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Rob White
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I've been thinking about picking up a board by the Hilinski brothers for a year and a half or so. I'm a teacher and during the winter and summer breaks I always seem to find my way back to looking at all the pics on BGG and at the Hilinski website. I've never played crokinole and the boards are pretty expensive so I've never bought in the end.


What made the difference for me this winter break was finding some crokinole videos on YouTube. I'd never actually seen the game in motion and that sold me.

A month ago I worked out the details with Stan and Penny. Below is the picture that I sent Penny. My family spends a lot of time during the summer at my wife's parents' beachhouse. That's where the gazebo is. (In case of any copyright issues, I took the picture.)

 
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And here is the board itself. I won't see it in person for another few days, but I'm very excited with how Penny captured the feeling of walking towards that gazebo. Can't wait to play some croke on our family board!!

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Awesome. Penny and the Hilinski's do great work.

Bob
(Owner of "Dynasty")
 
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I've found that a crokinole board is an essential accoutrement to a beachhouse vacation, and I made a beach-themed board myself.

Please tell me you are going to take your gazebo board to the beach so that you can sit in the gazebo and play it.

 
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Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him. 2 Sam 14:14
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Nice board! I can't for you to school me at it.
 
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Thanks for all the positive comments. Just got FedEx tracking info from Carl... hopefully it'll be here tomorrow.

To Tim, I look forward to schooling you but I'll need to go to "Crokinole Camp" first since I've never played or even seen a board in person.

Rob
 
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Maybe my Pitchcar experience will finally become a marketable skill!
 
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Board came today. It is absolutely beautiful. The picture really doesn't do it justice. Probably means more to me since the scene brings up such great memories of many summers.

One slight bummer is that the scene is slightly tilted so that the path and roofline don't match up with the quadrants. Hopefully I'll just get used to that.

Game is a blast though and as soon as one games over you want to start another!!!

Rob
 
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Take it to school...
 
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Awesome board Rob. I've been exchanging ideas with Penny and Carl about getting a board made this summer. This just makes me all the more anxious!
 
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out4blood wrote:
Take it to school...


I'm sitting in study hall right now and we're having a 2-man team competition. It's definitely a big hit with the students. Great time.
 
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You can definitely use Crokinole to teach gemoetry
 
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