what do members think about the hobby?

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Sat May 17, 2008 10:36 am

i came to think that this is one primitive hobby. and when we tell people they laugh at uss.

what do you think about the spudding hobby compared to sports etc?

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Sat May 17, 2008 10:45 am

I don't know if it's "primitive", but it's definitely "low tech". :)

When I show someone my "plumbing projects", they just laugh and shake their heads.

Then I let them have a shot. :D

They stop laughing pretty quick. :wink:
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Sat May 17, 2008 10:48 am

haha :P

i said it to a friend (told him about my pneumatic) and he thought he could out shoot me with a sling shot until he tried it xD
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:02 am

My dad thought my solenoid valve gun would "never work because you got some ideas off the internet". He changed his mind when I sent a potato into near earth orbit! Now he won't shut up about it! Whenever his friends come over... "Hey Chris! Built any potato guns lately???"
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:07 am

Is my main hobby other than Web Design and I love it!

I have like a thousand projects in mind... all I need is the money to do them.
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:08 am

Pilgrimman wrote:Whenever his friends come over... "Hey Chris! Built any potato guns lately???"
it is quite an embarrassing hobby :D
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:17 am

its the only thing i really do apart from college and playing gears of war online.

i dont really fire my spud guns unless some one comes over my house.

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Sat May 17, 2008 11:26 am

Ah... I decoded your fine print hahaha @spudfarm. This is the sort of hobby that you don't usually share with your girlfirends, or grandparents, or any other person who is nieve, or stuck up haha
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:30 am

This is the sort of hobby that you don't usually share with your girlfirends, or grandparents, or any other person who is nieve, or stuck up haha
Bullshit. Me and my friend brought potato cannons to our friends' Hope, Ani, Eli, and Caleidg's (mispelled horribly, but pronounced kaley) party last night. People liked them except for Hope who just doesn't like loud noises, apparently. Also used the propane meter to help start the bonfire (lot's of wet wood, took several gallons of diesel with a gasoline "catalyst" to start).
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:30 am

my grandma enjoys to shoot my cannons :P
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:51 am

Hmmm, well you see there are different kinds of people in the world. You happened to be surrounded by young people in a party enviroment, sure as hell everyone will like them. Now when your around your family, it may be different. Just my input, thought I'd stand up for my opinion :?
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:57 am

Around here, almost everyone hates them. They would probably call the cops if they heard a loud enough noise.
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Sat May 17, 2008 11:59 am

Bullshit to half the posts here.
This hobby is NOT "Primitive"
This is a hobby I am not embarrassed of, and you shouldn't be either
I showed my girlfriend my cannons and tell her about them, and in fact she finds them interesting and impressive.
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Sat May 17, 2008 12:00 pm

I am not so lucky...my mom shot my mini and she didn't make sure the child lock was on correct, and the cap hit her in the throat. Now i make all my cannons in secret.. :(
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Sat May 17, 2008 12:18 pm

frankrede wrote:Bullshit to half the posts here.
This hobby is NOT "Primitive"
This is a hobby I am not embarrassed of, and you shouldn't be either
I showed my girlfriend my cannons and tell her about them, and in fact she finds them interesting and impressive.
it IS primitive. the same things every day. new cannons just gives bigger holes and a new ammo just make a different hole.

i talk to all of my friends about them and most of them want me to build one for them also one of my teachers was here and looked at my work.
the strange thing is that it is only embassassing the first time you say it.
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