Nerd Factor: noun 1) to define the state of one’s nerdiness with respect to another object, person, or place, ie. the nerd factor is high on that spinnaker uptake system 2) a method by which to rate the attention to detail which someone uses in laying out his or her running and standing rigging
Nerdtacular: adjective, evolved from its distant predecessors in the early 90’s: radical, awesome, nerdtacular takes on a slightly modified meaning of 1) excellent and with an elevated nerd factor
What’s Your Nerd Factor?
We’ve all done it, stood around a carbon mast, a well polished hull, or a beautifully faired centreboard and said ooooh yeaaaah baby. So what makes you tick? What makes you say “ooh baby, that is a niiice splice!” Here is just a smattering of things that make me say ‘damn honey, those are some sweet cleats!’ Let’s celebrate our Nerd Factor, why not?
Gasket Repair and Cleaning Spreader Keys…hot.
Nerdy but very handy boat handling vid produced by the International 420 Class Association, 1 of a series of 4:
Audi Team Germany’s Nerd Factor: SAP Sail Better…nerdy but admittedly very cool.