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Re: Efficiencies

Post by AlphaTauri » April 18th, 2011, 12:55 pm

I'm not really sure...I'm basing this off of old Elevated Bridge scores (i.e. taking how well the bridges did and equating that to the modified system for towers).

Edit: Although now that I think about it, a score of 15 would probably get you low 20s and a score of 20 would probably get mid-to-upper-teens.
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by googlyfrog » April 18th, 2011, 4:21 pm

I guess none of us really know for sure. When was the last time Towers was an event for B division?

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by Efficiency » April 18th, 2011, 5:30 pm

..I had an efficiency of I think 24.2ish at States, and I only made 5th place for my tower. When I was watching the other towers go, I was afraid that I wasn't even going to medal, since a lot of them did really well.
If I brought the same tower to Nationals, I have doubts that I would have gotten in the top 15, but I really don't know.
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by Littleboy » April 18th, 2011, 5:45 pm

What did it weigh/hold?

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by Efficiency » April 18th, 2011, 5:53 pm

It was I think, 9.3ish grams and held all the weight.
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by lucwilder42 » April 18th, 2011, 8:12 pm

googlyfrog wrote:I guess none of us really know for sure. When was the last time Towers was an event for B division?
2008, with nearly identical rules
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by googlyfrog » April 19th, 2011, 7:31 am

And it's a 2 year rotation with Elevated Bridge?

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by Efficiency » April 19th, 2011, 7:48 am

googlyfrog wrote:And it's a 2 year rotation with Elevated Bridge?
If I'm not mistaken, I think Towers rotates with Elevated Bridge along with Boomilever.
..And I don't know if it's set in stone for a 2 year rotation, but looking at previous rotations, it seems to be so.
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by lucwilder42 » April 19th, 2011, 6:50 pm

Yup, but boomilever is only in C division. Word on the street is that towers may possibly get even harder next year with an new variable thrown in
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by chalker » April 19th, 2011, 8:54 pm

lucwilder42 wrote: Word on the street is that towers may possibly get even harder next year with an new variable thrown in
Hmmm... I wonder who's leaking all our 'secret' committee discussions about next year's rules? ;)

But seriously, we are considering incorporating height into the scoring formula (i.e. taller towers get more points). As I've done for other events, I'm happy to hear and pass along feedback about this idea (or any other you might have).

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