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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:34 am

I'd have to say that competitive cycling would be worse. But anyway, ya there should be three categories: Machined/Lath made, Handmade, and adaptability, as in how well you could scale the ammo up/down to fit in different sized barrels.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:16 am

Yeah, those cats do sound good and fair. In each you could add sub-cats, that being: penetration, looks, concept(original, ingenius, good etc) etc etc (those were just rough ideas)
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:54 am

Surely a machined spudgun is better than a homemade one? So why does it apply to the ammo and not the actual SGs themselves?

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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:57 am

It doesn't apply because we are having an ammo contest right now.
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:03 pm

Yeah but IIRC there wasn't this divide in the first comp was there?

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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:07 pm

No, there wasn't but ammo is a different story because you can easily machine ammo, but you can't machine a whole gun, just parts. ( you can but it would be hard)
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Unread postAuthor: shud_b_rite » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:37 pm

Now hold on a minute. If we keep making all of these new categories then there wont be enough prizes to go round (thats if there is going to be a prize).

How bout just keeping it simple, pneumatic, combustion, bbmg/airsoft guns, and perhaps a "slightly spud gun related" category for those who like to make mines, remotes, ammo etc.

Or maybe we could just have a whole bunch of glory categories.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:03 pm

Or who can design the best gun for under $100 and the winner gets the money for the parts to build it?Not my idea, but thats how the copperhead prime was made.
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:19 pm

But you can't do budget based competitions in a forum where it's members are based around the globe since all the prices are different. I think sprinkler valves cost over 50 bucks over here to give you an idea.....

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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:34 pm

Well then don't use a sprinkler valve, the object is to design one using the budget, if you can't then thats your problem. I know how it would favor people in certain areas, but thats just something to live with/ all people are not created equal, some people will have advantages, such as available machinery..etc, or we could just have who can design the best gun under any budget and the winner gets a certain amount of money
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:55 pm

If it were a budget based contest you could set it at something like 100US dollars, and alter it depending on where you live. (75euro, 105CAD, 126AUD, 120CHF, or 740ZAR would be the main numbers I can think of for our diverse member-base.)
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:34 am

How bout we offer up say 1000 spud bux for a prize :wink:. An ammo comp with different categories with different prizes measured in spud bux.
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Unread postAuthor: wannabie » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:42 am

Modderxtrordanare wrote:If it were a budget based contest you could set it at something like 100US dollars, and alter it depending on where you live. (75euro, 105CAD, 126AUD, 120CHF, or 740ZAR would be the main numbers I can think of for our diverse member-base.)


I would agree with you but... in America you can probably get plumbing for half the price as you can here in Australia which meens you'll be able to get better or more parts which would make the contest unfair. :P

Unless what im saying makes no sence at all in which case let me know and ill delete this post.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:50 am

Not much sense :lol: But budget based contests are a bit screwed.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:03 am

Modderxtrordanare wrote:If it were a budget based contest you could set it at something like 100US dollars, and alter it depending on where you live. (75euro, 105CAD, 126AUD, 120CHF, or 740ZAR would be the main numbers I can think of for our diverse member-base.)

What about the UK then?

At current exchange rates, that leaves only £50 GBP, which won't go far at all. Given that most UK cannons cost the same number of £ as US cannons cost $, but there are $2 to the £1, essentialy, a UK cannon costs twice what a US one does. If wannabie is also right, that makes spudding 1/2 the cost in America as it is in the UK and Australia, which covers a considerable portion of the rest of the forum population.

A budgeted competition cannot work internationally. You could exclude all but the US spudders, but that would alienate a huge number of people.

I still think that the best option is a general cannon competition, with the prize simply being voted as having the best cannon (how best is defined is the tricky part), and perhaps a place on the main page. Seems fair to me. And this time, there would be no reason to exclude new members from the running.
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