Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 43 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 39 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

The U.S.A. IPLA Meet - Summer 2009

The International Potato Launching Association Forum. Discussion about regional spud meets, competitions, etc. Country specific activities and info shall be kept in here as well.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

The U.S.A. IPLA Meet - Summer 2009

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:53 pm

U.S.A. IPLA MEET - SUMMER 2009

You heard me right.

Basically, all of the spudmeet plans so far have been highly localized, either in Las Vegas, Texas, specific states, etc.

I'll admit, there are places better suited to meets (Nevada was a good location, being there was a huge deserted desert to shoot in), and it's kind of hard to shoot cannons in an urban area, but there are countless areas in the U.S. that provide nearly the same opportunity.

I'm not committing to a meet right now, and you don't have to either, but I would definitely make a pointed effort to attend any meet that spawns from this thread as long as it had a good group of people going and it wasn't across the entire country.

If we get a list of members which tell us where they live, that can then be extrapolated to a 2 dimensional point on a map of the United States.

Then, we can calculate the centroid of these points, allowing (near) equal opportunity for all of those who want to go. Then, we just round the meet location off to somewhere near another fellow spudder. That way, they can "scout ahead", and just pack up the morning of the meet (that way at least one person doesn't have to travel ((too)) far). So, basically, whichever region has the most spudders who want to go will be spared as much gas and travel-time as possible.

So, what I need you guys to do now is provide me with a list. It doesn't matter where you are in the continental U.S., if you would desire to attend some sort of spud-meet towards late summer of 2009 (before school/college starts up again, preferably), post your name, state, and county/parish you live in. DO NOT give your address. This is a public forum, so just limit it to your county. Bullshitting is allowed, but at least attempt to keep it to a minimum.

After we get a good list, we can go about extrapolating where the meet will be.



I'll start. I live in Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish (north shore of Lake Pontchartrain). I've been wanting to go to one of these damned meets ever since 2006. So there you go. :roll:

LIST
    markfh11q - Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish
    VH_man - New Hampshire, ?
    killjoy - New Mexico, Santa Fe County
    _Fnord - Eastern Ohio
    starman - South Carolina, greenville
    ckman - California, ?
    Davidvaini - Wisconsin, ?
    DonTheLegend - Missouri, St. Louis
    benstern - Arizona, Phoenix


P.S. - while saying you'll do doesn't comprise a contract, don't just blurge out "I AM SO IN" when you have no clue whether you'll be able to go or not. Try and form an educated guess as to whether it's possible for you.
  • 0

Attachments
map - 27 FEB.jpg
I'LL KEEP UP WITH THIS MAP. Don't need countless JPEG compressions rendering it useless. I'll reupload at the end of each day.
Last edited by mark.f on Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:11 pm, edited 6 times in total.
User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:07 pm

Realisticly, I don't think I will be attending but for the sake of creating a member map (which I believe is a very good idea); I live in Savannah, GA.
  • 0

"You polish a turd, it's still a turd"

Remember DYI!!!
User avatar
FishBoy
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 575
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 5:51 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:12 pm

Well, we do have a member map already. :P

Let me find it.

EDIT - http://www.frappr.com/spudtech

My map is just the people who think they'll be going.
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: grock » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:20 pm

awwwww i live in hawaii. you sure you guys wouldnt want some surf and sand?
  • 0

User avatar
grock
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 231
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:23 pm

Good lord, do you know how much a plane ticket would cost to Hawaii in summer? :o

And I thought we only had one member in Hawaii, and he hasn't posted in a while. Sorry for writing "Maybe Not" over your state, dude. :wink:

EDIT - and I'd love surf and sand, don't get me wrong...
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: grock » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:36 pm

hmmm. does his name happen to be mike?

EDIT: no prob on the maybe not thing, its not the first thing i couldnt do because i live here. sometimes i wish i was back in DC. then i remember how cold it gets. and that other places get much colder then that. o well, cant have everything
  • 0

Last edited by grock on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
grock
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 231
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:38 pm

Actually, I forgot his name, I just remember the cannons he built. I'll see if I can find one or two.
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:14 pm

Im in NH, A little far but Id love to to go to one of theese someday.
  • 0

User avatar
VH_man
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1827
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:23 pm

Well, I'll assume you mean New Hampshire. I added you. Also, we don't know if it's too far, yet. :) (although you are on the entire other fecking side of the continent...)
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:23 pm

I live in Santa Fe New Mexico.

Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado... I can work with almost any state in the southwest or central part of the country.
I hope this comes together, I would love to get a chance to attend this thing.

If I can come I would be down with bringing my generator and air compressor to help out.
  • 0

Stanford Class of 2012

"In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy"- John Sawhill

Killjoy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:51 am
Location: New Mexico
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:26 pm

That's usually on the grocery list. I've got a 10 and a 26 gallon electric I could bring, but they're shite without a generator.
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:41 pm

Ohio (really close to Pittsburgh).

Probably not a good chance of me coming, but I can't say no for sure.
  • 0

Image
User avatar
Fnord
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2244
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: Pripyat
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:50 pm

You're the last one I'll add before I go to sleep. If you can't go just say so and I'll take you off.
  • 0

User avatar
mark.f
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3464
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 11:18 am
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 21

Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:05 pm

You can put me down as a potential attender. I'm in Upstate South Carolina, Greenville area.
  • 0

User avatar
starman
Donating Moderator
Donating Moderator
 
Posts: 3041
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:45 am
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ckman » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:20 pm

you could put me down CA
  • 0

User avatar
ckman
Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:00 pm
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to IPLA Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'