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Nov. 15, 2018

2018 Annual Desert Bash Off Road Poker Run

 

7th Annual Desert Bash & Off-Road Poker Run in Lake Havasu City

2018 Annual Desert Bash & Off-Road Poker Run Lake Havasu

 

Who needs the hassle of traveling hundreds of miles away to enjoy your vacation when you've got over a million acres of desert land to play in right in your own backyard? The Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce hosts their 2018 Lake Havasu Desert Bash Off Road Poker Run the last weekend of November - just three miles from SARA Park. They promise three days of camping, off roading, food, family, and fun!

 

 

For complete information Click Here to visit the official event page on Eventbrite

2018 Annual Desert Bash & Off-Road Poker Run Lake Havasu

Check-in for the 2018 Lake Havasu Desert Bash Poker Run takes place at 10 am on Friday, November 30th. If you're coming with a group of friends, meet up ahead of time somewhere in Lake Havasu City (SARA Park would be a good place). Then, head over to the poker run main area together. Once you're at the site, there's nowhere for you to pull over and wait for your buddies. Campers get lined up first come/first served. Therefore, if you're not together when you arrive, you won't be placed near each other at the campsite.

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The beer garden and vendor row open up at noon on Friday and Saturday. All drivers must attend a mandatory driver's meeting on Friday night at 6 pm. Beginning at 8 am, participants head out for the poker run. Anyone not racing around trying to make their best poker hand in the desert is welcome to try out the Polaris Experience back at camp. All poker runners need to check in to Checkpoint 5 by 4 pm in order to ensure delivery of official poker hand back at camp by the 4:30 pm cutoff. Don't miss your chance at great prizes by missing cutoff! Awards will be handed out later at Saturday dinner. Camp breaks by 2 pm on Sunday. Make sure you take out whatever you brought in with you at check-in.

2018 Annual Desert Bash & Off-Road Poker Run Lake Havasu

The cost of joining the 2018 Lake Havasu Desert Bash Poker Run is $75 per person. With your entry fee, you receive a pass for one vehicle, one poker hand, dinner on Saturday, and a raffle ticket. Additional poker hands can be purchased for $15 each. Purchase additional ham or turkey dinner boxes for Saturday evening for $15 each on the Eventbrite website.

2018 Annual Desert Bash & Off-Road Poker Run Lake Havasu

Instead of trekking in every single day, set up your gear and camp all weekend long with your buddies. For $50, reserve your own 25' x 40' campsite for the entire three days. Campsites will only be available at the Eventbrite website for the 2018 Lake Havasu Desert Bash Poker Run. Sites fill up quickly. So you'll need to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Visit the official event page on Eventbrite for complete information and to purchase your tickets today.

 

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Nov. 7, 2018

Lake Havasu Sand, Water and RV Expo 2018

 

7th Annual Lake Havasu Sand, Water and RV Expo

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Lake Havasu City is an outdoor enthusiast's idea of heaven. The lake itself offers long hours of boating, waterskiing, parasailing, and fishing virtually year-round. When you want to take a break from the water, head out to play in the dirt on the 1,000,000+ acres of BLM land surrounding the lake. At the Lake Havasu Sand, Water, RV Expo 2018, you can gear up for whatever activity you enjoy the most.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Sand/Water/RV Expo 2018
  • Where: Windsor 4, Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: November 17th, 9 am to 5 pm, November 18th, 9 am to 3 pm
  • Admission: $5 per person over 6 years old, Ages 6 & under free
  • www.sandandwaterexpo.com

 

 

For the sand dawgs, peruse what the ATV/UTV/4x4 dealers have to offer in the latest and greatest sand toys. Love to camp? Whether you prefer dry camping or "glamping" it up at a KOA, dozens of RV vendors will be on hand. A toy hauler allows you to bring your sand toys along with you. Fifth wheels, travel trailers, RVs, and buses also make an appearance. And, of course, you won't want to miss a chance to see the newest models of day cruisers, pontoon, paddleboards, party barges, and personal watercraft for your water fun. Try before you buy when you schedule an in-water demo. Simply schedule some time with the dealer of your choice.

For a complete schedule of events and list of vendors, please visit the Lake Havasu Sand, Water, RV Expo 2018's website here: www.sandandwaterexpo.com

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Next to the Lake Havasu Sand, Water, RV Expo, you'll find the Lake Havasu Paddlefest. Located at the Windsor 4 beach and greenbelt, this free event features games, live demonstrations, and dozens of activities geared towards kayakers, paddleboarders, canoers, and outriggers. Contact Southwest Kayaks - www.southwestkayaks.com for more details. They're located in the English Village.

 

 

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When you live in Lake Havasu City, it's easy to fall in love with outdoor activities. The Lake Havasu Sand, Water, RV Expo 2018 provides you with the tools and toys you need to stay active and enjoy your time here in Havasu. Make your plans to see what's new and hot in outdoor fun today.

 

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Nov. 1, 2018

Havasu Havik Grand Prix and Desert Tromp 2018

 

Havasu Havik Grand Prix and Desert Tromp 2018

Havasu Havik Grand Prix and Desert Tromp 2018

In the desert, we love playing in the dirt. Thousands of acres of BLM land surround Lake Havasu City. That means thousands of possibilities to enjoy some offroading fun. In the first two weeks of November, you get to enjoy motocross racing and an off-road romp courtesy of the Havasu Havik Grand Prix and Desert Tromp 2018.

 

Havasu Havik Grand Prix

  • Where: Crazy Horse Campground - Maps & Directions
  • When: Nov 3rd & 4th, 6 am to 10 pm
  • Admission: $10 per day for adults, $5 per day for kids ages 6-12, FREE for kids ages 5 & under

 

 

AZ Offroad Promotions is proud to announce their very first Havasu Havik Grand Prix. Watch or race UTVs, quads, trikes, and bikes all along the island race track on Saturday and Sunday. If you're interested in racing your own vehicle, sign up by contacting Kyle at AZ Offroad Promotions above. Registration fees vary depending on which type of vehicle you race (unclassified, pro, mini, Pee-Wee, etc). Receive a discount if you register for both days. For a complete list of the races scheduled, please visit AZOP's website here: https://www.azopracing.com/media/2018-11-03-min.pdf.

 

 

Next up? Desert Tromp 2018

  • Where: I40, Exit 2, Needle Mountain Rd, Topock - Maps & Directions
  • When: Nov 9th & 10th
  • Admission: Fun Run is $70 per vehicle pre-registration/$75 day of, Poker Run is $90 per person

 

 

For the fourth year in a row, the Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River hosts their Desert Tromp out in Topock. Located a 40-minute drive from Lake Havasu City, Desert Tromp offers up a fun 50-mile off-road course out in the desert near Goose Lake. The course begins and ends at base camp (I40, Exit 2). Participants compete for cash prizes. The top three finishers receive $250 (3rd place), $500 (2nd place) or $1000 (1st place). For even more fun and a chance at other cash prizes, enter the offroad poker run. Register online at the Desert Tromp website here: https://www.topockdeserttromp.com/register. Lunch will be provided with each paid entry. Dry camping is available for just $10 per day. First come-first served. No assigned camping spots available. Proceeds benefit the Colorado River chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.

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Yes, we still enjoy the great outdoors here in Lake Havasu City...even late into the Fall. Why? The sun shines high up above and the weather still hits the upper 70's/low-80's every day. Perfect weather for desert fun!

 

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Oct. 24, 2018

Hangar 24 Havasu AirFest 2018

 

Hangar 24 AirFest and 2nd Anniversary Celebration in Lake Havasu City

Hangar 24 AirFest and 2nd Anniversary Celebration Lake Havasu

Last year, Hangar 24 Brewery & Grill hosted the very first Airfest in Havasu. It was such as success that they decided to bring it back again this year. Lake Havasu Airfest 2018 takes flight this Saturday, October 27th at the Lake Havasu Municipal Airport. Organizers expect an even bigger turnout for this year's event.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Airfest 2018
  • Where: Lake Havasu Municipal Airport - Maps & Directions
  • When: October 27th, 11 am to 6 pm
  • Admission: General Admission $5 to $17, VIP $25-$100

 

TicketsOfficial Schedule of Events

 

What can you expect to see at Lake Havasu Airfest 2018? Only the best aviators around! The Red Bull Flying Bulls are set to show off their acrobatic skills including a very impressive helicopter routine. Watch an A-10 Warthog out of nearby Davis-Monthan AFB. Keep an eye out for the Hanger 24 Muscle Bi-Plane as it takes to the skies, too. Tour and even board a B-17 bomber. If you're interested in taking a short trip aboard the B-17, send an email to info@azcaf.org to let them know and schedule your time.

 

 

Amazing feats of skill won't be left only to the skies at Lake Havasu Airfest 2018, though. You'll want to cover your ears when the Smoke-and-Thunder jet car starts up its engine. It will literally blow your hair back! Let the kids run loose in the Kids Zone while the adults enjoy Hanger 24's beer festival. Then, meet in the middle for a quick bite at one of the dozens of food vendors on-site.

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Tickets for the Lake Havasu Airfest 2018 cost $17 per adult (ages 13+) for general admission. Members of the military with an active military ID get in for the reduced rate of $9 per person. Children cost just $5 each. Looking for some VIP service? For $25 per child and $100 per adult, watch the show under the comfort of shade. VIP ticketholders receive complimentary food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available). You'll even have the opportunity to rub elbows with the pilots!

 

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Oct. 4, 2018

Monster Storm Poker Run 2018

 

9th Annual Monster Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu City

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What happens when you combine Halloween with a poker run? Lake Havasu Monster Storm Poker Run 2018. For this run, lady luck isn't the only thing that pays. Creativity might nab you a cash prize as well!

 

  • What: Lake Havasu Monster Storm Poker Run 2018
  • Where: London Bridge Resort - Maps and Directions
  • When: October 12th-14th
  • Admission: $350 per team until 10/5, $400 after
  • Contact: Christina Crane, Phantom Productions (623) 238-1330 or via email christina@stormpokerruns.com

 

The Lake Havasu Monster Storm Poker Run (Formerly Monster Bash) is like most poker runs. Competitors race around the lake from destination to destination, gathering up cards to create their poker hand. But at a monster poker run, we're mixing Halloween and boating and costumes are encouraged! In addition to the top three poker hands winning a prize, the top three costumes receive cash prizes, too. Coordinate your team or stand out on your own. It doesn't matter. 

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Festivities begin at Kokomo's with a pool party get together for participants and fans alike on Friday, October 12th, from 3 pm to 5 pm. From 7 pm to 11 pm, head up to the London Bridge Resort's Martini Bay Patio for the check-in welcome party. Can't make it out for the pre-storm parties? You can check-in on Saturday at 8 am in the lower backyard of London Bridge Resort. A mandatory driver's meeting follows at 8:30 am. Then, the Lake Havasu Monster Storm Poker Run officially starts at 10 am. 

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Five stations have been set up around the lake for runners to stop at. Pick up one card from each station to create your best hand. This isn't a race, per se. Take your time and visit the card stops in any order you wish. Just make sure you turn in your cards at Kokomo by 5:30 pm. 

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After you're done gathering your cards, hang out at Kokomo's lower pool until 5 pm. The costume bash begins at 7 pm in the conference center. Awards will be handed out there. Then, dance the night away until midnight at the closing party. Sunday will be left open for final family fun and traveling home. 

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All ages and boat types allowed. You can purchase additional poker hands for $20 each. Every team entry includes admission for two adults, including two poker hands and commemorative T-shirts. Additional adult crew members cost $60 per person. Add on a child crew member for $25 each. All entries received before October 5th cost $350 per team After that, you'll pay $400.

To register, visit the Monster Storm Poker Run website to download your entry form stormpokerruns.com

Good luck and have fun!

 

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Sept. 27, 2018

Hammer Down to Havasu

 

Hammerdown to Havasu with Monster Energy and Casey Currie

Hammer Down to Havasu with Monster Energy and Casey Currie

Check out this awesome video... from Oatman down the Colorado river into Lake Havasu in his one of a kind 850 horsepower four wheel drive Trophy Jeep.! 

 

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Sept. 24, 2018

2018 Blowsion World Finals in Lake Havasu City

 

The IJSBA Blowsion World Finals Return to Lake Havasu City for 2018

2018 Blowsion World Finals in Lake Havasu City

The US Freestyle PWC Championship just wrapped up in Lake Havasu City. Now, one of the events Lake Havasu residents look forward to the most in the fall comes to us courtesy of IJSBA. The 2018 Blowision World Finals hits our Havasu community at the end of the month. I can't think of a better way to usher in the fall season than with some sick tricks out on the water.

 

  • What: 2018 Blowsion World Finals
  • Where: Crazyhorse Campground (1534 Beachcomber Blvd) - Maps & Directions
  • When: Sept 29th to October 7th
  • Admission: FREE to spectators

 

 

Athletes from around the world compete in the 2018 Blowsion World Finals. The first two days (September 29th and 30th) are primarily for trial runs. October 1st is scheduled as a day-long practice session for all competitors. Actual competition heats begin on Tuesday, October 2nd.

2018 Blowsion World Finals in Lake Havasu City

At 6 pm on Saturday, October 6th, you'll want to be somewhere where you can view the Bridgewater Channel. Why? Because that's when the Pro Freestyle Expo takes place. If you thought the Blowsion World Finals competition was fierce, the Pro Freestyle Expo takes it to a whole other level. Definitely, a sight to see!

2018 Blowsion World Finals in Lake Havasu City

Admission to the 2018 Blowsion World Finals is absolutely free for spectators. Bleacher seating is available on a first come-first served basis. So, you might want to get there early. They fill up fast. It's always a good idea to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket from home for your comfort (and in case you don't make the cutoff for seating).

 

Parking for the Blowsion World Finals can be found just past the Crazyhorse Campground's main entrance, on Beachcomber Blvd. A shuttle transports you from the parking area to the competition area. Spectators won't be charged a fee to park between September 29th and October 2nd. On October 3rd and 4th, you must pay $10 per vehicle. After the 4th, parking costs $20 per vehicle. Weekend passes are available for $40 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). If you want to be in the thick of the action October 5th through the 7th, save yourself $20 and pay for a weekend pass.

Blowsion World Finals in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu provides rest and relaxation or a raucous good time. It all depends on which you prefer. For the 2018 Blowsion World Finals, it's most definitely a raucous good time.

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Sept. 18, 2018

US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round in Lake Havasu

 

2018 US Freestyle PWC Championship - Fall Round in Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round

The best of the best competed on Lake Havasu back in May for the spring round. Now, they're back for the Lake Havasu US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round. This is one of the best freestyle competitions you'll ever see out on the water.

 

  • What: Lake Havasu US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round
  • Where: Rotary Community Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: Saturday, September 22nd, 1 pm to 8 pm
  • Admission: FREE for spectators
  • Contact: Vaclav Zacek, PWC Freestyle USA www.pwcfreestyleusa.com

 

 

Juniors (up to 15 years old), ladies and veterans (45 years and older) compete for top honors at the US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round in Lake Havasu. A huge portion of the lake located right off Rotary Park will be designated as the PWC Freestyle competition area. Riders compete for best trick as well as best freestyle in beginner, 800, 900, and 1200 categories. Since this is the last shot contestants have to qualify for this year's IJSBA World Finals, rest assured that these guys and gals will be showing off only the sickest of moves.

Lake Havasu US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round

The main freestyle competition begins at 1:30 pm. Each rider performs their best tricks over a two minute routine. Each rider receives two chances to land their chosen tricks. Judges critique difficulty, variety, execution, number of tricks and flow. At 6:30 pm (after dusk), the Best Trick of the Night contest starts up. And this is where the crowd really goes wild! The top three winners in each category receive prize money, with 50% of the purse going to 1st place, 30% to second and 20% to third.

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The US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round takes place right in front of Tinnell Sports Park. Spectators watch for free. Organizers suggest you arrive early to find a good viewing spot. Bring your beach chairs and blankets to watch in comfort. Please leave pets at home for their comfort as well as the comfort of other spectators.

Lake Havasu US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round

Come and watch the US Freestyle PWC Championship Fall Round on September 22nd. Whet your appetite for the Blowsion World Finals that kicks off the following weekend. Where else can you watch amazing competition out on the water at the end of September and into October? No place better than Lake Havasu City, that's for sure.

 

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Sept. 6, 2018

Ranger Boats South Team Classic Bass Tournament 2018

 

American Bass South Team Classic Bass Tournament at Lake Havasu State Park

South Team Classic Bass Tournament Lake Havasu

Another month. Another bass tournament. Yes, with our warm temperatures and sunny skies, fishing tournaments take place in Lake Havasu City almost year round. The American Bass/Ranger Boats South Team Classic Bass Tournament 2018 starts up its fall season in Havasu on September 21st and 22nd.

 

  • What: Ranger Boats South Team Classic Bass Tournament 2018
  • Where: Windsor / Lake Havasu State Park - Maps & Directions
  • When: September 21st & 22nd, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Admission: FREE for spectators
  • Contact: American Bass www.americanbass.co (714) 423-4532

 

Based out of Seal Beach, CA, American Bass hosts several tournaments all around the country each year. Their team classics are the biggest in the country. At the American Bass/Ranger Boats South Team Classic Bass Tournament 2018, each two-man team will be allowed to "warm-up" with some restricted pre-fishing on the Wednesday and Thursday before the competition. Biggest fish wins. Weigh-ins take place during competition hours only.

 

You must be a member of American Bass in order to participate in any of their tournaments. Each two-man team must have at least one person aged 18 years or older. Any participant under 18 must present written consent from their parent or guardian in order to participate. Each team must compete together. Single anglers will not be counted towards the final tally. All teams must compete with the partner they qualified with. Switching partners negates any points earned at the weigh-in.

American Bass Fishing

Membership in American Bass costs just $30 per year or $35 for a family membership. You can download a membership form when you visit www.americanbass.co/images/forms/form_membership.pdf. If you sign up as an official team with the family membership, remember: this is the two-person team that you will compete with in all future tournaments for the year. They allow husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, parent/child, etc.

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After they leave our shores, the American Bass/Ranger Boats South Team Classic Bass Tournament heads to Roosevelt Lake, WA in October. From there, they compete at Lake Shasta in November. Check out the 30 day tournament calendar here.

Lake Havasu and Colorado River Fishing Reports

Even if you don't compete, come down to watch the tournament weigh-ins. They can be quite entertaining as well. Good luck and happy fishing!

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Aug. 29, 2018

2018 Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival

 

Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival

Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival

Lake Havasu provides endless hours of entertainment. Boating, jetskiing, parasailing, tubing, swimming, and floating. So many opportunities to enjoy what the lake has to offer. The lake helps quell some of the heat we feel throughout the hottest of times. What could make it even better? How about a concert right on the lake? That's what happens at the 2018 Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival.

 

  • What: 2018 Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival
  • Where: Beach Shack Rentals - 1340 N McCulloch Blvd / Maps & Directions 
  • When: Sept 15th & 16th, 11 am to 5:30 pm
  • Admission: $20/adult, Free/kids under 14
  • Contact: (928) 496-1020 or via email info@havasu-palooza.com

www.Havasu-Palooza.com

 

 

Our hottest month in Lake Havasu City is July. We've already begun to cool down a little in August. By mid-September, we're usually out of the triple digits. But it's still plenty warm enough to enjoy the lake. That makes it the perfect time for the 2018 Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival. Organizers will set up a floating stage outside Beach Shack Rentals right next to London Bridge Beach. Maps & Directions

Havasu Palooza Music Festival

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Forget about getting out of the water. Enjoy a live concert from several fantastic country bands while aboard your own boat, personal watercraft or float. If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, the floating stage will be set up just off the shoreline. Pull up a beach chair or set down a blanket and listen in comfort.

Saturday is concert day. Currently, the musical line-up includes Brad Johnson & the Killin' Time Band, Redneck Rodeo, Chris Lozano & the Dixie Playboys, and Tina Michelle & the Rhinestone Cowboys. Organizers are still busy booking other musical acts. So, don't be surprised if a few more take the stage.

Bands are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., and up to 4 bands may perform until 5:30 p.m. The event ends at 5:30 p.m., at which time the PWCs and patrol boats will assist boaters in exiting the event area. Sunset is scheduled for 6:44 p.m. on the event day.

A shuttle boat will patrol to provide mooring occupants rides to the shore to utilize restrooms or to enjoy the floating area.

Havasu Palooza Country Music Festival

Sunday's the day to kick back and unwind. Boaters are welcome to meet up, shop the vendors, and visit with others in the Lake Havasu boating community. There will also be a "Steamboat Sunday Boaters Meetup". No bands, just the boating community hanging out recovering/unwinding having a good time with family and friends. 

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Several food and beverage vendors will set up on shore both days offering snacks, treats, beer, and other tasty cuisine. Since this is a country music BOATING festival, you're going to see boat vendors along the shoreline, too. Bring cash with you. Not every vendor accepts cards and ATMs will not be available.

 

For tickets, visit the 2018 Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival website here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/havasu-palooza-country-music-festival-tickets-47676495682. General admission costs $20 per person for anyone aged 14 or older. VIP tickets are also available. For $150, you receive front pit boat parking. For $500, rent a beached cabana boat. VIP tickets are limited and must be secured no later than one week before the event.

Welcome fall the Havasu way. Get your tickets for the 2018 Havasu Palooza Country Music Boating Festival today.

 

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