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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:04 pm

Lol, i searched for gun too.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:12 pm

Hey, New Zealand taking the charge! :D


Doesn't really show on the forums... We only have the odd member.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:13 pm

benstern wrote:Obviously everyone already found their respective spudgun forums! :D

I think benstern might have the best explanation. Once someone finds a home they quit google searching for info. When was the last time you googled for something as generic as "spud gun"?

Here is another search analysis using other names and common mispellings.

Interesting that Brits, Kiwis and Ausies prefer "spud gun" whereas USians and Canuks prefer "potato gun".

I wonder what the big spike in early '05 is from? When did youtube start?
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Unread postAuthor: magnum9987 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:19 pm

Well Airsoft guns are on the rise.
Maybe Some spudders are switching to airsoft for its milsim and combat
http://www.google.com/trends?q=Airsoft+ ... all&sort=0
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:22 pm

I mean, go to a gun range with your combustion and just start shooting


That is actually one of my "things to do" wich I will probably never do...


I dare ANYONE to go out to a range and ( with permission) fire your best launcher there and post a vid.


I think that would be so cool!!

I just don't have the time right now, and I have no working gun ( I used overkills exhaust valve to start the repeater project, still need to replace it with a modded solenoid)
Neither do I know anyone that visit;s a shooting regularly.
I'll look into it when I have the time.Might give me some business too.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:00 pm

Brian the brain wrote:
I mean, go to a gun range with your combustion and just start shooting


That is actually one of my "things to do" wich I will probably never do...


I dare ANYONE to go out to a range and ( with permission) fire your best launcher there and post a vid.


I think that would be so cool!!

Actually, I've done it, but sorry, no vid.

Fired my generic combustion gun at the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) range a couple times.

Somewhere on the long rifle range there are a couple dozen apples :D
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:17 pm

mabe i take the marbe pnematic (portibality) to the archery range soon :D
i don't think they will have any trouble with it
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Unread postAuthor: subsonic_karet » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:46 pm

the "already found a forum" argument is fairly lame according to alexa.com

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traff ... dfiles.com
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:10 pm

This is very interesting actually. This all makes reasonable sense because SpudFiles did come around in late 2004. This probably has something to do with the "search" decline.

Before sites like this one and others were created there must have been poor resources for people to get a hold of and comprehend as easily as a site like SpudFiles. There are still many users that visit this site everyday and new users joining all the time

Also you must think about the massive cache of cannons this site has on display; illustrates a rough scale on how many cannons actually exist and the types that are created.

@subsonic_karet : Thats a nice table you have there. My explanation for this is that I think that back when spudfiles was a growing community everyone thought it was so new and had seen nothing quite the same, ever. At first everyone wanted to build their basic hairspray combustion (like many of us did). Then once that happened people began to realize all the different types and designs of spudguns that could be created. Spudgunners began to develop better patience to allow them to build more powerful cannons and so on...

A basic summary of this is that when spudgunning really kicked up it was a very rapid increase in populairity, now people take the time to construct thier cannons and make them properly. while trying to fit in their "life" so to speak haha.

Just thought it's a little more for us to think about, peace.
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:32 pm

remember folks, spudguns were around before any of us were born and will be around long after we are gone so i wouldnt worry too much about it, im pretty sure that a very low percentage of ppl in the world is online. i would bet there are millions of spudgunners out there that has never heard of spudfiles.
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Unread postAuthor: Philbob1 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:42 pm

True, but, I think that in some countries (other the USA) the spudgunning is getting popular and popular. As in Canada (Quebec for me) where a TV presenter not so long ago admitted and told how-to make a spray and pray spugun!

I loled.

Oh and by the way, in here the big thing atm is airsoft, every little kid as one or two.
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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:23 pm

What's the difference between potato cannons, and spud guns?
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:33 pm

n-strike wrote:What's the difference between potato cannons, and spud guns?


Is this a trick question??... :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:45 pm

Ahahah i've contributed to the downfall of spudgunning.
After i finish my high powered pneumatic airsoft sniper gun i'll be stopping for a couple years =/.

I'll be using it in airsoft skirmishes, kickin ass hahaha.
Ah yes, with it will be a single shot propane combustion pistol :).

Simply no time, and i'm getting out of it haha.
I love the physics, simple chemistry and knowledge put into it(which is probably one of my primary reasons of spudding).
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Unread postAuthor: n-strike » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:04 am

starman wrote:
n-strike wrote:What's the difference between potato cannons, and spud guns?


Is this a trick question??... :roll:
Not really, it's just that the link he posted had potato cannons and spud guns seperately. Maybe they're the same. =|
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