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Re: [clubpuck] need fins for Sunday

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  • Rich Gray
    Carlos, I have a bunch of Clubpuck fins in my trunk that I would be glad to have your brother borrow. Is size 41 and 8-9 in US sizes? Does anybody know? I
    Message 1 of 62 , Mar 31 11:11 PM

        I have a bunch of Clubpuck fins in my trunk that I would be glad to have your brother borrow.  Is size 41 and 8-9 in US sizes?  Does anybody know?  I have a bunch of different sizes.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carlos Jaramillo <carlos_albert33@...>
      To: clubpuck <clubpuck@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat, Mar 31, 2012 2:20 pm
      Subject: [clubpuck] need fins for Sunday

      Hi Guys,

      My brother is visiting me and he wants to play with us this Sunday, I wonder if you can get a pair of fins size 41. I have the rest of the gear for him.


      Carlos Jaramillo

      --- On Fri, 3/30/12, Rich Gray <RGray35711@...> wrote:

      From: Rich Gray <RGray35711@...>
      Subject: Re: [clubpuck] Thursday Wrap
      To: clubpuck@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, March 30, 2012, 4:01 PM

      Well said Greg.  I stand corrected.  Thanks for shining the harsh light of truth on this issue!  At least you, Ben, Rhett, Wendy, and the lifeguard were part of the conversation.  Myself and others weren't even part of the parts discussion. 


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Gregory Appling <rugby14uwh@...>
      To: clubpuck <clubpuck@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, Mar 30, 2012 8:53 am
      Subject: Re: [clubpuck] Thursday Wrap

      Let's add a little honesty to the wrap up.

      I actually needed more then 6 inches to start with which is not normally an issue. I pretty much needed somewhat over 12 inches (where's Holmes when you need him righ). I let everyone know I needed a little more and everyone started talking about using an extension. I turned to the lifeguard and she said "I don't normally use them". Lucky for me I had Ben (tall, skinny, big feet) on the other end and while I'm not sure if he extended or not, the next thing I know I only need about 6 inches. So being me (eyes wide open) I let everyone know I needed about 6 inches. So up swims Rhett (tall, not so skinny, big feet) and he has the extension I needed and was happy to put it on for me. God bless friends right.

      So being the guys we where, sure of our manhood, we turned to Wendy to come over and tighten things up for us. As we got out of the water to head to the lockers for a shower, I think I heard Wendy say something like "boys and their toys" under her breath.

      Like I said, all this story needed was a little honesty.

      Gregory Appling
      cell: 415-637-0784

      From: Rich Gray <RGray35711@...>
      To: clubpuck@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:10 PM
      Subject: [clubpuck] Thursday Wrap

      16 players.................. not bad.  Matt from Danville from Chico was back and he brought Lydia (a swimmer/polo player so she was a natural).

      But Goooozzzzzzzzeeee, make them start faster, send an email, do this, do that......... make the other hockey playererereresssss do what I waaaaannnnnnntt!!!

      Your whine is my command, but I don't think an email will do the trick gang.  This is what we did tonight and it was quite successful:

      Instead of waiting for the last  A-hole to wander in from the parking  and then start picking... OOOOHH NOOOOOO...... instead when we got 8 people on the wall and 8 on the deck we just split the 8 in the water and started the frickin' game!  If the people on deck want to play they can join in, if they want to talk that's ok.    The burden is on them to split themselves up properly as they join the play.  Play did not stop so that we could "work them in", they "worked themselves in".    Once the 8 started to play we were up to 16 a few minutes later.

      If the teams are grossly unfair then we will adjust immediately, if only a little lopsided we will adjust at half-time.

      How can I apply this technique to get you people off the pool deck after hockey............. Ken tried the candy trick but it was as successful as usual.  Hmmmmmmm, I'll come up with some way to maaakke you dououououou whaaaat I waaaaannnntt!

      While putting in the lane lines tonight Greg asked for 6 more inches before realizing he'd walked into that one with both eyes open.  Several members of the team made sure that this faux pas about his own member did not go unnoticed.  "That's what friends are for............"

      And that's How Goze goes,


    • Oren Levy
      To make things a bit worst, we also did not handle the pool relationship well either on Thursday. Everyone bailed once we realized that practice was not going
      Message 62 of 62 , Feb 24

        To make things a bit worst, we also did not handle the pool relationship well either on Thursday.    


        Everyone bailed once we realized that practice was not going to happen, but the lifeguard was not immediately informed and was left wondering what to do with lane lines that were already disconnected by the swimmers.  I happen to start bailing a bit slower than the rest of the gang and I noticed that the guard was looking around confused. 


        I went over and let him know nicely that we are canceling practice and offered to help with the lane lines.  The swim coach who was still around chatting with two of his teenage swimmers overheard and asked his two young swimmers to take off their warm parkas and jump in and reconstitute the lane lines.  They took care of it in 5min and I went home.  However, I can tell that the swim coach and the lifeguard were a bit pissed that we all bailed without addressing the lane lines issue or letting them know what was going on sooner.  They were not angry and I caught the situation in time, but we definitely did not look good. 


        To top it off, I think the two teenage swimmers were hanging around 15minutes after their practice with their coach to check out UWH.    


        The good news is that the Menlo Park pool has a bunch of young and in shape swimmers who we can get to play UWH if we create a program/class for them to try out the sport.  They are definitely curious having seen us play after their practices.  We can have something similar to what SF has achieved in their program.  A key part of it is getting the buy-in and support from the swim coaches.  I think this is the future for us.  Getting adults in their 30s and 40s to pick-up the sport is nice but not a recipe for true success. 


        Bottom line, we should either copy what SF has done with their separate Friday night youth program or re-introduce the beginner class that we had on Sundays at SJ State before practice.




        - Oren


        From: clubpuck@yahoogroups.com [mailto:clubpuck@yahoogroups.com]
        Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:10 PM
        To: clubpuck@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [clubpuck] Thursday Wrap



        Yeah, a little groping definitely keeps people interested.



        Bob Burres

        On Feb 24, 2017, at 11:07 AM, Rhett Perkins duke21974@... [clubpuck] <clubpuck@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        Guess the club needs more of your groping pep talks.



        Bummer, but thanks Rhett. 



        Bob Burres

        On Feb 24, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Rhett Perkins duke21974@... [clubpuck] <clubpuck@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


        We did not have enough to play.



        I have no clue, I missed it, but hopefully someone can send me the attendance.

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