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Best tour for 2010?

Postby Tom89 Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:54 pm

Reading Uni Mixed Lax team is looking at going on tour for the first time this upcoming year. The two main thoughts are either Salou or Dublinfest. However, these coinside with one another. Any suggestions as to which is the better option?

Also, are there any other tours of a similar nature that I may not know about?

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Postby Bme Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:05 pm

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Postby Raptor_attack Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:03 pm

You'll get an even split, who ever has been to a particular tour will champion that one.

I've been to Salou multiple times and it's always been brilliant.
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Postby Harry Collins Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:43 pm

Varying benefits to both and they can alternate between the two each year but usual arguments:

Dublin:
more lacrosse
better standard of lax
no 48 hour coach ride (last year with no drinking allowed)

Salou:
better weather
cheaper booze
better nightlife

However both will usually claim to have the better nightlife and the weather over the last few years has tended to actually favour Dublin. As raptor says though - most people will favour wherever they're used to going. Try finding someone that's been to both or perhaps alternate between the two each year or (last resort) put it to a club vote?
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Postby Ash Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:27 pm

Don't let the distance alone put you off saloufest. It's not to bad at all really.

I haven'tbeen to Dublin for a tour, so can't really comment on it's playing standards. but saloufest is a tourist resort and as such perhaps caters more for rowdy student behaviour if that's what you are in to.

My only real criticism of saloufest is that maybe it's too big, which can make for big gaps between games and too short games. Personally I'd rather not have the stadium and have somewhere that has 6-8 pitches instead. The playing facilities in my opinion aren't up to the capacity the tournament has grown to.
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Postby Freddie Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:48 pm

Better weather? I heard it rained in Salou whilst it was glorious sunshine in dubbers.
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Postby davewilliams Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:12 pm

What's wrong with putting up at a bed and breakfast on the Stockport Road over Easter; messy games with Wacs and Heaton Mersey; upside-down pies, chips, gravy, and red cabbage, followed by gallons of Boddingtons; finished off with the Eights on Sunday. You can't beat that for a proper tour.
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Postby jacob Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:44 pm

48 hours to salou?! im pretty sure it didnt take that long lol, its about 20 hours from calais. You can drink on the coach if you want, just not right infront of the driver, the coach ride just adds to the all round epicness of tour

it was a bit rainy the second day last year, and that night was very wet, but i dont think anyone was sober enough to care that they were soaked right through
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Postby DommoBath Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:39 pm

Isn't Salou more about the men's?

Dublinfest takes mixed lacrosse about the right level of seriousness...team strips consisting of gaffa tape only are always to be encouraged I'd say....
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Postby Mort rotu Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:33 pm

Salou last year was evenly split between the mens, womens and mixed. I doubt it'll be any different this year.

It looks like lax in Salou is going to be week one this year anyway, so if you we feeling particularly vengeful towards your liver you could do both Salou and Dublin...

Or you could take davewilliams up on his offer, which does look appealing.
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RE: Best tour for 2010?

Postby Chris Topez Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:51 am

I choose only Salou is the best one.
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Postby Paddyp Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:22 am

Ive been to neither, Ive heard Dublinfest is awesome though.. UWIC this year will be going to Salou as for the past whatever years we've only ever gone to Dublin and the Captains decided on a change of location
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Postby Raptor_attack Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:05 pm

Freddie wrote:Better weather? I heard it rained in Salou whilst it was glorious sunshine in dubbers.


And the year before it was hot and sunny in Salou while it snowed in Dublin and there was no hot water in the showers.

Swings and roundabouts eh?
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Postby ibop Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:33 pm

every time i've been to dublin i've gotten sunburnt. when i was in salou it p****d it down, the streets were ankle deep in rain at one point
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Postby Paul_lboro/wildcats Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:36 am

Pretty much where I go on tour it rains! 3 Dublin and 2 Salou and have got soaked every time.
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Postby Ketts19 Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:45 am

Paul_lboro/wildcats wrote:Pretty much where I go on tour it rains! 3 Dublin and 2 Salou and have got soaked every time.


Which explains why the last time i went on uni tour and it was sunny was 2003 :!:
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Postby KebabLax05 Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:22 pm

Tour is not about lacrosse! if you think it is, go to Dublin
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Postby Mitchlax Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:44 pm

KebabLax05 wrote:Tour is not about lacrosse! if you think it is, go to Dublin

ye no-one takin it too seriously unless u get cheated out a final!
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Postby Ketts19 Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:40 am

Mitchlax wrote:
KebabLax05 wrote:Tour is not about lacrosse! if you think it is, go to Dublin

ye no-one takin it too seriously unless u get cheated out a final!


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Postby Mitchlax Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:24 pm

Ketts19 wrote:
Mitchlax wrote:
KebabLax05 wrote:Tour is not about lacrosse! if you think it is, go to Dublin

ye no-one takin it too seriously unless u get cheated out a final!


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