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Old 05-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Has anyone noticed that:

In many sports there is a "playful" rivalry between different divisions:

Helis vs Planks (obviously)
Skis vs Snowboards
Mountain bikes vs Road bikes

Just wondering if anyone has noticed any others.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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We even have rivalery in the plank divition between acro pilots and warbird pilots.
Normally it doesnt show that much but during warbird weekend it no doubt about it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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Sadly, yes.
I have just changed clubs as I was the only heli flyer and was shunned to the 'heli' section of the feild all on my own. I was even overlooked by club members who went to the field and just wanted company.

My new club has about 10 heli pilots.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:18 PM   #4
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Planks bah!

Planks are for people who can't fly heli's, JK.

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Old 05-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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Skis vs. snowboards died as soon as new school skiing started to developed... Nowadays the only boarders that don’t get along with skiers are the 'frat boy' types... and the only skiers that don’t get along with boarders are really old school. snobby and closed minded type... I have not met one in years. I ski primarily with boarders... I only know/ride with 2 other skiers.
However… I will never get along with inconsiderately ignorant people who think they are above safety rules, skier or boarder. After all, getting hit by somebody doing 60 mph on skis or a board because they thought they don’t need to yield is not fun and can be fatal…


But I see what you are saying... so to add to the list as you requested.

How about
Salt water anglers vs. fresh water anglers
PPC pilots vs. all other pilots
Rally vs. NASCAR (oh no I didnt...)
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:34 PM   #6
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Rally is WAY better then Nascar, and PPC's are way cooler then anything else (except helis)
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:56 PM   #7
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Rally is WAY better then Nascar, and PPC's are way cooler then anything else (except helis)
HA! Rally is way cooler then NASCAR, but PPC's are eh. booooring... and hard on your back.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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NASCAR?? C'mon...it's soo boring,just like baseball...and zeppelins.

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My biggest vs headache (othat then helis vs. planks) is bass fishing (me) vs. the huge wake board boats (them). It's such a clash of using a common resource.
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Watching some cars go around an oval is about as exciting as watching paint dry.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:49 PM   #11
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NASCAR?? C'mon...it's soo boring,just like baseball...and zeppelins.

Flush a handfull of Skittles in a toilet, you can see the same thing.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #12
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Rally is WAY better then Nascar, and PPC's are way cooler then anything else (except helis)
I guess planks are the NASCAR of the r/c flying world, both only turn left!!!

What's up with NASCAR anyway, dont they know right turns exist, or is it too complicated a concept for them?
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:31 AM   #13
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I guess planks are the NASCAR of the r/c flying world, both only turn left!!!

What's up with NASCAR anyway, dont they know right turns exist, or is it too complicated a concept for them?
Too complicated? In NASCAR, 'composite' = Bondo! They have not even really gotten their heads around fuel injection- but then, that has only been around 70 years...
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:48 AM   #14
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Toe strikers vs heel strikers in endurance running. That's a funny one because although many (maybe most) people's footstrike (the point each stride first makes contact with the ground) is with their heel, in front of their centre of balance, striking with a toe or midfoot stance beneath your hips is unquesionably superior in pretty much every way. I say 'pretty much' to be polite. The argument-ender is 'try running heel first, barefoot on concrete and see how far you get'. Not far. Of course, the same thing with a toe or midfoot strike is perfectly acceptable and many African runners go barefoot until they're in their teens. Heel striking is enabled through overbuilt modern 'joggers' (the first Nike Cortez was the first to raise the heel in 1972, which was its gimmick - prior to that runners wore racing flats) and biomechanically, the stride is unsound. The only real disadvatage to toe striking is it's very hard on the calves initially and they need to be carefully built up first. This is painful, so many runners stick with heel striking and just argue it's the same. It's not. But the golden rule always is everyone do what they like, and we should never forget it!
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:36 AM   #15
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i think you missed a big one, boats vs jet skis.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:15 PM   #16
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Salt water anglers vs. fresh water anglers
Nah, it's flyfishermen versus everyone else.
I love my fly fishing (salt water) but some of the guys act like utter plankers.
I guess it's a superiority thing with it stemming from being a "gentleman's" sport.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #17
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Nah, it's flyfishermen versus everyone else.
I love my fly fishing (salt water) but some of the guys act like utter plankers.
I guess it's a superiority thing with it stemming from being a "gentleman's" sport.
And all of a sudden, I think I've just realised why you get a 90.
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