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Offline glenm64

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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.
A gallon of BP Zoom cost 50c, and it would last all weekend....
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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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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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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: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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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