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    Party ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    It's time for another CPF lunch!!

    Modamag and I picked a good pizza joint for a gathering in Santa Clara. (by El Camino & Lawrence)
    I know it's short notice but if you can make it you'll get to see a few special lights.

    Of course we'll have the Draco final prototype which we'll photograph along with some beamshots and others like ...

    THE Larry Light
    MaxLite II UXOJ
    TnC KeyLux N
    CR2 Ion
    Aleph Custom uPIC light engines with all the different heads

    If Jim H is in town I'm sure well see...
    the new Jet II
    Son of RAW
    Ti Exilon
    and a bunch of other new cool lights

    Go ahead and request a light you want to see and we'll see if someone can bring it.


    Please RSVP in this thread!

    Thursday August 3rd
    11:30 - 11:45 meet at CHICAGO PIZZA LINK
    1576 Halford Av
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
    Phone: (408) 244-2246

    cya there!
    Last edited by CroMAGnet; 08-01-2006 at 12:15 AM.

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    Yes, yes, YES ! ! !
    I am so there.
    I have a new Luxogen 123 to show. It is nice(new o-ring pending)...
    Last edited by PaulB; 08-03-2006 at 12:08 AM.

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    I would love to go to a lunch (especially pizza!). I work Monday-Thursday, so I don't know if I'll be able to make it. My boss would probably be fine with my taking a few hours off, since he's always making sure I've taken enough breaks.

    There would likely be many more positive responses if it were on a weekend... hint, nudge, wink.

    I don't meet very many flashaholics around here (at most, I know one guy who's pretty into lights), so meeting some fellow CPFers would be extremely cool.

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Thursday I'll be in a kayak floating down the Truckee River. This is the second CPF lunch in a row I'm going to miss .

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    PaulB: Hope you got that new cheapie light you PM'd me about.

    Tigerhawk: Hope you can make it

    Lowbat: I'll hopfully get a lot of pictures for ya. And you get to see the Maxlite II on our hike next week!

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    From my experience with their Palo Alto location, Chicago Pizza makes really great pizza, top notch!

    Unfortunately, I already have a lunch appointment for Thursday
    Gonna make one of these luncheons one of these days ...

    Quote Originally Posted by CroMAGnet
    Modamag and I picked a good pizza joint for a gathering in Santa Clara. (by El Camino & Lawrence)

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by Brighteyez
    From my experience with their Palo Alto location, Chicago Pizza makes really great pizza, top notch!
    Yes! That's the one I knew of too.

    We'll have more of them. Hopefully next time.

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Bummer....Im all the way here in Fremont....

    How's about dinner get together next time..... then we get to play with the lights afterwards..

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    How long do these lunches usually last? If I ask my boss for a long lunch, I'd like to have an estimate.

    Of course, if it were Friday, I would be free, as might Brighteyez and LowBat.

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerhawkT3
    How long do these lunches usually last?
    Usually a couple of hours, but some have to leave earlier, and some stay longer. If you can make it at all, that would be great - even if you have to leave early.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    I'll be there , but I'm afraid the only new lights I have since last time are the Bushnell 3w, the Gatlight V2, and the AE PL24-S. Of course I will bring the Orb NS, Fenix P1, and Ti Exolion (those are my current EDC lights) for those that haven't seen them.
    Last edited by JimH; 08-01-2006 at 01:14 PM.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Dunno if I can make it either. Being at least 30 minutes from Foster City where I work it would have to be a minimum of a 2 hour lunch for me. I'll talk to the boss and see if he will let me sneak out. If not have fun guys.
    Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire (flashlights) - Rei Ayanami NGE

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    I told my boss I might want to have lunch out on Thursday. He said, "That's cool." I told him it might take a couple hours. He said, "That's cool."

    So, what have I found that my boss is like? He's cool.

    I think I'll be able to make it!

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Nice TigerHawk! Glad you can make it.

    Would be nice to see you too Patrick, if you can swing it.

    Anyone want to PM any others they think might want to go, please do so.

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Would love to come check out all these lights. Count me in please.

    ernest

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    If I didnt switch days off with my boss Id be there too.

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Alraieeght Vacuum! Cya there tomorrow

    I'll be charging up my batteries tonight.

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    anybody leaving from the east bay?
    car pool?

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    I'll try to come by also.

    I don't have any high end lights (yet...), but can show people how bright Dae's 21-LED MEK's (similar to the Quake II) is when loaded with LIR batteries.

    If anyone has the 2-stage 6 watt, or a Luxogen, I'd love to see those. Heck, even a SL Propolymer AA lux! I'm just a newbie...

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by refractrfractal
    Heck, even a SL Propolymer AA lux! I'm just a newbie...
    You got it.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Hey, thanks. And I betcha PaulB's "new Luxgen 123" = Luxogen CR123a

    Cool.

    Christmas in August??

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Jim, can you bring your Jetbeam 1AA ?
    I ordered one but have not received it yet. Thanks !

    Tonight I was messin' with a 3D DD Nimh with 3 TWOH + 20mm IMS I just finished.
    Man, you know that refreshing feeling you get when you point it at the ceiling and the whole room lights up ? Just makes you feel good. Freekin' bright. Brighter than my 3x TYOH Fatman 2D on 6 AA Nimh(not by a lot but BRIGHTER).

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulB
    Jim, can you bring your Jetbeam 1AA ?
    You got it.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulB
    Man, you know that refreshing feeling you get when you point it at the ceiling and the whole room lights up ? Just makes you feel good. Freekin' bright. Brighter than my 3x TYOH Fatman 2D on 6 AA Nimh(not by a lot but BRIGHTER).
    I know the feeling. I'm bringing my new AE PL24-S to lunch tomorrow.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    I should be able to make it, as long as no emergencies come up between now and lunch. 1/2 of our department is out of the office today so it could change, but for now count me in.
    Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire (flashlights) - Rei Ayanami NGE

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    Good to see you guys again. We definately have to do another night time event so we can get some good quality dark time.

    Can't believe I made it back and posted before all of you.
    Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire (flashlights) - Rei Ayanami NGE

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    Default Re: ~~~ San Jose Area Lunch Get-Together ~~~ Thurs August 3rd ~~~

    Typical get-together, good friends, good food and alot of light!

    It was great seing you all again.

    Too bad we were too busy eating and getting so much attention that we totally forgot to take pics for those who were not able to make it.

    Well maybe, they'll just have to be there next time

    Oh Patrick, since I only 1 mile to drive I drop by Frys to grab some toys b4 getting back to work that's why you beat me to the post.

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    I went to the pizza lunch in San Jose today. There were nine of us there, including me.

    We went to Pizza Chicago. We gathered around JimH's truck, accumulating flashaholics, then drifted inside. We had two pizzas with two styles on each. The pizza was delicious, but it was almost invisible to us, as there were about two dozen lights on the table at any given moment, especially when the meal wound down.

    I saw lights ranging from a tiny rechargeable hearing-aid cell flaslight (don't recall the specifics - help me out, Jim!) to JimH's AE PL 24W Shorty HID. I brought everything in my sig up to the P1 (all of my lights, at the moment). There were stock lights, custom lights, cheap lights, expensive lights, dim lights (my 2D Mag Nite-Ize), bright lights (most of them), and absolutely scorching lights (CroMAGNet's TigerLight and JimH's Shorty).

    It was totally awesome, and I can't wait until the next one. Maybe we can meet after sundown next time!

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    Ha haa! Yes, good fun, new faces and an excellent Pizza! Same taste as the one in Palo Alto.

    Lot's of lights and discussion about the next prototype we need.

    Remember that we organize night hikes on a semi regular basis. I'm hoping to get more of them in as we go. We have one planned next wednesday... or was it thursday. We also have another one planned for the weekend after that. Trying to find an old abandoned train tunnel that was once known around the world to be haunted!

    I really was hoping one of the new atendee's would flip the switch on my USL while pointed at the ceiling in the restaurant. Guess I just should of said, "Check out this little mod!"

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    I ran into my friend, Ken, when I got back. It was his first time at a CPF get together. It took him over half an hour to tell me about all the amazing lights he saw, all the cool people he met, and what a great time he had. He had a look on his face kind of like a kid who had just had free reign in a candy store.

    That pizza was fantastic. It was good to reacquaint with familiar faces and to meet some new ones.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CroMAGnet
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    I really was hoping one of the new atendee's would flip the switch on my USL while pointed at the ceiling in the restaurant. Guess I just should of said, "Check out this little mod!"
    I'm not THAT gullible - anything with a safety is bound to be pretty awesome! Also, I had seen fleeting mention of the USL around here, although they were always vague references. However, they were references to its incredible power, so I kind of expected to be surprised.

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