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Re: Blind Devil

Post by AlanS » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:08 pm

Managed 640m on Tuesday. Two extra strokes today and pulling extra hard on the final one... 653m. Eh! :? :lol:

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by BigWaveDave » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:16 pm

This takes me back to the very strange and sometimes bizarre challenges that we set on this site

Had an attempt yesterday and either I forgot how to count or seriously under estimated my stroke but ended with only 588m :oops:

but today was differnt, apologies but real luck and 666 :shock:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by AlanS » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:15 pm

A shockingly poor attempt of 650 on Friday. Today my fourth attempt... 667! :evil: :lol:

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Paul Victory » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:33 pm

I think I managed to set a record for this challenge today that will never be beaten (or leastways not by anyone genuinely attempting the challenge). I counted to 58 strokes and uncovered the monitor to discover I had covered 870m at 14 SPM! :shock: #-o
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:55 pm

Paul Victory wrote:870m at 14 SPM! :shock: #-o
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by teddythebeer » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:53 pm

Tried it yesterday, and got 644. That's pretty far, will try again today!

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by teddythebeer » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:43 pm

:fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:

It's amazing feeling, when you open your eyes after the final pull and watch as meters grow toward the target... will they stop in time?

They did! :mrgreen:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Stan » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:32 pm

Well after some of the efforts posted I thought it was time I did this. So after the main training piece of 10k I did a just row to try and get the 666. Failed utterly at 631m.
Thomas are you going to post a table of results for this?
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:58 am

There is an ongoing table Stan, in the second post of this thread, I just keep going back and editing it.

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:01 pm

I thought this challenge was over yesterday ( I pulled one stroke too many and got 678m) and was resigned to writing it off as yet another heroic failure. Now I see that the challenge is open until 10 people achieve exactly 666m. Could take quite a while.....
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:08 pm

Paul Victory wrote:Could take quite a while.....
Especially if you are as bad as me...
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:32 pm

Thomas W-P wrote:
Paul Victory wrote:Could take quite a while.....
Especially if you are as bad as me...
Or me. 7th attempt today and overshot again. Getting closer though...
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Grobi » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:52 am

Teddy,
teddythebeer wrote::fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:

It's amazing feeling, when you open your eyes after the final pull and watch as meters grow toward the target... will they stop in time?

They did! :mrgreen:
your signture fits in really well in this context :D
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Stan » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:08 pm

I am gettting worse. Tried again yesterday and completely overshot it with a 731m effort. Are you sure we can't use the monitor? :fswink:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by billwright » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:10 pm

Another 664m today. :twisted:

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Stan » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:28 pm

722 today :roll:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:32 pm

Stan wrote:722 today :roll:
I think you and I are about as bad as each other at this! :roll:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by JeremyS » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:03 am

I'm getting slightly closer. Opened my eyes and saw 666m but then it rolled on a further ten metres :( much better than my 540m attempt though. I think I miscounted that one!
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:25 pm

I am truly rubbish at this. 596m today. Lost count again and panicked.
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:16 pm

648 today on 66 strokes. Meant to row 67, which would have been close, but forgot :(
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Grobi » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:24 am

Tried this one three times since November 4th and ended up with 534m, 682m and 663m yesterday! :D Now that I know how many strokes I need I have to find those extra three meters without getting bust :shock:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:26 pm

Grobi wrote:Tried this one three times since November 4th and ended up with 534m, 682m and 663m yesterday! :D Now that I know how many strokes I need I have to find those extra three meters without getting bust :shock:
I've added you to the list:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by AlanS » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:55 pm

An improvement for me, but only by 1m - 654m now. One more stroke...

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:28 pm

AlanS wrote:One more stroke...
Will be at least 667m :lol: You've got to pull 0.03% weaker on the other 65 strokes :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Mike Channin » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:39 pm

I had a go at this yesterday and got 665m on the first attempt. People in the gym now thing I'm mad(der) for rowing with my eyes shut and then trying to persuade the machine to do another meter verbally... :oops:

I guess I should retire now, as it could take many attempts to get any closer.
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