Rick Blade

Here's to swimming with bow legged women.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (264 of 273)

Too many interests to mention. I'll try anything. Except maybe, erm, something like say...self flagellation or a nuclear bomb salesman.


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Muhammad Ali (Unseen Archives) by William Strathmore
Muhammad Ali (Unseen Archives) by William Strathmore
Nine chapters of the life of arguably the most gifted boxer ever to grace the ring.
The photos here are from the Daily Mail archives, and contain some shots of the great bouts, particularly the classic confrontation with Henry Cooper. I'm not really a huge fan of boxing, but this book is a bit special. You might think nine chapters won't do this extraordinary life justice, but there are 376 pages of action and a fight and event chronology at the back. The photos featured here do err on the England/European side more so than America and the rest of the world, though are are some rare shots on offer, as the book title suggests 'The Unseen Archives'.

The Chapters are:… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy ankle weights, light price., 19 July 2011
I had a pair of 5 pounders which I wore all day to burn extra calories and increase resistance when running or doing chin-ups. I wore them for months all day every day until I could no longer appreciate their effect. So I got these pair of tens, for a decent price I might add.

As other reviewers have said, they're not going to win fashion awards or the like, but if you want a pair of heavy ankle weights to spice up training sessions or add weight to chin-ups or dips, then these will do.
They're also good for martial art training and lateral leg raises.

Mine are a bit baggy even when fully tightened but I wear boot cut jeans over them so they look like...well… Read more
XFX GeForce GTS 250 Standard - Graphics adapter - &hellip by XFX
5.0 out of 5 stars Beefy 250, 5 Jun 2011
I thought I'd scrawl a few words about the Gts 250 because, although it's an impressive piece of kit, it's a big bulky thing that takes up a lot of room in your case.
For starters it's 9 inches long (see my pics for an example). I had to sort out my mess of wires and stuff just to get this thing to fit. It was a squeeze to say the least.
The card itself, when fitted, runs 3 inches past the end of the slot, so if you've got anything protruding within that space then the card might not align with the slot. (Stuff like the bottom end of the memory banks could really screw things up.) The card is 1 and a half inches deep and probably will void the slot directly underneath it… Read more