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Old 12-05-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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Okay so I have practically played sports my entire life and was successful. I could have also played in college as well but wasn't really satisfied with the places I could play so I chose to focus on school which is one of the biggest regrets in my life. Now I'm looking for a hobby. I'm still in college and don't have a lot of money but I'm not broke. I stay busy but with school and also lift weights 4 days per week. Im also a hunter and love animals. but there's a few times a week I find myself watching tv or browsing Facebook for hours and I can't help but to think about how I could be using this time for something productive. I'm not even sure there's a hobby or anything out there like I'm looking for though. I'm looking for something that is competive sports like feel. I would like to do something that gets a lot of attention and you might even be able to become a professional in. I really wanted to do crossfit but the gym prices are high for me and the nearest gym is an hour away. I've also considered musical instruments such as the drums and guitar but I live in an apartment so drums wouldn't go over so well. I also hate to write and I suck at drawing. I know that leaves us with little options but I was hoping there may be a chance of something that could fit the description thanks in advance.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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  • How about adventure sports? Trail running, kayaking, snowboarding etc...The only stipulation with em is that you pretty much have to live out west to really enjoy them. Weather and terrain in the midwest and on the east coast just isnt conducive to those types of activities.
  • Volunteer at your local Zoo.
  • Volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of America tutoring, coaching basketball, that kind of thing.
  • Join a flag football league
  • Or you could join the adult film industry. Fun hobby plus you make a little cash.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Arduino.....a vast world of cheap entertainment.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Geocaching. It's physical and can be competitive if you want it to, but it won't get you the attention you're craving and you'll never get paid for it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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Scuba diving you can swim with the fishes and get paid if you choose to become a certified divemaster. or you could always try scottay's suggestion "you could join the adult film industry. Fun hobby plus you make a little cash." with that in mind you just never know you might become a famous and highly paid adult porn star and go on to make late night sex talk infomercials link Ron J.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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When I was in college, I used to work at a high-end Audio store. Being a musician as well, I really appreciated the sound of the high fidelity equipment as opposed to the big box stores or any of the BLOSE offerings. I just got spoiled working there and have always been enamored with amazing designs and how they sounded, but the very high price of esoteric systems just kept it out of reach. A few years ago I got into DIY speaker building. My first set of speaker to build from scratch, as opposed to a kit, cost me under $350 in parts, and that is with very nice drivers. A friend that was the former chief engineer on speaker design at Marantz designed the cross-over and cabinet specs around the drivers, and now I have a pair of speakers that would have been $2,500 at a audiophile "boutique" shop. I was such a noob, I didn't even have a soldering iron. I got one, watched a youtube video on how to solder and then started building. My cabinet building skills leave a lot to be desired, but OH MY, do they sound incredible. What a sense of accomplishment it left me with.



Parts Express, a source for DIYers, currently has a great deal on an inexpensive kit that I would have loved to have had in my apartment at college.

Overnight Sensations MT Speaker Pair Kit 300-706
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Look into Scroll saw as a hobby google it go to steve goods site I got into it and have made many nice things that relate to other things ive had an interest in.You can start with an inexpensive saw at around $50 or less to see if you like it.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Unless you live someplace really remote, you should be able to find plenty of amateur leagues in all kinds of sports. My cousin used to play in an amateur hockey team. My brother does amateur car racing. My mom used to do amateur volleyball and now she is doing amateur kickball. She briefly tried a hand at curling. There may be info for such things at your gym or through your local parks and rec.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I used to COLLECT hobbies....
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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Get yourself a scroll saw
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