Binder Thickness

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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby syo_astro » May 3rd, 2018, 4:42 pm

Back in my Fossils and R&M days we used 5-inch binders, but none can compare to chalker's monster Crave the Wave binder he showed a picture of once that I couldn't find again.

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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Unome » May 3rd, 2018, 4:52 pm

Darn, I feel inadequate with my .75in Astro and like 20 page Hover binders
In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby 4Head » May 3rd, 2018, 7:16 pm

Darn, I feel inadequate with my .75in Astro and like 20 page Hover binders
In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)
Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Adi1008 » May 3rd, 2018, 7:25 pm

Darn, I feel inadequate with my .75in Astro and like 20 page Hover binders
In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)
Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.
Some people find binders easier to organize or are able to locate pages faster with a binder. Also, some states, like Georgia, don't allow laptops for Astronomy so I'd imagine teams from states like those would invest in having good binders
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby IvanGe » May 3rd, 2018, 7:37 pm

Darn, my hover binder is honestly just the AP Physics Reference Table and a crap ton of MEMES
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby syo_astro » May 3rd, 2018, 7:45 pm

In fairness, my Astro binder is only about 25 pages double-sided on this year's material, but the size is inflated because of sheet protectors and because I keep past years' DSO stuff in the back.

(chances are our Hovercraft team's binder is no more than a few pages)
Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.
Some people find binders easier to organize or are able to locate pages faster with a binder. Also, some states, like Georgia, don't allow laptops for Astronomy so I'd imagine teams from states like those would invest in having good binders
Indeed, I typically found it easier to use binders, though I never referred to my notes much in the actual event. It was my favorite event, so it was fun to just print a news article, stuff it in the binder, read it, and highlight it...I'm a bit weird maybe. I do know, though, that when I competed, whether it was with a 3" or a 5", nobody could navigate their laptop faster than I could with a binder (we actually timed this once). Don't get me wrong, it's definitely possible to use laptops with *equal* success, but having more information with worse organization is ultimately worse.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby 4Head » May 4th, 2018, 3:37 am

Why binders in astro? I cant think of any benefit theyd have over laptops.
Some people find binders easier to organize or are able to locate pages faster with a binder. Also, some states, like Georgia, don't allow laptops for Astronomy so I'd imagine teams from states like those would invest in having good binders
Indeed, I typically found it easier to use binders, though I never referred to my notes much in the actual event. It was my favorite event, so it was fun to just print a news article, stuff it in the binder, read it, and highlight it...I'm a bit weird maybe. I do know, though, that when I competed, whether it was with a 3" or a 5", nobody could navigate their laptop faster than I could with a binder (we actually timed this once). Don't get me wrong, it's definitely possible to use laptops with *equal* success, but having more information with worse organization is ultimately worse.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby eddpmett » May 4th, 2018, 6:03 am

with the two binder events i've done, road scholar was a two inch that had barely anything in it, and thermo is (i believe) one inch but is almost completely full.
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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Almandine » May 5th, 2018, 1:52 pm

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Re: Binder Thickness

Postby Unome » May 5th, 2018, 1:58 pm

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