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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:08 am

THIS is interesting... There has been an increase in searches for "pneumatic gun"! "Potato Gun" has the highest search rate of them all.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:17 am

n-strike wrote:What's the difference between potato cannons, and spud guns?
Nothing.
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Unread postAuthor: jr » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:53 am

or maybe it is the rude and unwilling additude toward the newbie;
that is asking the same questions that the advanced spudder has awnsered a million times allready...
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:20 am

I have to admit, I dont ever recall typing in the words "pnematic gun" or "spud gun" on google. But I have on Youtube.
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:22 am

As an "Advanced Spudder" which I think we would need to a definition which everyone can agree on, I dont mind answering newb questions if the people have thoroughly searched for answers themselves. I mean it took me a while to understand piston valves but with enough reading the wiki and reading post's about piston valves when they'd come up I finally understand the concept but have yet to build one.

As far as the "decline" of spudgun searches, I really don't know what to think about all that. I really dont understand why you would look at something like that with any interest. Since most spudgunners dont actively advertise the hobby, mostly due to local laws. Fortunately I live in the US where they are legal for the most part. Therefore, I agree with benstern about his posting on the first page of this thread.

I for one am proud to be a Spud Gunner, and I will always go out of my way to tell people about my hobby.

Who's with me??
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:48 am

BigGrib wrote:I for one am proud to be a Spud Gunner, and I will always go out of my way to tell people about my hobby.

Who's with me??


Word!, Bro... Maybe because I'm a somewhat older spudder, but I don't hold back at all. Most people are big eyed curious when the subject comes up. A lot of it is perception...if people think you're a punk pyro, you're not going to get much respect.

It really just means the you're always being a responsible and safe spudder, no matter what age you are. If you're credible, people will show genuine interest.
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:22 am

I have no idea what I did, but I dont get any respect from the people that know me. I build one pnematic and all of a sudden Im a terrorist. People dont even trust me near a fire any more. :x FFS, some people in my school have never heard of the word spud.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:10 am

LOL the netherlands is taking the lead with the results for "spudgun" :D
http://www.google.com/trends?q=spudgun&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:41 am

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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:44 pm

pvcpsyco wrote:I have no idea what I did, but I dont get any respect from the people that know me. I build one pnematic and all of a sudden Im a terrorist. People dont even trust me near a fire any more. :x FFS, some people in my school have never heard of the word spud.


We feel your pain buddy, maybe try looking at it as a chance to "educate" the unbeleivers!
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:57 pm

BigGrib - I think its much harder for young people to be taken seriously. Although my friends do enjoy coming and watching, very few would ever build a cannon, and some will not even fire them. I don't usually tell adults, particularly those I don't know well, as paranoia is all the rage here.

I do tell most of my friends, but it is unusual, and it isn't something I usually tell people about until I get to know them better. When it comes to it I am proud, because I feel although the skills I can apply to other things I gain from it are limited, I do enjoy it loads, and it is entertaining for people.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:02 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:given up, I see...


"weapons of mass distruction" is one of the most ridiculous phrases ever dumped on the public.

Only reporters and other hype vultures could have possibly tried to search for such a thing.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:52 pm

Hotwired wrote:Only reporters and other hype vultures could have possibly tried to search for such a thing.


Or rather, it was related to this google prank ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:06 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Or rather, it was related to this google prank ;)

The original site is actually still up: http://www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

By the way, if the above link appears to not work, I suggest you read the page closer - it's supposed to look like that.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:08 pm

Where I live, they think me owning an air rifle is extrmely dangerous, but driving an SUV is somehow safer.

So yeah, I try to stay quiet about my potato cannons :roll:
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