i used butt joints for the first bridge because i thought that using larger pieces of would would compensate for bad joint technique....i was wrong.
Keyreaper wrote:So far, the highest efficiency I've seen was a 10 gram bridge holding all 15 kilos...(for those of you that can't do mental math, that equals efficiency of 1500) It was built by St.Joesph in MO I believe. The one trailing after that was a bridge that was around 14-16 grams, if i recall right, holding between 10 and 11 kilos. (about an efficiency 700) Then our team placed 3rd with a 14 gram bridge holding around 8 kilos. (about 500)
Thanks for the report.
However. There were at least 10-15 more people between third and second that were from the same school that placed in second, and their bridges didn't count because only one school could only have one bridge place, meaning the highest one could place. But then you guys probably know that
Um. no. i dont' know that. I don't think i quite understand you. At my competition all the bridges tested get a placement (1st, 2nd,..60ish,) And do you mean that 10-15 more people got inbetween 700-500 efficiency score? Was this at a regionals?
The efficiencies of most bridges I've seen range usually from 200-500. But there have been a couple over 500, and under 200. Mine placed around 100
EPIC FAIL! But the bridge that I am now building will do a lot better, because I threw together the first bridge in about 4 hours...hehe
Anyways, at the next competition I will ask for a sheet of the efficiencies of all bridges that were tested, and hopefully post it on here.
According to what you said there were 13-18 people who got above 500. And then you said that most people got 200-500. That means that you have a very large competition, so these efficiences should be pretty accurate for the rest of us.
lol epic fail. I"m sure you'll do better. Good luck next time and sorry for being picky.
Somewhat detailed report and differences between the 3 joints.
Sorry for not explaining well enough. MOST of the students that were from the same school, that placed in second, placed under us (in third). But there were maybe 3 or 4 that placed above us, from that same school. I guess because I was tired from making my bridge that I didn't go over and make sure what I had wrote would make sense. But in total there were at least 40 bridges that contested.
No, this was not at regional,it was at pre-tournaments. I'm not sure if the would work that way in regionals, but that's the way it worked for us in pre-tournys.
I'm not as good as you with the quote thing, yet. So sorry that I posted it all down here. Hopefully this explains most of your questions.
Thanks, and good luck to you too.
Aia: The scores are from Division B
Sean9Keenan: Yes that was the name of the tournaments I was going to... I shall also have another one in Jan 10
. Then its on to regionals. Hurrah.