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Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:17 am
by personasaurus rex
Now that all the events are out, it's go time! Do you think that MagLev will change much next year?
We're still waiting on the second trial event.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:20 am
by quizbowl
Now that all the events are out, it's go time! Do you think that MagLev will change much next year?
We're still waiting on the second trial event.
Oh, forgot it wasn't posted yet. Disregard that ;)

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:22 am
by quizbowl
Now that all the events are out, it's go time! Do you think that MagLev will change much next year?
We're still waiting on the second trial event.
Oh, forgot it wasn't posted yet. Disregard that ;)
Sorry for the double post, but anyone got any clue of what it might be?

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:31 am
by gneissisnice
We're still waiting on the second trial event.
Oh, forgot it wasn't posted yet. Disregard that ;)
Sorry for the double post, but anyone got any clue of what it might be?
As much as I hate to say it, there's a very good chance for Sumo Bots.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:32 am
by smartkid222
Well I don't see why everyone's complaining. I think it's awesome that we get a long roadtrip with friends and hotel overnights...
Personally, I get bored of driving less than an hour to states and having to be bussed there on Saturday morning again since I lived so close... This is going to be so much fun!
Let me explain a problem that has not yet been mentioned. This year our school will no longer pay for transportation and hotel fees for any clubs due to budget cuts and this money now needs to be fundraised. I think we can agree that a trip to Buffalo (which someone mentioned that longest case would be 3 nights) will cost more and require more fundraising than a trip to West Point. So this is a little bit of a problem for my team and probably for other teams that do not receive funding.

On the other hand, I really am very excited for this trip. I am looking forward to having fun with my science olympiad friends but not the 8hr bus ride. The distinction here is that I am looking forward to spending time with the team, just not while sitting on a bus for 8hrs, I would much rather be at a hotel instead. I like roadtrips but I think there is a point where the length gets too much and this trip definitely exceeds that point.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:33 am
by quizbowl
I don't think that they'd bring it back, honestly. We had sumobots for the longest time as a trial. I'm predicting a study event for once.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:34 am
by smartkid222
And speaking of things out of the blue, Helicopter Egg Drop for division B Trial event??
Last year it was Mag Lev and Bottle Rockets for Div B right?

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 8:36 am
by quizbowl
And speaking of things out of the blue, Helicopter Egg Drop for division B Trial event??
Last year it was Mag Lev and Bottle Rockets for Div B right?
No, it was sumobots and MagLev. Bottle Rockets was, and still is, a B event across the nation.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 9:57 am
by paleonaps
If we get Sumo for states, I probably won't even do it.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 11:28 am
by personasaurus rex
I kinda want bottle rockets back. That event was awesome.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 12:58 pm
by gneissisnice
I kinda want bottle rockets back. That event was awesome.
It's one of the most unpredictable events, in my opinion, and I hate that. Sure, your rocket might be awesome, but whoops, you got a gust of wind just as you launched, 30th place. It's highly dependent on weather, so if you happen to get a thunderstorm that day, tough luck for everyone.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 21st, 2011, 6:09 pm
by personasaurus rex
I kinda want bottle rockets back. That event was awesome.
It's one of the most unpredictable events, in my opinion, and I hate that. Sure, your rocket might be awesome, but whoops, you got a gust of wind just as you launched, 30th place. It's highly dependent on weather, so if you happen to get a thunderstorm that day, tough luck for everyone.
Oh please you don't have to tell ME about bottle rockets, and I'm not gonna rant about it today, I'm sure I already have somewhere on this thread. But it's just a fun event to have around.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 22nd, 2011, 11:58 am
by gneissisnice
I kinda want bottle rockets back. That event was awesome.
It's one of the most unpredictable events, in my opinion, and I hate that. Sure, your rocket might be awesome, but whoops, you got a gust of wind just as you launched, 30th place. It's highly dependent on weather, so if you happen to get a thunderstorm that day, tough luck for everyone.
Oh please you don't have to tell ME about bottle rockets, and I'm not gonna rant about it today, I'm sure I already have somewhere on this thread. But it's just a fun event to have around.
That's why I wish trial events didn't count towards team scores in New York. The events might be fun and cool, but it's no fun when it hurts your team score, and it's also no fun to work hard on something only for you to ignore it for Nationals.

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 22nd, 2011, 2:44 pm
by Flavorflav
Buffalo? @#%& Buffalo? What happened to Binghamton?

*grumble grumble*

Re: New York 2011

Posted: June 22nd, 2011, 3:11 pm
by quizbowl
Buffalo? @#%& Buffalo? What happened to Binghamton?

*grumble grumble*
This is why this site needs a like button.