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Fall 2010 Best Shot Contest - Official Thread

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Fall 2010 Best Shot Contest - Official Thread

Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:09 pm

This is the official thread for the Fall 2010 Best Shot contest. All video submissions are to be made in this thread, and you are also free to discuss any matters pertaining to the contest here.

The goal of this contest is quite simple. Using a launcher, ammo, and target that abide by the site's rules, create and film the most impressive and/or creative visual display you can manage. There is a limit of one shot per entry, or if rapid fire launchers are used, one uncut second of firing. Solid propellants/explosives in the launcher, ammo, or target is not allowed, as such would be in violation of the SpudFiles rules. However, you may use pressurized gases or gaseous oxidizer/fuel mixtures to enhance the display.

Credit to clide for the majority of the rules/guidelines; much of this has simply been carried over from his original 2007 best shot contest thread.

Rules:
o One shot or one uncut (real time) second of firing.
o One entry per user.
o No explosives in the ammo or the target.
o No solid propellants in the launcher.
o No firing at humans or animals.
o May use pressurized gases or oxidizer/fuel mixtures in the ammo or target.
o Must submit your own video, nothing that somebody else has done.
o Shots you have recorded in the past can be entered in this competition.

Submission Guidelines:
o Feel free to use slow motion or high speed video, but if using the one second rule, also provide real time.
o Pictures of the gun and aftermath photos can also be included in the video.
o Please make sure that the entry video only contains one shot or one second of shooting (it can contain that one shot multiple times). DO NOT submit a series of shots and try to specify which shot you want to enter.
o Format can be anything that most people can view. YouTube, Google video, Vimeo, and Photobucket are all acceptable hosting sites.
o Deadline is 11:59p.m. CST on October 31st (Halloween night).
o Entries should be posted in this thread.

Judging:
o If there is a limited number of entries I will start a poll to determine the winner
o If there are a lot of entries then I will get at least three members who I feel can make an unbiased decision(respected members not entered in the contest) to narrow the results down to the top 6 for a poll

Prizes:

Currently, in addition to bragging rights on SpudFiles, I have the following prizes:

o (2) Electronic BBQ igniters, valued at $20 each
o High pressure pengun, constructed by JSR
o Custom made HDPE piston from Technician1002
o PayPal donations: $10 SB15, $30 JSR, $20 mark.f

If anyone would like to donate prizes, please send me a PM.

That about covers it for now. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in this thread. You may begin submitting entries at any point, but keep in mind that you have well over a month to prepare, film, and edit your video, so do not feel pressured to rush into it. Good luck to all participants.

Perhaps a mod could sticky this for the time being.
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Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:07 pm

o (2) Electronic BBQ igniters, valued at $20 each
o $10 PayPal donation


Well at least this contest has a pries. L.O.L. :lol: .
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:49 pm

The exposure is a little off. This was with a day loan of a high speed camera. It was set for indoor light and the shot was outdoors, so the color is off.

Other than a few camera issues, here is my best shot. An apple meets a bottle of water at about 800 FPS.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLJzwO2DNAg[/youtube]

Youtube screwed up the frame rate on upload so it starts a little jerky.

Frame by frame photos are here. The blur next to the bottle in the first frame is the apple before impact.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:22 am

I will be happy to add a JSR<sup>TM</sup> pen gun to the prize list ;) and a $30 paypal donation to buy a shock pump off eBay :D

who knows, maybe it will motivate POLAND_SPUD to move his camera less than 350 yards from his targets :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:02 pm

Is anyone else going to enter? I'm just awaiting my Casio Exilim FC100 to arrive. Feel free to kick this thread up everynow and then during the busy periods on Spudfiles, might get some more attention.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:09 pm

I'm planning to enter, as and when I've got the appropriate cannon up and running with full power.

Regrettably, it'll probably be with my camera with the worst video function in the world - I'll have to hope the content makes up for the recording quality.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:14 pm

I might if I think of something good enough...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:17 pm

I have the opposite - I have two (maybe three) ideas, but can't decide which will be best.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:21 pm

I'll add a custom piston to the prize mix. 1 inch or less like one in this tutorial. I'll include a washer to fit the face and an o ring. Choose from either a conventional piston or a Marshmallow Cannon style piston, your choice.
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I'll have to hope the content makes up for the recording quality.

Me too. :roll:

Edit updated photo of the piston styles for the prize. From the left to the right they are;
Raw turning only;
Standard Piston with seal and o ring
QDV style as used in the Marshmallow Cannon
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:32 pm

Thanks for the prize contributions guys. I've added both to the list.

I'm hoping to see more entries in the coming weeks.
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Unread postAuthor: LovableAirGuns » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:33 pm

This is going to be awsome cant wait to finish my first air cannon i hope its works!! :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:53 am

Second entry for the contest:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjyNWqHlSyQ[/youtube]

Unfortunately, watermelons appear to be out of season so this is the best I could come up with haha.
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:06 am

Sheep in the background at 0:45

Nice video though! Teeheee
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:00 am

Nice shot. Nice editing. I like it. I think that is the second entry, not first. :roll: Like a beginner, has his feet in the picture. :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:07 pm

Oh yeah, totally forgot about yours, Tech :oops:

Thanks :P
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