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#1 Barnyb

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:52 PM

Warning!   you may not be able to un-see the second photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.sailingsc...e-comfort-zone/

 

 

http://espn.go.com/e...e-espn-magazine

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#2 vij

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

Its amazing what photoshop can do to the size of your muscles :)



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:43 AM

With the weight restrictions - has JS pumped himself up and out of a job?

 

Why have a gorilla holding the wheel when you can have one on a grinder



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

he's so heavy that the moth can't even fly... 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

There you go. Here is how it is done :rolleyes:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=x3KRgbUJosI



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:04 AM

Jimmi tunacliffe?

#7 Hank Chinaski

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

Anyone have the link to the video of JS working out at the OTUSA base weight room? He did many reps of lifting a approx. 150lb dumb bell, dropping it and then jumping onto a 3.5' cube.



#8 nav

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Yup he really got into the gym stuff for AC34. He was doing some standard crossfit type tests in that video IIRC. A driven bloke.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

JS is a real threat on the long distance SUP events these days. Laird Hamilton has been his mentor in that quest and Laird is probably the fittest most capable all round waterman there is. His wife could break most of us in half. She was a pro beach volleyball/ model before marraige and their kids should be scary good looking and fit too.

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:01 AM

Laird Hamilton has been his mentor in that quest and Laird is probably the fittest most capable all round waterman there is.

I hear he does yoga too. He can open his mouth and put his foot in it.

http://www.surfermag...amilton-nazare/

#11 Barnyb

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:28 AM

Total crew weight is 700 kgs  (1542 lbs)
 
That makes it 87.5 kgs each  (193)
 
JS looks to be about 120kgs (265 lbs) putting him up in the grinder type weights. Considering he will be the only one on the boat who does not grind, he does not need to be that weight. They will need a set of grinders sitting at about 120 kgs then a couple of guys (tactician, foils) at about 95 kgs (as they will grind as well for some parts). 
 
Have a look at jockeys, F1 drivers, Moto GP riders, Tour de France riders, ...... they are all light (but high on power to weight)
 
You could make a case for a fatty if they were hanging out on the rail but not on AC62's. Having a heavy skipper would be the same as having a 54 year old on board. There is no need for it. JS is going to have to go on a weight saving programme and yet he appears to has done the opposite.
 
If there is the rumoured tension between JS and others this may provide an option for the head of the sailing team to look at the crew roles in a different way. JS may find himself out of a role on the "a team"  
 
 
The total weight of crew, dressed in light shorts only, shall not be greater than 700 kg
Compliance with this Rule 17.2 will be determined by the Measurement Committee, and may 
not be protested by Competitors. Crewmembers shall be weighed prior to competing in a race, 
as specified by the Measurement Committee. The Measurement Committee will use that 
recorded weight for any verification of compliance until the next specified crew weighing date. 
In the event that a crewmember is re-weighed at any time, a new weight will be recorded and 
will be used for any subsequent verification of compliance


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:47 AM

Are they racing next week ?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

According to ESPN he is 6'-0" and 190 lbs (86.2 kgs)

 

http://espn.go.com/e...ill-bodies-want

 

He looks less huge in this pic

 

http://espn.go.com/e...ill-bodies-want

 

And has that boat really up and flying in this final one.

 

http://espn.go.com/e...ill-bodies-want



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:59 PM

Never thought SF Bay very friendly for a moth - wet suit necessary, and dry suit preferable. But no suit? That is some serious incentive to keep on the foil.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Spithill at 265 lbs?  

I don't think so.  I've been in his presence a number of times and he doesn't have a 105 lbs on me.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:23 AM

Total crew weight is 700 kgs  (1542 lbs)
 
That makes it 87.5 kgs each  (193)
 
JS looks to be about 120kgs (265 lbs) putting him up in the grinder type weights. Considering he will be the only one on the boat who does not grind, he does not need to be that weight. They will need a set of grinders sitting at about 120 kgs then a couple of guys (tactician, foils) at about 95 kgs (as they will grind as well for some parts). 
 
Have a look at jockeys, F1 drivers, Moto GP riders, Tour de France riders, ...... they are all light (but high on power to weight)
 
You could make a case for a fatty if they were hanging out on the rail but not on AC62's. Having a heavy skipper would be the same as having a 54 year old on board. There is no need for it. JS is going to have to go on a weight saving programme and yet he appears to has done the opposite.
 
If there is the rumoured tension between JS and others this may provide an option for the head of the sailing team to look at the crew roles in a different way. JS may find himself out of a role on the "a team"  
 
 
The total weight of crew, dressed in light shorts only, shall not be greater than 700 kg
Compliance with this Rule 17.2 will be determined by the Measurement Committee, and may 
not be protested by Competitors. Crewmembers shall be weighed prior to competing in a race, 
as specified by the Measurement Committee. The Measurement Committee will use that 
recorded weight for any verification of compliance until the next specified crew weighing date. 
In the event that a crewmember is re-weighed at any time, a new weight will be recorded and 
will be used for any subsequent verification of compliance


Just so you can see what 265 actually looks like .

http://www.professio...bs-dsc00623.jpg

#17 Barnyb

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:56 AM

Just so you can see what 108kg looks like

 

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:29 AM

This thread is getting weird



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

better?

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

and since this is a sailing forum

 

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:14 AM

“Foiling camp” has begun for ORACLE TEAM USA and the first photos are in. We’ll have more next week from the guys as they work on their "flying" skills.

 

 

https://www.facebook...racleRacingTeam

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:59 AM

Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

 

 

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

Laird is God.

That is all.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

Is that Australia?



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

Is that Australia?

Just a very small part of it.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

:D

#27 Barnyb

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

another one

 

 

All lined up and ready to fly! "Foiling Camp" continues this week for ORACLE TEAM USA in Australia.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

Any guesses who said this?

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I've only got four toes on my right foot. I was just born that way. I have to wear different-sized shoes because my right foot is about three sizes smaller. When I was a kid, my right leg was a little bit smaller, so I had to do this big operation. I remember the doctor saying to my mom, "Just so you know, he's probably not going to be any good at sport." I don't know, maybe my mom just had an awesome time in the '60s.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:09 PM

https://twitter.com/...764970839334913

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:14 PM


Please Uncle Larry buy me a new toy!

Is that Australia?

Wangi Sailing club on Lake Macquarie

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:33 AM

https://twitter.com/...764970839334913

direct link to the JS piece at ESPN, in case Twit links don't work for everyone:
http://espn.go.com/e...zine-body-issue

#32 Barnyb

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

https://www.facebook...3678023&fref=nf

 

 

See what sailor Kyle Langford and skipper James Spithill have to say about "Foiling Camp" and who's the fastest on the Moth class sailboats in this new video from Lake Macquarie in Australia



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:12 AM



#34 Barnyb

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

Seems JS is very unpopular within the team!

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Very funny

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:29 PM

tweet by OTUSA
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@OracleTeamUSA: You didn't think @JSpithill would get through training without hearing from the team about The Picture'? @ESPNMag http://t.co/lrb3HlmYFN

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:47 AM

Seems JS is very unpopular within the team!
 
 

that really is a good piece. congrats to the humor of those guys - and to the overall concept.

"He really didn't think it through"

3 thumbs up, cool piece

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

Very funny. 



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:39 PM

Fresh



#40 floater

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Cool - token can fly!




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