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Old 01-27-2014, 06:27 PM
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As I was signing Pippa up for preschool at the local YMCA, I fills out a slip of pAper for free family membership drawing. We won! Woohoo! Shabadoo!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:55 PM
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As I was signing Pippa up for preschool at the local YMCA, I fills out a slip of pAper for free family membership drawing. We won! Woohoo! Shabadoo!
Hey now! Nice!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:43 PM
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For true! Family membership is like $800.
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Holy cow, way to go!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:14 PM
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wow, that's awesome. congrats!
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:56 PM
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14 year old boys are hard to shop for.
Opinions, please, gentleman!
Will a 14 year old boy find an RC helicoptor interesting or stupid? I know my ten year old thinks it's awesome.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f0df/
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:26 AM
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14 year old boys are hard to shop for.
Opinions, please, gentleman!
Will a 14 year old boy find an RC helicoptor interesting or stupid? I know my ten year old thinks it's awesome.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f0df/
I can't say what a 14 year old kid would want, but I want one, led lights for night flying=awesome in my book
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:57 AM
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14 year old boys are hard to shop for.
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Will a 14 year old boy find an RC helicoptor interesting or stupid? I know my ten year old thinks it's awesome.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f0df/
At that age they want somethimg that attracts girls, not toys. I say get him a guitar and voice lessons. Then get him some girlie mags so that he develops standards. Have him look for tutorials on youtube by "fretkiller" or "tonedr. " They really know their stuff and break it down into bite size chunks so that old farts can pick it up. Youngins have minds like sponges so there should be no problem.

Seriously, $300 will get him a decent Yamaha FG730S. It's a step above "entry level" so it's cheap but also well-constructed. Just don't let him look at anything colorful or pointy or has Dean, Rogue or Zager on the headstock because it's all crap for posers. I know a few seasoned gentlemen who keep one as a travel guitar. As long as he takes care of it by keeping it in its cases with a damp sponge in a ziplock bag it should keep in one piece. Don't be stingy in strings or having someone at the shop tweak the setup too. A guitar that sounds bad due to old strings or is uncomfortable too play will become a "case queen."
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I wouldn't have guessed it, but I got both our boys, 12 and 15, little RC helicopters for Xmas. They loved them (although it's sort of passed out of favor at the moment), even though they're past toy stage for the most part as Kwak says. It was the 15 yr. old who kept saying we should get one for his brother, just for fun he said, which we took to mean - correctly - that he wanted one for fun too. I got these because of good reviews on crash resistance. And they have been. Way better than the cheap ass styrofoam ones. That one you're looking at cj looks cool too, blades are protected. I liked how the real looking helis operate like a real one with the tail rotor.

Crazy what the guys really into it can do.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:58 AM
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That's wild.
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