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monkeyfish 01-13-2012 04:58 AM

What are your other hobbies?
 
I'm interested what other hobbies my fellow crazy planted tankers enjoy, so figured I'd start with my other money sucking addiction - racing RC cars/trucks. I truly have a problem with this one, I currently own 14 cars. :eek5: :help: 9 are used only for racing, 4 are vintage from my childhood that I've had for over 22 years, and one is a serious rock crawler with 4 wheel steering. I also have 2 helicopters, a plane, and a fan boat. I could fill my basement with tanks for the cost of these things, but god is it fun! Some pics of a couple of my cars in action!

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1/IMG_1830.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1/IMG_1819.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1/IMG_1703.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1/IMG_1837.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1/IMG_1553.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1/IMG_1567.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...1005271286.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...rm/puggy-1.jpg

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...8811170004.jpg

Here are the tracks I frequent the most:
www.dirtrunners.com
www.barnstormersrc.com
www.station2racewaypark.com
www.critterraceway.com

So, what else are you TPT folks into?

A Hill 01-13-2012 05:10 AM

Recently I decided that I was going to finally learn to kiteboard this summer.

Then I found out about speed flying with skis. http://vimeo.com/17909042

Basically, my next hobby will be using kites and parachutes and stuff to take my normal sports like skiing and watersports to another level... Oh and break my bank.

I'm also just beginning to get into watches. The nice kinds...

Within the year I plan to buy a Cannon 5D and finally start doing some nicer photography and maybe video stuff (indie videos/movies etc) with some friends.

Oh and I love to travel...

I need to take up cheap hobbies... like walking, or naping or dancing or something. Actually I'm working on picking up a dance minor it is fun stuff.

Did I mention I'm supposed to just be a Uni. student? meh... Life is short.

On a bit of an unrelated note, planted aquarium and the design aspect has heavily influenced my life over the years, and refined my tastes in design significantly. Something I never expected for sure that changes how I look at the world and everything in it. It is pretty amazing what hobbies can do to oneself besides break banks.

PS. Are those the nitro RC cars?

-Andrew

Nubster 01-13-2012 05:36 AM

I used to play around with RC's. I had a Monster GT that was pretty sweet. I started getting into rock crawlers too but didn't go far with them.

My hobbies other than aquariums are mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, photography, gardening, fire fighting, SCUBA diving, Geocaching, and sleeping.

A Hill 01-13-2012 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nubster (Post 1674124)
My hobbies other than aquariums are...and sleeping.

I need to pick up that hobby.

Any good forums with information for it?

On a side note, another one of my hobbies I didn't list is personal metrics tracking, basically recording stuff like activity, diet, sleep etc. It is really interesting what is available to do this these days.

-Andrew

Da Plant Man 01-13-2012 05:50 AM

I am into most the hobbies listed. My main passion is aquariums but I have dabbled in:

Airplanes (like real airplanes that you pilot...not R/C)
R/C airplanes and cars
Kiteboarding
Scuba diving
Napping (took a 3 hour nap today)
Photography (But I have a crappy camera)
Hiking
Swimming
Skiing
Growing veggies, and house plants
Trying to convince my mother to let me have a snake (the hardest of them all)


90% of my time is dedicated to aquariums though

Nubster 01-13-2012 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Hill (Post 1674131)
I need to pick up that hobby.

Any good forums with information for it?

Nah, I just kinda wing it most of the time. I'm more of a freestyle sleeper and just go by my own rules.

Da Plant Man 01-13-2012 05:56 AM

Forgot to add. I like to plank and go coning.

Here I am in wal-mart, planking.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...97356134_n.jpg

Anybody else do some awesome planking?

Nubster 01-13-2012 06:03 AM

Roflmao!!!! Coning is pretty funny stuff too but probably not something I'd do.

sdylanh 01-13-2012 12:13 PM

I play a good amount of rec and competitive disc golf as well as a lot of reading. Just hopped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon.

monkeyfish 01-13-2012 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by A Hill (Post 1674105)

PS. Are those the nitro RC cars?

-Andrew


No, i only run electric. Less maintenance, quiet, cheaper to run because nitro fuel is up around $30 per gallon. Nitro is already on it's way out. Tougher laws regarding emissions and noise are slowly killing it. Same thing with motocross and your weed whacker, in the next decade or so expect changes with 2 stroke engines.

Speed kite ski flying looks awesome!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Nubster (Post 1674139)
Nah, I just kinda wing it most of the time. I'm more of a freestyle sleeper and just go by my own rules.

Haha,
I'm a bit of a freestyle sleeper myself!




Quote:

Originally Posted by Da Plant Man (Post 1674141)
Forgot to add. I like to plank and go coning.

Here I am in wal-mart, planking.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...97356134_n.jpg

Anybody else do some awesome planking?

Lol to this too, i had to Google coning.

DogFish 01-13-2012 12:27 PM

The "DOG" part of DogFish

Ch. Tasso's 'Cool Hand Luke' CA Training for his lure course title

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/g...itremaster.jpg

V1 - Ch. D. Elsa von Kaiser-Wappen CGC/TDI on the send out

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/g...09RRLCjpgB.jpg

longbeach 01-13-2012 12:32 PM

Painting Water Colors and doing occasional art shows

Hunting fossils on the cliffs of calvert... big sharks teeth, whale bones and crocadile teeth to name a few.

Fishing.. to eat. Striped Bass, croakers, spot, drum, seatrout

Growing few orchids

bluegoldfish 01-13-2012 02:17 PM

I raise orchids, love perennial gardening as well... makes sense, what with the planted tank hobby. I also ride horses--am currently working with a beautiful appaloosa who came into the ranch where I ride as a rescue. If only my hobbies were cheaper.... Like origami. Or maybe lawn-mowing.

Nubster 01-13-2012 02:25 PM

Yeah, why do all the good hobbies have to cost so much...

DogFish 01-13-2012 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluegoldfish (Post 1674383)
....If only my hobbies were cheaper.... Like origami. Or maybe lawn-mowing.

I'd be happy to help you explore the world of Lawn Mowing, please do feel free to stop by next spring. I have a new Electric mower I'm sure you really enjoy. :biggrin:


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