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Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 am
by Dave the bass
Nick wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 pm

That or a cosmic woodpecker.
Cosmic Woodpecker. Great name for a band. I'd expect a 32 minute jam of "Knock on Wood".

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:07 pm
by Mike H
ed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:57 pm
do I detect a note of cynicism?

I was tickled into remembering this, which I've shamelessly reproduced. I do hope it doesn't infringe any copyright:

Comment in the New York Times one week before the successful flight of the Kitty Hawk by the Wright brothers:

"...We hope that Professor Langley will not put his substantial greatness as a scientist in further peril by continuing to waste his time and the money involved, in further airship experiments. Life is short, and he is capable of services to humanity incomparably greater than can be expected to result from trying to fly....For students and investigators of the Langley type there are more useful employments."

Source: New York Times, December 10,1903, editorial page.
MEE-IOW!!! :lol:

Bet that took 'em off his Xmas cards list :lol:

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 am
by IslandPink
IslandPink wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:50 pm
I'm going to see this next week :
https://www.theatrclwyd.com/en/whats-on/free-solo/
I might take a sofa along, to hide behind.
OK, this was just an Outrageous route to solo.
The crux pitch is NAILS, 2100ft above the ground.
Sweaty palms ... some discomfort across the cinema !
ps. His girlfriend is really cute.
Must buy DVD when it comes out.

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:27 am
by Ali Tait
Used to do a fair bit of rock climbing back in the day, but that is just crazy stuff. :shock:

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:40 pm
by IslandPink
Some detail -
Crux is V7 or French 7c -

"That day, Honnold, 31, made the first free solo of a VI on El Capitan. At 5:32 a.m., Honnold pulled on a pair of TC Pros and began up Freerider, a 2,900-foot 5.13a on the southwest face. Honnold navigated 10 pitches of slab on Freeblast to Mammoth Terraces, where he downclimbed 190 feet to Heart Ledges. From Heart, he deviated onto an unbolted 5.10 face to avoid a 5.11c slab move. Higher, he stepped away from the standard line and entered the 200-foot 5.10d Monster Offwidth lower than normal to avoid an exposed 5.11d downclimb traverse. Honnold continued on Freerider, climbing the Huber Boulder Problem pitch, a delicate V7 slab at 1,700 feet. With nowhere to stop, Honnold linked the two 5.12b Enduro Corner pitches into the Freerider Traverse (5.12b), a 150-foot section usually broken up into three pitches with hanging belays. From Roundtable Ledge, at the end of the Freerider Traverse, Honnold climbed the last 600 feet of 5.11+ crack and offwidth in 20 minutes, topping out at 9:28 a.m. He’d been on the wall for 3:56."

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 pm
by pre65
On 31st Dec I ordered two LT1083CP Linear Adjustable Voltage Buck HIFI Regulated DC Power Supply DIY Kits from a Hong Kong supplier on Ebay.

They were delivered yesterday (Jan 10th).

Not bad eh ?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LT1083CP-Lin ... 2749.l2649

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:10 pm
by Ray P
IslandPink wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 am
OK, this was just an Outrageous route to solo.
The crux pitch is NAILS, 2100ft above the ground.
Sweaty palms ... some discomfort across the cinema !
ps. His girlfriend is really cute.
Must buy DVD when it comes out.
I don't do heights so it scares the shit out of me just watching the trailer. I think the guy is certifiable!

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 pm
by IslandPink
Can anyone advise what might be the closest material in the UK to replicate this ? :
https://www.oekologisch-bauen.info/baus ... atten.html
https://www.pavatex.de/produkte/innenausbau/pavapor/

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:51 pm
by ed
why do you want to replicate it?
can't you just use standard fibreboard?, which is what your link seems to show
am I missing something obvious here?

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:10 pm
by IslandPink
Yes, I see that you can get the product in the UK - yes. Trouble is nothing in the 12-13mm thick range ( which is what the design demands. ) . I'll keep searching.

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:13 pm
by vinylspinner
www.meyertimber.com.
They supply a 12mm fibre pin board

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:21 pm
by IslandPink
Thanks Steve. The 'Fibris Softboard' on that page https://meyertimber.com/products/commod ... /hardboard
actually looks like the closest to what I want. You can order a sample, so I may do that.

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:29 pm
by vinylspinner
I use the Chippenham branch a fair bit, they carry most stuff in stock.
Let me know if you get stuck.

Nigel

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm
by IslandPink
Sorry - Nigel ! - getting you confused with VinylnValves.

Re: Nothing In Particular

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:02 pm
by Ray P
Nipper's nose is still flashing!