Storm the Castle B

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by Epidemiologist » May 23rd, 2011, 3:13 pm

20th at Nationals in this event, which would have been more had some unknown thing gone wrong with our first shot.

FAT is the way to go, but if you want to win, you'll have to put a little spin on it. There isn't a perfect trebuchet, so use your imagination, and it's crazy how you can improve the design of the trebuchet. Fun event, but because it's only 5 minutes, it gets stressful...
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by 124113 » May 31st, 2011, 2:28 pm

Does anyonebody know what storm the castle will be next year?

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by starpug » May 31st, 2011, 2:58 pm

124113 wrote:Does anyonebody know what storm the castle will be next year?
Probably very similar to what it is this year. Perhaps there will be some changes to the dimensions, beyond that I can't see very many changes happening. I guess you never know, but I can't think of anything they could do that would change the event by an appreciable amount.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by chalker » May 31st, 2011, 5:59 pm

starpug wrote:
124113 wrote:Does anyonebody know what storm the castle will be next year?
Probably very similar to what it is this year. Perhaps there will be some changes to the dimensions, beyond that I can't see very many changes happening. I guess you never know, but I can't think of anything they could do that would change the event by an appreciable amount.
You underestimate the creativity of us on the rules committee;) We're currently looking at some fundamental changes that include multiple counterweights and multiple projectiles types.

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by Littleboy » June 3rd, 2011, 5:18 am

ban FATs!
that'll make things interesting

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by Epidemiologist » June 3rd, 2011, 2:04 pm

Littleboy wrote:ban FATs!
that'll make things interesting
FATs are the only trebuchet's worth building. Look at all the best trebuchets and point out one normal one... you can't. If you want to compete, you're gonna have to gain weight (pun, FAT, fat, no...?).
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by Tramsarran » June 18th, 2011, 5:21 pm

It'd be interesting if we had a set of counterweights to choose from, more launch time and maybe preselected distances.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by disownedpear » June 19th, 2011, 9:31 am

i think they should alow the kind of FAT in which the axel falls
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by crazycommie » June 19th, 2011, 8:12 pm

chalker wrote:
starpug wrote:
124113 wrote:Does anyonebody know what storm the castle will be next year?
Probably very similar to what it is this year. Perhaps there will be some changes to the dimensions, beyond that I can't see very many changes happening. I guess you never know, but I can't think of anything they could do that would change the event by an appreciable amount.
You underestimate the creativity of us on the rules committee;) We're currently looking at some fundamental changes that include multiple counterweights and multiple projectiles types.

Are you guys going to change the way shots are scored? This year's scoring system placed no emphasis on accuracy whatsoever due to a loophole.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Post by chalker » June 19th, 2011, 8:46 pm

crazycommie wrote: Are you guys going to change the way shots are scored? This year's scoring system placed no emphasis on accuracy whatsoever due to a loophole.
We absolutely intend to.

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