Dedicated to good news ....
Yeah that was some slow, thirsty surface. Old job though, I had Keramas finals day running on the iPad, the day Steph got a ten. Climbing down the ladder every time Turpel suggested it was worth it
Finally cracked it to becoming an antipodean version of an aristocratic euro -trash falconer.
In true Aussie style it’s nothing less than that king of meats known as Devon ( Polony ) which brings the birds to the yard. Kooka just about breaks his neck getting his laughing gear around that seedy concoction of cow’s lips and arseholes.
Good one Blowin, Polony the mystery of all meats
Also known as Spam Without The Can!!!
My first impression of the obviously posed photo above, was, 'shit have a look at the size of that wedgetail dwarfing that bloke!!!' Then I realised that its just a tiny little kookaburra!!!
The photo is obviously a desperate, lost scream for help. Thankfully, even from shockingly bad news, good news can arise, like a phoenix from the flames!!! I'm highly trained, experienced and employed to quickly sum up the state of the human body. Around 50 years of continual experience now, which, as stupe' highlighted, is welcomed here, and many have requested and made use of on here... always for free, so here's some more... for free too!
Firstly, shocking, although typical example of chronic, internal rotation. Yep, I hear you, as bad as it gets. As I said, typical though, of the modern, 24 hour keyboard jockey. However, also typical of the average laborer, deckie etc. Absolutely no rear delt structure at all. Which ties into the complete lack of lats on display. Some of the worst I've seen!!! Zero lats... despite them being mean't to be the most powerfull muscle in the upper body. And no, that's not a twig that the kookaburra is perched on, its supposed to be a bloody forearm!!!!??? Good grief, popeye forearms are the marker of how much real world work a person is capable of... obviously this bloke is a real softy!!! Which then automatically ties into triceps... looks like another classic, 'who needs them to type all day anyway', case!!! I deal with this scenario regularly, and the weakness's are very quickly, dramatically exposed. 100 pushups and chinups quickly become 1 or 2 feeble, struggling, quivering efforts, when done in correct, structure enhancing and building form.
The subject of the desperate photo above displays the chronic, classic mistake when desperately trying to 'get abs'. Despite the obvious gut suck, a protruding rib cage with under developed abs is the result. Typical of any starving person, whose abs, although atrophied, are visable, and the total lack of thoracic muscle, supposed to be covering, protecting and supporting the ribs is glaring. Spare ribs anyone!!! Which then leads to the heavily sunken, fade away chest. No upper chest development at all, which in the long term, combined with the shocking internal rotation is why this early onset of kyphosis, (hunchback) is so obvious.
However, as I said, the real good news is that it can all be fixed! Bruce Lee outlines all of the above, and famously worked hard to display the exact opposite. Lats, forearms, triceps, abs without protruding ribs... basicly all over balanced development.
Here's a great exercise addressing the above example of shocking internal rotation and kyphosis, that highlights any weakness, and that everyone should do daily. Most surfers really struggle even getting in the correct externally rotated position, let alone doing high reps with resistance, necessary for any protection of the shoulder structure, especially paddling etc. Because of the 'hip bone connects to the thigh bone' situation, the kyphosis invariably leads to lower back problems so common in surfing. External rotation, the modern 24/7 keyboard bloke's saving grace.
Its always good news!!!! For free... again and again and again!!! Time to get off those beloved keys, forget the desperate gutsuck, and up up and away!!!
In a nutshell!!!
Ha ha someone is reading too much into things, going off Blowins personality from these forums i don't think he posted the pic to try to prove or say anything about his body, i think the pics exactly what it appears, more about the stoke of connecting with nature
BTW. Im no expert but judging by that pic, Blowin looks healthy and trim any middle aged guy would be happy with his physic.
'BTW. Im no expert'
We already know that dreamer, after all, its not your area of specialisation, that is, 'weirdo stereotypical racism and misogyny at the 'dandy markets', that ben highlighted, that is being discussed here!!!???
Let's replace "burqa or niqab" with "biniki", the location from the "Dandenong markets" to "Bondi Beach", and let's switch stereotypes - Australian wife/husband, muslim bloke watching from the side.
Let's then see how this woman interacts with you (and how her husband reacts) after you "accidentally bump into her".
C'mon ID.. really? Why do you need to see how they react following fake body contact? What would it tell you that you wouldn't otherwise get from asking them a question?'
So again, you say, 'BTW. Im no expert but', so, why are you even commenting here? Why feel the constant need to offer totally uniformed, ignorant comment...again...
Shielding the poor bloke from reality... again, with ignorant, inexperienced, uniformed comments isn't helping at all. So, again, considering,
'BTW. Im no expert but'
Why are you even here, commenting?
2nd that Indo
Ha ha! Awesome.
Thanks for the laugh but more importantly, thanks for the vid. I'm going to get a band and incorporate that into my daily routine.
I think you're a bit hard on Blowy, he looks alright for a middle aged fella.
So, considering dreamers asserted lack of experience and knowledge, sluggo, why???
Why are you supporting swillnutty ignorance sluggy??? Huh???
So in summary you are saying that :
I’ve got the body of a labourer/ Deckie/ hard grafter whilst being too soft and weak for real world work .
Also that Im sucking my gut in and am simultaneously starving .
And here’s what Bruce Lee looked like at my age
PS Thsnks Zen , Indo , SS .I’m just a regular 48 year old making my way the only way I know how. And that’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.
Hahaha, I thought you'd like that zenny!!! 'The band' is coming out... I like it!!!
But, yes, its the best rotator cuff exercise going zenny, covers the whole show in one movement. Watch the whole thing carefully, form is crucial. reversing long, lifelong ingrained, incorrect patterns.
Id better go, its quickly becoming a 'swillnut band' thingy... again... in a nutshell...
I have to admit I got a laugh out of that you old prick
Thanks for providing todays comedy MB. great stuff.
Lots of things to love about the Tweed Coast, one of which is the close proximity to amazing camping spots. Fun fact: the weekend's northerly winds were gusting 30-40kts overnight Saturday, seemingly a localised downslope effect. At the same time, elsewhere winds were anywhere from calm (Canungra, Beaudesert) light to moderate (Seaway, Cooly, Casino, Lismore). Only Cape Byron was fresh to strong.
Yesterday arvo, first surf on a Thruster in 'ken years.
They go alright, hey?
Nice shot Ben.
Stu.....you gonna stay here on the dark side with your shiny new three finned machine ? ( sticking to the Mulga Bill theme )
Reckon I'm gonna drop one and switch back to three. Just have to figure out how it;s going to work with the planshape I'm after.
Still riding asym's?
Yesterday's Thruster wasn't - 'twas about six or seven years old, from before I got into assyms. My next new board will be though. Still sold on the concept and feeling, just figuring out how to mesh it with three fins.
I'll be very interested how that turns out for you.
What're you thinking will work best? Side fins offset or something?
Thoughts switching between a simple assym planshape - bit longer on the toeside and that's all - and assym planshape plus heelside front fin shifted a touch forward.
I'm wary about skewing the Thruster triangle so one front fin is closer to the rear fin than the other.
Obvs wasn't an issue with quads.
"So again, you say, 'BTW. Im no expert but', so, why are you even commenting here? Why feel the constant need to offer totally uniformed, ignorant comment...again..."
Spot on and to the point.
I reckon there could be a meme in that for all threads and occasions that'll save everyone a lot of precious time.
Yeah I know what you mean Stu.
Hard to predict what would work better... my intuition is that if you move one side fin forward, you might need to shift the centre fin slightly off centre to compensate?
Reckon I could just about fill a PhD modelling different possibilities for that one.
"...you might need to shift the centre fin slightly off centre to compensate?"
That's a third possibility, though everything I've done with asymms so far has had the fins balanced across the stringer - each fin in the quad cluster was equidistant from the stringer as it's cousin on the other side.
I'll go have a chat to the shaper and see what he's most comfortable with.
Oh, and just so the crew up above are clear: "BTW I'm no expert on asymmetric surfboards."
Slippery slope , Stu.
$10 says you’ll be proudly riding a Fred Rubble by Easter.
PS Weren’t the original assyms thrusters ?
Not Thrusters, the first assym that I know of is the board Bob Cooper brought to Australia in 1959.
Simon would've been in nappies.
Cleared the new tabletop for the first time this evening.
Jeez there's some gold to be mined on here!
Just read M.Bs response to Blowin's photo and downloaded the clip of the shoulder band exercise. Win/Win!
FWIW I reckon M.B was a bit harsh on Blowy but stiff shit!......a well composed and entertaining post all the same!
I've reached the mid-point of my life, statistically speaking, without owning a mid-length and only two longboards - a 1964 Gordon Woods and a 2012 Shenzen special - neither of which gets much action, but this morning I've got a beautiful 7'10 Mackie mid-length sitting next to me and I wonder what's in store.
bit of fun, some different lines.
all depends. its not the end or even the beginning of the end.
One of his smooth glide designs Stu? Sweet. As FR said, lots of different lines await.
Not sure, Blackers. It's a lender from a mate as the local has had unreal high tide, small wave banks.
I was thinking more about a mid-7' to 8'0" stretched out egg, double-ender kinda deal, something with enough tail volume to at least enable turns, but with a deep vee this Mackie pintail supposedly gets the job done. I imagine the turns will involve more tail pivots than rail arcs.
If a board gets your mind ticking over and makes the surf even more appealing then it’s a winner I reckon .
All that glitters is gold.
What you really need for that high tide bank is a 6’5 Neck Beard.
Nice, it looks like one. Should be a heap of fun but heaps different from your usual shortboard. Enjoy. Looking forward to the report.
From his website:
Well the good news is that the Willy wagtails have survived the rain event and now have two chicks which one has done its first solo flight over to the kentia palm guided by mum and the other is standing on the edge of the nest flapping its wings really hard .Mum/Dad have gotten behind it encouraging it to make the leap....must be scary first time.....cant believe the dedication those parents showed thru all that rain and wind recently.I can see them from my ensuite window thru the palm tree as they have made a nest on the tv antenna and felt for em ,thought the nest was going to break down .....gawd natures unreal.
Nice one, Simba.
We've got a few here that do training runs flitting between the Holden and the Ford parked out front. I watch them each day out my study window and cheer them on.
My own good news is that I'm finally putting my foot down and taking a stand. No fuckwit is gonna 'make the gravy' at the Nettle household this year. Christmas may not taste the same, though I reckon it'll be sweet and zesty without having to listen to PK's dirge on repeat.
Are you gonna miss Roger?
Won't someone please give their love to Angus?
Here’s some good news :
400 odd millimetres of rain may have reduced the sheer numbers but the remaining mangoes survived and are thriving.
After 23 / 12 / 20
Nice Blowin,ripe yet or getting close?.....mmmmm.......smacking lips
The Bhagwan has left the building...
should have left it on and started a weird sect ......
The Julian Assange fan club.
Greyer brother of Tex
Don't stop there bhagwan, you know what you have to do.
I was thinking Neil Purchase Jr lookalike
Agree Westof....I just got the full trim an hour ago myself. Liberating.
It's going in a few days time. My twins - who I clippered to a #3 last week - are gonna return the favour.
Neils been quite no new surfing footage of late ?
Go the blade Stu feels great and get your Doc to look over noggin for Skin cancers