Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

Black Diamond: Super Chute Rope Bag. Volume 25 litres. Single adjustable shoulder strap. Rope tarp dimensions: 146 X 126cm. 400d nylon. Assorted colours. (Holds up to 80M Rope) Only 2 left!  $39.00
44% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Crag & Route Beta

Crag & Route Beta

 Page 1 of 7. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 60 | 61 to 80 | 81 to 100 | 101 to 120 | 121 to 138
Area Location Sub Location Crag Links
All NSW (General) (General) (General)  

Author
new nowra guide badly produced
honned
25/05/2011
9:49:31 PM
is it just me, but i think the new nowra guide is rubbish.

the photos and topos are crap, the type is like something out of a book for the visually impaired, and the design is from the 1990s.

why didnt they get someone decent to do the job like simon carters crew or the grampian bouldering lot?
bones
25/05/2011
10:29:13 PM
chances are the authors will read this. I might be a bit of a softie but I'd probably have sugarcoated it a bit. like "Ideas for nowra guide improvements - better photos" or something.
matthewp
26/05/2011
8:11:01 AM
I think the new guide is great. The job of a guidebook is to help you find the climbs, it does this job wonderfully.

If you don't like it use the old one.
GoUp!
26/05/2011
8:19:54 AM
Perhaps an interesting lost opportunity for the guide would be a section titled 'Existing Climbs Since Retroed, Re-claimed and Re-named'.

tnd
26/05/2011
8:51:41 AM
On 25/05/2011 honned wrote:
>is it just me, but i think the new nowra guide is rubbish.
>
>the photos and topos are crap, the type is like something out of a book
>for the visually impaired, and the design is from the 1990s.
>
>why didnt they get someone decent to do the job like simon carters crew
>or the grampian bouldering lot?

At least it has capital letters at the beginning of every sentence.
alg
26/05/2011
9:12:06 AM
On 26/05/2011 tnd wrote:
>At least it has capital letters at the beginning of every sentence.

I don't think the grammar of a forum post has much to do with it.

To me the design does seem a bit cheap (like it was done on MS word), but it does the job. All the renamed climbs are a bigger shame. I don't know if first ascentionists were consulted etc. (though i've heard they weren't), but regardless, removing an element of the history of the place for the sake of political correctness seems like pretty poor form to me, even if "Murdoch the horse f*cker" doesn't appeal to your sense of humour.
widewetandslippery
26/05/2011
9:38:06 AM
Murdoch the horse f*cker was front page on the Illawara Mercury in his day. Murdoch lives and could be in an institution or paddock near you.


tnd
26/05/2011
10:54:53 AM
I believe he married a fine young filly and settled down.
widewetandslippery
26/05/2011
11:31:06 AM
How does a man standing on a bucket with mud as lubricant on his penis settle down, especially with a filly?

grantoss
26/05/2011
11:53:22 AM
It totally sucks.... If you're going to make a new guidebook its not a bad idea to have a look at the current standard of guides being produced eg.Araps, Blueys ect.

Cant stand that the names are all censored - but to rub salt into the wounds the new censored kiddy friendly names dont even make any sense... Save yourself $50 people!!!

Apologies if this offends the authors but I just cant bite my tounge on this one

nmonteith
26/05/2011
1:09:26 PM
I do think that paying a designer to do the job would have been money well spent. The quality of guidebooks worldwide has really steeped up a notch in the last few years. The main problem I have with this new Nowra guide is the bad use of space. Fonts are too large, no columns and way too much space between lines. The guide could have easily been printed half the size, and presumably thus substantially cheaper.

tnd
26/05/2011
3:06:14 PM
On 26/05/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>How does a man standing on a bucket with mud as lubricant on his penis
>settle down, especially with a filly?

Perhaps they opened a blacksmith's business together.

..::- Chris -::..
26/05/2011
3:42:26 PM
Could I find the crags I wanted? YES
Could I find the climbs I wanted? YES
Did it have some basic interesting information on the History included ? YES
Travel Information ? YES
Accomodation options ? YES
Weather when to climb etc ? YES
Colour pictures ? YES
Colour TOPO's ? YES
Plastic protective Cover ? YES
Grade Index ? YES
Climb Index ? YES

In my opinion a Guidebook is a useful tool to find crags and climbs at it's basic level. Expanding on that it gives travel and accomodation options, and expanding even further to crag history and where applicable stories behind the climbs....

I think this guidebook does more than the job required.

I think we are being a little petty. I'm not saying I found it to be the holy grail of guide books but a more constructive discussion would be a thread about "What would I like to see in the next guidebook..." as mentioned above.

It is 120% better than the previous guide which was 120% better than the guide before it...

I'm not weighing into the debate on names, but I have no problem with the family friendly new names found them as ammusing as the ones with the not so creative language........

my .02
Chris.


cruze
26/05/2011
3:58:10 PM
This is tiger reviewing - less arty farty, more aggression.
bobic
26/05/2011
4:01:11 PM
Photos at Nowra can never look as impressive as the Bluies.
Wendy
26/05/2011
4:21:30 PM
I had a brief look at it the other day and the first thing I noticed was the size of the font and layout - there were only about 6 routes to a page! That does seem silly.

It was obviously only a brief look, because I didn't notice the name changes, but I won't miss many of the originals. Whilst Murdoch might have been funny and vaguely meaningful, it all went rapidly downhill and the gutter porn names were for the most part not even clever or amusing. I think they probably added to the image of Nowra as a skanky crag in a skanky area with skanky ethics.

Did they change the one in French? For those who knew enough French slang to understand it?

On 26/05/2011 alg wrote:
>On 26/05/2011 tnd wrote:
>>At least it has capital letters at the beginning of every sentence.
>
>I don't think the grammar of a forum post has much to do with it.

The "new nowra guide badly produced" post was badly produced! How you present your argument has a lot to do with how valid people will think it is, almost regardless of content.
turtlespit
26/05/2011
4:22:09 PM
I haven't purchased or looked at the new Nowra guidebook, so my comments aren't specific to it...

Once you've spent cash on a well polished guidebook for an area, you're going to resent having to pay for a less polished production for a different area. It'll do the job of providing you with the information you need, but will also scream 'missed opportunity' in terms of presentation (and probably p*ss you off because of that).

In Australia, it's unlikely that there'll be 2 modern guidebooks for a given area, so you can't even vote with your wallet. Parts of the UK are served by multiple guidebook producers - with the competition resulting in much slicker productions.



Climboholic
26/05/2011
4:34:36 PM
On 26/05/2011 ..::- Chris -::.. wrote:
>I'm not weighing into the debate on names, but I have no problem with
>the family friendly new names found them as ammusing as the ones with the
>not so creative language........

I'm not going to contradict myself, but I just did.

tnd
26/05/2011
4:34:41 PM
On 26/05/2011 Wendy wrote:
>...the gutter
>porn names were for the most part not even clever or amusing.

Classics like "Blue Veined Custard Chucker" and "Receiver of Swollen Goods" always amused me. Not so much the unimaginative "Blowjob Queens from Hell" and "Motorcycle Sluts in Heat". Have they all been cleaned up?

Even "Pale Yellow Underwear" (courtesy of a Chocktoner if my memory serves me correctly) raises a smirk.

..::- Chris -::..
26/05/2011
4:56:59 PM
On 26/05/2011 Climboholic wrote:
>On 26/05/2011 ..::- Chris -::.. wrote:
>>I'm not weighing into the debate on names, but I have no problem with
>>the family friendly new names found them as ammusing as the ones with
>the
>>not so creative language........
>
>I'm not going to contradict myself, but I just did.

I'm not going to argue with you about my point but...... F#$K you.... or in New Nowra guidebook form.... Fork you ; )

hehe point taken....

 Page 1 of 7. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 60 | 61 to 80 | 81 to 100 | 101 to 120 | 121 to 138
There are 138 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints