Golf Ball Task

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Golf ball container

Post by Nagooyen » December 7th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Does the container in which the golf ball rises from have to allow the judge to see the golf ball at all times like does the container have to be clear? Or can I have a pvc pipe? How would they judge if it goes up 5 cm

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Re: Golf ball container

Post by TheSquaad » December 7th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Nagooyen wrote:Does the container in which the golf ball rises from have to allow the judge to see the golf ball at all times like does the container have to be clear? Or can I have a pvc pipe? How would they judge if it goes up 5 cm
I’m guessing they’ll measure from the ball in the starting position to when it’s high enough to roll out. You should try to make the ball accessible so it’s not to hard for them.

Additionally, I see no reason why the tube would have to be clear. The rules only state that every action must be visible, and as long as you can peer down the hole in the top of your container, you should be fine.

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Re: Golf Ball Task

Post by masterprocrastinator » February 5th, 2019, 5:10 pm

Can you put tape on the golf ball? Would that count as unmodified?

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Re: Golf Ball Task

Post by Tesel » February 5th, 2019, 5:37 pm

masterprocrastinator wrote:Can you put tape on the golf ball? Would that count as unmodified?
I would say no - you should be able to swap out your golf ball with a new, regulation golf ball and have it work perfectly.
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Re: Golf Ball Task

Post by teamblueorange » February 10th, 2019, 8:50 am

hello, just a clarification is salt water illegal to utilize in the event?

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Re: Golf Ball Task

Post by CookiePie1 » February 10th, 2019, 11:57 am

teamblueorange wrote:hello, just a clarification is salt water illegal to utilize in the event?
Yes, it's illegal only for tasks that mention water. Check the FAQs; they might answer a lot of your questions.
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Re: Golf Ball Task

Post by PM2017 » February 10th, 2019, 1:19 pm

CookiePie1 wrote:
teamblueorange wrote:hello, just a clarification is salt water illegal to utilize in the event?
Yes, it's illegal only for tasks that mention water. Check the FAQs; they might answer a lot of your questions.
It's not necessarily illegal to use salt water in this action -- just make sure that the water that is added is pure (for example, adding pure water to already super salty water.)
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Re: Golf Ball Task

Post by chessbucket » April 14th, 2019, 10:05 am

Anyone else having trouble with leaks? My water reservoir (that fills up the containter with the golf ball) has a plug that leaks a LITTLE bit (~1cm^3/min) into the golfball container. It doesnt leak enough to move the golfball and buoy but would this be a penalty as for rule 4j?
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