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I only took a few photos of the trip.  It was good to get out.  I'm exhausted.  I'm nowhere near in shape compared to 2 years ago when I was walking 25 miles or more every week.  But the girls and Thunder the Wonder Puppy really enjoyed themselves and that's the most important part.
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happy trails +Greg Brouelette, family, and pups !
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Spirit bomb help!!!! My wrist mount is really solid. The first hop is very similar to kwijibo so that's getting better. But how do you make the triangle in the second hop to be bigger? Landing the yoyo through that triangle is really tough.
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+FabledEra Yeah, we've missed several of the recent meetups.  I hope to make the one next week.
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I just got my new Replay Pro from Yoyo Factory. WOW! I cannot believe this is a $15 yoyo.

It feels light in the hand and is very comfortable. It's a very smooth throw with a little bit of bearing noise. I was surprised at the size. This is not a mini-yoyo. It's slightly larger in diameter than my Shutter and is about a millimeter wider. I'm so use to my Shutter that the feel is very familiar and very comfortable.

It throws really well and sleeps smoothly. I just did The Matrix 14 times on a single throw. Although the weight is similar to the Shutter it doesn't smack your hand when it comes back. It really is a joy to throw.

Can my new favorite throw really be a $15 plastic yoyo? I think it might be. It's certainly my new "carry it in my backpack to work" yoyo.

I'm really impressed. As I was playing with it I couldn't stop saying "Wow". Gentry's goal of creating a high functioning yoyo at a $15 price tag was definitely achieved. 
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It's quite smooth for a plastic. I don't think a plastic exists with no rattle at all, it's just part of the material.
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Oh, and PLEASE practice.  Remember, you practice because you love playing music, not because you have to.  We don't call it "Working Music" we call it "Playing Music".
 
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+Luke Renner I just hit Kwijibo 4 times (out of about 50 tries). If I can get Kwijibo and Spirit Bomb then I'll have all the tricks to do 9 Frames challenge. I'm getting closer.😃
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+Luke Renner  really, I've never really liked shoot the moon much, but then again, this changes my mind. although honestly, I've only hated on it because I ruined a maverick trying to do it. 
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AT LAST! I am FINALLY getting out into the mountains today.  I can't believe I haven't backpacked so far this year.  I'm really missing it.

However, I'm also bringing my wife and our grand daughter.  My wife is recovering from a back injury and my grand daughter is only 10.  So not only am I carrying all my gear, I'm also carrying their 2 person tent and all the food for 3 people for 2 days and their extra water.  It's got to be at least 35 pounds.

I just lifted my pack and realized that this is how heavy my old pack use to be for one overnight trip.  I hope I can make it.

Please don't revoke my ultralight backpacker license.  :-)
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Glad to hear you're back +Greg Brouelette.
You should definitely start a program for them carrying their own packs. There'll be a lot of bitchin' at first, but once you get there, they'll be OK (at least that was my experience) 
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Hi folks.  Can you suggest what type of panel/chart I should use to mimic the chart in this photo?  It looks like a line chart but I want to shade sections between two lines in a particular shade rather than have the shading go from the bottom of the chart up to a single line.

Normally I'd use a line chart with a line series and use the "fill" attribute.  But that would fill all the way to the bottom of the chart,  I only want the fill to go between two of my lines.
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I will look into highcharts.
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The new Replay Pro launched this weekend and I purchased one minutes after yoyoexpert went live.  In 3 to 5 business days I should have it in hand and I'll do a quick review then.

The Replay Pro is Gentry Stein's new plastic yoyo with a concave bearing.  It's suppose to be an excellent non-responsive yoyo and it retails for $15.  Is it actually possible to make a plastic yoyo that good at that price?  I'll let you know in a few days.
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The USPS tracking information says the package has arrived in my town.  I should have it tonight.  But I teach music on Wednesdays after my main job  so I won't be home until late.   I feel like a kid at Christmas.
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I started getting back into Ingress after a long break.  The voice in my app said she "was worried about me".  Awe, that's sweet.

The GPS in my phone is still pretty bad.  But I was able to hack some portals, capture an unclaimed portal, and set up a control area.   I'm only at level 4 and it looks like I have a LOOOONG way to go to get up to level 8.  But it was fun to go track down some portals again.
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Extra AP for however long NIA lets us. You picked a good time to come back. Do as much as you can while it's in effect. 50% bonus. :-D
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I just finished reading "Warrior's Wrath" by my friend +Sean Jones I'm ready for another book Sean. Who's stealing sphere shaped chunks of planets?

If you folks enjoy hard science sci-fi then check out the Warrior series at Amazon.
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I can quit any time I want to. This is not an addiction.😃

I picked up my looping yoyos today. A pair of Yoyo Factory 1080s. Now I have everything I need to do the 1A and 2A trick ladder. Wow! Looping is a completely different feel than 1A style.
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nice, I have most of the same, they're pretty epic aside from the velocity.
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I just picked up a Yoyo Factory DV888 on sale at our local shop. $49.99 retail on sale for $20. They also had the $60 "The Mighty Flea" on sale for $20. I was tempted to get one but I hear they're really difficult to use because they're so small.

I really like the DV888. It's incredibly stable.


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thanks
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I'm a software engineer by trade and a musician by passion.  In addition to playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar and jazz guitar I also play mandolin and the occasional banjo.

I also build instruments.  I'm moving from building mountain dulcimers to building acoustic and electric guitars.

I'm married and living in the foothills of the Sierra mountains.
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