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Dave Graham Lecture Tour
September 23, 2008, 05:41:30 pm


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#1 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 08:11:57 am
Didn't see many of the UKB sheffield core last night, but you guys missed a treat. Dave G is at least as cheerful, syked, and bonkers on stage as he is on film - part super keen "dude", part nu-skool Dawes, and part American comedic delivery. It was a high octane lecture with quite a few laughs, quite a lot to think about, and just a hint of WTF occasionally....really good. One of the best lectures I've been to and definitely recommended for those further North on the rest of the trail.

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#2 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 08:16:03 am
I agree. I heard bad opinions on the sharma lecture but this one was really cool and I was really impressed  :thumbsup:

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#3 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 08:31:44 am
Well put Fiendy - was worth the trek down after a long day out, when all I really wanted to do was chill.  I was very impressed by how he'd managed to organise his random thoughts into a cohesive and entertaining lecture.  The bit about being taught different things by different rock types was especially good.

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#4 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 08:52:19 am
More importantly, I hope you asked him the cutting and crucial question?

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#5 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 09:06:09 am
Cheers for feedback, was swithering wether to go, will see if tickets are available still.

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#6 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 09:40:15 am
I hope you asked him the cutting and crucial question?

Unfortunately not, I wussed out, there was a perfect moment at the end when it all went quiet for the last question too, but I didn't man up!

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#7 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 09:59:57 am
Went last night and agree with Fiend's review - it was certainly an interesting window into the mind of DG. Thought his presentation was well put together - good photos and well structured.

Glad to hear that even the wads get depressed by getting spanked in Font as well!

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#8 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 10:59:07 am
More importantly, I hope you asked him the cutting and crucial question?
...which is?

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#9 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 11:36:06 am
I too wish to know what the cutting and crucial question?  :shrug:

So, I should be thinking of going to see Dave should I?  I am tempted but it's a Sunday night and I'd miss the Strictly results show...  :-\

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#10 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 11:57:54 am
Plus the desire to squeeze may be just too much.

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#11 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 12:30:20 pm
More importantly, I hope you asked him the cutting and crucial question?
...which is?

HOWDIT FEEL???

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#12 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 12:34:07 pm
Did anyone ask if he's got any aspirations to climb whilst he's here? (Has he climbed in the UK before?)

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#13 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 12:40:17 pm
Did anyone ask if he's got any aspirations to climb whilst he's here? (Has he climbed in the UK before?)

yes, he has big plans over here apparently. he said he will be back for a 2 month stretch purely to climb and wants to do pretty much every hard sport route in the country and a few grit E9's while he's at it! Hubble, Mutation and Northern Lights were mentioned.

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#14 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 12:47:46 pm
Was very entertaining.  And yes, DG had a whole list of UK things he was psyched for - Steve M's routes, raindogs, hubble, onsight of mecca, stuff at LPT...he even mentioned Parthian Shot, End of the Affair and Braille Trail. Having reeled these off, he then admitted the next few weeks he had a full lecture schedule and no time to climb. He said he'd love to spend time in the UK, but somehow I doubt our wet and gloomy land will tempt him away from the ever dry euro sport, or all the places with incredible boulders and new lines to be snapped up.

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#15 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 12:50:57 pm
I recon given recent weather we could struggle to find a 2 month period where the grit E9s are going to be in nick AND those sport routes will be dry! Wonder also if he'll still be psyched when he clocks the amount of sika on em.

be good to see him over here though, personally i'd be much more interested in seeing what he can do here rather than chris. bring it on.

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#16 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 01:02:51 pm
Agreed, bring it on. I'd be really interested to see DG on some grit routes and boulders. Would he lead the grit routes? I dunno if he has any trad in his background. Would be cool if he had a go though.

(Parthian shot was dry yesterday. Hope the fella who took a big ground fall is ok.)

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#17 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 01:06:13 pm
(Parthian shot was dry yesterday. Hope the fella who took a big ground fall is ok.)
nasty  :o
maybe the same person who had a rope on it a few weeks previously when it was far too hot.

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#18 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 01:06:14 pm
Given that he's not due in Ambleside until Thurs, and that it's a pretty mint day today, shirley some of the Sheffield locals will be trying to get him to of the Eastern Edges? It's not like the Plantation's a hour's drive or owt...

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#19 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 02:20:19 pm
Gotta be some problems here for DG to go at. If he has a go at the Impossible Groove I wanna be there to see how that turns out. What else would give him the required levels of syke?

http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,1440.60.html

(Loving Bonjoys work with quotes in this thread.)

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#20 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 03:10:47 pm
DG is out on the grit as we speak according to cocktalk.

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#21 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 03:23:47 pm
Given that he's not due in Ambleside until Thurs, and that it's a pretty mint day today, shirley some of the Sheffield locals will be trying to get him to of the Eastern Edges? It's not like the Plantation's a hour's drive or owt...

He is currently at the Plantation with among other Matt 'The Mincing Log Lifter' Mini Pickles

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#22 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 04:11:39 pm
I like to call him "The Lumberjack".

If there's a big log that needs shifting, Mini Pic has surely got to be the man. He currently has very good form...

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#23 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 06, 2008, 10:16:22 pm
One of the best lectures I've been to and definitely recommended for those further North on the rest of the trail.

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seconded. best question of the night definitely which superhero he would choose to be.

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#24 Re: Dave Graham Lecture Tour
October 07, 2008, 12:29:51 am
I enjoyed the comedic ramblings, especially the fact that he's weak.

Was most disappointed that he didn't mention The Big Bang. Who else could be a suitable candidate?

 

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