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Extreme Punkin Chunk 2016:

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the second annual Extreme Punkin Chunk in 2016.


Extreme Punkin Chunk 2015:

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the first annual Extreme Punkin Chunk in 2015. This was a really nice venue at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There were fewer machines, but the parking lot provided a nice stable and dry place to setup a ballista.


World Championship Chunk 2013:

Punkin Chunk 2013
Mr. B
Torsion

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the chunk in 2013.


Higgins Siege The Day 2013:

The HIggin's Armoury in Worcester MA had their annual "Siege The Day" contest in May 2013.


World Championship Chunk 2012:

Punkin Chunk 2012
Mr. B
Torsion

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the chunk in 2012.


World Championship Chunk 2011:

Punkin Chunk 2011
Mr. B
Torsion

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the chunk this year.


World Championship Chunk 2010:

Punkin Chunk 2010
Mr. B
Torsion

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the chunk this year.


MathWorks Demo 2010:

In 2010 The MathWorks started construction on an expansion of their Natick MA Campus and part of the construction involved the demolition of a pre-existing low-rise building.


World Championship Chunk 2009:

Punkin Chunk 2009
Mr. B
Torsion

Team Tormentum brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine to the chunk this year. Hatra Ballista Jr. was not able to go due to overuse of Lag bolts


Zukapult 2009:

The Ludlow Vermont Zucchini festival has been sponsoring a 'Zukapult' contest since 2004. We brought out our medium sized torsion Hatra Ballista Jr. machine out for our fourth try throwing Zucchini.


History Channel Chunk 2009:

In August of 2009, Team Tormentum brought out our little Hatra Ballista to represent the earliest age of bunker busting technologies for the TV Show "Lock N Load" with R. Lee Ermey. You can get the DVD from the History Channel.


World Championship Chunk 2008:

Punkin Chunk 2008
Mr. B
Torsion
Hatra
10 yr
Various

Team Tormentum brought two of our torsion machines to the chunk this year.


Zukapult 2008:

The Ludlow Vermont Zucchini festival has been sponsoring a 'Zukapult' contest since 2004. After a hiatus in 2007, it is back again for 2008, so naturally we brought out our two medium sized torsion machines for our third try throwing Zucchini.


World Championship Chunk 2007:

Punkin Chunk 2007
Mr. B
Torsion
Hatra
10 yr
Various

Team Tormentum brought two of our torsion machines to the chunk this year.


Flying Pumpkins Movie: 2007:

In early October, 2007, Costa Mantis came by because he is filming a movie called "Flying Pumpkins". He wanted to hang out with us, see us work, and hopefully see Mr. B shoot a pumpkin... though we didn't have any pumpkins ready for shooting. For us it was all about testing out our new trunnion mount hydraulic cylinder which should allow us to wind our machine more quickly.


World Championship Chunk 2006:

Punkin Chunk 2006
PC-2006 Mr. B
PC-2006 Torsion
PC-2006 Various

The 2006 World Championship Punkin Chunk was a great year for both Mista Ballista, and the entire Torsion Class. Records were broken (Congrat's Marc and the Chucky team) and Mr. B broke all team records for distance!


Zukapult 2006:

The Ludlow Vermont Zucchini festival has been sponsoring a 'Zukapult' contest since 2004. This was the second year I brought Onager Jr out to compete in the wilds of Vermont.


History Channel Chunk 2006:

History Chunk 2006
Rainy Day
Sunny Day

In the early spring of 2006 we got a call from producers of a show called Man Moment Machine (or M3). They were doing a show on Alexander the Great and his great torsion engines... or Ballista. They were interested if we could shoot some stuff for them to see how a real ballista works.


Punkin Chunk 2005:

Punkin Chunk 2005
Mista Ballista's Story
Torsion Division
Pumpkin Putter's Story
Human Powered Centripetal Division

Team Tormentum returns to the World Championship Punkin Chunk for 2005 with our two machines, Mista Ballista, and the Pumpkin Putter. Both put on a pretty good show, though in two very different ways.


Zukapult 2005:

The Ludlow Vermont Zucchini festival has been sponsoring a 'Zukapult' contest since 2004. As Ludlow Vermont is only a couple hours away, I felt it was important to pull one of our active catapults out of storage and go compete.


Punkin Chunk 2004:

Punkin Chunk 2004
Mista Ballista's Story
The Torsion Division
Pumpkin Putter's Story
The Human Powered Centripetal Division
Other catapult divisions

The 2004 World Championship Punkin Chunk was a great year for Team Tormentum. We brought Mista Ballista, our torsion machine. We also brought the Pumpkin Putter out of retirement to compete in the the new Human Powered Centripetal division.


Punkin Chunk 2003:

Punkin Chunk 2003
Mista Ballista's Story
The Torsion Machines
Other Catapults

The 2003 World Championship Punkin Chunk was a great year for Team Tormentum, and Mista Ballista, our competition Pumpkin throwing machine. After last year's tragic defeat at the hands equipment failure, our goals were simple, Shoot a pumpkin intact, and forward. In this, we succeeded, and the machine exceeded our expectations.


Bennington High School Chunk 2002:

The Monday before Thanksgiving Roger and Eric traveled to Bennington VT. to the Highschool there. Unlike the previous year the weather left quite a bit to be desired. It drizzled a little. Snow was all about. And the field was unpleasantly muddy. That didn't stop us from having a great time though.


Punkin Chunk 2002:

Team Tormentum worked many late nights trying to finish Mista Ballista for the 2002 Chunk. We eventually packed up the machine, and dragged it to Delaware even though we had never fully assembled it, nor were all the parts built, such as the bowstring. Regardless, we had a great time and impressed lots of people with the nifty parts we've built over the past three years..


Mohonk and IPSO Inc in '02:

On Aug 23rd, 2002, Eric took his standby machines Juggernaut and Onager Jr to Mohonk, in New Paltz, New York. The goal was to give member's of Amy's company a chance to play with the machines which they had heard so much about. Fortunately, management at Mohonk found a field where the machines could be used without bothering too many other visitors of the hotel.


Mount Snow and The MathWorks in '02:

On July 13, 2002, Eric took his standby machines Juggernaut and Onager Jr to Mount Snow, Vermont. Eric's main concern was getting all the folks he works with a chance to play with the catapults, and it was quite fortunate that the management at Mount Snow was willing to give up some parking lot space for the event.


Bennington High School Chunk 2001:

November 19, 2001 Roger and Eric went to Bennington High School where Eric's Aunt works. Jennifer Rosenthal teaches physics, and is the teacher who invited us. We brought several models, in addition to Onager Jr, our onager with a 3 inch rope bundle, and Juggernaut, our 8 foot tall traction trebuchet.


Punkin Chunk 2001:

The year 2001 Punkin Chunk was the second year we used our human powered centripetal machine Pumpkin Putter. We had a great time, suffered more catastrophes, and got a lot of great help from some of our competitors. Our best shot of the show was our last, at 99.7 ft.


Busti Pumpkin Hurl 2001:

October 14th, 2001, Team Tormentum brought the Pumpkin Putter to Busti (Pronounced Bust-Eye) New York.


History Channel Chunk 2001:

On Sept 2nd 2001, the History Channel came to Delaware to film modern day Siege Engines for the back half of an episode of Modern Marvels about siege engines. Naturally, Team Tormentum packed up our wide collection of machines, and brought them down for an exceptional day of keg tossing and vegetable flinging.


Punkin Chunk 2000:

The year 2000 Punkin Chunk debuted our new Human Powered Centripetal machine, Pumpkin Putter We had a great time, and suffered great catastrophes. The, Pumpkin Putter threw 144 feet, and we took 7th place out of 11 machines.


Punkin Chunk 1999:

Unfortunately I (Eric) didn't get to attend the 1999 pumpkin Chunk due to the birth of my son Trevor. My faithful team, however, did bring Juggernaut 2 to the competition, and the following pictures were taken by Kevin.


Punkin Chunk 1998:

For the 1998 Punkin Chunk, we modified Juggernaut with some extra counter weight.



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