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    Today, 09:20 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread supository slime in Care
    Absolutely, Mize. I get a squirt of butt snot at the end of each deuce using water-based Magic Bullets as well. It's kinda my sign I'm all done. ...
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    07-19-2018, 03:00 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Finding the right CG? in Equipment
    I think leaning forward to go up ramps is 100% normal. I could loop myself pushing off from a dead stop too hard without a little forward CoG shift....
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    07-19-2018, 11:36 AM
    Not a waste. Paper is pretty narrowly focused on paras with sensory sparring but no motor sparring (they claim ~25% of the para population.) ...
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    07-19-2018, 07:36 AM
    Oh, no worries, he was having trouble keeping it on the footrest too. It definitely sounds like it needs a tune-up and that adjustment you...
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    07-18-2018, 07:17 AM
    Yeah, There is an Allen bolt inside the black anodized dog leg piece that connects to the back of the footrest. You can tighten that down to tighten...
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    07-16-2018, 02:40 PM
    Yep. Happened to mine too, after 5-6 years. I JB Welded a dime to the flat side of the bracket where the clamp on the Freewheel attaches. Ghetto,...
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    07-16-2018, 12:58 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Finding the right CG? in Equipment
    Absolutely, it's very much an individual setting, but also individual priorities for why to choose what configuration. It boils down to striking a...
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    07-13-2018, 04:05 PM
    I think there have been a couple iterations of the camber plug-tube interface on the ZR/TR chairs. Epoxy then pinned then epoxy again (stronger). ...
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    07-12-2018, 08:49 PM
    This is what I meant. I'm sure there are other ways to check that angle. I happen to have a...
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    07-12-2018, 06:14 PM
    If you have a carpenter square it's easy. The flats on the side of the camber plugs need to be perfectly perpendicular to the floor for proper toe...
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    07-09-2018, 09:08 PM
    A couple Spinergy spikes are cheap and easy to replace. I wouldn't do more than a couple, personally. The rule of thumb is finger tips to the...
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    07-08-2018, 09:27 AM
    Yep! 4Sevens and Fenix are my go-to sources for portable, powerful, illumination. I run a Surefire on a rifle, for the purported durability, by I'm...
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    07-07-2018, 06:44 PM
    I run any old LED flashlight in a rotating swivel mount intended for mountain bikes. Running a Fenix PD32 in it right now, but I swap it around. I...
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    07-05-2018, 10:08 PM
    Ok, this is going to give me a run for my money. Imma pouch dump and see what shakes out. Not very surprising, we carry a lot of the same things! ...
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    07-04-2018, 02:15 PM
    I enjoyed reading that. Historical context is interesting to read about IMO. Can be speculative, and deciding how to apply that context today can...
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    07-04-2018, 11:49 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread "Thunk" goes the hardware! in Care
    I experience thunks and twangs when leaning or lifting from time to time (fusion T10-L3) Had some X-rays and MRI ordered 5-6 years ago after...
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    07-03-2018, 06:33 PM
    I was gonna suggest SCI_OTR's traveling with his chair posts. They're still around, but not sure if the pictures survived.
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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