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#1 BlueSkyBri

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:38 AM

Who knew?

Who else knew that a Point Break is a thing in surfing? A particular type of wave.

I had no idea. The gf and I were watching some surfers yesterday and she used the phrase "that wave is nearly a point break but not quite".

I nearly fell over. It's a 'thing'.

I guess every surfer that ever watched Point Break knew this but how many skydivers knew it was a thing? Did you?
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#2 Colin

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:03 AM

You need to get out more 8)


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#3 nigelh

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

Yes........

Still confused by the names of other skydiving films though....
Drop Zone
Terminal Velocity
Cutaway

Any ideas??


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#4 DeeBeeGee

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:30 AM

Did you used to think it was a really weirdly named film?

 

what other strange film titles might be things... event horizon, pulp fiction, 


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#5 Colin

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest seems appropriate!  :whistle: 


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#6 BlueSkyBri

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Just me then!

Amongst all the iconic moments and all the absurdity of the action sequences, I'd honestly never thought about the title of the film.

A bit like why I've never asked why Colin is called Colin. He just is.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:22 AM

Just me then!

Amongst all the iconic moments and all the absurdity of the action sequences, I'd honestly never thought about the title of the film.

A bit like why I've never asked why Colin is called Colin. He just is.

 

My dad was posted to Collins Barracks in Dublin during the war. It was named after Michael Collins who was prominent in the IRA so I'm named after a terrorist!

 

A bit like being named after a storm I suppose...  8) 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:48 AM

Keanu actually says the line 'Nice point break' when he's describing the beach that the ex-presidents surf... :-)


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:30 PM

Family Guy - say the title of a movie in the movie


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

I never gave it any thought and didn't know that either. Who says the internet cant teach you things?


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