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European Chunkin 2009..we went!

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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:26 am

You other Europeans sure missed a great opportunity to get together and talk spud while enjoying one of the best shows on earth!!

Here's a teaser:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brVNMUCY ... annel_page

And here's more:
http://fotoalbum.dds.nl/vagevuur/pompoen2009/

At the moment we left ( still some going on) they had shattered the world record ( at least for trebuchet-chunkers) and set it at 734 meters

One catagory was the target shoot...in this case a fast moving car!!
A crazy Brit drove around on the field...unfortunately...he wasn;t hit and won 1500 euro's doing so.
The second round of target shoot came VERY close, a matter of a couple of feet...

One of the Trebuchets made a nice sonic boom as the tip of the sling wipped on the return stroke.. :D
By the way...300-400 meters out was a field full of cattle...wich were bombarded with chunks...but none got directly hit..Appearently Belgians don't care much for rules... :shock: or restictions..

Next year we are allowed to do a demo shoot!!
I'll do the honourary opening shot ( :D ) and we are allowed to blast some stuff...maybe even join the target shoot ( can't miss!!)

Hopefully we can build a couple of cannons so everone can come to shoot some..without the hassle of transporting a cannon over some borders.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:04 am

It's a real shame about borders, would love to bring concoct something oversized and cart it over.

Tentatively pencilled on my calender for next year, prepare several litres of epoxy and a kilometre of drainpipe :D
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:05 am

So your breathing apparatus will be waiting for you...Need
anything to build a cannon out of..?
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:33 am

Hehe I'll draw up a list closer to the date, the problem is epoxy curing time :-/

What did you guys do for accomodation?
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:40 am

Two hour drive from the border..I live 2 minutes from that same border so...
Accomodation was my own house..
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:59 am

Wow sound slike it was great fun, then again I spent the time in Poland, which was also great fun. I'd love to come some time, but i'm afraid that "i wanna watch some pumpkin chuckin" isn't a very good argument to go to Belgium...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:05 am

Was it just for one day or festival-like? Camping area?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:20 pm

Cool. I'd love to attend this kind of thing, but it would be a titanic effort to get myself over there.

Also, I'm semi-rubbish with foreign languages....
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:02 pm

Oh come on, surely it wouldn't be that difficult to get there by train?
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:16 pm

hmm ma inti se tippermetti li tinbena jsr kanuni fil-pajjiż tiegħek? That sure as hell sounds like fun btb. I wish i lived in belgium. :(
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:29 pm

Mr.Sandman wrote:I wish I lived in belgium. :(


No you don't, it's a horrible place :)

Also, your translator is sh!te :D
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:06 pm

I spent the time in Poland
where did you stay ?? I live in central poland

next summer just PM me....
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:54 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Oh come on, surely it wouldn't be that difficult to get there by train?

Me, getting myself organised enough to sort a train journey through a different country?

You lot in (insert location here) have a funny sense of humour...
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:04 pm

I was a few kilometers from Olsztyn. Very nice, a little bit of bad luck with the weather but hey i can't possibly complain about a stay in Poland :D.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:41 pm

You guys complained about the German's coming to poland about 70 years ago!
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