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Punkin' Chunkin'

Local radio station had an event today... Longest distance when we left was at 1400+ ft. (No air cannons were present.)

http://www.conqsoft.com/myimages/punkin/

The first video clip only caught the end of the throw, unfortunately.

(320x240 standard quality video from the Minolta Z3. It does flawless video at 640x480 high quality too, but it only holds 5 mins of video on a 512meg card.)
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Re: Punkin' Chunkin'

That's BRUTAL! Wow, modern trebuchet's in action. I assume you have seen this site:

http://www.backyardartillery.com/

Some good stuff here.

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Re: Punkin' Chunkin'

The DE Punkin' Chunkin' is coming up on Nov 5.

We checked it out last year. Beer and guns that shoot pumpkins close to a mile...what a combo!

I think the air canons here are launching 4-5k feet. The have almost run out of room to shoot! One of the guys said last year that they have reached the max distance b/c the pumpkins decintegrate with if any more pressure is used.
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Re: Punkin' Chunkin'

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That's BRUTAL! Wow, modern trebuchet's in action. I assume you have seen this site:

http://www.backyardartillery.com/

Some good stuff here.
that site is so awesome, been there a few years ago.

I saw the whole pumkin chukin thing a few years ago on either discovery or A&E. They were runnign out of room back then when one went all the way to the edge of the woods so they had to estimate on its distance.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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