I see rule 2c for HED as being up to so much interpretation that I don't know what to do. Because of this, my question is how will it be enforced at nats? For example, in one of our design ideas, the egg is resting inside a cylinder that has foam sides (the foam does give a bit when pinched, but not much). On the bottom is a piece of cardboard (not the corrugated type but rather the cereal box type). The egg would have room inside the cylinder to move around a bit, but not much. Also, the cardboard is at the bottom of the device rather than being above the bottom, and would therefore have no shock absorbing ability. So, if this can be pictured with the egg placed vertically inside the cylinder, will this follows rule 2c well enough to not get dropped into tier 3 or 4? I don't see an issue with the cardboard or the vertical placement of the egg. The foam cylinder is the main question since it gives a bit, although not much. The egg would just sit in the cylinder with maybe some tape attached to it to hold it in place and keep it from moving around as the device spins. Another option would be no tape and let it bounce around against the foam.
Since this is a nationals question, can someone from nationals please address it or pass along word that it is here, such as Chalker, Chalker 7, or Fleet 130? I've changed the post a bit after realizing that blue cobra was running the event in NY only and would not necessarily know about the national rules.
Rule 2c is a big issue to me, as pretty much any material that the egg touches or could touch inside the device could give a bit when pinched or pushed against, could therefore be accused of being a cushioning material by the event judge, and end up getting dropped into one of the lower tiers.
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on April 20th, 2012, 4:52 am, edited 1 time in total.