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My Boy and a Water Rocket

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    My son picked up one of those water rockets , the type you fill halfway full of water then pump air into them and then release it . he was having great fun so I decided to try my hand at getting a shot of the launch

    the rocket ready to go



    3 .... 2 ... 1

    Too late , but you can see the trail of water



    next attempt , not much better




    3rd times a Charm !

     

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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I used to love those things when I was kid. They never lasted long though. Two or three launches and they'd break.
     
  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :stupid:

    I went through a few of them. Plastic was always too brittle.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Funny, I was just checking these out last night...

     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I traveled the hood at that age with a Daisy BB gun, and nothing ever broke but some windows, street lights and skin.
     
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    One mention of a nerd toy and in walks Wumpus to pull up a chair. :D
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Really....you a juvenile delinquent??? I'm shocked. :shocked:
     
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  10. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I got to build me one of these .
     
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    Looks fun.
     
  12. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I had a Daisy and later upgraded to a Crossman.

    That, along with a wrist rocket and some ball bearings and we were the bane of many a city maintenance crew.
     
  13. ire

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    I preferred the BB gun, I was a horrible shot with the sling shot. Many birds met their end when they landed in our yard :) I used to "hunt" from my second story bedroom window....had to make sure to pick up the birds so the parents didn't get upset
     
  14. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I didn't hunt with mine, just broke things.

    Though I found out I was an awesome shot with the wrist rocket when I picked it up for the first time and accidentally killed a pigeon that I didn't think I'd actually hit...
     
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    I was too poor to have a fancy surgical tubing wrist rocket. I had a small rope, some fabric, and the nearest pebble. Got pretty accurate with it. Birds and small animals had no chance within 20 yards. Windows and bullies were also usually within my range.
     
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    DNA The human raccoon

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    Dude ... how dare you taunt a man named after a classic TI-99 game.

    Oh, wait ... nevermind.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Here's my girl and her rocket:

    Notice the small puff of smoke neat the tail, it's the squib going off.

    And the launch:


    You can just see the blurred fins on the upper edge of the frame
     
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    Those were much cooler.
     
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    I don't think I ever played that one...

     
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    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Pretty good photoshop.