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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat May 17, 2008 6:07 pm

bluerussetboy wrote:Considering most of the principles(physic laws, theories and material) used on this website have been around for years, PRIMITIVE stands as an accurate description.

So cooking, even though it has advanced a huge amount, is primitive because cave men used to cook Mammoths 10,000 years ago?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat May 17, 2008 6:10 pm

hmm i think you guys take the "primitive" the wrong way..

mabe it does not mean what i think.. i mean like it is the same many times and we are very few in this world compared to football.

the hobby is great but may not be the thing that you take out on the street to show people.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sat May 17, 2008 6:15 pm

I think what you are describing is more along the lines of, "Unique/Talent" spudfarm, rather than primitive.

Primitive (in this case) is talking about whether you think spudguns are for low-class/dumb people who have nothing better to do with there lives.

I think it's more of an art form than anything. It takes some mad skill to create a kick-ass cannon. It's truly a gift that everybody can have if they have the devotion.
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Sat May 17, 2008 6:18 pm

I hate to break it to you Crowley, but in cooking there has been more technological advances and innovative ideas than in spudguns. But yes, you in a twisted sort of way could call cooking primitive. Obviously you didn't understand the Model T/Koenigsegg statement.
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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Sat May 17, 2008 6:22 pm

I think what he means is that it's a fairly new hobby compared to other things like baseball, football, etc.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat May 17, 2008 6:29 pm

mabe unique is the right word..
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat May 17, 2008 6:34 pm

Okayyyyyyy, enough of the evolution argument. I really enjoy this as a hobby, fairy inexpensive and a lot of fun to build, share with friends, and bench race with all of my Spudfile buddies with! Now stick that in your cannon and shoot it across the field! :P
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat May 17, 2008 6:40 pm

inexpensive to people who can get pressure rated PVC

and i think it is so fun i do just about nothing else than shoot and tweak my cannons
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat May 17, 2008 6:47 pm

bluerussetboy wrote:Considering most of the principles(physic laws, theories and material) used on this website have been around for years, PRIMITIVE stands as an accurate description.

It's not primitive - it's tried and tested!!!


As for my view of the hobby - spudgunning is a lot like a guinea pig.
It's completely daft, and I know it's weird - but I love it anyway, even though I don't know why.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sat May 17, 2008 6:52 pm

I don't think it's primitive. Maybe kind of immature (or at least most *normal* people think so), but if you're learning stuff that will help you later on then I don't think it's a bad hobby to have. I've learned everything from gas laws to electronics to how to deal with stupid people in the hardware store. It's a good "jumping-off" point to explore other fields.

A good rule to go by is; If you have to explain how your project works, it probably isn't primitive.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat May 17, 2008 6:54 pm

yes rag.. people asks you what you use your spare time on and you say: "i shoot potatoes at 1000fps out of my gun" and they just like "WTF"

but i love the hobby more than anything else, primitive or not!
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Sat May 17, 2008 7:06 pm

Two definitions of 'primitive'. I dug out an old dictionary(google) for this.

1.crude: belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity

2.a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization

Well if that doesn't describe most spudguns and spudders I don't understand what primitive is. :P


maybe it's not primitive but arcane

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat May 17, 2008 7:10 pm

One more word about 'primitive' I'm locking this thread!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat May 17, 2008 7:20 pm

don't lock it! it is about to get on topic again

you can delete the posts about it if you are going to do anything
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sat May 17, 2008 7:21 pm

The world you're looking for, dear friends, is "esoteric".

Spudding is an esoteric hobby, and mabye a simple one too.
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