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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2020, 04:31:37 PM »
Knuckle bones.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2020, 04:35:04 PM »
Strech.
You start out with your feet spread as far apart as possible. Two guys facing each other.

One throws a knife into the ground between the feet of his opponent. He must move one foot, his choice, next to the standing knife.

Next, he throws his knife.

Etc. Etc.

The feet get closer and closer together and the amount of ground in which to stick the knives gets smaller and smaller.

Sooner or later, one will jump, flinch, or just quit.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2020, 02:35:15 PM »
As a young bloke around 10 we would
Put on full motorcycle gear and run around shooting each other with an air rifle!!! The good old days

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2020, 03:05:23 PM »
Used to ride around the paddocks on a 2 stroke mower engine between 2 wheel-barrow wheels.
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2020, 06:25:31 PM »
An old school trampoline. Mind you not with any of today's weak and safe mesh style cover im talking a vinyl base with no pads on the springs

I remember one time we decided with the neighborhood kids it would be awesome to wet it with the hose

When dad got home he said it was a scene out of his time at Vietnam. Bodies layed out on the ground being triage for broken wrists etc and waiting for medivac to hospital or back to their parents place
The sprinkler and the trampoline was always a hit at our house.
We also used to stand ours up on it's side, run, jump on, grab the top rail and surf it as it tipped over.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2020, 06:29:20 PM »
When we got to early teens, we spent most of our summers swimming in the main irrigation channel (no we were not meant to according to the water authority)
Then we discovered we could put our little tinny in with a rope and surfboard and Scurf up and down it. Good times.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2020, 10:22:06 AM »
Dad built /  taught us how to make a Billy cart using old gal inch water pipe frame welded up with an ancient  stick welder and wheel barrow wheels ..
We carved a track down the steep sloped side of the creek bank and weaved in through the willow trees then  had a 90* turn right on the edge of the creek bank ..  My older brothers and I ended up going up side down off that bank into the deep pool in creek about twenty times a day, But christ it was fun .. Would give anything to go back to those days ..
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« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2020, 10:37:06 AM »
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2020, 02:02:12 PM »
Had a cubby house made from an old 15/20ft sq shipping crate, that dad and mates had lifted up into a tree, only 20-30ft up.. Cut some windows in it, made a shonky roof... and it was useable :)

Gee you could see the red tape and councils having strokes over that these days :(


I may have one built in a couple of trees with satellite view blocked out, kids still use it a bit but they are getting a bit old now. Possibly one of them will move into it in a couple of years

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« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2020, 02:05:17 PM »
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Possibly one of them will move into it in a couple of years
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2020, 11:53:26 PM »
James has done what Ive always wanted tried to as a kid,  see how far a glider / paper plane would go .. Just couldnt get a high enough point to launch one .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y19b0KCFiVc
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2020, 07:32:28 AM »
Skurfing

Mate had an old forward control tinny with a 25 Johnson on the back. Us kids had old surfboards and at 15 were lucky to weigh 45kg wringing wet

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2020, 08:46:22 AM »
Summer fun with a group of mates Riding a couple of  old bikes flat out off the  jetty near the trawler base into the river, Then having to haul the bloody things back up out of the water to do it all again ..
I'm sure the guys on the trawlers thought we were mad . BUT it was fun .
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2020, 09:14:14 PM »
Fireball soccer was always good fun.
Nothing like kicking a flaming ball arpumd the dunes at night.
Didnt have to worry about losing it in the dark

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2020, 01:22:36 PM »
Imagine the Shit kids would get in now for 1/2 the things mentioned in the thread LOL!
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2020, 01:58:34 PM »
Nothing wrong with milking the Boat / mower fuel tank and putting small amounts of petrol into vegimite / jam jars .. To make Molotov Cocktails for our war games ..
I cant recall a kid ever getting burnt / cut from the flying glass or petrol .. Added a great realistic effect too .. 
Now those mongrels that wrapped rocks in the mud ball Grenades needed a Bloody good flogging, They Friggen well hurt ..  ;D ;D

Paddler Ed, Might need to check the drain at the van park entrance, If its still there You might find some of my Molotov fragments .  ;D ;D
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2020, 04:43:36 PM »
Imagine the Shit kids would get in now for 1/2 the things mentioned in the thread LOL!
Pouring petrol on cane toads and watching as they jumped all over sport grounds near the Ballina Football club(it was an open paddock back in the day 1977).

Guy Fawkes Night. The same block of ground.
The whole town would bring old furniture, pallets, logs, old fencing, old boats/punts.
Up she'd go, all the kids would run around with crackers, mothers would scream at kids to not go close to the fire and fathers/dads and men would stand around having a few beers and laughing.


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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2020, 06:31:29 PM »
I used to love cracker night when I was a kid. I would save up my pocket money for weeks. I had an old Globite school port that I would keep them in until the big night. Except the occasional cracker or two I would sneak out to make a bunger with. Not entirely sure how but somehow dad always knew when i did!


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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2020, 09:12:25 PM »
Nothing wrong with milking the Boat / mower fuel tank and putting small amounts of petrol into vegimite / jam jars .. To make Molotov Cocktails for our war games ..
I cant recall a kid ever getting burnt / cut from the flying glass or petrol .. Added a great realistic effect too .. 
Now those mongrels that wrapped rocks in the mud ball Grenades needed a Bloody good flogging, They Friggen well hurt ..  ;D ;D

Paddler Ed, Might need to check the drain at the van park entrance, If its still there You might find some of my Molotov fragments .  ;D ;D

Back in Georges Hall, in the 60's, we used to make them out of the red clay that was everywhere. Used to carve the grooves into them, to make them look like an authentic pineapple, and let them set in the sun for a couple of days. You didn't need any rocks in them. LOL
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2020, 09:54:46 AM »
My boy got some for christmas.
Hes loving it but he struggles with fine motor skills so getting everything tight is hard for him.

I spent my days as a kid on my bmx, junping on the trampoline and playing lego.
Had a stint of roller hockey after the mighty ducks movies came out.

Farm life sure pushes you to be outside more.
Spent week out on the farm over christmas, was so good seeing my kids all outside so much, especially on thier bikes.

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« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2020, 03:17:03 PM »
Fireball soccer was always good fun.
Nothing like kicking a flaming ball arpumd the dunes at night.
Didnt have to worry about losing it in the dark

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Fireball soccer was great! We did this a few times with a church youth group, could you imagine trying to do it these days?

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« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2020, 09:08:34 PM »
As a young bloke around 10 we would
Put on full motorcycle gear and run around shooting each other with an air rifle!!! The good old days

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We got a flogging off the neighbour’s old man one day. It took him a month to do the forensics on his house but he eventually worked out we had dressed up in his leathers and helmet, hung the stainless steel dog water bowl on the dart board hook, and ‘played ricochets’ with the .177 in their besser block garage area .........
I can’t imagine what I’d do to my boys if I found them doing half the stupid stuff we got up to.

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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2020, 06:03:31 PM »
Searching for a toy gun from my junior days and found these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMidB2eWd0  get arrested if you had these today  ;D ;D
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Re: Kids toys and games from your youth
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2020, 07:17:48 PM »
Searching for a toy gun from my junior days and found these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMidB2eWd0  get arrested if you had these today  ;D ;D
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The toy 30/30 Winchester.
I caught a bloke out on a pig shooting trip in the 70's.
He was taking photos of boars with the toy 30/30 leaning on them.
The pics did look impressive, biggest boars I ever saw.

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« Reply #74 on: February 09, 2020, 08:16:28 AM »
Searching for a toy gun from my junior days and found these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMidB2eWd0  get arrested if you had these today  ;D ;D
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Here you go then Edz - I'm sure that it'd be fine! ;D ::)

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