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I've put a few sticks and pucks through basement walls lol. Now we have hockey boards and synthetic ice down there but before I wrecked a few insulation pipes and stuff haha

My buddy loves hockey so to see his son do such a thing was both amazing and alarming. The week before the kid pulled the emblem off the front of his Honda NSX. A strong three year old!

Jeez!!!! How strong is that baby!!:eek:

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Poor NSX. frown.gif I love mine almost like it's a member of the family (actually more than some of them, TBH).
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Poor NSX. frown.gif I love mine almost like it's a member of the family (actually more than some of them, TBH).

Well they just glue back on. I love those cars too.  I drove it 135mph in third gear, with two ta go. Lots of tire changes and clutch changes, still one of the most economical and well designed sport cars. They could turn as sharp as you could stand to be thrown around. LOL


Edited by Redcarmoose - 11/5/13 at 3:17am
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Haven't purchased a kite in nearly 15 years, I used to be actively into stunt kite flying spending nearly all of my free time out on the field and in nearly all weather conditions. This is a kite they call the The Vapor made by Prism Kites, it is a kite designed to fly in 0-10 mph winds or to fly indoors. Taking the Vapor out in winds over 10 mph is too much for the kite to handle and it feels unstable. It's a super ultra light (SUL) kite that is so light it will have a good amount of forward speed just by gently pulling on the kite lines while walking around. The Vapor can also do tricks (floats, multiple axels, and flat spins) with relative ease while flying indoors or in very light winds.

 

The Vapor has since long been out of production and I had miss my chance to get one while it was still in production. I was lucky enough to a run into another flyer a few weeks ago who had one and was parting ways with it to make room for some of his other kites. The Vapor you see here has never been flown, never been outdoors, and has been kept in it's bag since it was purchased back in 1998. They rarely come up for sale partly because it is an awesome kite that many hold on to and partly because not many were built.


Edited by warubozu - 11/9/13 at 2:15pm
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Katadyn Hiker Water Filter

  This is significant in that it represents the most important addition to my hiking/survival kit to date.  Before I got it, I had no way to purify water other than boiling and a small container of bleach.  Thus, I can now take trips of longer duration or survive in a bad situation a lot longer (200 gallons longer, to be exact) than I otherwise would have.


Solitude one-person dome tent

  This, in addition to the water filter, nearly completes my kit for next year's backpacking trips.  I've read the reviews and it seems decent, but I'll be testing it on some short overnight trips before relying on it for shelter. 

 

Both together came to about 70 bucks, less than the cost of the water filter at retail (thank you employee discount). 

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Haven't purchased a kite in nearly 15 years, I used to be actively into stunt kite flying spending nearly all of my free time out on the field and in nearly all weather conditions. This is a kite they call the The Vapor made by Prism Kites, it is a kite designed to fly in 0-10 mph winds or to fly indoors. Taking the Vapor out in winds over 10 mph is too much for the kite to handle and it feels unstable. It's a super ultra light (SUL) kite that is so light it will have a good amount of forward speed just by gently pulling on the kite lines while walking around. The Vapor can also do tricks (floats, multiple axels, and flat spins) with relative ease while flying indoors or in very light winds.

 

The Vapor has since long been out of production and I had miss my chance to get one while it was still in production. I was lucky enough to a run into another flyer a few weeks ago who had one and was parting ways with it to make room for some of his other kites. The Vapor you see here has never been flown, never been outdoors, and has been kept in it's bag since it was purchased back in 1998. They rarely come up for sale partly because it is an awesome kite that many hold on to and partly because not many were built.

Very cool, i have some old stunt kites in storage from when i was into it when i lived on Venice Beach.  One in particular was very pricey but you could feel why when it was up, total precision.  Also have a very low wind/indoor model.   Anyway, yes high winds not good for them.  Light to just above light was the best.  Enjoy it, so much fun flipping those things around.

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Thanx, been wanting one for years. Didn't have any plans or interests in picking up another kite but when this opportunity came up for an unflown one I decided to jump on it. The lightweight clear mono film use on the kite is so thin, it's spooky to break down this kite and roll up it's sail for the fear of damaging it. Still have a few other out of production kites I want to get but am in no rush to get them, like you I have all my kite somewhere deep in storage.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01  


Edited by warubozu - 11/11/13 at 2:47pm
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Finally got a GPU. :D

 

Asus GTX 760 DC2 for $209.

 


Edited by OmarCCX - 11/11/13 at 4:44pm
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Great buy. The 760 is a fantastic value. Just sold a build with one inside.
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That is an amazing card, probably the best GTX 760 available.  Make sure you get your second GTX 760 before they go EOL if you ever want to SLI.

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It's really amazing how much longevity you can get out of a video card these days. My X-fire 7970s will probably die before they become entirely obsolete. They also serve as a decent space heater while gaming in the winter, too. wink.gif
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A couple of games crashed on me, I forgot that adding a GPU increased the heat output, even with a front mounted H100i. So I downclocked it from 4.5 to 4.2 and everything's running smooth. Absolutely love the 760, it maxes darn near everything at 1080p.

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Session 2 with Thomas Hooper. Really coming together. Top shading was the worst pain I've felt to date.
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^ Wow that looks totally awesome! It's really coming along.

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