Various notes from other divisions, and events of interest.
Trebuchets are a popular division, so I'm including the top three from the Adult classes.
The Trebuchet Scoreboard. What a good idea.
Yankee Siege has become a very large fixture of the Chunk. Another great New England team trucking their parts to Delaware.
"Merlin" has finally arrived at the 'Chunk after much hype on TheHurl. Merlin has a curved I beam in it that made Dave, Kevin and I go "Hmm... how did he make that?" This machine uses no counterweight yet, only the mass of the sled that runs down the vertical I-beams.
Yankee Siege is so big, I was unable to get a good picture of Pumpkin Hammer without it's looming presence impinging on my view. Pumpkin Hammer wants to be a whipper, but is instead a super-prop trebuchet out of necessity, as the whipping isn't working for them right now.
There are some cool centripetal machines at the chunk. This year Kevin caught some cool video.
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Centrifugal Machines 2007 Punkin chunk
Last shot of the 2007 punkin chunk for 3 of the 4 centrifugal machines. The one missing was too short to be seen past all the trucks in the pits.
1 min - Nov 6, 2007
Adam tries to decide if he should add this torsion machine to the lineup for next year.
Let's Bounce crew helped out the Mista Ballista team big-time when we used their equipment to fix one of our torsioning arms that we use to finish tightening Mista Ballista's rope bundles.
Mr. B wasn't the only one to lose an arm. Hypertension imploded when the main axle failed during pullback. A tough break for John Huber, the VP of Punkin Chunkin.
Pumpkin Research! While the Camo-camo had a wood-like flesh, they didn't seem to grow over 7 lbs. The Ghiridelli's however, had thick stiff rinds, and flew well. This has become Chucky's ammo of choice.