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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Drailed » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:12 pm

Cheers Nick. All the best. If I see you in the water we are having a hug goddamit. You hear me...
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by marauding mullet » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:21 pm

All the best Nick, it's been a pleasure.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by alakaboo » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:44 pm

Sorry this place makes you feel that way Nick.
Enjoy the real world, hopefully our paths will cross.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by 8 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:28 pm

He'll be back, he likes the attention.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by chrisb » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:27 am

Thanks Nick for persevering with all our questions, even the silly ones, and answering them insightfully. I must stop to say hello if I see you when I'm around the Newport area.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by petulance » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:19 am

Thanks for answering my newbie questions Nick. The last board I got was from Newport but I didn't surf there after picking it up. I'll say hi if I see you in a yoga class.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Beanpole » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:59 am

That's too bad Nick. Try and make it back for the Tard Finals though. We need you as a judge.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Narra Kook » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:14 pm

Thanks for the insight into the world of hot surfers and answering everyone's questions, very enlightening and entertaining. Hopefully, you'll miss us kooks and return soon.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by JET01 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:32 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:Do it Jet01. Enjoy yourself.

Look you guys, thanks for everything. I've really enjoyed most of my time contributing to Realsurf. Sadly, even after almost a year and a lot of fun in between, it remains a toxic place for me. I think maybe it's time to draw up this thread and move on. I'll ask trev or don or whomever to archive it for future use in case any of the crew can use some of the information contained in it.

Arrivederci and don't be a stranger if we bump into each other in the water.
Wow, I only just started reading this thread and it's ended.

All the best Nick, I'll have a read through the pages to get a better understanding of your comment. Hope I wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back for you. Just having a laugh...

Noticed how many posts you've made since joining. Thanks for your contributions 3-)
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Legion » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:52 pm

It wasn't you.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by chrisb » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:40 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Look you guys, thanks for everything. I've really enjoyed most of my time contributing to Realsurf. Sadly, even after almost a year and a lot of fun in between, it remains a toxic place for me. I think maybe it's time to draw up this thread and move on. I'll ask trev or don or whomever to archive it for future use in case any of the crew can use some of the information contained in it.

Arrivederci and don't be a stranger if we bump into each other in the water.
Nick, if you are still reading, the word "toxic" is a pretty heavy term, popularised commonly by MP's. What specific instances here made you use the term "toxic"?

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by JET01 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:56 pm

I didn't think someone like him could be affected so significantly by an Internet forum.

It is what it is. I remain grateful.

Hope he can detox and return.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Cranked » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:50 am

Perhaps there was a major trauma in Nick's life, he doesn't need certain references that trigger emotional turmoil.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Beanpole » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:02 am

Exactly.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:30 am

Really? I don't know anything about Nicks personal life to even contemplate what that could of been. Hope it passes and he pops back on as the same for Shearer.

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by JET01 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:21 pm

Davros wrote:Really? I don't know anything about Nicks personal life to even contemplate what that could of been. Hope it passes and he pops back on as the same for Shearer.
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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by Over55yrs » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:14 pm

Well I have been a lurker for a long time and always enjoyed your comments and thoughts Nick.................all the best (seemingly now gone after 15,000 + posts)

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Re: Ask Carroll

Post by aaarating » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:26 am

Always some interesting views expressed amongst the nonsense on this thread so unfortunate to see it stop. I got the impression that NC appeared to have to defend the indefensible of why those who 'made it' within the organised competitive surfing structure invariably demonstrated the 'best' of surfing. I guess when you have some skin in the game your perceptions can be skewed. It's never really been a sport just like all the other non quantitative activities that try to (many successfully) sell themselves as a sport. How it is competitively 'measured' is often about as stupidly subjective as judging rhythmic gymnastics or aqua aerobics. The fact that scores dissected to 1/100th of a point are used is a collective wank that attempts to legitimise the process. You can make anything a competition, not a sport.

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