retirement from spudding

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kydavies
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:26 pm

after 1 year of fanaticly building cannons im am forced to retire from spudding due to the residential neighboorhood i now live in as well as fearful parents.

i will return...
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:36 pm

Stick with small bores than. Many sputters live in less than ideal locations for our hobby, but we all get around it. Most notably; jsr seems to reside in a very residential area, so He just builds minis
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:42 pm

Yeah, I live in a city to, neighbors are not a big fan of golfballs being shot across the yard and thousands of bbs being sprayed in the air, you can always make pen guns though.
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Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:30 pm

Interesting how when I moved from an acreage to a residential area, I started building larger, more powerful and louder cannons...
kydavies wrote:i will return...
In that case, isn't it more of a hiatus than retirement?
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:15 am

As was pointed out, there's plenty of spudding you can do within the confines of a residential area, indeed it's an impetus to build more compact and quiet launchers that is a challenge in its own right.

As to fearful parents, fear usually stems from lack of knowledge. You can either involve them (for example let dad fire a couple of shots, usually works ;)) and make them aware that you're developing your DIY skills and applying practical physics at the same time, or keep the true power of your launchers hidden - not the easiest option when holes start appearing in the furniture :roll:
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:24 am

Lets call this a "Bret Farvre" retirement. LOL :lol:
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:07 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote: As was pointed out, there's plenty of spudding you can do within the confines of a residential area, indeed it's an impetus to build more compact and quiet launchers that is a challenge in its own right.

As to fearful parents, fear usually stems from lack of knowledge. You can either involve them (for example let dad fire a couple of shots, usually works ;)) and make them aware that you're developing your DIY skills and applying practical physics at the same time, or keep the true power of your launchers hidden - not the easiest option when holes start appearing in the furniture :roll:
Choice of ammo helps. Pick up a shooting chrony and build a competition marshmallow launcher. The power with jawbreakers will be our secret.

I tested the T shirt cannon in the local park and brought the competion rules and posted them. I got no complaints and a few interested kids and parents. It was sporting equipment at that time. :D
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:16 pm

I also have had to cut back on spudgunning... First it was paintball, now it's a jeep... The thing is, new spudguns seem to be appearing all over... :? :lol:
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:20 pm

i live in a urban subdivision, have non supporting parents, and still get by haha aslong as their are some woods around you somewhere to shoot it off by
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:35 pm

I live i n a subdivision, with 40 houses.

If your smart about it, your fine.
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Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:28 pm

As to fearful parents, fear usually stems from lack of knowledge
I'm afraid now of homebuilt high pressure pumps...

Before I had the knowledge of the damage it could cause to my frikkin' face I wasn't...so how's that?

Go small and build a muffler..

You can still have fun without the big boom..
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Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:49 pm

Not again.
Look if you must.
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