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Old February 2nd, 2004, 07:45 PM
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My gripe is about the belly flop contests. I have worked for years on my form. In my previous career as a Tanning Consultant (Cabana boy), one of my duties was to do pool games around the pool with the guests' children. Among others was the Belly Flop contest and I always had to demonstrate and help the kids with their form. If you ever vacationed at the St.Pete Beach Hilton in the 80's and early '90's, you will know me. My gripe is that on all my cruises they give the prize for the best belly flop to the fattest guy regardless of technique. See attached picture of me on the Sovereign of the Seas last May. Toes were pointed, legs straight, head up and landed on belly. Yet the fat guy who got no airtime, poor form and just kind of fell in the water got all the applause and the gold medal. Anybody with me on this one?



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That's the wrong picture! I am having technical difficulties. Ok, now there it is!



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Old February 2nd, 2004, 08:05 PM
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This is after the contest with consolation prize of cold Budweiser. Oh, I do have a thong on under my suit.

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Old February 3rd, 2004, 09:36 AM
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Sorry you were robbed of your victory! They should probably call a spade a spade and name it "biggest splash contest" since that's what they seem to be looking for.

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Hello,

NAW..no way am i with you. By far i am the hairest guy around, but yet in direct opposite of what you say, i get kicked out of the hairest chest contests for being too hairy. Just ain't right...i have worked hard on my physique, and it pisses me off to no end that some young punk who has one dance move, blonde hair and about 3 total hairs on his head wins the hairy chest contest. i should have a larger collection of ships on a stick. Shoot i should be hairy chest king of the world.

Anyways....life isn't fair so i guess we have to move on.......
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Old February 5th, 2004, 08:31 AM
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I know what you mean. It just isn't fair. I did win a bottle of rum on a limbo contest once in Grand Cayman on the party boat tour to 7 mile beach though. The last time I was in the sexy legs contest the prize went to the guy who shook his bum in the judges faces the most.

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Dave:

Here's your problem. You are not grossly obese. In fact, you do not appear overweight at all (if we were to be realistic about average weights). The last cruise I was on that had these contests had a winner who was about your height but three times your weight.

The lines I've been on lately don't have belly flop contests. Can't say I really miss them.

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I am practicing for my next one. I refuse to get fat just to win though.

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I would be suspicious of the French judge.
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It's the Russian, always the darn Russian's or the East German judges, cept there aren't even of those anymore definitely the Russians.
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That's what I suspected. The Cruise Director was British and he was truely apologetic so I got a Royal Caribbean hat as consolation. There is always next year May.

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it looks to me like you have been landing face first! or is that just your hairline?
ease up---- fat people need love too!

werd up!

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Werd up? What does that mean? I am not familiar with the new slang you people use. BTW my hairline is the same it ever was. My forehead is just growing.

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hehehehehe!
yea, when my hairline started like that i had to shave my head!

werd up is to your generation like groovy or way cool man is to mine!

btw.... i hate good lookin preppy ass skinny people ! like you!
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St.Pete, but grew up in Orlando. I love the Sovereign. Been on it 4 times.

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Default Re: Belly Flop Contests

me from west point ga.
so what do you think about rci vs. carney?
i have been on both and i like rci better... but it was my first cruise so that might have sumpin to do with
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I like RCI much better. I think they are classier ships, nicer pool areas. I hate all the neon, chrome and in the Fantasy vs. Sovereign class there is plants around the pool on Sovereign. I can do without the ugly rockwalls though. I am going on my first Carival on the Sensation in October. That may be a letdown after the Enchantment in May and 8 RCI cruises.

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yall are just mad b-cuz i could win the hairy chest and the bellyflop at the same time!

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Fat and hairy?? What a combination.

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yea, but is saves on heating bills in the winter

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