Boomilever B/C

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by JonB » March 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm

xiangyu wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:53 pm
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Our regional was won with a 15 gram-ish boom... Does anyone know what won theirs? I am fairly confident that it'll be impossible to have an 8-gram boom and hold it all.
Nothing is impossible. I bet with enough tweaking, we may even see 6.5ish g booms that hold all.
I agree- I think we will see a score of 3k (6.5g boomi, full load). There definitely won't be many of them but I believe it can be done.

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by sciolyperson1 » March 6th, 2020, 8:11 am

JonB wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm
xiangyu wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:53 pm
SergioEdwards wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Our regional was won with a 15 gram-ish boom... Does anyone know what won theirs? I am fairly confident that it'll be impossible to have an 8-gram boom and hold it all.
Nothing is impossible. I bet with enough tweaking, we may even see 6.5ish g booms that hold all.
I agree- I think we will see a score of 3k (6.5g boomi, full load). There definitely won't be many of them but I believe it can be done.
Has there been a 3k boomi this season yet?
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by JonB » March 6th, 2020, 8:19 am

sciolyperson1 wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 8:11 am
JonB wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm
xiangyu wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 2:53 pm


Nothing is impossible. I bet with enough tweaking, we may even see 6.5ish g booms that hold all.
I agree- I think we will see a score of 3k (6.5g boomi, full load). There definitely won't be many of them but I believe it can be done.
Has there been a 3k boomi this season yet?
I am not aware of any division C team that has achieved 3k at a competition. It is hard to know if any team has hit 3k in a non-competition setting, but I would doubt it (at this point of the season).

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by boomifailure » March 6th, 2020, 9:08 am

JonB wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 8:19 am
sciolyperson1 wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 8:11 am
JonB wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm


I agree- I think we will see a score of 3k (6.5g boomi, full load). There definitely won't be many of them but I believe it can be done.
Has there been a 3k boomi this season yet?
I am not aware of any division C team that has achieved 3k at a competition. It is hard to know if any team has hit 3k in a non-competition setting, but I would doubt it (at this point of the season).
Our team got near, but didn't hit 3k.

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by dholdgreve » March 6th, 2020, 10:25 am

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Our regional was won with a 15 gram-ish boom... Does anyone know what won theirs? I am fairly confident that it'll be impossible to have an 8-gram boom and hold it all.
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I'd need to disagree with that statement... Just this week, I saw a 7.67 gram boom carry 14.974 KG... I'm quite sure that by States that will not be unusual.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by geedee » March 7th, 2020, 11:13 am

Norcal Bay Area DivB winner was over 3000: weighed less than 6 grams and held full load. I think it's quite possible that Nats winner in DivC could be over 2500 (that would be a 7g boom holding full load -- our high school's boom weighed less than that and probably with a couple more modifications could have held).

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by dankdecidueye » March 12th, 2020, 3:57 pm

What’s a good size of wood for my compression members?

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by dankdecidueye » March 14th, 2020, 9:07 am

dankdecidueye wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 3:57 pm
What’s a good size of wood for my compression members?
I’ve usually used 1/8 by 1/8, but is that too large?

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by sneepity » March 15th, 2020, 8:19 am

MadCow2357 wrote:
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Just curious to see what's possible, how much do y'all's tension pieces weigh? (the tension pieces + the base) My design is about 2.7 grams but I'm trying to see if I can decrease that a bit...

Xiangyu
I've been fine with much less (around 1.5 g), and I'm purposely overbuilding that part
do you have any tips to decrease your boomi to that weight?
usually mine weighs 3.5-5g
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by xiangyu » March 15th, 2020, 8:47 am

sneepity wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 8:19 am
MadCow2357 wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 3:24 pm
xiangyu wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Just curious to see what's possible, how much do y'all's tension pieces weigh? (the tension pieces + the base) My design is about 2.7 grams but I'm trying to see if I can decrease that a bit...

Xiangyu
I've been fine with much less (around 1.5 g), and I'm purposely overbuilding that part
do you have any tips to decrease your boomi to that weight?
usually mine weighs 3.5-5g
That's just the tension, not the whole boomilever. A 1.5 boomi wouldn't be able to hold much, and with this year's bonus probably not worth it.
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