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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:36 pm

Well, do anyone have a theory why 95% of all the spudders are from the USA?
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:27 pm

My guess is because it originated here, we also generally have better access to build materials and finally, PCGUY lives in america and made the site in english which would deter many people in europe who didn't speak or understand english.
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Unread postAuthor: Heimo » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:24 pm

I agree with the above statement. If you look hard enough, you can find almost anything in the USA. Me on the other hand live in the land of great unobtainablity meaning everything I need, I need to custom make and that is a PITA. Example I go to a hardware store and ask for a check valve, then I get the blank stare and probably 30 seconds later "I don't think we carry such a thing "
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Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:06 pm

It was manly for the ozys, i looked for that post but couldn't find it. i think it was by Mitchza89 when he left because one of his mate got like 2 years in jail when the cops busted him with spudgun.


do you relay think the cops actually pay attention to us to spud files i mean i got kids man i can't keep doo'n this men. I'm Scared :cry: .
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:14 pm

they found him in real life, not online
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:55 pm

Mr.Sandman wrote:My guess is because it originated here, we also generally have better access to build materials and finally, PCGUY lives in america and made the site in english which would deter many people in europe who didn't speak or understand english.


The fact that it's an English speaking forum has a lot to do with it, but the impulse to build thing launchers out of unlikely materials is a global one - one only has to look at the French patator forum to see that innovation is alive and well in a country that largely has no regard for the English language, and launchers are being made that would put most of the examples here to shame.

In short, it's 95% of spudders on this forum that are from the states ;)
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:36 am

even if 95% of members are from the USA you can get exactly the opposite impression when browsing the site. That 5% is several times more more prolific than the majority and probably responsible for 30-50% of new ideas.

LOL if you check JSR profile you can see that he's responsible for almost 5% of posts, , rag 1.7%, psycix 1.3%, I am responsible for 1.12%, spudfarm 0.87%, btb 0.83% and so on

I wouldn't say that building materials are easier to get in the USA. PVC is more popular in the US, but that doesn't help you at all (lol who needs higher pressures if you can't use them safely?... Or who needs QEVs ? - the largest size is just 3/4" - quite small for a 2" PVC gun and performance would suck at 80 psi).

I agree that language is the reason why most members are from the USA.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:06 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:if you check JSR profile you can see that he's responsible for almost 5% of posts, , rag 1.7%, psycix 1.3%, I am responsible for 1.12%, spudfarm 0.87%, btb 0.83% and so on.


Good point, I would consider myself to be a bit of an exception but I agree that the contribution of non-US members on the forum is disproportionate to their number. I don't mean this as any form of criticism, it's just what the statistics seem to indicate.

Me on the other hand live in the land of great unobtainablity meaning everything I need, I need to custom make and that is a PITA


It's this sort of "disadvantage" that leads to innovation in designs and construction techniques.
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Unread postAuthor: limbeh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:56 am

Hey guys, sorry to bump an old thread. Any idea how to place a marker for me? I'm in Singapore.
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