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  1. Expensive hobbies 
    #1
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    Ever notice how expensive hobbies are???
    Here is a picture of my next purchase
    Schecter 007 Elite 7-string. A steal at $600, normal price is $900

    CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck w/ Ultra Access / 25.5
    BODY: Mahogany w/ Figured Maple
    NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-pc. Mahogany/Rosewood
    FRETS: 24 Jumbo
    INLAYS: 12th fret Diamond
    PICKUPS: Duncan Designed HB-102/SC-102
    ELECTRONICS: Vol/Tone (tap)/ 3-way
    BRIDGE: TonePros TOM w/ thru-body
    BINDING: Creme (neck, headstock)
    TUNERS: Grover
    HARDWARE: Black Chrome
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    My other hobby (rocketry) is one of the most expensive out there (next to polo). Someone at our club is flying an Aerotech N2000W motor at a launch in September. That will cost him $720 for just one flight. (i'm not quite THAT addicted yet)
     

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    Does owning a house count? Lots of work to be done everyday and can be quite fun.

    My wife is into Motorcycles and loves to ride (her own scoot). She keeps talking about us doing a double purchase of two of these.

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    This is my next purchase of any scoot Valentino Rossi's replica!





    In my prior life, I owned a fullsize boat. Would pull it to work and go slalom skiing on the way home. The R/c boats fill the void.
    Last edited by Doubledog; 07-24-2005 at 04:03 AM.
     

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    I like motorcycles myself! I think this time next year i will get myself a Yamaha YZF-R6. Right now though I am modding my car like crazy
    This is what the front will look like when complete

    I guess this should have gone in the o/t area
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    Last edited by Micho523; 07-24-2005 at 10:30 AM.
     

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    Do you play in a band?
     

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    Not at the moment, although I have been invited into 2 so far. I like playing heavier stuff like Sevendust, Nevermore, Flaw... etc
     

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    Right up my alley bro'. Barely got enough rythm to keep my head knoddin' to the beat. Thats it, but I dang sure like some live jam.

    Was home in P'cola and tried real hard to make it to Spring Fest. If you've never been, its something else.

    Btw, worked stage security for Spender back in '99 at the Fest. Those guys blew my mind. A few other small time bands got up and rocked our stage & put on some good shows.
    Last edited by Doubledog; 07-24-2005 at 01:46 PM.
     

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    You didn't mention what strings. My wife works for a company called American Winding that makes strings for Dean Markley and some other brand. She does a variety of work there such as putting the "bullets" on, testing the strings for tune and other things. Being able to play to play a giutar helped my wife to get the job. Me, I have 2 keyboards but I'm not very good on them.
    Yeah, I know how expensive hobbies are, after all I run R/C boats and not the cheap ones.
     

  9. "2MannyHobbies" 
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    This is a picture of one of my other hobbies. You think RC boats are expensive! My 28' Advantage Party Cat w/Mercruiser HP500 & XR Drive.
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    For my electric i use heavy guage D'addario chromes, ribbion wound, and on my acoustic, acoustic/electric i use Elixer strings.
     

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    heres pics of my expensive toys, hey, kid with the party boat, ill trade you gas bills and boat payments!
    (Cigarette 42 X triple) i also have a porsche 911 turbo and a Suzuki GSXR 1000. ill post pics if someone tells me how.
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    Use the "Go Advanced", not the "Quick Reply". You'll find a place in there to upload pix.
     

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    This is my new hobby. It's a 2002 Ford Lightning. Not many people need a 12 second 1/4 mile pick up truck, but it's fun to see the look on Corvette owners faces as you blow by them.

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    Last edited by Rio J; 07-28-2005 at 05:16 PM.
     

  14. Smile APortman 
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    Quote Originally Posted by APortman
    heres pics of my expensive toys, hey, kid with the party boat, ill trade you gas bills and boat payments!
    (Cigarette 42 X triple) i also have a porsche 911 turbo and a Suzuki GSXR 1000. ill post pics if someone tells me how.
    "Kid"! Maybe a kid at heart but not a kid, Payments? What's that? The gas bill no thanks! I just would'nt want to have your engine and drive service bills! The boat is our summer thing and in the winter we do the sandrail,quads & dirt bikes thing. Where do you run your boat? We are in Sourthern CA. but keep our boat in our Lake Havasu, AZ. house.
     

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    the lake of the ozarks in missouri and we do the poker run every year in florida.
     

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    micho: i know how you feel. i'm a guitarist too. i love playing but my ibanez gio is about to be in pieces- floyd rose, emg pickups, black locking tuners and a black lock nut. and I get to rout for the floyd and lock nut too! my jackson js20(which im selling) also cost me a pretty penny. oh well, its better than another friend of mine who has an esp m-302 custom shop, at about 2300 us i think, along with a aresnal of other guitars
     

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    Im sorry but Cigarette boats are just long, LEAD SLEDS.
    i work for Elitepower boats(www.elitepowerboats.com)
    one of our EC 278's would take all.
    Last time we took a customers boat out we ran 82MPH in 6ft SWELLS .
    would do about 85-87MPH if it wasnt so rough.

    nate
     

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    Been away from the forums awhile, been building up my car. Its a 2001 kia sephia, and here is what I have done since the last post about my car:

    My current mods are:
    SRI
    Header
    Header-back exhaust
    Strut bar
    White-face guages
    Alarm with remote start
    Custom interior
    Custom E-brake handle
    ADR wheels
    Guage pod with AFR and Oil pressure
    5pt Grounding system
    Complete sound system
    Polished valve cover
    Painted calipers

    Mods paid for and waiting for installation:
    CAI
    Race P&P '04 spectra head
    Extrude hone '04 spectra IM
    Flow matched '04 spectra injectors
    '04 spectra BBTB
    Street grind cams
    100 amp alternator

    The '04 spectra parts have better flow properties and larger ports, thats why I got them :-)
     

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    Why?
     

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    Why not?
     

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    Just would expect to put forth that kind or effort and money, that it would be for a car worth it and something that will end up fast.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio J
    This is my new hobby. It's a 2002 Ford Lightning. Not many people need a 12 second 1/4 mile pick up truck, but it's fun to see the look on Corvette owners faces as you blow by them.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    What did you modify to make it run 12 seconds ?
    Sand bags in the rear of the bed ?
    Soft compound DOT's will net very low 13 seconds.
    Nitrous & SC DOT's nets extreemly high twlve second runs.
    Slicks & nitrous to get mid twelve second runs.
    How did you get yours to go 12 ?

    Harry
     

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    My '04 Kawasaki ZX10R Ninja will do fast run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmanba
    My '04 Kawasaki ZX10R Ninja will do fast run.
    RC helicopters are amoney sink
     

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    My friend recently crashed his Zen powered chopper in to peaces. Luckily he has few more to spare. I'd be dead if I smash my ZX10R or even my RC gas boat.
     

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