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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« on: 19/02/2009 22:55:32 »
I have noticed on two occasions on the Drink For Britain program on the BBC, hosted by James May (motoring expert) and Oz Clark (wine ponce), that May always climbs over gates wrongly. He is supposed to be the one who is technically minded in the Top Gear team, but twice he has climbed over gates wrongly...even by the law of averages he would get it right once.


A gate.


May...a townie?
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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2009 00:41:53 »
Go on then. What's the correct way to climb over a gate?

Surely if pre-climb you are on one side of the gate and post-climb you are on the other then it's mission accomplished. Job well done!

Clever old James May! He'll be learning how to brush his hair next.
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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2009 00:51:23 »
Come to that, what's the wrong way to climb a gate?
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #3 on: 20/02/2009 02:57:55 »
Don't squash your bits.
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #4 on: 20/02/2009 07:40:21 »
Is he talking about climbing it hinge-end, so there is less leverage imparted?
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #5 on: 20/02/2009 07:42:14 »
Why is he climbing gates in the first place? ?????????
Are they not meant to be opened?
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #6 on: 20/02/2009 07:55:24 »
Why is he climbing gates in the first place? ?????????
Are they not meant to be opened?

So that's what the hinges are for! Would this apply to my front door? I must admit to being a tad pee'd off squeezing through the letter box every time I want to go out or come in.
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #7 on: 20/02/2009 07:57:19 »
I suppose he climbs them to make himself look athletic/fit?
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #8 on: 20/02/2009 09:39:24 »
We used the gate vault when younger but if you have to climb the thing make sure it's on the end with the hinges - this puts less strain on it.
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #9 on: 20/02/2009 11:03:19 »
Get a pole and vault over the gate!
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #10 on: 20/02/2009 12:11:07 »

So that's what the hinges are for! Would this apply to my front door? I must admit to being a tad pee'd off squeezing through the letter box every time I want to go out or come in.

With a skill like that have you ever thought about becoming a gynecologist!
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #11 on: 20/02/2009 12:22:12 »
Jeepers, what a good idea!!!
 

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Re: What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #12 on: 20/02/2009 18:31:31 »
My friend is a gynecologist. He decorates his hall through the letterbox!
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #13 on: 24/02/2009 23:35:02 »


last episode tonight and he did it again! Its as bad as all these TV chefs that stir everything anticlockwise (therefore invoking the devil).
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #14 on: 25/02/2009 03:05:14 »
Well since you keep saying that he is doing it wrong, how it is meant to be done?
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #15 on: 25/02/2009 08:20:54 »
Hi turnipsock

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you. Surely you are aware that the BBC only chose the name of James May's TV program, Top Gear, because it is an anagram of 'Gate Pro'. Everyone knows that. You have to be an expert gate climber just to appear on the program.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 25/02/2009 08:24:35 »
'Gate Pro' :D!?!? Really? :D:D Heehee....
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #17 on: 25/02/2009 09:42:18 »
As with most things, when you pass through or over someone else's gate, do it with courtesy. So if the gate's unlocked and openable, go through it and if it was shut when you arrived, shut it behind you. If you have to climb over (e.g. because it's locked - and that doesn't necessarily mean that you aren't allowed in, it may just be easier to climb over than to go and get the key) then climb over at the hinge end because that puts far less leverage on the hinges which are sized for the weight of the gate, not for the extra weight of you on the far end!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 25/02/2009 15:24:14 »
Not only that Turnipsock the way that we see things on the TV such
as the program you're talking about is a mirror image.

Same for the anti-clockwise stirring actions of a TV chef.
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #19 on: 25/02/2009 18:25:44 »
Anyone who designs a gate and its hinges so that they won't take the weight of some fool climbing over it (at either end) isn't a competent designer.
However in a couple of instances during the series one or other of the pair of presenters has climed over the gate, then been followed by the other one who had the brains to open it. I think May was the climber in both cases.
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #20 on: 25/02/2009 18:35:05 »
Not only that Turnipsock the way that we see things on the TV such
as the program you're talking about is a mirror image.

Same for the anti-clockwise stirring actions of a TV chef.


Are you sure it's a mirror image? If so then why?
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #21 on: 25/02/2009 21:46:25 »
Not only that Turnipsock the way that we see things on the TV such
as the program you're talking about is a mirror image.

Same for the anti-clockwise stirring actions of a TV chef.


Are you sure it's a mirror image? If so then why?

Because we are seeing James May clamber over the fence gates from the eye view of a camera and that is why.

Same as I have said for a TV chef's anti-clockwise stirring actions, if we were watching some one in their kitchen then they would be stirring a pan from the opposite angle.

Try it in a mirror. 
 

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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #22 on: 25/02/2009 22:04:24 »
Not only that Turnipsock the way that we see things on the TV such
as the program you're talking about is a mirror image.

Same for the anti-clockwise stirring actions of a TV chef.

I hope Rosalind is deliberately pulling some legs!  :)


Television and photographs aren't normally reproduced as mirror-images...

You don't really think they have to make the studio-clock, weather maps, and any other props "backwards" surely!!!

<checks it's not 1st April>
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What's the correct way to climb over a gate?
« Reply #23 on: 25/02/2009 22:10:22 »
Indeed! TV can flip the image if they want; it's a technique used often in editing. But it's not normally that way.

And even if it was flipped, that wouldn't change the gate controversy. The hinges wouldn't jump to the other side of the gate just because the picture is flipped.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 26/02/2009 00:08:00 »

I hope Rosalind is deliberately pulling some legs!  :)


No, it's true! TV completely changes the way everything looks. I once bumped into Jamie Oliver in my local Kwik Save store and in real life he looks just like my Mum. Strangely, he was with my Dad at the time and was asking about my eczema ........



.......Here, you don't think the lying bastard was only pretending to be Jamie Oliver do you? I always thought he looked shifty on those Sainsbury commercials
 
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