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8 Minutes Ago 12:57 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
LOL! Yeah, "Rock Stars", huh? Sorry, but I'm not seeing it...
That certainly doesn't surprise me. You are the "let me tell you the thousand ways you are doing it wrong" king around here.

Yes. They are rock stars. What they lack in skill and accomplishment they more than make up for in zest and enthusiasm.

Think about it. There's plenty of room in sailing rockdom for both.

You, on the other hand, are a Muzak Star.
31 Minutes Ago 12:33 PM
JonEisberg
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
All I will say is, I'm pretty happy there are no videos of much of what I was doing at their age.

Maybe I'm biased, but I think heading off to cruise at 21 is much cooler than backpacking Europe, snow or beach bumming, etc. I pretty much think anyone can backpack Europe. It takes a little something to live aboard and deal with cruising.
Don't disagree with that at all... All my sailing back then was done on OPBs, and whatever money I could scratch together back in those days went to trying to become a racing driver :-) I would have been way ahead of the game if I'd sunk that money into a cruising boat, instead... :-)) Although, that endeavor eventually did wind up morphing into what became my 'career' in photography, so it was all good, in the long run...

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Maybe not exactly Rock Star status to us, but at least a solid winner of Battle of the Bands. However, imagine this. We see a 21 year old kid learning to cruise with his girlfriend. About 60 years from now, that kid is going to be seen by some 12 year old grandchild as a really old man that spoils them rotten, with grey hair, sagging jowls and age spots. They will see their grandfather, as a young man, in that video as a Rock Star, no doubt.
Again, fair enough, and a good point... I was looking at them more in comparison to the reams of contemporaries out there today. For example, the couple on Teleport... If these kids are indeed "Rock Stars", we have to invent a whole 'nother level of exhalted status for folks like Chris and Jess, no?

:-))



59 Minutes Ago 12:06 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

All I will say is, I'm pretty happy there are no videos of much of what I was doing at their age.

Maybe I'm biased, but I think heading off to cruise at 21 is much cooler than backpacking Europe, snow or beach bumming, etc. I pretty much think anyone can backpack Europe. It takes a little something to live aboard and deal with cruising.

Maybe not exactly Rock Star status to us, but at least a solid winner of Battle of the Bands. However, imagine this. We see a 21 year old kid learning to cruise with his girlfriend. About 60 years from now, that kid is going to be seen by some 12 year old grandchild as a really old man that spoils them rotten, with grey hair, sagging jowls and age spots. They will see their grandfather, as a young man, in that video as a Rock Star, no doubt.
3 Hours Ago 09:45 AM
JonEisberg
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Keep it in context, Jon. The kid just graduated from college, bought his first boat with money made waiting tables and head out. I would have considered Block Island Sound to be open ocean back then too. I think it's pretty cool that they are getting a bit of cruising in before life pins them down for about 30 years.
Nah, I don't disagree at all... They certainly seem like nice kids, and good on 'em for doing what they're doing, that's great...

But I think many of us here probably did something similar at that point in our lives, no? For me, it was a couple of years of ski-bumming in Jackson Hole immediately after college, among various other rather frivolous pursuits...I doubt I ever came close to achieving "Rock Star" status, however... :-)

If I'd only had a Go-Pro back in the day, perhaps?

:-))

To be fair, I haven't bothered to watch any of their other videos, so perhaps there's something I'm missing...
3 Hours Ago 09:32 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
LOL! Yeah, "Rock Stars", huh? Sorry, but I'm not seeing it...

Perhaps, in a world where every kid with a Perfect Elementary School Attendance Record rates a bumper sticker on some minivan, I suppose...

Or, when sail from the Elizabeth Islands to Narragansett Bay constitutes "open ocean sailing"... :-))
Keep it in context, Jon. The kid just graduated from college, bought his first boat with money made waiting tables and head out. I would have considered Block Island Sound to be open ocean back then too. I think it's pretty cool that they are getting a bit of cruising in before life pins them down for about 30 years.
3 Hours Ago 09:06 AM
JonEisberg
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Awesome! They remind me of every other kid I grew up with on the water.
LOL! Yeah, "Rock Stars", huh? Sorry, but I'm not seeing it...

Perhaps, in a world where every kid with a Perfect Elementary School Attendance Record rates a bumper sticker on some minivan, I suppose...

Or, when sail from the Elizabeth Islands to Narragansett Bay constitutes "open ocean sailing"... :-))
4 Hours Ago 08:18 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Honestly, these kids are rock stars...

....snip......

Go the Wicked Salty!
Awesome! They remind me of every other kid I grew up with on the water.
4 Hours Ago 08:08 AM
Sal Paradise
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Honestly, these kids are rock stars...

Mistakes in Open Ocean Sailing - YouTube

Go the Wicked Salty!
Yeah I like their attitude. Subscribed to that one and went back and watched his first video. . Seemed like they have that mixture of bravado and naivete that goes with that age, in a good way.
8 Hours Ago 04:22 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
That is simply not true. As I said in a prior message, her first still pic of the boat was posted on Facebook March 6, 2013. Her promo video was posted to YouTube July 24, 2013, and the first episode, where she covered the acquisition of the boat, was posted August 29. There has never been any secret about this.

As for the production delays due to sending raw footage to Europe, I called that one also:

But it was dismissed as something that only a geezer would say:

So there is more to it than that. There's a production effort in Europe that she sends the raw footage to, when she can get sufficient bandwidth, which in that region can cause some delays.

But I think that suggesting that this is a "fraud" is a bit harsh.
I think we are arguing the same point?

timeline was perhaps a poor choice of words on my part, I mean't her facebook postings have been written in such a way to follow the video uploads, I do accept and agree with your timeline, and yes you did call it at the time, and no there wasn't any intentional geezer dismissing mean't by me at the time either.

Geezers 1 : Gen Y 0

My point then and I stand by it now is there are plenty of 20 somethings with MacBook Pros who could of produced slick videos of this quality from Panama but yes it looks like hers were edited back in Germany.

I agree fraud is too harsh, i don't recall anyone suggesting it was fraud, I simply said I was annoyed.
11 Hours Ago 01:38 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Honestly, these kids are rock stars...


Go the Wicked Salty!
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