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by Flavorflav
December 22nd, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

Never mind.
by Flavorflav
November 26th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

Seems to me that the golf ball hitting the wedge is the initiating act. That initial ball does not continue to be a part of the next action. (Where the above example with the incline plane and pulley system that golf ball would continue to be used throughout the next action as a counterweight.) The...
by Flavorflav
November 25th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

I agree that most of the tasks on the sample ASL would meet your criterion, but look closely at tasks one and two: In task one, the golf ball hits the wedge. In task two, the wedge separates two golf balls. Wouldn't your interpretation make that illegal? The wedge is a movable object that is necessa...
by Flavorflav
November 24th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

Absent a FAQ to the contrary I will allow it at our regional. It seems to me that your interpretation could actually make it impossible to obey this rule, since technically you are introducing a nonscorable "golf ball knocks over weight" task in between the ramp and the pulley, which would mean you ...
by Flavorflav
November 20th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Action iv: Pour water into container to raise golf ball
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Action iv: Pour water into container to raise golf ball

There is one problem. The golf ball is too heavy, and therefore sinks in the water. I tested this even with salt water, and the golf ball still didn't rise.
Nobody said that there can't be something under the golf ball.
by Flavorflav
November 20th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: What is considered as combined action?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: What is considered as combined action?

Plus, golf balls don't float.
by Flavorflav
November 20th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 21
Views: 1570

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

Another next action question. For example, look at the golf ball task where it is pulled up an incline plane and the ball must start the next action. The golf ball itself cannot be part of the next action can it? (Like roll off the incline plane and fall into a pully system). Construction rule 4 sa...
by Flavorflav
February 28th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Roller Coaster B
Topic: Start and finish line positions may not be adjusted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: Start and finish line positions may not be adjusted?

Hi. New to this event so my question may seem silly. My team is designing a box that will have multi-levels with zig zag paths. They are planning to raise or lower the top level with the start line based on how many levels they will need (depending on the length of time). They will have a fixed sta...
by Flavorflav
February 1st, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Event Supervising
Replies: 47
Views: 4645

Re: Event Supervising

I get four helpers for 52 teams, although I usually have less than 30 devices because so many teams are scared of Mission. I will have to think through the logistics of 15 minute blocks, but one thing that occurs to me right away is that the this schedule will kill two time slots for half of the stu...
by Flavorflav
January 31st, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Event Supervising
Replies: 47
Views: 4645

Re: Event Supervising

We avoid this scheduling problem by putting people into 15 minutes blocks at the Solon HS invitational. The simplest reason to not do impound until State Tournaments is because the rules say not to... One team per block? That could accommodate at most thirty teams if you give supervisors a lunch br...

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