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I keep reading about trolls and strokes on forums. Now I can normally figure things out for myself but this time I truly am stumped. I wish to know if I am either. What is a troll? What is a stroke? What would I rather be if there was a choice? Can I be something else as I don't think I really want to be a troll or a stroke?
I saw a thread last week in which everybody wanted to be a stroke, but no-one wanted to be a troll. Is this not going to drive trolls into extinction? Trolls are a Swedish creature that live under bridges. Does John Gulliver live under a bridge? Is he one of the worlds few remaining trolls?
In the world of food-chains the higher up the chain you go the less of that animal there is. Are trolls higher up than strokes? Do trolls eat strokes? What do both these animals look like?
Can they inter-breed so that you either get a stroll or a toke? I know which I'd prefer...............
 

Nothing beats a nice long walk.  
 

Please illuminate me!
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Quote[/b] (peter k @ June 24 2003,22:28)]Does John Gulliver live under a bridge? Is he one of the worlds few remaining trolls?
No, I live in an ordinary house and I'm just an ordinary bloke – at least I THINK I am.
 

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Quote[/b] (John Gulliver @ June 24 2003,21:55)]No, I live in an ordinary house and I'm just an ordinary bloke – at least I THINK I am.
<font color='#000F22'>Jeeeeez John we are not ORDINERY M8 We are divers.

Ordenery people would say: 'dont want to do that far to dangerous'

Divers arn't ordenery. We are one step away from astronauts and I doubt if there is any one of us who wouldent give our right arm to be an Astronaut.  

OK we pretend to have normal lives and normal jobs but our harts are planning the next big adventure, be that corel reef or 120 m wreck or our first trip to the Stangarth.

No M8 not ordenery at all


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<font color='#000080'>You can tell Peter's been back int watter again....he's almost back to his old self..
now all he needs is some balls!  

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Quote[/b] (peter k @ June 24 2003,21:28)]I keep reading about trolls and strokes on forums. Now I can normally figure things out for myself but this time I truly am stumped. I wish to know if I am either. What is a troll? What is a stroke? What would I rather be if there was a choice? Can I be something else as I don't think I really want to be a troll or a stroke?
Thanks for asking, this one's had me stumped too but I just thought I was being a bit thick....  
 

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You obviously havent done the walk from the top carpark to the waters edge at Stoney, a stroll it is not, its a trek!

Hey Mark, how many one armed atronauts do you know,

But I think you are spot on, we aren't ordinary and most folks do as you mentioned when its suggested they go 100ft under water for 30mins after a 1 hr boat ride that took 3 hrs to get to at 3c in water at the same air temp. and might be called off at the last minute too.
I ask you whats odd about that?

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Quote[/b] (Mark Chase @ June 24 2003,22:55)]Divers arn't ordenery. We are one step away from astronauts and I doubt if there is any one of us who wouldent give our right arm to be an Astronaut.  
<font color='#000080'>Give me innerspace to outerspace anyday.

I'm afraid of heights, not depths  


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Thank's but I don't think that thought will help...

Actually I really do not like heights but if I've got my kit on I'll risk it (Reqqa Point, Gozo - from the top,  Now that's a giant stride entry  


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<font color='#000080'>I think it is a sub conscious thing.  The higher we are, the further we are away from Sea level.  


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Quote[/b] (MATTBIN @ June 25 2003,13:20)]Odd cos I hate heights too - is this common for divers?
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I never experienced vertigo until I started diving!  What is that all about??!!
 

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Quote[/b] (daz @ June 25 2003,13:15)]Reqqa Point, Gozo - from the top,  Now that's a giant stride entry  
It is, how did it go?

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Quote[/b] (daz @ June 25 2003,13:15)]Reqqa Point, Gozo - from the top,  Now that's a giant stride entry  
It is, how did it go?

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Oh boy what a rush.  Very similar to how you describe it with a slightly modified giant stride entry.

Rule 1.  Don't look down before hitting the water.
Rule 2.  Make sure fins are held close to your body and not wearing them.
Rule 3.  Make sure some air is in the jacket.
Rule 4.  Make sure you are holding your mask and reg in place with one hand.
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Rule 5.  Protect your nuts with the other hand


Other than that.

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Quote[/b] (MATTBIN @ June 25 2003,13:20)]Odd cos I hate heights too - is this common for divers?
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I never experienced vertigo until I started diving!  What is that all about??!!
I am exactly the same Lesley. Before I started diving I was happy at height, be it at the top of a hill or at the top of a ladder. Now I get dizzy and start to lose my balance, so I make an effort to avoid them now. Even at jump entries I have a quick look down to check for depth or flotsam and jestam, then throw myself in ASAP before it all starts spinning.
 I wonder if it's a spacial awareness thing that your brain reconfigures to.
 Another thing I've noticed that as a by-product from jump entries, and I don't believe I'm going to say this as no doubt it will bring howls of derision and laughter from this mob is- Do you hurt your, well, bollocks when you hit the water? I do! I have came to the conclusion that it is impetus. My feet hit the water and slow my body down and my bollocks, err keep on going.
 Does anyone else suffer from this life threatening condition?

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Quote[/b] (peter k @ June 25 2003,13:56)] Another thing I've noticed that as a by-product from jump entries, and I don't believe I'm going to say this as no doubt it will bring howls of derision and laughter from this mob is- Do you hurt your, well, bollocks when you hit the water?


I don't have any bollocks!!  Apparently, this is what happens when you are a girl!

You have my sympathy though...
 

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Depends on the size of your nuts Peter.
Anyway as a married bloke my nuts have been removed,


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The other thing at Reqqa Point was trying not to fall down the well beside the entry point.

Doesn't it take a long time to come back to the surface after the entry?  


A couple of us did a similar entry to dive on the old Gozo ferry, which they sunk upside down.

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