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Old 05-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone noticed that:

In many sports there is a "playful" rivalry between different divisions:

Helis vs Planks (obviously)
Skis vs Snowboards
Mountain bikes vs Road bikes

Just wondering if anyone has noticed any others.
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We even have rivalery in the plank divition between acro pilots and warbird pilots.
Normally it doesnt show that much but during warbird weekend it no doubt about it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sadly, yes.
I have just changed clubs as I was the only heli flyer and was shunned to the 'heli' section of the feild all on my own. I was even overlooked by club members who went to the field and just wanted company.

My new club has about 10 heli pilots.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Planks bah!

Planks are for people who can't fly heli's, JK.

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Old 05-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Skis vs. snowboards died as soon as new school skiing started to developed... Nowadays the only boarders that don’t get along with skiers are the 'frat boy' types... and the only skiers that don’t get along with boarders are really old school. snobby and closed minded type... I have not met one in years. I ski primarily with boarders... I only know/ride with 2 other skiers.
However… I will never get along with inconsiderately ignorant people who think they are above safety rules, skier or boarder. After all, getting hit by somebody doing 60 mph on skis or a board because they thought they don’t need to yield is not fun and can be fatal…


But I see what you are saying... so to add to the list as you requested.

How about
Salt water anglers vs. fresh water anglers
PPC pilots vs. all other pilots
Rally vs. NASCAR (oh no I didnt...)
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Rally is WAY better then Nascar, and PPC's are way cooler then anything else (except helis)
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Rally is WAY better then Nascar, and PPC's are way cooler then anything else (except helis)
HA! Rally is way cooler then NASCAR, but PPC's are eh. booooring... and hard on your back.
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NASCAR?? C'mon...it's soo boring,just like baseball...and zeppelins.

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My biggest vs headache (othat then helis vs. planks) is bass fishing (me) vs. the huge wake board boats (them). It's such a clash of using a common resource.
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Watching some cars go around an oval is about as exciting as watching paint dry.
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I was out flying the other day absolutely tearing it up and a guy showed up with a huge Styrofoam airplane, he circled the field at about 10mph for 8 min....THATS IT !! to boring for me.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How about this one:
Sailing versus motorboating,
Sailing is better and the best road driving races are the British toUring car races!
As for helis v planks, it took me about 3 weeks to beable to prop hold on the sim, and do most that plank stuff, it just got boring so helis are for people who like efficient in their lives and planks are for that old sad man who is very narrow-minded, starting to get symptoms for amnesia, and has a very short temper so:
Helis: getting more interesting with no end of ways you can push the envelope with them and new 3d moves are coming in all the time
Planks: the old and boring that the main part of what people struggle with is the landing, and once you can do 'it all' then you really can do it all with a plane, and it just ends there with a qlck if creativity and an inherency of it being boring.
No offense meant, see other forums like 'electric is nitros nerdy coisin' etc.
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NASCAR?? C'mon...it's soo boring,just like baseball...and zeppelins.

Flush a handfull of Skittles in a toilet, you can see the same thing.
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Flush a handfull of Skittles in a toilet, you can see the same thing.
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Flush a handfull of Skittles in a toilet, you can see the same thing.
that is a waste of skittles
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RC Helis are definitely way more fun, but I suspect they are much more cruel mistresses than planks.

Rally is way better than nascar, F1 better than IndyCar(Vettel!!) , and Redbull air races better than reno air races. Wait, has anyone noticed that those latter members in the comparison all involve going around an oval (well Indy has 23 ovals out of 30 something tracks). Seriously, how is that interesting?

Boy, just this Sunday we had some hard action down at Bushy Park, the BARL Rnd 1 Race Meet.



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LMAO @ SKITTLES IN A TOILET... TO FUNNY .. I enjoy planks as much as helis. Just wish i could fly my helis as well.
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heli chasing car


Now I would like to point out that the car beat that helicopter 3/3.
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Rally is WAY better then Nascar, and PPC's are way cooler then anything else (except helis)
I guess planks are the NASCAR of the r/c flying world, both only turn left!!!

What's up with NASCAR anyway, dont they know right turns exist, or is it too complicated a concept for them?
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