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ktn_cmu
02-10-2005, 12:54 PM
Hey, I hope this isnt'a thread repeat...but anyone have any other rather pricey hobbies??? Here's one of mine...

phecksel
02-10-2005, 12:58 PM
Sold this a couple of years ago

MarkP
02-10-2005, 12:58 PM
KTN



Come on man.. Your standing at the wrong end of that thing. And I donít see a place to attach the rope,:confused: ..

dmac
02-10-2005, 12:59 PM
I will list learning to fly an airplane as another unrealized dream.

ktn_cmu
02-10-2005, 01:15 PM
And I donít see a place to attach the rope,:confused: ..


Don't you see the three things under the "craft"...:)

ktn_cmu
02-10-2005, 01:16 PM
Sold this a couple of years ago

Nice ride pal!!! Did you switch planes, or did you sell out entirely???

JEREMY79
02-10-2005, 01:51 PM
this is gonna sound stupid, but I have always been kinda "scared" of flying. Dont get me wrong I have done it, but 1000's of pounds of steel should not fly!!!

ktn_cmu
02-10-2005, 01:53 PM
I see what you are sayin '79...but if you think about it...should 1000lbs of steel float???

JEREMY79
02-10-2005, 02:01 PM
No :(

ski_king
02-10-2005, 02:08 PM
I see what you are sayin '79...but if you think about it...should 1000lbs of steel float???
I look at it this way...... If a 1000 lb. boat would stop floating, I could swim.... If a 1000 lb. plane would stop flying, I cant fly.....

I used to fly in a small plane alot and in good weather it was a blast. But after a few bad weather trips and close calls, I decided I would rather go commercial or drive.

JEREMY79
02-10-2005, 02:14 PM
Amen to that

ktn_cmu
02-10-2005, 02:21 PM
Good Point. Not that I have one or ever will, but interesting anyway. Have you seen the parachutes that are built into some new planes that will float the whole plane to the ground...lets go flying...

jayderwin1
02-10-2005, 02:23 PM
i just wish i had that kind of money for a past time like that. that is one thing i have always wanted to do is learn to fly a plane, about the closet i have come is a RC plane. still fun but not the same i am sure. :headbang:

east tx skier
02-10-2005, 03:13 PM
Flew for about 4 years when I was younger. Just got to be too expensive and I didn't have the time I felt I needed to dedicate to it to continue to do it properly.

mitch
02-10-2005, 03:37 PM
Just sold this 2 weeks ago. Looking for something a little quicker out of the hole

ktn_cmu
02-10-2005, 03:49 PM
Nice avatar Mitch!!! If you look really close you can see me lieing between them...at least I can...:)

mitch
02-10-2005, 03:53 PM
I was wondering who that was? :D

Leroy
02-10-2005, 03:53 PM
Plane crashed earlier this week with one of the parachutes by Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl and did not slow it down enough. Good concept but not foolproof. First I had heard of them actually be used.

http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20050209/NEWS/50209007


Good Point. Not that I have one or ever will, but interesting anyway. Have you seen the parachutes that are built into some new planes that will float the whole plane to the ground...lets go flying...

Mag_Red
02-10-2005, 06:26 PM
My only expensive hobbies are fast cars and fast women :D

Andrť
02-10-2005, 07:19 PM
Always thaught that waterskiing was an expansive hobby?

MasterMason
02-10-2005, 09:22 PM
Always thaught that waterskiing was an expansive hobby?


Waterskiing is not particularly expensive, it is boat owership that gets you.... But hey, we all have our vices right???

JEREMY79
02-10-2005, 09:29 PM
Break
Out
Another
Thousand

rem_p
02-10-2005, 10:43 PM
this is gonna sound stupid, but I have always been kinda "scared" of flying. Dont get me wrong I have done it, but 1000's of pounds of steel should not fly!!!


i feel the same way jeremy....i have flown a few times on small planes/jets and even the big birds....i love the flying but i would love it more if i had my own parachute like somebody said earlier i can't pull feathers out and start flapping...ive flown in a helicopter once before also and thats somethin i wont ever do again....scientist dont even know how these things work :confused:

as far as the expensive hobbies i play paintball some, when hunting seasons aint in and it not summer time....paintball aint bad expensive but $60 on balls then another $20 or $30 on co2 tanks adds up after a while.

SkySkiSpokane
02-10-2005, 11:05 PM
This is my hobby that pays the bills. A view from my office!! :steering:

erkoehler
02-11-2005, 12:35 AM
Snowmobiling is where all my off season money goes...

erkoehler
02-11-2005, 12:38 AM
Here is one more...

erkoehler
02-11-2005, 12:39 AM
Last one, I promise....

SkySkiSpokane
02-11-2005, 12:42 AM
The ice castle is frigin awsome!! Up here in the great northwest the winter has been warm and the sledding has been horrible. Everyone is selling their sleds cause they sat in the garage this winter. SUCKS!! Snow skiing has been bad too!! Oh well some of the lakes are still thawed though. I should get out this weekend if all goes well!

erkoehler
02-11-2005, 12:46 AM
The ice castle is frigin awsome!! Up here in the great northwest the winter has been warm and the sledding has been horrible. Everyone is selling their sleds cause they sat in the garage this winter. SUCKS!! Snow skiing has been bad too!! Oh well some of the lakes are still thawed though. I should get out this weekend if all goes well!

Northern Wisconsin has been great so far. I have got almost a 1,000 miles on for the season. And that is just on the weekends. Snowmobiling is a blast, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Well, maybe a new mastercraft...

erkoehler
02-11-2005, 12:50 AM
Here is another one of the ice castles. It looks really cool in person...

AirJunky
02-11-2005, 01:36 AM
Nice office, Dave! So when do you get to steer the plane in front?

Leroy
02-11-2005, 02:34 AM
Beyond the boat and water skiing, snow skiing is normally my expensive hobby, but this winter I'm working every other week 45 minutes from Tahoe so with a $99 season night pass and all expenses paid for by the company this year is an exception, and now at 20 nights skiing/snowboarding. Go Boreal!

Family vacations are the other major expense, 5 people don't travel cheap!

Great view Skyskispokane!

Incredible ice castle erhoehler, did you build or help build?

SkySkiSpokane
02-11-2005, 03:13 AM
Hopefully soon AJ, hopefully soon!!! ;)

Lake_Tippy_Skier
02-11-2005, 08:32 AM
Snowmobiling is where all my off season money goes...


It was mine too, until a month ago when I hit a newly installed ditch doing 70. I broke 3 vertabres in the process.
sled (http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/482HPIM0061.JPG)

ditch (http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/482HPIM0064-med.JPG?4676)

atlfootr
02-11-2005, 08:36 AM
Guess the wife and I will stay w/ what we can afford :steering:

River Rat
02-11-2005, 08:40 AM
I'm scared of flying to thats why I jump out of them. :banana: $4,000 rig $2000 in lessons and $25.00 a jump. there is nothing like it in the world......except maybe that F-16. Oh there is also deer hunting and camping for me and the family. My 18 year old on his first jump

atlfootr
02-11-2005, 08:50 AM
I'm scared of flying, that's why I jump out of them. :banana:

Tried it 3 times myself, it definitly is a rush. But, after reading stats like this one Skydiving Fatalities 2004 -------- have since then decided to keep my feet on h2o :toast:

LIVE TO FOOT ANOTHER DAY :D

http://www.dropzone.com/fatalities/2004/North_America/index.shtml

Reported Fatalities in 2004: North America

Example from list below: Hard downwind landing after a low turn

Jumper landed out on a windy day with strong gusts. It appears he made a low turn (unsure if this contributed to the final event) to a downwind landing. The jumper was in a coma with multiple injuries and was taken off life support on January 14, 2004.

Date / Country / Category / Cause of Death

2004-12-27 United States Malfunction Ground Impact at about 90mph
2004-10-25 United States Other Plane crash after premature deployment of parachute
2004-10-31 United States Malfunction Unconscious impact under spiraling experimental canopy
2004-10-30 United States Other Airplane crash on takeoff
2004-10-26 United States Landing Hard landing while making a low turn
2004-10-16 United States Landing Impact under a downplane canopy configuration with another jumper
2004-10-16 United States Landing Impact under a downplane canopy configuration with another jumper
2004-10-16 United States Malfunction Failure to deploy either parachute
2004-09-03 United States No Pull Failing to deploy parachute in time
2004-08-21 United States Landing Hard landing while making a low turn
2004-08-22 United States Collision Cause of death unknown
2004-08-09 United States Landing Hard landing after toggle drop
2004-07-10 United States Other Entanglement after catching cut-away main
2004-07-08 United States Other Unconscious landing under spiraling canopy
2004-07-04 United States Landing Collision with telephone poll on landing
2004-06-27 United States Other Hard landing under a slow turning main canopy
2004-06-27 United States Landing Hard landing under partially collapsed spinning main
2004-06-26 United States Landing Hard landing while making a low turn
2004-06-19 United States Landing Impact under spiraling main canopy
2004-06-09 United States Malfunction Impact after low cut-away
2004-05-03 United States Landing Hard landing while making a low turn
2004-04-21 United States Landing Hard landing under turning canopy
2004-01-03 United States Landing Hard downwind landing after a low turn

BriEOD
02-11-2005, 09:15 AM
This is my hobby that pays the bills. A view from my office!! :steering:

Are u at Fairchild?

River Rat
02-11-2005, 09:16 AM
I read about these every month, each one happened to people either hot dogging close to the ground, flying equipment they were not qualified to fly, or not purchasing the proper safety gear.
I have all the fun I can while flying but once Iím under canopy the stunts stop and itís time to get serious and land. After first learning to drive would you go to the strip and crawl into a top fuel dragster. Thatís just what some folks do in skydiving, most of the time they encounter no problems, but sometimes they do and it cost them there life. I fly a large canopy and purchase all the safety gear available, and land far away from the main landing zone to insure I come home to my wife and kids every time. For me itís safer to jump than it is to drive to the drop zone. If you really enjoyed jumping you should not give up on it because a few people made bad decisions.

atlfootr
02-11-2005, 09:22 AM
shouldn't give up, because of a few bad decisions.We all have our passions, more power to you River Rat :worthy:
Continue on in safety. :)

ktn_cmu
02-11-2005, 09:29 AM
Speaking of Snowmobiles, I picked up a couple older ones last summer. One needs carbs cleaned the other seems to go pretty good. They are my first ones, so when I found two 1987 Yamaha Phazers w/ 2 place tilt trailer for $500 I snapped them up. Too bad this winter is so mild. Oh well...hopefully Boyne (for all you Michiganders) will be good skiing this weekend.

mitch
02-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Kyle, That sounds like a great deal! I hope to p/u a pair next year. Fun sport!

JEREMY79
02-11-2005, 09:55 AM
I have fussed about planes but never said what my hobby is. I like to fish. I know you think that is not expensive. boat fuel, tournament fees, the newest baits, licence, time, boat, it gets very expensive. Especially for someone like me. I also enjoy making my own lures.

ktn_cmu
02-11-2005, 10:01 AM
Kyle, That sounds like a great deal! I hope to p/u a pair next year. Fun sport!

Yeah, thats what I said when I saw em...thought it was a mis-print on the sign...it wasn't...

Jeremy,

I know fishing can be very pricey. My GF's dad is really into it...I could pay my property for five years or more with the money he has into his reels...

JEREMY79
02-11-2005, 10:53 AM
thats the truth man!

Professor
02-11-2005, 11:10 AM
I have fussed about planes but never said what my hobby is. I like to fish. I know you think that is not expensive. boat fuel, tournament fees, the newest baits, licence, time, boat, it gets very expensive. Especially for someone like me. I also enjoy making my own lures.
What type of fishing?

lakes Rick
02-11-2005, 11:26 AM
I'm scared of flying to thats why I jump out of them. :banana: $4,000 rig $2000 in lessons and $25.00 a jump. there is nothing like it in the world......except maybe that F-16. Oh there is also deer hunting and camping for me and the family. My 18 year old on his first jump

It will be a cold day in hell before I ever let some guy strap on behind me.....

lakes Rick
02-11-2005, 11:28 AM
Speaking of Snowmobiles, I picked up a couple older ones last summer. One needs carbs cleaned the other seems to go pretty good. They are my first ones, so when I found two 1987 Yamaha Phazers w/ 2 place tilt trailer for $500 I snapped them up. Too bad this winter is so mild. Oh well...hopefully Boyne (for all you Michiganders) will be good skiing this weekend.

Those were great sleds in there day......Have fun

dmac
02-11-2005, 11:34 AM
It will be a cold day in hell before I ever let some guy strap on behind me.....Yea, that's not ever gonna happen here. The only thing crazier than that is jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

dmac
02-11-2005, 11:36 AM
...Oh well...hopefully Boyne (for all you Michiganders) will be good skiing this weekend.
It has been a long time since I thought of Boyne Mountain. I grew up in the Chicago area and that was an annual winter destination for our family. We also went around to White Lake every summer.

MasterMason
02-11-2005, 12:24 PM
Yea, that's not ever gonna happen here. The only thing crazier than that is jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.


I agree, I would never jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane myself, but if someone else enjoys it I say more power to them.

phecksel
02-11-2005, 12:54 PM
Nice ride pal!!! Did you switch planes, or did you sell out entirely???

Thanks, I designed that paint scheme myself.

Sold out entirely. I still regret the decision, it was an unbelievable efficient ride. It was the last straw that dropped from the divorce. I had several very expensive maintenance events in a short period of time, bought the house on the lake, and was bleeding $$$$'s. Very close friend highly recommended I just find a place to store it for a few years, and in retrospect, probably should have done that as it will literally take some unknown significant source of money to get back into it.

The house on the lake while it has had it's own set of issues, like should have been tore down, has been a great financial investment and a source of pleasure. Faced with the exact same conditions again today, I would probably make the exact same decision.

JEREMY79
02-11-2005, 01:06 PM
What type of fishing?
Bass fishing, I love to fish night tournaments and fish, well hell I'd fish any time!!