We've lost a good guy today



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Offline KnifeMaker

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We've lost a good guy today
« on: February 03, 2019, 10:53:58 PM »
RoachCreek contacted me tonight. Lani52 as some of you know him.


His eyesight is failing and he said he can no on longer post.


This hurts, as RC and I go back years. He got me into Big bores and casting. If not for RC, many would never have thought of trying it.


I'm gonna miss him.


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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 10:56:40 PM »
Sad, I know he was a great airgun enthusiast....

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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »
So very sorry to hear that, I know that he is really into doing some casting too.  Hopefully he'll be able to continue with some aspects of this hobby.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 11:38:18 PM »
Sad news for sure.  Wishing roachcreek the best.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 12:57:27 AM »
Charlie did a bunch for airgunning in the past, losing eyesight is no joke.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 01:20:27 AM »
I feel for him because I have a small taste of what he is going thru.
Last year I lost vision in my right eye ( I posted about that) and although I got some back I've learned to shoot right handed and left eyed.
Makes me treasure what I have and VERY protective of what's left.

He's going to have difficult times and will be missed.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 01:31:34 AM »
gracious, I share PMs with this gent!. In fact, I got a PM from him last week.

He seems to always send PMs not intended for me, so that must have been the reason why.

I remember he had pre-ordered a Diana Skyhawk from PA about 3 weeks ago and a NightHawk (?) from JSAR.

He recently did a Prod with all the shebang and he asked me on how to contact HPA Sports because he could not seem to get through them.

I hope he recovers his eyesight!





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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 03:26:27 AM »
Not happening I'm afraid. One had to be removed, and the other is closing in. Only a very small dot of vision now.


Sorry to hear of your plight. Kinetic. Man, that sux! >:(
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 07:35:12 AM »
Sorry to hear this. He is a well respected, long time member. We will miss his contributions to the GTA.

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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 01:56:58 PM »
I am very sorry to hear this too. Believe it or not, I have been following him for years. I was eagerly following him trying a record shot over 600 yds. Finally when I got home from work there it was.

He was the first to shoot really extreme range with an AG. I'll never forget.

I wish him all the best.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 03:33:14 PM »
Very sad.  Thanks for sharing Mike
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 07:31:41 PM »
Man, that sux.  Roach is THE reason I ever got interested in long range and big bore air rifles...  I came across his post on the TAG of his 600+ yard shot on pop cans... 

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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 08:22:22 PM »
Very saddening to hear. I will keep him in my prayers.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 08:54:02 PM »
I am sad to read that. Give him my regards and well wishes. I hope he can still find a way to enjoy the hobby, or something otherwise fulfilling.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 11:03:17 PM »
Mike I did not know the man personally but it is a great loss to the airgun community any time we lose someone and especially when they sound like a very knowledgeable person. My condolences and best wishes to his family, Neil.
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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 10:09:03 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Roachcreek was very helpfull, and his stories in the wineyard were great. I hope he gets well.

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Re: We've lost a good guy today
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 09:00:19 PM »
I am extremely happy to say this has been straightened out,and was a simple mistake, and not mean spirited. RC is very relieved, and has posted here again.


Thank you very  much fellow GTA'rs!
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