UKBouldering.com

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
diet, training and injuries / Re: Cuticle splits
« Last post by TobyD on Yesterday at 11:52:55 pm »
Mine have played up in the past - some chalks make them shrink and split. I like decathlon/simond chalk as it seems the most benign.

I’m sensitive to chalk types too- I think it’s caused by having naturally dry skin  :boohoo: as anything with a drying agent like Superchalk (I believe Dave once described it as “gives you leprosy”) and probably Friction Labs too gives me all sorts of skin problems, cracks, splits and even a kind of itchy feeling. Plain no frills stuff like Decathlon or Wild Country block chalk is fine.

I'd agree. I find washing hands asap after climbing and immediately using moisturizer also helps.
If you have cuticle splits rub a thin moisturizer and some savlon into them.
2
shootin' the shit / Re: Politics 2020
« Last post by TobyD on Yesterday at 11:46:55 pm »
One has to wonder why, if Corbyn and his cronies discovered evidence of fraud, why they took it to the media and not the police. Making headline winning “allegations” which turn out to be baseless is a common tool in the populists’ arsenal - our current PM made his name at the Telegraph with such deceptions.

One also has to wonder why they didn’t properly investigate these alleged offences whilst running the party. Indeed why they went into another election without having done so.

So this was my initial knee jerk reaction to reading this story. The Corbyn administration were clearly awful enough at cultivating any widespread popular appeal or winning elections without needing this to be sabotaged.

I posted because I wanted my reaction challenged, I wanted to engage with the idea that Corbyn and McDonnell were cheated of their shot at government.

I've now read several articles on Novara and a few other things people have mentioned.

The thing about those horrid "main stream media" publications is that (most!) of them are actually professionally edited and sub edited so that almost every opinion piece isn't a tediously long diatribe full of cliché, childish and repetitive use of tropes such as 'meta-...' in an attempt to sound genuinely intellectual.

I find it very hard to engage with any ideas in these articles because they're so badly written.
When one watches some tired hack on the platform mechanically repeating the familiar phrases - bestial atrocities, iron heel, blood-stained tyranny, free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to shoulder - one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy, the appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language

3
diet, training and injuries / Re: Cuticle splits
« Last post by cheque on Yesterday at 10:45:53 pm »
Mine have played up in the past - some chalks make them shrink and split. I like decathlon/simond chalk as it seems the most benign.

I’m sensitive to chalk types too- I think it’s caused by having naturally dry skin  :boohoo: as anything with a drying agent like Superchalk (I believe Dave once described it as “gives you leprosy”) and probably Friction Labs too gives me all sorts of skin problems, cracks, splits and even a kind of itchy feeling. Plain no frills stuff like Decathlon or Wild Country block chalk is fine.
4
lost and found / Found: Warm-up kit at Tan y Grisiau
« Last post by mark on Yesterday at 10:38:46 pm »
I found a piece of warm-up equipment at Tan y Grisiau. If you left such a thing there, describe it. If the description matches, I'll arrange to get it back to you.
5
shootin' the shit / Re: Da News
« Last post by cheque on Yesterday at 10:37:03 pm »
7
shootin' the shit / Re: Coronavirus Covid-19
« Last post by Wil on Yesterday at 10:21:44 pm »
Are other countries making people self administer the tests?

I've had two tests, the first was administered by a medical professional, the second I had to do myself in the car. The test isn't very pleasant and if I'd not already had one (and hence known what to expect) I'm not sure I'd have done it properly. My suspicion is that this must cause false negatives.

Extrapolating from the deaths we have seemed to have remarkably few positive results at all points during the crisis. Give that most people were only tested with symptoms until late May it's even more surprising that such a low proportion came back negative. I think our test isn't that good.
8
power club / Re: Power Club 543 3rd - 9th August 2020
« Last post by tomtom on Yesterday at 10:10:07 pm »
Sun: Up at 6 to try and beat the weather. Got to Rubicon for 7:30. Left at 9 as the first few climbers arrived.

 :wave:

Hi Chris - was that you I spoke to briefly?

Sorry I didn’t recognise you - Was in a bit of a bustle to get home (and was I a bit of a fug).. Hope you had a decent session!
9
news / Re: Megoswad
« Last post by SA Chris on Yesterday at 09:46:42 pm »
Things like Medecine Douce and Ananada (easiest warmups in Cascade) were slippery in mid 90s, must be glassy now.
10
power club / Re: Power Club 543 3rd - 9th August 2020
« Last post by 205Chris on Yesterday at 09:37:51 pm »
Sun: Up at 6 to try and beat the weather. Got to Rubicon for 7:30. Left at 9 as the first few climbers arrived.

 :wave:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal