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The Centripetal division was very tightly matched. While the other machines had trigger problems, when they did work, they all sent the pumpkin out past 100 feet.

M2 S2 is a counterweight driven spinning machine. Human power lifts the weight with a come-a-long which then spins up the throwing arms. His second successful shot went out 120.77 ft.


The Spinning Wheel was a marvel of engineering but with their farthest throw of only 160.47 it was not enough to overtake the 'Putter. Later in the day, however they were able to toss some pumpkins that might have matched our throws, but we won't know for sure till next year.


Of course the 'Putter was able to barely hang onto its lead. Thankfully it worked very reliably after we got all the right bits attached.


Additional Pages for Punkin Chunk 2004
Punkin Chunk 2004 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 2004: Mista Ballista's Story Mista Ballista returned to Delaware to compete in the Torsion division once again. It was a competition fraught with challenges.
Punkin Chunk 2004: The Torsion Division The torsion division returned for more adventures this year. While the outcome as the same as last year, the adventures were all different.
Punkin Chunk 2004: Pumpkin Putter's Story The Pumpkin Putter returns from retirement to defend its previously unofficial title as champion human-powered centripetal. Don Young was instrumental in getting this new division together.
Punkin Chunk 2004: The Human Powered Centripetal Division
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The Centripetal division was very tightly matched. While the other machines had trigger problems, when they did work, they all sent the pumpkin out past 100 feet.
Punkin Chunk 2004: Other catapult divisions Battles raged in the youth and trebuchet divisions, and a new record was set in the unlimited catapult division.


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