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Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 18th, 2010, 2:39 pm
by AlphaTauri
Ichaelm, are you talking about a braking system (providing resistance to motion) or a breaking system (well, um, breaking things)? 'Cause there's a big difference.

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 18th, 2010, 3:44 pm
by ichaelm
hahahahahaha wow

the power of e...

yes I mean braking.

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 19th, 2010, 6:34 am
by paleonaps
There is a huge difference.

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 20th, 2010, 10:03 am
by lllazar
There is a huge difference.
Positively gargantuan....

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 8:42 am
by paleonaps
So with this being a national event next year, do you think they'll take better crowd control measures?
I don't know what happened at Nationals, but in my state it was a B event, and the crowd was pretty well controlled. The previous year, however, it was awful. The whole audience was right up against you, and....ughhh. It was so nerve racking. I think this year we were lucky to be in an area that didn't allow that.
So how was it at this year's nationals, and what do you think for next year?

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 8:59 am
by zyzzyva980
I would think they would take crowd control measures. It seems to be a popular event to watch, and it would be a shame if the spectators inadvertently caused a team to lose.

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 10:00 am
by paleonaps
Not to sound whiny, but I have to say that the crowd shouting is majorly nerve-racking and can effect performance. If they don't take extensive measures to keep interference from the audience down, I'll be very mad. I mean, at golf tournaments, if you cough you get thrown out- can we have some of that here?

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 10:40 am
by ichaelm
Hmm, maybe earplugs would be allowed? :? If that would help, I don't know.

Also just wanted to point out that I posted this a while ago but nobody answered because of my spelling :lol: , so I fixed it, so does anyone have any insight?

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 7:51 pm
by lllazar
Paleonaps - to answer your question.

I was a junior proctor at Sumo bots at nats. There were lots of people watching but they were courteous, there was very little interference from the crowd.

Re: Sumo Bots B/C [Trial]

Posted: July 24th, 2010, 8:00 pm
by paleonaps
PRAISE THE LORD
Really, that's better than you know.