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PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Random Human » September 11th, 2017, 4:29 pm

Just like last year, we will have a pictures, scores, and videos thread.
Here are pictures
https://scioly.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6

Also, would anyone, perhaps balsa man want to predict scores for this year.

Im guessing nats winning will be 3500+ nats medaling 2800+ and states to be above 2k.
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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Unome » September 11th, 2017, 4:51 pm

I think you're overestimating scores - I'd expect Nationals-medaling to be possible at ~2500 or so in Div C (maybe a few hundred more, depending on how the bonus goes) and ~2700 or so in Div B. Being two-tiered will probably push down scores a bit.
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Postby Adi1008 » September 11th, 2017, 7:37 pm

I think you're overestimating scores - I'd expect Nationals-medaling to be possible at ~2500 or so in Div C (maybe a few hundred more, depending on how the bonus goes) and ~2700 or so in Div B. Being two-tiered will probably push down scores a bit.
While the two part design is harder to build, I feel as if the bonus is pretty overpowered. I wouldn't be surprised if the winning scores at Nationals are ~3800.
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Postby Raleway » September 11th, 2017, 7:44 pm

I predict some crazy guy gets a 4,000 with a crazy 5g tower. Most scores at nats I feel will revolve around the 2.5k mark (a slightly more than 7g tower w/ bonus) at the 1-15th places? That would be a pretty good score. (This is Div C)
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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Balsa Man » September 12th, 2017, 3:39 am

Just like last year, we will have a pictures, scores, and videos thread.
Here are pictures
https://scioly.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=6

Also, would anyone, perhaps balsa man want to predict scores for this year.

Im guessing nats winning will be 3500+ nats medaling 2800+ and states to be above 2k.
Predict?
Once we're done...really running the numbers, might be able to come up with something I could call a prediction. At this point, a semi-informed WAG.

There's no question in my mind that winners will be 29cm circle bonus towers; the +5kg payoff is too big to overcome with non-bonus design. To beat a 5gr non-bonus tower, a bonus tower could be at just over 6.66gr. That's a lot more lumber.
The difference between B and C will probably be a bit smaller than last year.
The numbers above... don't strike me as unreasonable
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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Random Human » September 12th, 2017, 3:26 pm

I think you're overestimating scores - I'd expect Nationals-medaling to be possible at ~2500 or so in Div C (maybe a few hundred more, depending on how the bonus goes) and ~2700 or so in Div B. Being two-tiered will probably push down scores a bit.
Deffinitely the new 8 cm rule will draw back the scores a bit, but the bonus will make up ground. I expect it to be similar to last year. Building precisely will be key.
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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Chameleon02 » November 13th, 2017, 6:13 pm

I have tested two bonus C division towers so far this year. Both have yielded dissapointing scores,
Tower 1- 6.8g, held 4kg+5kg= 1400
Tower 2- 8.28, held 7kg+5kg= 1500
Both towers have had failure in the base, and I am working on getting the right design and bracing amount. I started building towers after combing through the 2011-2012 tower forums. I recommend everyone to not over-engineer the chimney, though it may seem larger. Especially in the bonus tower bases, a sharp angle is formed and compression force is shooting my towers down. X bracings dont seem to have much of a benefit in the base, imo
They are both rectangular bonus towers
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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Unome » November 14th, 2017, 7:03 am

Top two scores at Forsyth Central last weekend were both a bit over 1200. Chances are, the state-winning towers in Georgia will be right around 2000 again.
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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby wlsguy » November 15th, 2017, 12:47 pm

I predict some crazy guy gets a 4,000 with a crazy 5g tower. Most scores at nats I feel will revolve around the 2.5k mark (a slightly more than 7g tower w/ bonus) at the 1-15th places? That would be a pretty good score. (This is Div C)
Based on preliminary testing, I would agree. 4000 seems possible if well built

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Re: PICTURES, SCORES, VIDEOS!!!

Postby Random Human » November 16th, 2017, 3:32 pm

I predict some crazy guy gets a 4,000 with a crazy 5g tower. Most scores at nats I feel will revolve around the 2.5k mark (a slightly more than 7g tower w/ bonus) at the 1-15th places? That would be a pretty good score. (This is Div C)
Based on preliminary testing, I would agree. 4000 seems possible if well built
4k? Definitely not. Looking towards upper 3k's
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