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Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Oct 03, 2009 @ 07:34 PM | 5,046 Views
This weekend there was a fly in and static show up at my local airport.
There were quite a few airplanes and surprisingly even some RC ones too.
Even with the stiff breeze, there were about 5 airplanes ranging from new Beechcraft and composite Diamond aircraft to some old Cessna tail draggers offering rides. Some lucky person even won a ride in the Calstar (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue) Bo-105.

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Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Oct 01, 2009 @ 08:21 PM | 4,522 Views
Since I live less than 45minutes from some of the best skiing in California, I have the pleasure of owning some snowboards.
Actually the K2 board is one I just picked up last weekend. And best of all, I only paid $15 for it! I was taking my dog for a walk and I saw this little yard sale tucked away on a side street and I walked over thinking it was going to be some old lady stuff, but there was actually some pretty neat stuff, including 3 almost new snowboards. I mean besides some scratches and some annoying stickers, which I promptly removed, this board was a steal! Once I waxed it, and tuned the edges, oh man, I really can't wait. And even better, tomorrow I am going to pick up some, believe it or not, K2 bindings from my friend for $20.

The Silence board, an el cheapo, on sale for $98 snowboard, is surprisingly a really nice board! Last season I tested it thoroughly and it is one of the best I have ridden,even against some Burton boards. Those bindings on it may look heavy and they are, that is a solid hunk of metal on it but boy are they solid. but after at least 3-4 years they still look brand new.

The K2 is a 149 Fatbob and the Silence board is a 159 City model

I may not ride the best stuff, but for a $35 complete setup like my K2, it sure beats my friends boards which alone cost 10X what I pay for a board binding package.

Cheers,
HT