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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    By my reckoning, Marlow is 61 years older than Atticus. :-)
    Ha! I see what you did there.

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  • dukehjsteve
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    Methinks many people here ( including ME ! ) need to Get A Life.....

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Although they are much younger than I am, we do have a lot in common and sometimes we sit down together to break bread.
    By my reckoning, Marlow is 61 years older than Atticus. :-)

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  • jc203
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    Lonewolf, clearly some of us have spent way too much time here on this board. For some reason I used to feel a bit of self-satisfaction being in the top 40 all-time posters. Now those days have passed... now, by my reckoning I am @ 7,800 posts behind you!

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  • lonewolf
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    I don't remember my first post. It was sometime before everyone started over in Oct 2005..never understood that...kinda like all race horses birthdate on 1 January... I thought post count started over at 0 but older posters already had thousands of posts in less than two years.. and Atticus is gaining on me after already lapping me twice in all his incarnations.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Master Po View Post
    By the way, Atticus, do you ever get together with tafnut and/or Marlow? They seemed like decent guys -- similar to you, but a little more lively.
    ps. auto-correct 'fixes' "tafnut" to "taunt."
    Although they are much younger than I am, we do have a lot in common and sometimes we sit down together to break bread.
    'Taunt'ing is why tafnut sometimes ran afoul of the mod. His favorite target was the afore-mentioned malmo, who could easily be whipped into a posting frenzy of mouth-frothing vituperation!

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  • Merner521
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    The OP on this thread was posted the season Stacy would lose her WR for good. She did still have one PR left in the tank at the time though.

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  • Master Po
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    thanks for resurrecting this, Atticus. I was reading, but not posting, from early on here. I still remember my first post -- or at least the response to it. I responded to someone's post by stating something deep, such as, "I agree." In response to that, I was blasted by malmo for being a fraud, an identity thief, etc. To which I thought, "Who the heck are these people?" (Still wondering that, by the way.)

    By the way, Atticus, do you ever get together with tafnut and/or Marlow? They seemed like decent guys -- similar to you, but a little more lively.

    ps. auto-correct 'fixes' "tafnut" to "taunt."

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  • Atticus
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    14 years ago. My first thread. How time flies when you're having fun!

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  • runforlife
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    Re: Field & Track

    Originally posted by Bob H
    there must be a third out there somewhere, eh?
    It's me!! It's me!! It's me!!! I was there and saw my first WR, Pre's first NCAA title and the indoor HJ finals.

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  • Marlow
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    Re: Field & Track

    10 years tomorra. Good on ya. To the disgruntlement of some, it's the day 'Twitter' was invented for this poor schlub. Sorry to the many, but it has brought me an outlet for my passion theretofore unattended.

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  • mike renfro
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    What am I forgetting?[/quote]

    Maybe the most important point for LJ/TJ, does the runway/pit arangement gibe with the prevailing winds in the stadium? Many places have jumping into headwinds as standard. The knowledge of wind patterns applies to DT/JT as well

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by lonewolf49
    I may be a tad predjudiced, having majored in horizontal jumps as competitor and official but I believe jumpers and officials prefer to be near the stands, just as spectators interested in those events would like to be able to see the board and landing.
    The only upside of being out of the heavy traffic on the finish side straight, that I can think of, is, it cuts down on people crossing the runway in the path of jumpers, despite ropes, flags and marshals. My conclusion is that the horizontal pits frequently are laid out and designed by by someone with little knowledge of the event....
    What am I forgetting?
    1. One big thing to consider is the paying customer, who gets to see the finish of no race from close up if he's on the backstretch.

    2. Once you move out of the high school level, meet officials are likely going to want to stop horizontal jumping every time there's a straightaway race. This can make for a lot of delays in getting the horizontals off.

    3. At the WC/OG level, they don't want to have to interrupt horizontals to do victory ceremonies.

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  • mike renfro
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    The '03 WC in Paris actually had the LJ not only on the pressbox side, but also OUTSIDE the track, right up against the stands. Which, of course, created some line-of-sight problems.[/quote]

    Not if you sat on god's/dog's side :-)

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  • lonewolf49
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    Oh, yeah,
    10. Parallel runway/pits so close together it is difficult to work simultaneous events
    11. Parallel pit stagger that puts officials from the two pits on top of each other
    when conducting two events simultaneously.

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