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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I haven't been around in a few days. It was time for the annual Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship that a few friends and I go to every year. There are some all over the northern states, and I'm sure a ton in Canada, but this one is in St Ignace, Michigan.

    It's a big event, starting early Thursday and running through Sunday afternoon. We got into town late Thursday and proceeded to drink until about 3am Sunday. Good times.

    But the hockey is played on Moran Bay, which is part of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. There's a beer/food/music tent on the ice and a few dozen rinks setup, along with ice bowling and a few other activities. As well as a Red Wings alumni game, free shuttle service between the rinks, bars, casino, and hotels noon-3am every day, drink specials, some free beer and swag, etc.

    Out on the lake is a fun time, and there are a lot of Oakleys being worn! This is my third year and I've noticed a big transition from Half and Flak Jackets to more Frogskin/Jupiter/Holbrook styles.

    I ended up going with my OO Red Polarized Tens, because it was changing from snow to sun to clouds pretty frequently all weekend. I had brought 5 pairs, and only switched to my BIP Inmates for the drive home.

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    A gentleman in Juliets trying to snap a stick. Plasma/Ice?
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    My footwear of choice. Boots for around town, and insulated for on the ice
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    My setup for walking around outside. Temps were around 0-10 degrees F (-17-12 C) with high winds at times. Max windchill was -15 F (-26 C)
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    Lunch for 3 of us between games Friday. $2 pitchers of Labatt.
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    AND! I was able to snag a needed pair of New Frogs off ebay during a night of intoxication. I put a $300 max bid on them (I think I had a lot of Whisky) and they sold for $52 thank god!
     
  3. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Man, sounds and looks like an awesome time!
     
  4. 702baby

    702baby Under The Electric Sky

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    Agree
     
  5. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    You must have had a BLAST! You were in the wonderful cold and I was in sunny California.
    :smile:
     
  6. marc2040

    marc2040 Guest

    Windchill -26° C is badass

    I agree, the OO Red Polarized Tens are very good allrounder shades.
    $ 2 Labatt sounds like a cheap wet weekend.
    What color of New Frogskins did you snag or vice versa whats left on your wishlist?
    And please don't wonder if two IH bags show up in your mail, they are mine.
     
  7. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Lol I love that you just mail things to him
     
  8. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    +1. I laughed at that one too
     
  9. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    From what I recall, yes.

    These are just a few of the pictures that are on my phone. Some of them were deleted to avoid future incrimination, but about 200 were deleted for being completely blurry or of completely random objects. Who takes 20 pictures of a bag of beef jerky? God damn though, that jerky was good.

    It wasn't too bad. Just when you're standing around or having the wind constantly on your skin. The mask helped keep the breath from freezing into my beard though.

    And I had a pocket full of whiskey shooters I was sipping on most of Saturday to stay warm. Saturday was, of course, Whiskey Saturday. Started with Seagram 7, then Red Stag, a little Crown Royal, Jack, break for a pitcher of beer, Cutty, Jack, Crown, ad nauseum.
     
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    The NewFrogs were Rootbeer/Gold. Auction pic;

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    Only leaves Black/Grey Polarized, Rootbeer/Gold Polarized, and White/Blue.
     

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