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TheCollector
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Bowling Ball TB Race Reply with quote

I had an idea at work today about having a TB race but all the racers would be Bowling Balls. I am looking in to how to get some cheap or free used bowling balls from a local bowling place. The racer would provide a fresh TB tag and a small cash amount so if I need to purcahse the balls I can. This is just in the planing stages. The balls would race for one year and the one that went the farthest would win. I would probably make a trophy for the winner or something like that. I would be creating some rules later. So what do you guys think? Yes or No?
I have 2 or 3 people interested. You would provide A new TB Tag and $5 for the trophies for the the farthest traveled and most caches visted. I will provide the balls or if you have an extra you would like to get rid of and want to donate it to my race i would love it. So what do you guys think?
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think in all of the caches I've done you'd be able to fit a bowling ball in about 6 of them.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting concept. But I don't think that I would be humping a 16 lb Bowling ball to anything other then a PNG cache. And I don't know many PNG caches that would hold a BB.
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bowling balls aren't big and heavy enough. How about a cinderblock?
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least something like a bowling ball wouldn't get stolen. Or I hope it wouldn't anyway. It sounds interesting. I would need to get more TB tags though. You'll have to let me know if you are going to pursue this at a later time.
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merkman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a European bowling ball before.
Blue Ball

This one is MIA though.

I am up for a race no mater what type of TB it is.[/url]
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am looking in to how to get some cheap or free used bowling balls from a local bowling place.


HEH, Get your rear to my bowling event dude. Bring some trade material.
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TheCollector
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
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I am looking in to how to get some cheap or free used bowling balls from a local bowling place.


HEH, Get your rear to my bowling event dude. Bring some trade material.

Wish I could but no ride if someone is coming from Duluth i would love to come.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know when you're back in the cities.
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EskoClimber
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm one of the few that would haul a 16 pound TB 2 miles out in the woods but in all honesty, I don't know of too many that would haul it back.
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Bad_CRC
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bowling alleys get rid of old bowling balls periodically, when i was much younger we'd play with the discarded bowling balls behind the alley while waiting for our rides after league. I don't know a good way to find out how to get one though... if nothing else you can probably get an old bowling ball for a buck or so at a garage sale if you know someone who goes to them.


I think it's a good idea, I'd take it to a new cache.

I saw the cinder block TB thing a while back, and was looking to make one myself a few days ago, but I had no good way to attach the TB tag to the block.
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MN Hunter
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if you thought about using bowling pins. Most alleys will give their old ones away. It could also be used to beat off those 'BIG' MN mosquitoes. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pfalstad wrote:
Bowling balls aren't big and heavy enough. How about a cinderblock?


Better than a cinderblock?
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