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Things I've Never Done
Jul 22nd, 2022 at 9:33am
 
     I've never been to a spa.  I'm just not a spa type person.  I've never used a hot tub.  My only opportunity to use one involved sitting in a crowded tub with a bunch of fat drunken people.  No thanks.  I've never used a sauna.  Sweating my arse off while beating myself with Pine branches then diving into ice water holds no appeal for me whatsoever.  I've never snow skied.  We were supposed to learn Cross Country Skiing during Arctic Training in the army but due to a scheduling SAFU it never happened.   Well I've never been to Spain but I kind of like the music.  Sweet ladies are insane there and they sure know how to use it. 
    So what haven't you done?  Keep it clean please.
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Reply #1 - Jul 26th, 2022 at 10:51am
 
you want to try a polish sauna, not a swedish sauna.

You slaver yourself in a mixture of salt and honey - sounds weird I know.
I was sceptical the first time I tried it, but man does it make your skin feel amazing !
In fact you really do feel energised and refreshed in general.
Totally worth it. 

Most people stay too long in a sauna and don't drink enough.

Things I haven't done.

Never seen a dolphin.
Spent more time than most on boats in various seas - never once seen a dolphin.
I'm convinced they're a mass hallucination.

Never bungee jumpoed and never will Smiley
Likewise parachuting - nope, na-huh, not never ever !

Never seen the northern lights - that's been number 1 on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.

Never eaten snake, quite fancy it, guess best chance of that would be to go to florida.

Never had  a massage.
Just not that keen on other people touching me lol

Never had a tattoo. Just not something I've ever felt I need Smiley

Never been scuba diving, I'd definitely be up for it - just never got round to it.
I don't tend to go on holiday to hot places with beaches.
So never had the opportunity.

There's a fair bit of inland diving done in the uk, but it's cold and I'm not a fan of wet wetsuits.

Never been on a large hovercraft, I have driven a single person sport hovercraft - hilarious fun and surprising hard work. You basically 'steer' by throwing your body weight around, the steering wheel does exactly nothing lol
You have to increase the skirts friction to turn, so basically tilt the thing the side you want to turn in..
Good fun, recommended.

Can't think of anything much else - I've done a lot more than most and tend to say 'yes' to most things Smiley
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Reply #2 - Jul 27th, 2022 at 7:20am
 
I never walk on the moon. I would love to but I think I'd be really scared.
But I don't think to be selected one day even if I wanted to. Too old Sad
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Reply #3 - Jul 27th, 2022 at 12:13pm
 
Moon walking, that'd be fun.

So how far could we sling in 1/6 earth gravity ?
Damn that would be fun !

When they've got quantum tunneling sorted for people, I'd give it a go.
It'd probably be a safer method of teleportation.
But you're not strapping me to the 'lowest quoted' fireworks that NASA uses.
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Reply #4 - Jul 27th, 2022 at 4:33pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jul 27th, 2022 at 12:13pm:
So how far could we sling in 1/6 earth gravity ?
Damn that would be fun !


Actually the answer is exactly 6x as far. See sometimes physics is simple  Cool

Well, until you factor in air resistance then all hell breaks loose.
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Reply #5 - Jul 27th, 2022 at 11:51pm
 
Lots of things come to mind.  But one that makes the top (especially here), I hope to one day meet another slinging.org member in person.  I know if I make it to the International Competition, that will happen.  Or if a competition here in the states or down under happens, maybe...
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Reply #6 - Jul 28th, 2022 at 6:01am
 
JudoP wrote on Jul 27th, 2022 at 4:33pm:
Actually the answer is exactly 6x as far. See sometimes physics is simple 

Not exactly. Because our musculature is designed for Earth gravity. At "The City of Space" of Toulouse (France), elastic bands reproduce the lunar gravity.  Huh  It's fun to walking with this belt.
If you throw too hard, you may leave with your slingstone.  Grin
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Reply #7 - Jul 28th, 2022 at 6:10am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 27th, 2022 at 11:51pm:
I hope to one day meet another slinging.org member in person

I agree with you but my English isn't good enough.
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Reply #8 - Jul 28th, 2022 at 11:01pm
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Jul 28th, 2022 at 6:10am:
joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 27th, 2022 at 11:51pm:
I hope to one day meet another slinging.org member in person

I agree with you but my English isn't good enough.

Ah, but slinging next to a friend from the forum doesn't require any talking.  If the situation ever happens, I would be happy to sling with you.  Smiley
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Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2022 at 2:19am
 
I can be very talkative.  Cheesy

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Reply #10 - Aug 4th, 2022 at 12:42pm
 
     I've never parachuted.  It was something I very much wanted to do when I was younger, especially when I was in the army.  Though I was in the 101st Airborne we no longer parachuted by the time I got there... we repelled out of helicopters.  The real airborne training was done with the 82 Airborne at Ft. Bragg, N.C.  So I volunteered to go to jump school at Ft.  Bragg.  It was four weeks long.  They said that I could do it but I'd have to use my own leave time.  A whole year's worth.  That wasn't happening.  I suppose I could still do it now but as an old fart I don't have quite the urge I used to.
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