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by windu34
March 8th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invitational Raw Scores
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Invitational Raw Scores

When it comes to raw scores, you need to have connections. The only way to get raw scores if a tournament doesnt post them is to 1.) Know the tournament director and ask them for it, 2.) Know the event supervisor for a specific event and ask them for it, or 3.) Know someone who knows the TD or ES an...
by windu34
March 7th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [SPECIAL EVENT] scioly.org Admins/Mods AMA
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: [SPECIAL EVENT] scioly.org Admins/Mods AMA

TheChiScientist wrote:Do we know which staff members specifically will be present?

I should be available to be present
by windu34
March 3rd, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Youtube Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Youtube Channel

So I was rewatching windu's vehicle events video (for like the 10th time lol), and I realized that the length and in-depthness of the video could possibly "scare" many people away from watching it. At first sight, the 1 hour and 1 minute was quite a shock, at least to me. The thought occu...
by windu34
February 28th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Nationals
Topic: Way Too Early Predictions
Replies: 402
Views: 35028

Re: Way Too Early Predictions

The reason top teams continue to succeed after the first few times is because they have high expectations and so competitors hold themselves to high standards. The way to success is having more of your team holding themselves to higher standards, which can trigger for a number of reasons. I agree w...
by windu34
February 25th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Curving variance
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Curving variance

We have tested and competed on countless surfaces from linoleum to wooden planks, and our car still consistently draws a flatter arc on the way back, so I don't think it is the floor. My original guess was that the string on the axle would bend the chassis and as it decreases throughout the run, wo...
by windu34
February 25th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

Regionals tests are almost always interesting and do not completely follow the rules- whether it be one question or nearly the entire test. Although review might be a solution to the problem, it would be time consuming to do it for every regional across the country and it might be difficult to find...
by windu34
February 25th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

First of all, there were a few instances where the UF proctors reused the same exams from the UF Regional. This gave some teams an unfair advantage since they could have recently just gone through the very same exam. I feel the need to point out that it was NOT a UFSO member that reused a UF Region...
by windu34
February 25th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

This introduces a lot more room for error because scores between two teams of a given strength become much closer in event placements compared to if they were to compete under the hard test, strong team environment. I think the MIT results demonstrate this very well. I too am very excited to see wh...
by windu34
February 24th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

Archimedean narrowly edging Boca at regional was surprising but not shocking, (in fact, I predicted it earlier) but doing so without any major Boca bomb was I wouldnt exactly say this is true. 17th in Chem Lab is certainly a bomb considering a 4th place finish at Golden Gate and decent performances...
by windu34
February 24th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Curving variance
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Curving variance

We have tested and competed on countless surfaces from linoleum to wooden planks, and our car still consistently draws a flatter arc on the way back, so I don't think it is the floor. My original guess was that the string on the axle would bend the chassis and as it decreases throughout the run, wo...
by windu34
February 21st, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Test Set Exchange Update
Replies: 54
Views: 2405

Re: Test Set Exchange Update

As I mentioned earlier, teams don't go to invitationals for the tests. They go there for the experience. The tests simply happen to be a good practice platform that the teams can use for further analysis and reference. Also just because it's unrealistic for every tournament to release tests doesn't...
by windu34
February 20th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

However, if you can arrange the regionals to be on different days, and if I can make our people still care about Central Regional that may be a win-win for almost everyone. We can come and compete at UF, while our high school team and volunteers can help the central regional without any conflict of...
by windu34
February 19th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

Regional tournament can have 1) Terrible Tests 2) Terrible Supervisors 3) Terrible Facility... ^I think this will play a large role, as it always does. UFSO E-Board will be running 5 of the more tricky events in Div C at the FAU regional this year so hopefully that will help minimize the number of ...
by windu34
February 19th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Florida 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 11591

Re: Florida 2019

Regional tournament can have 1) Terrible Tests 2) Terrible Supervisors 3) Terrible Facility... ^I think this will play a large role, as it always does. UFSO E-Board will be running 5 of the more tricky events in Div C at the FAU regional this year so hopefully that will help minimize the number of ...
by windu34
February 19th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Topic: Curving variance
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Curving variance

We have tested and competed on countless surfaces from linoleum to wooden planks, and our car still consistently draws a flatter arc on the way back, so I don't think it is the floor. My original guess was that the string on the axle would bend the chassis and as it decreases throughout the run, wo...

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