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    Default Other hobbies? I get into...

    So,...what other hobbies does everyone have?

    Me,...I have a few...

    I have a HotWheels collection of over 3000 pieces. Not counting track sets and other miscellaneous paraphernalia. The vast majority are still in original blister packs including 60's 70's and 80's models and many limited edition pieces.

    I also have a hundred or so vintage plastic model cars and trucks...95% sealed.

    One of my favorites are my Slot Cars. At the previous house, I had a 6' x 23' 4-lane layout with 20' straightaways, banked curves, hair-pins, etc... I modify the cars with lightweight bodies, custom rewound and balanced armatures, different ring and pinion combos (depending on car), custom ground tires, etc... Having a half dozen buddies over for race night with a few beers...good time! Hopefully I will have everything back together soon. I am currently partitioning the basement in the new place for a sound room and race room.

    I am also a fisherman. I do a little bass fishing on occasion, I used to belong to and fish with BassMasters, but my real love is Bluegill. Where I live, I have access to many hidden and private farm ponds where we use ultralight rods to catch monster 'Gills all day long. There is NOTHING like a plate of Bluegill fillets and fried 'taters!

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    Slot cars sounds awesome.. I haven't played with any since the cheap-o ones parents buy their kids.. I wouldn't mind playing an adult version haha

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    Paintball, drawing, collecting guitars, fishing, ATV's, drooling over cool looking vintage speakers and wondering what they sound like....:p
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    I've got two Texas Bluegill in my Pacu tank, just about big enough to eat. Cool fish.
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    The Pacu don't try to eat 'em?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    I've got two Texas Bluegill in my Pacu tank, just about big enough to eat. Cool fish.
    Bluegill are cool looking fish. I've always wanted a tank full of bluegill, crappie and large mouth bass. Just like the ones they have at Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops. Just as big too. Until then, I'm happy with my Australian Arowana.

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    Paintballing, Watch collections, Luxury cars, fishing when I'm in the USA, Super Sportbike motorcycles and Moto GP races to name a few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    I've got two Texas Bluegill in my Pacu tank, just about big enough to eat. Cool fish.

    You're a Texas Bluegill.

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    My Dragon Eel would eat your Red Belly Pacu and Bluegill's for breakfast.


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    I have another hobby but based on the new forum rules i cannot mention what it is here or post any pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I have another hobby but based on the new forum rules i cannot mention what it is here or post any pictures.
    Is groping against the rules now? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I have another hobby but based on the new forum rules i cannot mention what it is here or post any pictures.
    Ditto..
    I'm into about anything outdoors.
    I also collect Indian arrowheads etc, fossils, slot cars, and a few paintings and liths from a local well known artist.

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    Woodworking, watercolor painting, cooking, golf and bicycling

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    I used to be big into fish, the hobby just faded away for me--I still think about getting another tank from time to time. My other hobbies include guns, atv/motorcycling, camping/hiking.

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    My hobbies are fast cars and fast women. :p


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    Classic cars, 1/24th scale diecast cars, Slot cars... I also enjoy Cycling, tennis and grilling in the yard as long as the seasons allow.

    American History is also a passion of mine.
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    I'm in the same boat with Lasareath and few other gents who can't mention their other LOUDER hobby

    Other hobbies include: making art, making music, refinishing old furniture, tennis, disc golf, swimming/climbing at the river, playin with my dog, and trying out new beers - I like all beer, but I'm an IPA guy at heart - the hoppier the better! :D
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    Blues: collecting music, reading and watching history/biographies, etc.

    Baseball: watching games, reading and watching history history/biographies, collecting high-end gloves and jerseys.

    Fishing: mainly largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.
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    My other hobbies include watching sports of any kind, coaching and playing coed rec softball, collecting Transformers toys (well over 300 pieces) but that is getting slowly downsized so I can add to my new audio hobby.
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    I love golf, biking and waterskiing the few months the weather is nice here. My other big addiction besides audio is Combat Hapkido. Finally getting back into it after tearing my ACL and meniscus.

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    Bass fishing. Haven't been but once, in the past three years. Hope to go some this year. Bass boat in driveway rotting away. :( Used to tournament fish a lot, but can't afford it anymore.
    Also enjoyed playing guitar. Left hand has messed up, and can't chord anymore, so it's very frustrating. I really miss it.
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    Motorcycling.
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    I've done a lot of stuff over the years, but right now my primary hobby has been remodeling our house.

    I have been looking at my bicycles lately, and thinking I need to take my noisemakers out to the desert.
    My equipment sig felt inadequate and deleted itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I have another hobby but based on the new forum rules i cannot mention what it is here or post any pictures.
    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    I'm in the same boat with Lasareath and few other gents who can't mention their other LOUDER hobby
    I think we're going overboard here fellas. The rules state that no posts on weapons or explosives are allowed on this site. There is nothing there saying you can't mention your hobby be it knives or guns as long as a discussion doesn't ensue or pictures posted. That's the way I understand it.

    4) Pornography and violent images are not allowed on this forum. This includes posts about weapons or explosives. Duh.

    If I'm wrong mods please correct me.

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    Great! I am suprised to see that there are others that get into slot cars and other "toys".
    I also have a 4-wheeler (Kaw 650 Prairie) that I love trail riding with. I have some of my own trails, but more importantly, I have riding privileges on the surrounding property.

    Quote Originally Posted by HB27 View Post
    Ditto..
    I'm into about anything outdoors.
    I also collect Indian arrowheads etc, fossils, slot cars, and a few paintings and liths from a local well known artist.
    I hunt ancient tools and flint points as well! Great place for it with the Paleo, Hopewell, etc.. that roamed this area. I have several sites I hunt every year that no doubt were occupation sites. One of the best is in the fields around the remains of a glacial lake that is maybe 5 minutes away.

    Here are a few pics of some of my favorite pieces. I have hundreds of broken ones..heart breakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    I think we're going overboard here fellas. The rules state that no posts on weapons or explosives are allowed on this site. There is nothing there saying you can't mention your hobby be it knives or guns as long as a discussion doesn't ensue or pictures posted. That's the way I understand it.

    If I'm wrong mods please correct me.

    I typed a two paragrapgh response but I decided to delete it because I don't want to get banned. So this is all u get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeTim View Post
    Great! I am suprised to see that there are others that get into slot cars and other "toys".
    I also have a 4-wheeler (Kaw 650 Prairie) that I love trail riding with. I have some of my own trails, but more importantly, I have riding privileges on the surrounding property.



    I hunt ancient tools and flint points as well! Great place for it with the Paleo, Hopewell, etc.. that roamed this area. I have several sites I hunt every year that no doubt were occupation sites. One of the best is in the fields around the remains of a glacial lake that is maybe 5 minutes away.

    Here are a few pics of some of my favorite pieces. I have hundreds of broken ones..heart breakers.

    reported
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    reported

    ???
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    Reported? You're joking, right? Sounds like the guy is essentially into Indian archeology. Is that breaking a rule? Mods, please comment.

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