise after he was provided a canvas to showcase his skills. Is Owen Wright the best Goofy Footer on the planet right now? If no where does he fit? This pacific leg could set him up for a World Title.

Non surfing related have you ever attended a Bukkake party?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:46 am

Well he's up there for sure. You will probably have forgotten that O's breakthrough WCT performance was at Teahupo'o a few years back, when he blew apart the field in excellent surf and was just nudged by Kelly in the final. This sort of surf is one of his metiers. But only a couple of weeks after that Chopes final, he won the Quik NY event in 3' beachies.

I think he's surfing better now than before his injury break but he has battled to get past the quarterfinal round for a year and a half now. It might just be the need for event/heat practice after the break that's been holding him back at that point.

The "Pacific leg" is a bit of a weird idea considering that after this contest comes Jeffreys Bay. I don't think that matters too much; Owen can do well at any tour location. But a world title shot, I wouldn't be calling that on him just yet.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:47 am

oh and can we cut out the dumb arse bukkake type questions for a bit eh? Like what do you think I am going to say to that?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by el rancho » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:45 am

rmb: of bukkake omelette fame

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by crabmeat thompson » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:56 am

el rancho wrote:rmb: of bukkake omelette fame

what does rmb stand for?
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