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what do you think about this hobbie? pt2

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what do you think about this hobbie? pt2

Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:49 am

so when i made the last topic i made the mistake to say i thought it was pretty primitive.

so what do you think about this hobbie?
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:28 am

I think it's educational, challenging and fun all rolled up together. It by nature involves using your hands to actually create and build something...which I appreciate a lot. Not as many things these days encourage one to actually do anything real.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:29 am

i think it is more fun to make a big cannon not because of the huge amount of energy but the build itself.

i realized that a while ago, and after that i went into hybrids because it is more tweaking to get them working and you have more options on things like disks, valves and meter
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Unread postAuthor: igpay » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:34 am

spudfarm wrote:i think it is more fun to make a big cannon not because of the huge amount of energy but the build itself.


Totally seconded. But spudfarm,
If you hadn't started this topic, you would have had 1337 posts!!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:36 am

igpay wrote: But spudfarm,If you hadn't started this topic, you would have had 1337 posts!!


is it something different with that number?
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:39 am

I think he's referring to 1337 (LEET) as in Eite, as in Pwnage?
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Unread postAuthor: igpay » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:41 am

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:I think he's referring to 1337 (LEET) as in Eite, as in Pwnage?

Coulldn't have explained it better. :D
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:42 am

I think this hobby is expensive. :roll: It is worth the money, but it's expensive none the less.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:45 am

I think it is a very good hobbie that encourages the hobbier to make something and then enjoy it afterwards as a kind of reward system (better than any trophie)

it also teaches skills like solvent welding which i have used often around the backyard.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:45 am

not for the people who can get pressure rated pvc.

i have to go with steel or copper.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:55 am

potatoflinger wrote:I think this hobby is expensive. :roll: It is worth the money, but it's expensive none the less.


Like all hobbies, it's as expensive as you make it ;)

I see it as a constructive (until it comes to testing :D ) passtime that stimulates the brain and trains the hands with implications that go beyond high velocity groceries.
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Unread postAuthor: Imortal87 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:04 pm

Its an excellent hobby. I don't know about you but for me building miniature Titanic's that don't float and model soldiers that don't shoot got old a long time ago. Building spud guns has way more "Residual Fun" after the build. And all those toy soldiers and plastic Titanic ships make excellent targets.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:08 pm

potatoflinger wrote:I think this hobby is expensive. :roll: It is worth the money, but it's expensive none the less.


Just about any hobby you dig into deep enough is going to cost you some cash. Compared to things like golf, motorcycling, fishing, hunting, boating (yes I realize all big-boy hobbies), spudgunning is dirt cheap. Even compared to other things like RC modeling, BMX biking and even video games...spudgunning is still cheaper.

As a matter of fact, I challenge you to come up with a real hobby that costs significantly less than spudgunning.....not counting girl hobbies like scrapbooking.....
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:08 pm

I tossed my video games in the closet when i got into spudding. I think its a really challenging and rewarding pursuit. When my buddies are playing halo, I'm building and firing actual weaponry.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:11 pm

nothing in a game can beat a 2400fps golfball:D
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