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World Championship Chunk 2011: Torsion Class
The torsion class had a fabulous year with multiple machines breaking 3000 ft and setting a new world record, with new distance records for every machine in the division.
Chucky 3 had an amazing shot on Friday, but on Saturday while pulling back, they blew a strand in their bundle and had a weaker shot.
For Sunday, the cranked things up and blew more strands on their bundle. They backed off on the modiolii, then continued to pull back on their power arm. The launch went low, and didn't even reach half their normal distance.
After the shot, investigation showed that their power arm was bent. Usable, but bent. They will have some more work to do for the coming year.
Chucky 3 on Thursday before the damage began.
Roman Revenge started the weekend with a strong throw. Unfortunately, they blew a strand on the second day, affecting their distance. They pulled it together, and got off a great shot on Sunday, but unfortunately for them, it wasn't enough to top Chucky's amazing first day throw.
Ethos was a great neighbor in the pits this year, helping us out with some kevlar thread when our throwing pouch broke. They started out strong on Friday, and continued the trend on Saturday, but the Sunday throw was low and slow. Good enough for 3rd place though. Very impressive!
Ethos took the dubious position of Only Torsion Engine to not break anything this year.
Onager started out with a great throw, Pied on Saturday, and the arm blew up on Sunday. He hit a new personal best, so great news for Bob!
Gaul Buster had a great start to the weekend, but life got a little stressful with a pie on Saturday. They pulled it together and got an amazing shot of almost 2000ft on Sunday. The shot was so powerful, they broke their arm stop.
Gaul Buster standing at the ready on Thursday.
After their final shot, Gaul Buster's arm was pointing all the way forward.
Mista Ballista started breaking stuff right away on Friday, but once that was wrapped up, continued strong with increasing distances on Saturday, then on Sunday.
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