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    The lesson you learn can only be achieved by first taking a journey though your own mind. Once you have gained the knowledge of the Dutch clip you still have only traveled half the the distance for you also must search your heart. Ask oneself, if the Dutch clip was not a Dutch clip at all and it was really a bird. Who would strong enough to resist asking that bird which way the wind blows? And if that bird answered you, would you still believe him? If you were not strong enough to ask the bird, would you ask him to lick you finger and hold it up to tell which way the wind blows? Lets say the Dutch clip wasn't a bird, but a dragon. Would you still as the dragon to lick one's finger? If the dragon did not know which way the wind blew, would you not be obligated to lick his finger?


    I try to put it on with the openning on the bottom, but it really doesn't matter. I figure the Dutch clip is heavier than the webbing and I want gravity to work for me. I can't see the clip slipping out as long as it is secured in the retension hook.

    It's important to know it isn't a "van", it is a bus. Soccer moms drive vans. Dutch drives a bus....and talks about himself in 3rd person....weird one that Dutch is.
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    It's been said by someone else before but I treat it like a horseshoe and have the open end up so all the luck doesn't run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    ....weird one that Dutch is.
    Weird, maybe, but still loved.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Weird, maybe, but still loved.
    That's all I have been looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    It's been said by someone else before but I treat it like a horseshoe and have the open end up so all the luck doesn't run out.
    +1 on the horseshoe luck!
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    Laugh at me if you please....

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    It's been said by someone else before but I treat it like a horseshoe and have the open end up so all the luck doesn't run out.
    Completly off topic (sorry) but WOW I just learned why a horse shoe is good luck when point upwards just never really thought about it. So with this new development I will be placeing my dutch clips upwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    It's been said by someone else before but I treat it like a horseshoe and have the open end up so all the luck doesn't run out.
    Quote Originally Posted by _Tinker_ View Post
    +1 on the horseshoe luck!
    +2, agreed.
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    I need to meet this Dutch ... he's either on a different plane than the rest of us ... or he's got a stash of those herbal cigarettes!

    Ha ... has quite a following of friends this Dutchman ...

    I'll go for the lucky doodle thingy and face my clips upwards!

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    Well, based on what I read on this important and most enlightening subject...I have chosen to go the way that Canoebie suggested and have one pointed down so all of whatever can drain out of it (luck, water, sap, or even bird poop), and it will look like either a bird or dragon with it's wings in the down position...hence forth probably about to make a "strike" on the forthcoming upstroke.

    And the other dutch-clip I will have the opening up, so that it reminds me of a Lucky horseshoe and will ward off the pain of the strike I am about to receive from the incoming winged warrior.

    I will put the horseshoe-like one at my foot end, so that I can always keep focus on the positives, and the down-winged clip at the head end to remind me to always keep in mind, that there may be impending doom for someone out there and I must keep myself ready to go to thier protection if need be. Because it will be located at the head end it will be an intermittent observation, but the foot end will be a constant.
    Last edited by Barefoot Child; 04-12-2010 at 13:03.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Weird, maybe, but still loved.
    Don't forget Revered... We all aspire to be like Dutch someday...

    Now if I can get off my butt, I plan on having the first ever Anodized Dutch Clip...

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