Neel + Jordan
Neel + Jordan
Nov 22, 2020
Play • 1 hr 21 min
Neel & Jordan discuss vices.
John Cadogan
BMW M430i (4 Series Coupe) review & buyer's guide
If you’re in that terrible position - you’ve got a hundred grand in used, unmarked, non-sequential bills, and you need to dispose of it hurriedly … perhaps the BMW 430i could help you out with that.   Save thousands on any new car (Australia-only): AutoExpert discount roadside assistance package: Did you like this report? You can help support the channel, securely via PayPal: The grille could be a confidence trick, right? Like, the Emperor’s New Grille. Perhaps it’s a mass psychology experiment, designed to test the limits of human attraction.   Anyway - that 430i is an awesome car to drive - in part because it exists in that rare sweet spot between being too hard-edged and performance-oriented to live with daily, and too soft and luxurious to have a real crack in, occasionally.   You can really throw it around. It’s extremely balanced and responsive, but it doesn’t feel like 12 rounds with Madam Lash when you’re just getting from A to B in traffic with everyone else. So, that’s nice.  Just to detain you with the range, and decompiling its DNA: The base model 420i is about $70k, plus on-roads. It’s $19,000-ish more for the 430i that I spent a week test-driving. And it’s another $28k to step up from the 430 to the range topping M 440i xDrive.  Don’t get me wrong here: The 420i is not ‘poverty’ - all 4 Series vehicles get an M Sport body kit and 19-inch alloys. There’s a wireless charging pad for your phone, and faux leather plus alcantara in the 420. 12.3-inch flatscreen instrument cluster. 10.5-inch multimedia screen - nicely integrated - plus voice commands and wireless Apple and Android phone apps.   Wireless. Yesssssss!  However, the powertrain in the 420i … while it’s essentially the same as the 430i, inasmuch as it’s a 2.0-litre turbo four, with an eight-speed auto and rear drive … the engine in the 420 is significantly de-tuned.  It’s pumping out just 135kW and 300Nm, which is good for about 7.5 seconds to 100 - not totally disgraceful, but just for perspective, the dude next to you at a red light, in his Kia Cerato GT, costing half as much … he’s gunna carve you up.   This frown of 420i straight-line mediocrity is of course turned completely upside-down in the 430i, which ups the performance ante to 190kW and 400Nm. Meaning, you’ll definitely consign Cerato-boy to the rear-view mirror if push comes to shove.  With the 430i you also get a clever adaptive damper system, keyless entry, a surround view camera system, and adaptive cruise control.   And of course if you have cash to burn, the M 440i xDrive is quite nice indeed. You get sunroof, premium audio … stuff like that. You also get (standard) those miraculous Laser headlamps.   With the 440i, you also get xDrive, which is BMW-speak for all-wheel drive. It’s hugely rear-drive biased, in line with BMW’s core sporty driving ethos, but I guess the big trick there is its latent ability to engage the front drive to drag you the hell out of a bend if you drive one day as if late for an important job interview after knocking over a bank…  Of course, a certifiably insane M4 is also in the wings, and it’s hard not to cherish the underlying excess at the core of every M car.    Incidentally, the M 440i xDrive gets a straight six with 285 kW and 500 Nm - and if there’s one thing BMW has done brilliantly since approximately the age of the dinosaurs, it’s straight sixes.
28 min
Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews
Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews
Isaac 'Shrek' Daly
NSP:146 Josh James The Kiwi Bushman
Interview with Josh James The first interview of 2021 had to be awesome so I got Josh James Kiwi Bushman on the show! He has a frothing following on YouTube where they create motivating and inspiring short films with a hunting and fishing and family flavor. All of the videos feature Josh's friends and family and the abundant wild food that surrounds them in New Zealand. If you are into Catch and cook, bushcraft, hunting, gathering, spearfishing, fishing, archery, and New Zealand culture, you will love his channel . He's a self professed good vibes and positive vibrations kind of guy. Enjoy this episode! Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android Important Times 04:00 Josh James Introduction and Background 12:40 What parallels have you found between hunting on land and hunting in the water? 13:30 Bow Hunting (Recurve vs Compound) 16:30 Spearfishing in the South Island of New Zealand 20:45 1080 Situation in New Zealand 28:15 How to Grow a YouTube Channel 29:55 When did you start fishing and spearfishing? 31:40 What were some of the obstacles you encountered when you started spearfishing? 34:15 Muppet's on YouTube | Dealing with the Comments, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 39:25 Josh's Spearfishing Equipment List 45:50 What is on your spearfishing species dream list? Links Mentioned + Promotions Josh James Kiwi Bushmen Connect with Josh on , and Noob Spearo Partners and Discount Codes . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! – Use the code NOOB10 to save 10% off anything store-wide. Free Shipping on USA orders over $99  | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save $30 on any speargun:)  Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range. 28-day Freediving Transformation | Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath!  | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $  | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’  Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing
52 min
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