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How much do Aliens sell for in Australia?

Miguel75
2/03/2012
10:18:18 AM
On 2/03/2012 mothrfckr wrote:
>Miguel75 obviously spends too much time hanging around with wussbags.

What? I don't just hang around them, I'm their lily-livered leader.

rodw
2/03/2012
10:31:53 AM
On 2/03/2012 Miguel75 wrote:

>Funnily enough it makes perfect sense... I don't know why it's more prevalent
>in the US, but most of my US mates document their progression.

That happens at the pub after the days climbing/falling....after that who gives a shit its history and means nothing for the future....of course that could be the reason why I climb like shit...or maybe its the fact the pub sessions are longer than the climbing ones...who knows???..... the world is a mystery.

And for the record... hanging shit on yanks ain't racism...if you can't handle Aussie BS rants like ODH's who is obviously just shit stirring...maybe an Aussie forum isn't the right place for ya.
pecheur
2/03/2012
10:48:55 AM
On 2/03/2012 Miguel75 wrote:

>Funnily enough it makes perfect sense... I don't know why it's more prevalent
>in the US, but most of my US mates document their progression. A few examples:
>one kept his vertical mileage when skinning through the back country, another
>tracked his Mt bike mileage, broken down into desert, single track, road,
>chair lift accessed... and quite a few tracked every detail of their reloads
>(rifle and pistol rounds!)

You know there's an Aussie on this thread that records his indoor climbing mileage and grades so it's not just Americans, probably more a personality type.

Greg Norman who I suspect Aussie's love more for being a choker than we would have for wining a few more majors put it best: If you have a nice car in America the average American (i.e. not the type packing heat and thinking of stealing it) would more likely go "Hey nice car/ride", whereas the average Aussie is more likely to think about keying it ...

Duncan
2/03/2012
11:34:35 AM
Excellent thread drift. I approve.
Seth
2/03/2012
12:01:12 PM
Indeed! This thread could be cut and paste word for word into an article in Rock and be the most interesting read in years!

sorry Ross - no offence mate...
hipdos
2/03/2012
12:01:46 PM
On 2/03/2012 Duncan wrote:
>Excellent thread drift. I approve.

Thread drift? I thought everyone was just giving this bloke the aussie lowdown so he is a chance of hocking his cams over here...

Miguel75
2/03/2012
12:30:20 PM
On 2/03/2012 pecheur wrote:
>You know there's an Aussie on this thread that records his indoor climbing
>mileage and grades so it's not just Americans, probably more a personality
>type.

I used to document my climbs but got sick of writing down the same blue, grade 7 at Hardrock CBD... I might start again if they add more easy climbs;)
Will_P
2/03/2012
12:37:38 PM
On 2/03/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
"BTW, did I mention I onsighted Greys arÍte the other day? No? Well I did! BOOYAH!"

Line of the day, without a doubt! But did you use Aliens, or Totem cams, or blahblahblah...

JS, don't let it get to you, it's an Australian inferiority complex thing. I've never met an American climber who wasn't friendly, funny, smart and positive. I'm sure they exist, but not in droves. Good luck selling your cams, but with the Australian dollar stronger than the US, you probably won't find a buyer over here.
Duncan
2/03/2012
1:12:06 PM
On 2/03/2012 Will_P wrote:
>JS, don't let it get to you, it's an Australian inferiority complex thing.
>I've never met an American climber who wasn't friendly, funny, smart and
>positive.

You haven't climbed in America, have you?
widewetandslippery
2/03/2012
1:24:51 PM
I buy my aliens at Villawood, theres a dodgy guard who sells them to me cheap.

rodw
2/03/2012
1:27:00 PM
On 2/03/2012 Duncan wrote:

>You haven't climbed in America, have you?

Problem is hes been there to long hes makes about as much sense as you average septic.
jsj42
2/03/2012
1:43:11 PM
On 2/03/2012 rodw wrote:
>On 2/03/2012 Duncan wrote:
>
>>You haven't climbed in America, have you?

Actually he probably just hasn't climbed in Boulder. Plenty of douchebags over here, but no one would admit it, myself included.

Incidentally in addition to grades and performance, my notes also contain my partner's names, the quality of the route, and gear recommendations. It's all pretty useful - be it for evoking a fond memory or referencing for a repeat ascent. It's not much about tracking progression.
Duncan
2/03/2012
1:48:15 PM
I went to MEC today and returned the sleeping mat that I've been sleeping on for the last five months as an unwanted present - and got store credit of $50. Having spent my credit, I walked outside to find I had a parking fine worth $60. Damn you, universe!

Eduardo Slabofvic
2/03/2012
1:57:48 PM
This is the best thread ever!
widewetandslippery
2/03/2012
2:02:34 PM
On 2/03/2012 jsj42 wrote:
>On 2/03/2012 rodw wrote:
>>On 2/03/2012 Duncan wrote:
>>
>>>You haven't climbed in America, have you?
>
>Actually he probably just hasn't climbed in Boulder. Plenty of douchebags
>over here, but no one would admit it, myself included.
>
>Incidentally in addition to grades and performance, my notes also contain
>my partner's names, the quality of the route, and gear recommendations.
> It's all pretty useful - be it for evoking a fond memory or referencing
>for a repeat ascent. It's not much about tracking progression.

wtf are you on about. Progession? isn't that the name of a seppo climbing vid? Memory? you dont drink enough.
Will_P
2/03/2012
2:20:40 PM
On 2/03/2012 Duncan wrote:
>You haven't climbed in America, have you?

That's a fair point, and a disclaimer I should've added. But those I've met in Thailand, NZ, Nepal, India and here have all been good people to be around. But to redirect this away from my pitiful sample size, ODH just tried to get a similar reaction on Supertopo as he got here by flaming Americans, but the only response thus far is pretty good humoured. Keep trying ODH, but focus it more on some of the more excitable right-wing, gun-lovin' good ole boys, they'll bite.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1672093/tyrolean-traverse

davidn
2/03/2012
2:29:55 PM
I see that in tribute to me, he has nominated his location as 'Hardmanville'.

Mimicry, flattery...
Duncan
3/03/2012
3:40:23 AM
I wasn't trying to say that all seppos are arsehats - I have some really good friends from America - but I certainly wouldn't say there were no douchebags in the US. There's heaps, just as there are in Australia. They sure do love a bit of grade spray over here though.

Doug
Online Now
3/03/2012
7:36:51 AM
On 2/03/2012 Duncan wrote:
>I went to MEC today and returned the sleeping mat that I've been sleeping
>on for the last five months as an unwanted present - and got store credit
>of $50. Having spent my credit, I walked outside to find I had a parking
>fine worth $60. Damn you, universe!

Are you making that up, Duncan? If so, great story. If not, great karma!!!

I know that MEC has always bent over backwards to refund dissatisfied members. In 2000 I returned a BD harness that I used one day and proved to be shockingly uncomfortable. However, despite being a member for over 20 years and buying heaps of gear from them they still looked at my purchase and return history before refunding. I thought at the time that they must be getting sick of people abusing the system.
Duncan
3/03/2012
10:26:01 AM
100 % true, unfortunately.

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