• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
MS256

The Real Castaway?

8 posts in this topic

If this story turns out to be legit (and it seems to me it is) this guy has to be the toughest man alive.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550720/WORLD-EXCLUSIVE-First-picture-Mexican-shark-fisherman-survived-13-MONTHS-adrift-Pacific-catching-turtles-birds-bare-hands.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

True, but seriously that is all the beard he could grow in 14 months...pathetic. ;-)

If it does turn out to be true it is an amazing story.  Seems a bit sketchy though right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink......

It's a fishing boat, so presumably he had equipment and some skill at fishing.  Water is the question.  14 months is a helluva long time to have to rely on rain and/or turtle blood for water.

For anyone interested in 2 very good, verified survival at sea stories, I recommend The Raft, by Robert Trumbull and Adrift, by Steven Callahan.  The true stories of 34 days and 76 days adrift respectively puts the claim of 14 months into perspective.  Maybe not impossible, but.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Yea, I want to believe it, but I dunno. He looks way too well fed and plump for a guy who just spent 14 months lost at sea. I hope I'm wrong. But 14 months of malnourishment can cause a person to lose an insane amount of weight. And I apologize profusely to the guy if it is proven without a doubt that his story is true... or that his appearance is the result of some medical condition brought on by the ordeal.... but for a guy who should be borderline starving to death out there, he looks a bit too chubby for me to believe this 100% yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

His health is declining.  What may look like body fat could actually be swelling due to dehydration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

His health is declining.  What may look like body fat could actually be swelling due to dehydration.

Yea it very could be. Regardless of the truth, hopefully he pulls thru.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

His health is declining.  What may look like body fat could actually be swelling due to dehydration.

It would be awful to survive 14 months at sea and then die after getting back to land.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

He has been released from the Hospital according to news reports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Ball likely in casual water but uncertain
      You use the S&D option of Rule 28 at any time you want. It doesn't matter if you can't see it, can't identify it or have it staring you in the face with your ID in dayglo pink. To use either of the other options you have to be able to identify it.
    • The Most Common Swing Flaw
      I'm sure there will be arguments later but there is one piece of information I think a lot of golfers can benefit from. I hope to save some people from buying the online swing tip scams. The most common flaw I see in swings is rotating the forearms one way or the other. Most people don't realize you don't have to rotate your forearms or hands at all in the golf swing, in fact it's better if you don't. The arms can stay just as square as they are at address. The arms follow the rotation of the shoulders on the plane. The arms slightly trail the body on the through swing, creating some additional lag to hip lag, and then eventually they pass the body much later. The club face can stay as square as it was at impact the whole time, many PGA  pros do this. Hunter Mahan is a good example. The only movement the arms really have to make is an up and down one. There is a popular drill where students are told to pick the club straight up from address, hinge it, and rest it on their right shoulder (for righties), and then turn the shoulders 90 degrees and voila, the top of the backswing. To get to this position people will do all kinds of arm and hand contortions all over the place, which is fine. The only problem is, is on the way down, you don't want to be doing these things, and the law of physics states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so you will likely do going down what you did going up, just in reverse. All you really have to do is rotate your shoulders and let the arms stay connected as they were at address, after all this is why you've spent so much time working on the set up position! The swing is a moving and rotating set up position. Some people actually get to the top perfectly, but then insist on going way beyond parallel, ruining the glorious work! The problem here is, the more your arms lift past your shoulders, the more you have to wait for them to come down, for that huge 1mph arm swing speed boost.  You're of course thinking, why the heck do people do all these things? One reason people do this is because it feels natural, at least that's the reason experienced golfers do it. It feels more repeatable to them, and they like it, it feels good. Power to them. But there are plenty of golfers who do these things that aren't happy with their game, so why do they do it? They do these things because it feels like they can get maximum strength this way. Doing it the efficient way would cost them a lot of power, because their strongest and biggest muscles have not coordinated yet to hit a golf ball. When we do basic things like jumping and lifting, things we've done all our lives, we use the most efficient muscles and most supported ones. But when we have to hit a golf ball, those muscles don't know how to get involved, so we use the smaller, weaker, faster ones, to get the job done with some short term speed. The truth is, we can hit the ball a lot further using the right muscles, but many golfers believe they are hitting it better with whatever move they currently have. They aren't wrong, at the moment they can't hit it with the right muscles, because the right muscles aren't trained. But if they stopped what they are doing and started training the right muscles to support the swing, would they hit it better, faster farther? You bet your ball washer they would. So put down the club, put your arms across your chest like you learned at your very first golf clinic, dig into your hip sockets, and rotate those shoulders. Do away with the crazy arm motions and the bending and unbending at the waist. The 4some behind you will thank you for it.
    • Anybody play golf without keeping score on a regular basis?
      Certainly. Only keep a record of pars in my notebook - nothing else, consequently my index could be anywhere between 16 and 36. Aim is to par every hole on the course at some stage.
    • My Swing (coop6)
      The video you linked of Rory do you see how there is zero club face rotation after the ball?
    • Ball likely in casual water but uncertain
      thanks @ColinL great answer. Question: Are there any times where you can take an unplayable if you can't identify your ball, like if you can't get close enough to read the letters. I thought there were.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Blog Entries