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Field Theory: And like that, it's gone

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  • chris,

    Styris is a master, great game!

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Holy crap, that was rad.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3624 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    It truly was, winning by the highest margin for a run chase, Bond with a sneaky 4,and all done minus Lucas. ^_^

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    A great game. Ricky Ponting was gracious in defeat but it seemed like some of his team-mates are not accustomed to losing!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    From Twitter:

    @rickeyre: #cricket Tonight's win is, of course, just the start of New Zealand's vengeance over John Howard.

    Heh.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18656 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Holy crap, that was rad.

    It really, really was.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    My pace maker nearly blew up. Well, metaphorically speaking.

    Reading the Cricinfo summary, the quote of the day so far is this;

    Perhaps only Elizabeth Taylor could match Australia for sheer number of partnerships cut down in their prime.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    NZ's made a habit of beating Austraila in the last few years (In the five or six years of the Chappel/Hadlee we've now -- I think -- won more matches than they have!).

    All on for Saturday at in Akl. Styris is firing; Guptill won't fail, I expect. We could very well beat them again.



    Those commentators sure like saying "Dougie", but who doesn't, I suppose.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Do the tracks always go one way? I'd hope they rotate.

    Speed skating is an anti-clockwise sport (as is running and cycling I note, I wonder if there's a reason for that).

    Normal ice skates are cut both ways, so they have two edges, one on each side. Speed skates have only one sharp edge, they'd tend to fall over a lot more going clockwise.

    New Zealand has a community of curlers, I've been led to believe on the basis of Mainland cheese ads. I'd like to give it a try!

    Curling is great fun - particularly after a wee dram and with a silly hat on your head. It's got a whole culture to it, and once you get into the yelling ("HARD!!!) and the sweeping it's a fun night out. It's good down here - Dunedin and Naseby both have dedicated curling rinks. There's curling in Auckland, not sure about Chch.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6157 posts Report Reply

  • MatthewB,

    >Normal ice skates are cut both ways, so they have two edges, one on >each side. Speed skates have only one sharp edge, they'd tend to fall >over a lot more going clockwise.

    Reeeaaalllyyy late to the conversation. Speed skates do have 2 edges, but they are thinner than hockey or figure skates. They are also a 'flat grind' ie they don't have a concave between the 2 edges like hockey or figure. Speed skates are set up to only go one way, especially in short track with the sharper corners. The blades are offset to the left of the boot so the boot doesn't touch the ice on the corners and they are also curved (bent) to to the left to help cornering.
    http://www.olympic.ca/media/files/photos/Hamelin_jpg_427x1200_upscale_q85.jpg

    Auckland, Chch and Dunedin have speed skating clubs and NZ has a good history in short track speed skating with NZ winning the 5000m mens relay at the 1993 worlds and placing 4th at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
    http://iceracingclub.org/


    Matt

    Pt Chevalier • Since Mar 2010 • 2 posts Report Reply

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