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World Championship Chunk 2009: Torsion Class
The torsion class had a tough year filled with broken and incomplete machines. As a division, however, we all pooled our resources and helped each other out.
Ethos/Pheonix came back with a redesigned frame which worked wonderfully. For each shot they gave it a little bit more till they got their 2087 foot shot for the win.
Aside from the clever and complex torsion system, they also had the machine instrumented, measuring stresses and rotation while using the machine with 100 data points per second. How nifty is that.
This video was taken by Nancy Maslowas. Thanks Nancy!
Note - I need a good picture of ETHOS.
Roman Revenge was back, despite many rumors to the contrary. Not only were they back, but they hurled a pumpkin over 1700 feet to secure a second place shot on day two. This picture was taken after their throw on Day 2.
In this picture, you can make out the splinter pointing up in front of their arm. It's a bit hard to see with Chucky's rigging in the background.
Chucky II was forced into early retirement by new rules governing the creating of deep holes in the field. This forced team Chucky to design and build a whole new rig dubbed ... Chucky III.
They struggled with this machine all weekend, and astounded everyone with their very first throw ever going over 1000 ft.
This video was taken by Nancy Maslowas of team Gaul Buster. Thanks Nancy! If you visit her youtube channel you can find several more.
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