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hobby vs sport

Old 03-09-2009, 04:30 PM
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Here in some information on how a sport is derfined. Please read and see if it changes your mind about flying, and whether it is a sport or a hobby. Then vote

1. The rules of the activity become standardized.(The sport has official rules applied whenever and wherever they are done.)


2. Official regulatory agencies take over rule enforcement.(Governing bodies)


3. Organizational and technical aspects of the activity become important.(Sports occur under controlled conditions in which there are specific expectations for everyone involved.)


4. The learning of game skills becomes formalized.(participants must know the rules of the game.)

All the information is for a project im doing for one of my college classes. I will not release any names. Thanks Joe
Old 03-09-2009, 04:45 PM
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Default RE: hobby vs sport

For me it is a hobby.
It may be a sport to others, particularly those who compete.
Old 03-09-2009, 04:55 PM
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ORIGINAL: carrellh

For me it is a hobby.
It may be a sport to others, particularly those who compete.

EXACTLY.....thats why i put other it can be either one, or both
Old 03-09-2009, 04:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: carrellh

It may be a sport to others, particularly those who compete.
the word "compete" makes all the difference, once you start competing, it then becomes a sport, this includes competing against yourself, i.e., to go faster, slower. higher, lower, farther, longer etc etc
Old 03-09-2009, 05:00 PM
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Maybe driving a car is also a "sport" going by your rules??
Old 03-09-2009, 05:03 PM
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Ditto of post #4, for me it is a hobby, for others a sport. For some it is both.
Old 03-09-2009, 06:22 PM
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Hobby
Old 03-09-2009, 06:43 PM
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Life-long addiction/obsession.
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All of what's been mentioned above. Building, fixing, modifying, buying, obsessing...to me that's the hobby part. I got involved in competitive flying, so to me it's like a sport. Interesting thing though is that the competition is mostly against yourself, and a little against others.

I fly for fun too, but when I do I'm like subconsciously practicing, or just trying to fly my best all the time, however you want to look at it.

Pattern/IMAC will do wonders for your flying skills, even if you decide you don't want to get too involved in competitions.
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I don't care what it is, I just have fun.
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ORIGINAL: CCFPILOT
Maybe driving a car is also a "sport" going by your rules??
Driving the red one was a sport.
Driving the orange one was a hobby.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:41 PM
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All of what's been mentioned above. Building, fixing, modifying, buying, obsessing...to me that's the hobby part. I got involved in competitive flying, so to me it's like a sport. Interesting thing though is that the competition is mostly against yourself, and a little against others.

I fly for fun too, but when I do I'm like subconsciously practicing, or just trying to fly my best all the time, however you want to look at it.

Pattern/IMAC will do wonders for your flying skills, even if you decide you don't want to get too involved in competitions.

I am, admittedly, a very simple man. I don't know why but my fixation is on engines. The exhaust note of a Ford V-8 60 flat head on alky with open exhausts chokes me up. The sound of an Offy four crackleing and barking (objecting to being throttled-down) entering turn one at Indy makes me grin. The sound of a Rolls Royce Merlin/Griffon starting up makes my heart palpitate.

I don't even have to leave the ground. This hobby has a serving for eveyone; engines, air frames, car chassis, boat hulls (1/2 airplane) and Helis - have at it. OS, Enya, Saito, Dooling, Cox, Fox - whatever. Respect them, the engineering, the heart, the dedication that their creators gave their heart an soul to give life to.

Let's get it on. Snort some Nitro and let's stop bickering.

In brotherhood,

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:09 PM
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a fever-incurable disease
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To call it a sport is just plain stupid ! A sport is a physical

challenge, which requires muscles, training, rules, and physical

qualities ...............


All of which, I have none. []


Ed
Old 03-10-2009, 02:25 AM
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Whatever it is, it's fun.
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ORIGINAL: carrellh

For me it is a hobby.
It may be a sport to others, particularly those who compete.

I am with Carrellh. This is something I do to get away from all of the stresseres in the world. I hang out with the fellas at the field and chew the fat and fly as I like. Minus the mishaps. However, If I do remember correctly, RC Flying is elgible on the list of events to participate in the Olympics. Just FYI.

Joe
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ORIGINAL: Ed

To call it a sport is just plain stupid ! A sport is a physical

challenge, which requires muscles, training, rules, and physical

qualities ...............


All of which, I have none. []


Ed

To me RC flying is an art. Put me in the seat of anything locomotive and I'll drive, fly, captain your butt off. Wanna race? Put me on a radio and I don't know my butt from a tin dipper.

In dispare,
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Default RE: hobby vs sport

Ed - it takes muscle to haul all my stuff out of the shed to the truck! I like to compete, but that takes rules, and sometimes the way that I fly, it becomes a physical challange- especially if I have to trek overland to recover a downed plane!! Feels like it's a sport somedays!

Seriously, I think that this is both a sport and a hobby. When I build, tinker, or repair, its a hobby- when I fly, its a sport.

Just like fishing, sure its a sport, but building my own fishing rods also makes it a hobby.
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I flew at my best in my mid thirties, while simultaneously lap swimming three to four nights a week. I could feel a direct correlation between physical activity (plus working during the day) and pattern flying.

Then it was a sport.

Today I merrily tinker and hop from project to project, whenever the mood strikes me. Today it is definitely a hobby - for me.

I think that all of the responses preceding this one are correct.

If I could change my answer from hobby, I would change it to other to include both hobby and sport.


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It is what it is. It's a guy and a unmanned vehicle. Some call them toys some call the scale masterpiece's some call the airplanes. We all do different things with them. I do not compete nor have the want to. It would ruin my "fun" if I was in it for other reasons. For me it's a hobby. If for some reason that is not enough and I get the itch to compete, then it becomes a sport to me.

I think some are confusing a sport with athletes. One must not be in top condition to be in a sport. If so then most of what we call sports are what? Ping pong players are not ripping thier shirts with biceps, poker players can't be in dim lighting without shades, last time I checked most of the centers on football teams are a bit over weight. So just how chiseled do you have to be to be in a sport? I know for most sunday dog walkers nascar is not considered a sport......where is the line drawn? Is ther a sport without competition?

Good topic,
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Sport to me Hobby to others. Mike
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when I grew up a sport involved some sort of physical activity/demand/training...etc...this is a hobby
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I voted "Other" (actually I consider it both )

IMO the building part is a hobby...the flying part is the sport....(hey, if billiards and poker playing is a "sport" )

As far as physical activity...
Ever have to hike half a mile through knee deep snow, or marsh, or through a corn field etc. to get a plane back?
How about tree climbing...

Or how about being at a contest for 6-8 hours in the hot sun, wind, or even rain on occasion...
While that might not sound like physical exertion, you can be quite tired out after a day or week-end of that...
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Olympic target shooting is, or used to be, considered a sport. I think it's easier to shoot a bullseye than fly 3D.

Bill
Old 03-10-2009, 06:59 PM
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for me its a hobby, I like to take my time and have fun, I build planes to relax and create a functional piece of art,having my art piece fly through the sky is what its all about for me.
now if I was into IMAC or combat competition, then it would be a sport, its about perspective I think.

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