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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby A Person » March 6th, 2011, 4:32 pm

The last time I ran this event I just added a hook to a scrap piece of 6in diameter (round) steel bar stock. The total mass was something like 1863.567 kg (I actually measured to 4 decimal places and rounded to 3).

Edit: Just a small typo! I typed kg instead of g. It should be 1863.567 g.
I think 1863.567 kg would weigh the same as a car.... what would you fire!? :D
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby fizwiz » March 6th, 2011, 6:17 pm

Rules question:

A trebuchet has a trigger device that is not long enough to reach out of the launch area.

Is this a "construction vialation" Tier III?

or

Is this a "competition violation" (someone in the launch area)? Tier II

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Friedoyster3 » March 6th, 2011, 7:06 pm

Technically, I think it would be both as long as there were both violations. However, the tier III would overide the tier II, so really a tier III.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby brobo » March 6th, 2011, 7:09 pm

Rules question:

A trebuchet has a trigger device that is not long enough to reach out of the launch area.

Is this a "construction vialation" Tier III?

or

Is this a "competition violation" (someone in the launch area)? Tier II
Well at the last tourney I went to that had STC this happened to me and we just got points deducted, but we we're put into a different tier.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby starpug » March 6th, 2011, 7:52 pm

The last time I ran this event I just added a hook to a scrap piece of 6in diameter (round) steel bar stock. The total mass was something like 1863.567 kg (I actually measured to 4 decimal places and rounded to 3).

Edit: Just a small typo! I typed kg instead of g. It should be 1863.567 g.
I think 1863.567 kg would weigh the same as a car.... what would you fire!? :D
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby fleet130 » March 7th, 2011, 5:45 am

I wondered why people were complaining the ceiling was too low! It was also a mistake to use superballs as projectiles.

Note: I was thinking kg, but typed the number in grams.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Liv » March 7th, 2011, 5:59 pm

Recently had my regionals, top three all got the same type of results when shooting, however 1st and 2nd shot at 13 meters (I shot at 12 meters), so I was awarded third place. The scores varied not that much by placing, sixth place(my school's second team) shot at 8 meters and hit the box every time.

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby earthbot25 » March 8th, 2011, 1:13 pm

is the consensus that leather slings work very well?
I am still trying to find a sling that is consistent
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Friedoyster3 » March 8th, 2011, 1:19 pm

Recently had my regionals, top three all got the same type of results when shooting, however 1st and 2nd shot at 13 meters (I shot at 12 meters), so I was awarded third place. The scores varied not that much by placing, sixth place(my school's second team) shot at 8 meters and hit the box every time.
Just keep in mind that the only advantage to hitting the box, other than haveing a smaller accuracy score, is the 10% bonus. So really, its better to be able to throw the projectile far than to be accurate (as long as you are accurate within the meter or so). Like you said, even though they hit the target every time, they still would have only had a score as if the placed the target at 8.8meters which is still less than the 13 meters that won.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Liv » March 8th, 2011, 1:53 pm

Wait, I have a question. I have been reading the rules and have seen nothing about any differences at States, just wanted to make sure, that there are NO differences from regionals and states, right?


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