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  1. Need some advice. Ive been hitting left lately. Its not hooking it just goes left in a straight line like a pull but not drastically only like 10yards or so. Am I using hip rotation to early and less arms?? Any advice would be appreciated. Not every shot but more with my short irons. Thanks

    Have you looked into getting a VisionTrack Pro?  I agree with Mvmac, your path is too far left.  Most likely it is a path issue - and the VisionTrack will help you understand path quickly - and you can hit balls with it and get immediate feedback.

    So basically, get the weight forward (as pointed out by Mvmc), and then swing out - which the VisionTrack will help visualize.
    Good luck!  I hate hitting straight pulls too!!
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  2. I don't think he ever said he was dead. Obviously he implied it, but he just said Hank was "not coming back" or something.

    I think the DEA doesn't know yet, but they'll know very soon.

    I'm pretty sure that wasn't ABQPD at Skylar/Walts house recording the conversation between her and Walt?

    Marie knows damn well Hank wouldn't let Walt go.... So something terrible must of happened for Walt to escape....
    She told Skylar that Walt was being booked at the station, and she needed to come clean with Junior right there at the car wash - she demanded it.
    Skylar proceeds to come clean with Junior, and then leaves to go home and collect their things... And runs into Walt at the house.  Junior calls 911, Walt grabs Holly and plays bumper cars in the driveway.  Later you hear that there is an Amber Alert out for Holly, from the officers/agents inside the home of the White's.  And Marie is there with Skylar.  I'm pretty sure Marie knows Hank is gone and would've done everything in her power to inform the DEA, where Hank worked, on what was transpiring.
    I don't think its a big deal, not sure why I just typed all this out.  Just find it funny that some of you are getting hung up that the DEA doesn't know yet.  Marie would've called over there asking 'How did Walt get out of Hanks control.'  I'm guessing pretty damn fast, especially as a loving wife, concerned for her husbands well being.
  3. How does the DEA know? Weren't they still kind of off the books? Gomie was as "on the books" as it comes, and the irony of his death was that the first time he lets Hank do something off the books, they both get killed.

    I'm guessing that as soon as Marie realized that Walt was not 'Dead to his Rights' she as a loving wife, called the authorities.  That combined with the Amber Alert looking for Holly, I'd say everyone in that city knows who Walter White is...

    The DEA has been looking for Heisenberg for awhile - or they are at least very familiar with his product.
  4. You are totally wrong, dummy!  Lydia doesn't drink coffee ... she drinks tea!!!  Duh!

    All kidding aside ... I'm also interested in how Walt's story is made public.  The house looks like your typical abandoned shack that kids like to play around and mess with, but clearly somebody with spray paint knows about Heisenberg, and Carol next door knows about him as well, so I'm wondering how that will transpire.

    Hahah ahhh yes, tea!  My bust!

    I think with the Amber Alert - looking for Holly, combined with the fact that the DEA knows Hank and Gomie is missing/dead... The authorities will do all they can to ensure everyone in ABQ knows who Heisenberg is and are looking for him.
  5. My favorite talk show on Breaking Bad - What the Flick? show:

    I'm sorry, but I had to stop watching after the dumb shit vblog host couldn't keep Walt and Hank straight... Especially after going on and on about how hard it is to hit someone with an Assualt Rifle. Yes, because there was only one person shooting at Hank and Gomie. :facepalm:

  6. Originally Posted by jamo

    Thing is, we know from the flash forward that Slyler and Junior are out of the house, so clearly something had go happen there too. Gahhh, just two more episodes!

    Showing why the house was abandoned should be fairly easy now based on what transpired last night.  Now that Walt's cover is blown, and Hank is dead, I believe Skylar, Junior and Holly would simply move in with Marie.  Marie and Hank's house is larger and nicer.

    Plus, they are sisters, and Marie is going to lose her shit without Hank - her rock.  So she will need her sister more now than ever.  And surrounding themselves with the kids would be a good way for them to heal from what as turned their world upside down.

    Going back to Walt and the ricin....

    Hmmmm... Jamo, I think you could be right about Lydia getting slipped the ricin.  The ricin definitely has to be used.  And using it on Lydia makes sense.  I think she is an easy target, and Walt could just as easily blow her cover and let her rot in a prison cell some where, where she can no longer enjoy her mani/pedis.  But thinking back, Walt was going to use the ricin on her last season, but decided against it.  He was going to slip it into her coffee, but then she came up with the plan to turn higher profits on the meth ring by introducing the product to the Czechs.  So perhaps he does finally plant it into her unsuspecting coffee, by reaching out to her stating that he needs a way to build back up his nest egg?

    It makes sense, that he contacts Lydia to help get her purity levels back up on the meth - to help ensure the product is 'Blue Sky' quality.  And in doing so, she provides him with information on where to find Todd and the Aryans operational meth lab in the remote desert.  Ultimately, Walt does this to find out where the Aryans are holding Jesse hostage.  To free Jesse - and vengeance to the death of Hank, and taking his money ($80M nest egg, and left him with $11M).

    Somehow, this will have to happen fairly quick though, as Lydia can't find out that Jesse is going to be able to bring the purity levels up by assisting Todd.  Because if she finds out that Todd has Jesse, to help reconstruct Blue Sky, then if Walt reaches out to her, she will never reveal where the lab is, as Walt would be useless to her.

    So given the timeline, he'd have to slip Lydia the ricin in a meeting with her, unsuspectingly - like in a coffee shop.  And it has to happen quickly or she will learn that the products purity levels are back.  Remember, Todd has a mancrush on her, so he wants to please her.  Having Jesse walk him through the cooking procedure will ensure the products purity levels are obtained.  And Todd is going to run back to Lydia looking for her approval, trying to score ***** points.

    No questions though... The Aryans, they definitely are getting the brunt force of the M60.

    Does Walt and Jesse make it out of this thing alive?  There is a good chance...

  7. Question, am I in the minority when I say I still ' like ' Walt, and feel sorry for him?  And ultimately want to see him survive this mess, but believe the perfect ending is Walt actually taking himself out?

    [I don't know if like is the right word, maybe I feel sorry for him??]

    [[It's interesting, because my wife now hates Walt.  And wishes he would die.]]

    Above Erik mentioned that Vince has stated that they believe they have the ' perfect ' ending of the show.  I hadn't read this or tried to research/learn more about this comment from Vince... But it got me thinking about what I would find to be the perfect ending to Breaking Bad.  Remember, there are only two episodes left... Here is my .02.

    (1.) I want Walt to save Jesse.

    [I'm really torn that Walt is/was willing to let Jesse be executed... But I think that has more to do with protecting his children, and as a Father (Walt), he ultimately has alligence to them and their safety.  And, I believe that Walt feels that Jesse crossed him by working with Hank and Gomie.  And if Jesse would've just kept his mouth shut, Walt would've gotten away with everything, and Hank would still be alive.]

    (2.) I want Walt to blow up the lab where Todd and the other cronies are now operating.

    [We know Walt is back in ABQ with the M60 from the 5A/1 + 5B/1 flash forward(s)]

    (3.) I want Walt to blow the cover of the meth operation that Lydia is now running.

    [[In last nights preview of next weeks episode, we saw Walt seeks out Saul, and his contact, to give him a new identity.  Thus Walt is going in hiding until he comes out with a master plan on how to take down the Aryans and their drug ring.]]

    (4.) I want Walt to get away, without losing his life... But I think the perfect ending is Walt being captured by the DEA, after blowing the cover of Lydia/Aryan operation, and when he is captured, he digest the Ricin to prevent further torture of his family having to watch a long drawn out trial.

    The sun sets on ABQ... And Jesse is still alive.  And the only guy in town that has the Heisenberg recipe.

  8. Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lookingfortruth

    Talking of pictures people. You have seen mine? Yes that’s me standing beside the latest version of the E Class Mercedes….Now! Hand up all those of you bright boys with an A in spelling and punctuation who can claim the same degree of financial success that owning a car like that demonstrate.

    :bugout: I think this chode actually believes this. Bahhahaha.... :dance:

    [Sorry lets get this back on topic]

  9. He came in to the golf stereotype thread posting that the video was how he and his countrymen viewed American's. An attempt to be humorous, but one that failed miserably. It then snowballed as he argued his IQ and then flaunted pictures of him standing next to his Mercedes as proof of his superiority. Meanwhile, he couldn't complete one sentence without horrible 1st grade grammar.

    He thought we couldn't take a joke, but really he just can't tell one. Had EJ come in and said something similar, everyone would have had a laugh.

    Anyway, I'm going to go cry in a corner because I'm not 62 years old with a Benz...brb...

    LOL.... Thanks for bringing me up to speed.  I haven't read that thread, but you provided an entertaining summary which I appreciate.  Good day, Sir!

    Grabs popcorn... Enters the Golf Stereotype thread.

  10. So here's what the Galaxy S4's slow motion video looks like.  Its probably safe to say the new iPhone's slow motion will be similar.

    Its a bit harder to work a camera on your phone.  For the face on videos I had a friend hold the camera.  For the DL view I wedged my phone into my putter head cover and wedged that between some clubs in my bag.

    It certainly loses resolution at that speed, but I think that's less important than actually capturing the shaft position with little blur.  My only real complaint is that this camera adds 30+ lbs.

    It plays back at that speed too, which is helpful when you're at the range.  And you can trim the clip very easily on the phone.  These videos are each about 3MB, which is significantly smaller than the files I was uploading previously.

    I think this is a game changer.  You've got to spend over $250 to get a camera that will do this, and here you can have a top end phone that does it for $200 (with a 2 year contract, of course).  I was on the fence between getting the new Samsung or the new HTC and this seals it for me.

    Thanks for posting this dsc123.  Color me impressed... Nice swing bud.  Looks like the S4 is a great phone for capturing the golf swing, and agree that for the price, it is going to eat into a niche market that the GoPro was carving out.

    I used to film my golf swings using the 30fps iPhone 4 all the time (see myswing thread for examples).  And was never happy with the shaft blur, and issues seeing what my hands/wrist/arms/elbows were doing at A6+++.  So this past Christmas my wife got me the GoPro Black which films at 240fps at WVGA (800 x 480) resolution.  And I couldn't be happier with the GoPro.  But after seeing your videos, at 120fps, I'm glad to see that technology is improving, and phones are now getting beefed up to handle videoing the Golf swing.

    All-in-all, a $200 phone with contract being able to film a golf swing is pretty impressive.  I've got ~ $700 (guesstimate) in my GoPro setup once I purchased all the supporting gadgets, chargers, etc. etc.  So while it would be a pain in the ass to mount the S4 - I think there would be creative solutions to overcome the mounting issues.

    Hopefully by the time I go to get my next phone purchase (I just upgraded to the iPhone 5 earlier this summer)... Which will be in ~ two years... By that time they have increased the performance even more of the mobile phones camera/video ability.  I'd love to see a phone that could do 720p resolution at 240fps or higher - and eliminate the fisheye effect that is found on the GoPro.

    Regarding the resolution of the S4... What does it support at the 120fps?  Looks like native VGA (640 x 480)?  Does anyone have the actual resolution specs on the S4 vs iPhone 5S at 120fps?  Just curious what native res will be supported by these phones.

    Oh, and I got a great laugh out of the 30+lbs comment! :beer:

  11. I'm gonna miss the hell out of this show when it's gone. Everything else sucks in comparison. I used to love Dexter, but it's a joke in comparison.

    I don't know if you've watched Homeland... But it is pretty legit.  I'd recommend watching the pilot, and if you like it (which I'd be surprised if you didn't), then buy both season 1 and 2.  I can't wait for season 3 to kickoff.

  12. How do you guys think they shot the opening scene last night?  Did they ...

    A)  Shoot it 6 years ago, along with everything else they shot for filmed season 1, and it was a deleted scene that just happened to fit perfectly here?

    B)  They shot it 6 years ago, fully intending for it to be used now exactly in the manner that it was?

    C)  Or they just shot it now, along with all of the season 5B stuff, and they have really good wardrobe/makeup people to make them look so much younger?

    The actors have changed too much in weight for me to believe that it's C.  When they filmed season 1, they had intended on killing off Jesse during season 1 and changed their minds there, so I highly doubt they had this planned out, so that rules out B.

    That leaves A, but then the scene fit so perfectly with the focus on his lie rehearsal, as well as the focus on the knife block when Skyler went to answer the phone, that that seems unlikely too.

    I guess, then, it would be D ... they shot it 6 years ago, didn't use it then for whatever they had planned, and then wrote the final scene of this episode around that scene.

    I think the desert scene was shot from season #1 - with Walt talking on the phone to Skylar.  But I think that the scene in the home - with Skylar was shot more recently.  Basically Skylar in my mind has lost weight - and looks healthier this season than in seasons past.  And in the flashback... She looked like she does now.  So I think they did both A and C - and came out with a new take.  Which was done really, really ****ing well.  Honestly, this show is pretty amazing.

  13. Tonight's episode was tough to watch. Really hard to believe that Walt and Jesse have come to the current state of affairs. Watching that flashback from season 1 really placed a pshycological weight on my heart, and made me realize how much I've invested in this show and watching these characters grow and or spoil. One last comment, I have to believe that Walt goes back to save Jesse. I just think that Jesse and Walt still have a bind that ties them together. And one can't live without the other. And now that Walt has nothing to live for... He will forgive Jesse and try and save him.
  14. Edit: I just watched the video that the Golf Channel has on their site. It moved. BUT... There comes a time when the PGA needs to tell these 'Internet Nerds' to back off. I can't believe that they are going to continue to encourage outside agencies like this to possibly influence the outcome of a round of golf. It is pathetic. Especially when it is clearly not improving his lie, or benefiting the intended stroke. And it brings the players integrity into question which is lame.
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  15. Beach, is that Tijeras Creek? One of my favorites in Orange County.... It's funny because as I was reading your post, I was thinking to myself that my approach would likely be the exact opposite of yours. Your issue isn't with navigating the distances from the back tees, but rather scoring as low as you think you are capable of. You suggest it might be a mental barrier of sorts. In that case, I would move my game up a set of tee boxes to whites. From there, 75 or lower would be the expectation, and you might even have a chance to go REALLY low into the 70's if your game was on fire. Once you cross that mental threshold, it's no problem to move back a set (or two) of tees, but the knowlege that you can post those scores will stay with you. Plus, I could make the case that the lower course ratings adding strokes to your index in the short-term might actually be a good thing! Does that make me a sandbagger???

    Yep that is Tijeras. Solid track... I may weasel my way out there next week and give the tips a go? But I also like your idea of playing one box up and trying to go low. The thing is I'm trying to get my cap back below a 5. And down to my goal of a 3 for 2013. I'm running out of time... So it's go time!! :golf clap: I played Tustin Ranch from the tips and shot a 76 with a double on #11. So I was pretty stoked with that 2 differential and it dropped my cap down to a 5.4.

  16. I'm now patiently waiting for the day someone makes an aimpoint app for google glass that gives you the blue line like on TV. Something tells me that'll happen one day :-D It'd be illegal obviously, but fun to mess around with for a round here and there.

    You Gl*******, you'd totally get DQ'd for that!

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