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World Championship Chunk 2008: Torsion Class
Once again, the torsion class ruled the field with massively long distance shots that broke world records, and the usually great Torsion camaraderie.
Here is the torsion lineup as seen with a zoom-lens from the 10-and-under catapult pit #2.
Chucky II came back with a wider bundle, and a longer arm. They fell behind on Friday when they pied their first shot, but they came back with a vengeance on Saturday with a 2438ft shot, and they conquered all with a 3090ft shot on Sunday!
The writing is on the side of Chucky II. New world record for any mechanical throwing device.
Roman Revenge captured the new torsion class world record on Friday with a 2200ft launch. They enjoyed having the world record for 24 hours before loosing it back to ChuckyII the following day.
Bob Carbo and Onager were back again. After their machine bent it self up last year, they too went for a wider bundle, with steel tube extending from the wooden frame. They also cut away at their frame which allows for the arm to swing even lower to the ground.
For the first time, Onager has done away with the famous "Carbo Hole", and how stows the pumpkin on a specialty sled under the machine.
Onager captured 3rd place with a 1800ft chunk on Friday.
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