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Ricardo Testa
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I want to say "hello" from a long time lurker who just became the FNG.  My hobbies have been motorcycles and watches and now I feel as if I am on the slippery slope of the flashlight world.  I just bought my first modern light, a 4/7 2xAA,(my last real light was a 3 cell mag rechargeable) and realized my yard is larger than the throw of this light.  Now what do I need to buy?  

Thanks to all you who have contributed so much of your time and knowledge to make this a great place.

Why they let me in the door I will never understand.

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Welcome Ricardo!

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Welcome new guy. A recommendation for a light that will light up the yard? A good c8 is what you need.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Welcome to BLF, Ricardo!

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Thanks for the advice.  I saw the "Cyclone C88" in the multi AA thread and I think that might be my next slip.  I am not yet ready to move out of the "simple" battery world

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Turn back! Abort.. Repent!

and welcome aboard FNG.

Happy to have you here but I must admit that i read your name wrong the first time around.

FNG - NFG where in my business we say No F**k!ng Good. No comparison intended at all. Just LOL at myself here a few times.

Great to get a new face here to confirm I am all normal.. ... .. ... Sort of Smile

Have a great time here and Welcome to the fun. 

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Welcome to the forum!

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Finally, someone else is the new guy. Smile Welcome to BLF.

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Aloha and welcome to BLF Ricardo Testa!

 

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Welcome and you might want to review your current mail box/mail retrieval tactics.  Begin now to increase your control of all postal aspects of your life, so you can better intercept the many packages from China that are soon to arrive.  Planning is key, stealth is crucial . . . if you're to preserve normal relations with your significant other.

 

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Getting in the door is easy. Learning to swim fast enough or having any money left is up to you.

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Buying

Lots of

Flashlights

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Welcome to BLF

Skilled used from years of experience hiding Playboys from your mom are soon going to come into play again. By all means get the Cyclone C-88 while they are still around before you take the plunge into lion batteries.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Except your mom always knew .

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well, I can't disagree w/ that recommendation - I assume this new c88 will be as nice as the UF version

but, I say if you're gonna go, go big.

start w/ a dry or trj12 Sealed

ok, so, I'm casually suggesting $100 purchase (w/ batteries) - but I think you'll probably see all of your yard very well

oh, and welcome!

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Just buy the XIN TD C8 from intl-outdoor. $30 well spent, you won't find a finer C8 at anywhere close to that price.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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Again, thanks for the input.  I like what I've read about the XIN TD's.  The DRY (or other portable flood-lights)hasn't infiltrated my imagination, yet.  I like efficiency, range (low low->turbo) and power/throw.  If I had some 18650 experience I would probably buy a ZL 600.  My 4/7 AA x2 gives me 2 outta 3 (ain't bad) but I want/need more throw.  I like the PA40 but it doesn't have the low low I wanted.  Now that I have the low low I can look at other lights like the C 88 or XIN TD or the Shadow VG-20.......but I want to stay with AA's so....TK-41 is interesting but bigger than I want and a bit more than I want to spend.( I am still resisting )

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Welcome to BLF. Its too late to run now!

 

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Welcome to BLF Ricardo!

You will love your DRY! Laughing

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Welcome Ricardo

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Welcome to my favorite flashlight website, Ricardo!

Don't worry, everybody was the Freakin' New Guy at some point.

Just how big is your yard?  It might help determine how powerful a thrower you need.

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Hi Ricardo, good to have you here at BLF.

@ raccoon city: "Just how big is your yard?  It might help determine how powerful a thrower you need."

Good point. A Mini Maglite would illuminate mine..  :\

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My front yard is a couple of acres.  I had someone walking through with what I believe was ill intent.  I "lit them up" with some stainless steel and my wife was distressed.  So, for her comfort, I want a light to "spot light" them and keep the distance high and confrontation low.