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#25 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 03:08:07 pm
As he was a stalwart of the comp scene I was wondering:

How does he feel about the state/ evolution of the competition scene in the UK and the management of the comp side of the sport?

I don't know if he has anything to do with it anymore but something along these lines

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#26 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 03:22:04 pm
I am quite enjoying the old school analog quality of everything at the minute, i dont think it detracts at all.

There's a cassette player in your car with a lead hanging out of it, isn't there?

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#27 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 03:43:24 pm
I am quite enjoying the old school analog quality of everything at the minute, i dont think it detracts at all.

There's a cassette player in your car with a lead hanging out of it, isn't there?

Eight track. With a lump of coal wedged in the cartridge slot 😃

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#28 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 03:43:39 pm
Sony Discman plugged into the leads behind an old PYE AM/FM Cassette player

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#29 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 04:20:26 pm
Is he surprised at the low amount or repeats that BB has had since he first did it?

Hmmm razor crimps, tidal logistics, unpredictable conditions (unless your Pete H). One mainly for the locals so pool is small

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#30 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 04:35:02 pm

I don't think the free version is time limited if there are only 2 of you.

I've done teams meetings with a dozen or so cubs, and when it gets to near the end of the 40 minutes, it always extends the time for free.
Sometimes a meeting will extend, sometimes it doesn't. If all of yours have, I think that is just luck. I haven't been able to detect any pattern that determines which meetings can be extended.

If a meeting does get ended after 40 minutes, the host can restart it immediately with the same ID.

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#31 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 05:23:58 pm
Seems you can record on a free Zoom account. The internet lied to me  :o

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#32 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 05:32:09 pm
The internet lied to me  :o

Surely not!!!!

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#33 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 05:36:59 pm
Seems you can record on a free Zoom account. The internet lied to me  :o

I’d test if first. We’ve had some issues with the recordings from Zoom when teaching with it.

I use a different app to record what’s happening (panopto - which we get at work so may not be free etc..) there are plenty of these around.

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#34 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 05:54:16 pm
How's his brother Dave? We used to climb together when I was a teenager living in Alfreton. Does he still climb? Say hello from me.

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#35 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 07:21:19 pm
Thanks Simon. Duly wadded.

I remember reports of the Big Bang from when I first started reading OTE and it was clearly a big deal.

Is it true he moved to Wales to complete the route? How long did it take? What did his training routine look like? Did he have a mental battle on the route?

Does he feel he got enough recognition from doing it (first UK 9a (before Hubble upgrade))?

Has he got any tips for climbing the Austrian Oak at Malham  :whistle:

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#36 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 08:34:34 pm
Rumbled!!!

We all know what Shark's up to...

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#37 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 24, 2020, 09:25:33 pm
Is it true he moved to Wales to complete the route?

I always thought he was from Birmingham. Imagine my surprise today when I stumbled across this!

Scroll down to vid:
http://www.jamesmchaffie.com/caffs-blog/the-big-bang-premuir-footage

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Has he got any tips for climbing the Austrian Oak at Malham  :whistle:

D’you know what. The last time I recall bumping into him he was getting shut down on the Oak bitching how no way was it 8a+. I thought at the time that route looked like something I’d never do...
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#38 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 25, 2020, 03:41:12 pm
Tommy suggested OBS to record what’s on the screen which is free open source software which apparently “literally everyone uses it on Twitch” (whatever that is). Seems impressive and I’ll use it as a backup.

https://obsproject.com/

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#39 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 25, 2020, 07:07:22 pm
Tommy suggested OBS to record what’s on the screen which is free open source software which apparently “literally everyone uses it on Twitch” (whatever that is). Seems impressive and I’ll use it as a backup.

https://obsproject.com/

I've used it before for screen recording and can highly recommend.

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#40 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 25, 2020, 11:21:06 pm
He did a route at Caley to the left of Boot Crack, which climbed the wall between that and the arete. It joins Black Jumper near the top. Are there any holds on the direct finish or did he chicken out because pad stacks hadn't been invented yet.

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#41 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 26, 2020, 06:50:11 pm
He did a route at Caley to the left of Boot Crack, which climbed the wall between that and the arete. It joins Black Jumper near the top. Are there any holds on the direct finish or did he chicken out because pad stacks hadn't been invented yet.

I was embarrassed having to ask about this  :-[

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#42 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 26, 2020, 09:03:41 pm
Ha ha ha- it's alright, I rapped down it years ago. There aren't any...

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#43 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 26, 2020, 09:49:14 pm
I once stopped in his mum and dad's house with Ruth Jenkins one christmas time with him and Frank and I did a massive poo and when I went to flush it the water spun up and up and came out over the top of the bowl. I'm not sure how to get this across in an interesting interview question but for me the important point is a almost flushed my shit over their house and after that he climbed the first 9a. It's always been a big deal for me, more so than the Big Bang itself.

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#44 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 27, 2020, 10:18:25 am
Well a big bang calls for a Big Bang.
Isn't karma shit sometimes?

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#45 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 27, 2020, 12:43:48 pm
Is he surprised at the low amount or repeats that BB has had since he first did it?

Hmmm razor crimps, tidal logistics, unpredictable conditions (unless your Pete H). One mainly for the locals so pool is small

Are you channeling him? Filtering? Or just shooting down and questions i think could lead to potentially interesting?

Or maybe you could ask him how to succeed on a multi year siege?

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#46 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 27, 2020, 12:57:34 pm
Without fail I get my victims to say what I want them to say. Should have joined the Met

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#47 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 27, 2020, 01:07:38 pm
Without fail I get my victims to say what I want them to say. Should have joined the Met

Or vote leave 😃

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#48 Re: Neil Carson interview
April 27, 2020, 01:28:29 pm
Without fail I get my victims to say what I want them to say.

So If he mentions a hangboard at any point you will take that to mean you need to do that and only that to succeed.

 

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