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  • Anvils straight up for 200 feet

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  • Or pumpkins into the next county

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    Anvil Blasting or Pumpkin Chuckin'?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhQ4dE_RGnQ"]YouTube - How to Shoot an Anvil 200 Feet in the Air[/ame]

    or

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMFgkoCctdk&NR=1"]YouTube - Guiness World Record Pumpkin Chucker[/ame]

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    Anvils are taken less seriously.

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    The pumpkin. Although it would be interesting to see how far into the ground an anvil will go.
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    You can't really go wrong with either one, but the splat at the end of the pumpkin launch is hard to beat.
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    The Punkin Chunkin World Championships are next weekend, Nov 6, 7 & 8.
    http://www.punkinchunkin.com/


    Yankee Siege will be there:

    May your tires or beer never be flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telebianchi View Post
    The Punkin Chunkin World Championships are next weekend, Nov 6, 7 & 8.
    http://www.punkinchunkin.com/


    Yankee Siege will be there:

    Damn, I should go to that. It makes my loins tickle to think about throwing heavy objects so far.

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    Anvil Blasting. I like things that go boom!
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    Pumpkin chuckin'
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    The first weekend day after Halloween is reserved for the great pumpkin massacre where I live. Everybody and their mother takes their pumpkins outside the city limits and blasts them with shotguns and other weaponry.

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    I like the overall simplicity of anvil blasting. Seems like it could be done with some very basic materials. Pumpkin Chunking on the other hand, seems like it would take much more preparation, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    Damn, I should go to that. It makes my loins tickle to think about throwing heavy objects so far.

    jim
    Keep your loins to yourself, jim, but here are more Pumpin Chunkin photos from 2007:

    Yankee Siege -- the counter weight is something like 7 or 8 tons. The trebuchet can handle several more tons but then the pumpkins fly apart at launch due to the force. They're just starting to wench back the arm in the first picture. You can see the guy underneath in the second picture putting the pumpkin in the sling. The people in these photos give a better sense of scale.


    The air cannons all lined up to fire:


    Notice which way the flags are blowing in the wind and how they are pretty much straight out. When ever a pumpkin exploded on launch, there was about a ten second delay before you would get hit in the face by little orange things.

    And lets not forget the Pumpkin Funnel Cakes --- yummmm.


    And the event is also BYOB!
    Last edited by telebianchi; 10-29-09 at 03:02 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Anvils are taken less seriously.
    Ask Wile E. Coyote that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    The first weekend day after Halloween is reserved for the great pumpkin massacre where I live. Everybody and their mother takes their pumpkins outside the city limits and blasts them with shotguns and other weaponry.
    Cool.

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    Air cannons and trebuchets are cool.
    But explosives always win.

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