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  1. Geoffrey Taucer

    Wrong body type for gymnastics?

    Depends on what you consider success. The road to the elite level tends to favor a particular body type; however, I think it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that elite gymnastics is an accurate representation of gymnastics as a whole, when in fact nothing could be further from the...
  2. Geoffrey Taucer

    I present to you: Coach Tools, the open-source video replay app for athletes!

    Hello, all! I have been working on a project over the last few months to build a replay system for use in gyms, with lots of extra features (freeze frame and automatic hold timer are the big ones). Originally, I'd planned to sell this system to gyms. HOWEVER, given current events I'm guessing...
  3. Geoffrey Taucer

    Bent Elbow in Back Handspring

    Disclaimer: I do not endorse training this skill at home. If I had an athlete doing backhandspring like this in one of my classes at the gym, I honestly wouldn't worry about the arm bend; I would focus on getting a later snap down for a longer backhandspring. In an ideal backhandspring, the...
  4. Geoffrey Taucer

    Movie suggestions

    Detective Pikachu. I'm serious. I went in expecting it to be dumb and poorly-written and boring, and to my great surprise I found it to be a blast all the way through.
  5. Geoffrey Taucer

    Anyone else think that COVID brought the end of gym for your gymnast?

    It accelerated my departure by a few months. I hope I'm wrong, but I worry it may have brought an end to gymnastics for all of us, at least for a few years.
  6. Geoffrey Taucer

    Offshoot from the gym opening suggestions thread

    I find it offensive that you think the minuscule inconvenience of wearing a mask to help protect your fellow humans is a bridge too far. I mean, with regards to economic reopening and such I may disagree with you, but at least that would be a defensible position with sound arguments that could...
  7. Geoffrey Taucer

    Offshoot from the gym opening suggestions thread

    Why is wearing a mask such a big deal to you? That's the part I don't understand. Like.... you honestly think being asked to wear a mask is comparable to state-sponsored mass murder? I'd argue that it's every American's patriotic duty to wear a mask when out in public; by dealing with a...
  8. Geoffrey Taucer

    Offshoot from the gym opening suggestions thread

    The numbers I used came from reliable sources (which I posted links to), but if you can link to a reputable source that backs up your numbers I'd be happy to take a look at it.
  9. Geoffrey Taucer

    Offshoot from the gym opening suggestions thread

    Specific requirements -- and whether it's a suggestion or a mandate -- to wear a mask in public vary from place to place. Also, individual businesses (should) have a constitutionally-protected right not to let you in without a mask, regardless of any local ordinances. But at this point, I think...
  10. Geoffrey Taucer

    Offshoot from the gym opening suggestions thread

    .... what, are you going to demand to speak to covid's manager and tell them that? It's a virus. It doesn't care what you will or won't stand for. It's mortality rate in the US is, by current official numbers, just shy of 6% (though according to this article on the Economist, the number dead...
  11. Geoffrey Taucer

    Offshoot from the gym opening suggestions thread

    Once mandates are lifted, attendance to theaters concerts and sporting events will shoot right back up to 100% of what it was? Consider movie theaters, which have basically no assets and operate on thin profit margins (and I suspect the same is true of many sports and concert venues). Do you...
  12. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    Can't go wrong with Smash Bros or Mario Kart. (I'm quite fond of watching Smash tournaments as well)
  13. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    If not a switch, PS4 would probably be my next choice (I've never been much of an X Box guy). I believe CoD is available on both consoles, and I THINK (though I'm not positive) that X Box One X players and PS4 players can play together online. However, most of the big multiplayer titles are...
  14. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    If you already have a switch, there's plenty to be explored on that. Breath of the Wild is phenomenal. Mario Kart has local multiplayer and is loads of fun. If you liked oldschool japanese RPGs (SNES-era Final Fantasy games), Octopath Traveler is excellent. I believe Red Dead Redemption 2 (which...
  15. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    To the best of my knowledge, there are two versions of the switch. The switch lite is strictly a handheld console. The original switch can be handheld or can connect to your TV, and comes with detachable joycons. I highly recommend the original, not the lite The switch itself has a built-in...
  16. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    Are you looking for something to do while staying at home during the pandemic, or are you looking for something in general? PS5 doesn't launch until the end of this year, which means it'll be difficult to get one without camping out for it or paying exorbitant amounts of money until part way...
  17. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    Yes, the Switch can do remote multiplayer. Yes and no. If you get a physical copy of a game for a particular console, it will only work on that console. Some games are exclusive to a particular console, though a lot of games get released on many different consoles. Nintendo probably has the...
  18. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    Yes, there are many games that are great for kids, and many that emphatically are not. Do your homework on a game before buying it. Familiarize yourself with ESRB ratings
  19. Geoffrey Taucer

    Talk to me like I came from prehistoric times about video game systems

    My nerd senses were tingling! I sensed a disturbance in the force, and it lead me to this thread! Yessssss...... congratulations on the first step of your journey to the dark nerd side. I will be happy to guide your journey, young apprentice. Correct; your TV should work fine for any modern...
  20. Geoffrey Taucer

    What do a GOAT + a generation + a movement + a virus = CULTURE SHIFT

    I hope you are right, and if gymnastics survives, this will present a unique "clean slate" opportunity to build a better culture.
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