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Which robot is going to win BattleBots 2018?

Axe Backwards
0 (0%)
Bale Spear
0 (0%)
Basilisk
0 (0%)
Battle Royale With Cheese
3 (1.8%)
Bite Force
16 (9.5%)
Blacksmith
0 (0%)
Bombshell
3 (1.8%)
Bronco
12 (7.1%)
Brutus
0 (0%)
Captain Shrederator
2 (1.2%)
Chomp
0 (0%)
Deviled Egg
0 (0%)
Double Dutch
0 (0%)
Double Jeopardy
0 (0%)
Duck!
3 (1.8%)
End Game
4 (2.4%)
Free Shipping
3 (1.8%)
Gamma 9
0 (0%)
Gemini
0 (0%)
Gigabyte
11 (6.5%)
Huge
13 (7.7%)
Hypershock
9 (5.3%)
Hypothermia
0 (0%)
Icewave
8 (4.7%)
Kraken
0 (0%)
Lockjaw
4 (2.4%)
Lucky
1 (0.6%)
Mecha Rampage
0 (0%)
Minotaur
14 (8.3%)
Mohawk
1 (0.6%)
Monsoon
1 (0.6%)
Overhaul
1 (0.6%)
Parallax
0 (0%)
Petunia
0 (0%)
Predator
0 (0%)
Reality
0 (0%)
Red Devil
1 (0.6%)
Rotator
0 (0%)
Sawblaze
6 (3.6%)
Sharkoprion
0 (0%)
Skorpios
0 (0%)
Son Of Whyachi
10 (5.9%)
Subzero
0 (0%)
Tantrum
0 (0%)
The Four Horsemen
0 (0%)
Tombstone
23 (13.6%)
Ultimo Destructo
2 (1.2%)
Valkyrie
0 (0%)
Vanquish
0 (0%)
War Hawk
2 (1.2%)
Warhead
1 (0.6%)
Warrior Dragon
0 (0%)
Whiplash
3 (1.8%)
Witch Doctor
3 (1.8%)
Yeti
9 (5.3%)

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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #120 on: August 04, 2018, 08:40:39 AM »


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« Reply #124 on: August 07, 2018, 01:25:24 AM »


Unrelated note: Kind of sad that neither Chomp nor Blacksmith were in the Desperado.  I was really hoping to see at least one hammer in the top 16.  But Chomp is not going to happen at 0-3 and Blacksmith is really long odds at 1-2.

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« Reply #125 on: August 07, 2018, 11:34:39 PM »
Unrelated note: Kind of sad that neither Chomp nor Blacksmith were in the Desperado.  I was really hoping to see at least one hammer in the top 16.  But Chomp is not going to happen at 0-3 and Blacksmith is really long odds at 1-2.

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« Reply #126 on: August 08, 2018, 12:53:55 AM »
Unrelated note: Kind of sad that neither Chomp nor Blacksmith were in the Desperado.  I was really hoping to see at least one hammer in the top 16.  But Chomp is not going to happen at 0-3 and Blacksmith is really long odds at 1-2.


From what I heard, more than 8 teams entered, and production picked which ones got in.  So it's possible that Chomp/Blacksmith entered but weren't picked.

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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #127 on: August 08, 2018, 10:09:12 AM »
Unrelated note: Kind of sad that neither Chomp nor Blacksmith were in the Desperado.  I was really hoping to see at least one hammer in the top 16.  But Chomp is not going to happen at 0-3 and Blacksmith is really long odds at 1-2.


From what I heard, more than 8 teams entered, and production picked which ones got in.  So it's possible that Chomp/Blacksmith entered but weren't picked.

would be really interesting to find out who all entered
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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #128 on: August 25, 2018, 07:45:56 AM »
Sooo im going to say that Warhead is still feeling the pain from its encounter with Minotaur in 2016, They look like they are having a truckload of fun though

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« Reply #129 on: August 25, 2018, 09:19:16 PM »
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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #130 on: August 27, 2018, 01:59:26 AM »
Sooo im going to say that Warhead is still feeling the pain from its encounter with Minotaur in 2016, They look like they are having a truckload of fun though

That's what I was wondering, if the hit from Minotaur created some tiny fracture in the dome they didn't notice.  It's just bizarre to wrap my head around the idea that a fight that happened 2 years ago could still have effects on fights today.

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« Reply #131 on: August 27, 2018, 02:40:37 AM »
Sooo im going to say that Warhead is still feeling the pain from its encounter with Minotaur in 2016, They look like they are having a truckload of fun though

That's what I was wondering, if the hit from Minotaur created some tiny fracture in the dome they didn't notice.  It's just bizarre to wrap my head around the idea that a fight that happened 2 years ago could still have effects on fights today.
Disc was prolly reused from 2016, and was probably damaged by minotaur back in 16 (that is prolly what it means by feeling the pain?)
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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #132 on: August 27, 2018, 03:06:14 AM »
Sooo im going to say that Warhead is still feeling the pain from its encounter with Minotaur in 2016, They look like they are having a truckload of fun though

That's what I was wondering, if the hit from Minotaur created some tiny fracture in the dome they didn't notice.  It's just bizarre to wrap my head around the idea that a fight that happened 2 years ago could still have effects on fights today.
Disc was prolly reused from 2016, and was probably damaged by minotaur back in 16 (that is prolly what it means by feeling the pain?)
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« Reply #133 on: August 27, 2018, 04:43:40 AM »
It's the same disc from the original BB series, been used all this time. They knew there was a small crack in it after the Minotaur fight and were aware of the metal fatigue so pretty much knew it was a matter of time!
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« Reply #134 on: August 27, 2018, 05:21:37 AM »
It's all but confirmed that the dome is not going to be used for the rest of the season. What are the chances we'll see it again ever?
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« Reply #135 on: August 27, 2018, 06:32:59 AM »
I'm pretty sure they are going to make a new one. WH is way to iconic to not have the dome head. Maybe it's not even a bad thing it broke. With todays technology and CNC machines it might come back wit a even better one

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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #136 on: August 27, 2018, 08:24:31 PM »
Isnt Simon Scott involved in machining somehow? (made Concussions drum iirc)

Sooo im going to say that Warhead is still feeling the pain from its encounter with Minotaur in 2016, They look like they are having a truckload of fun though

That's what I was wondering, if the hit from Minotaur created some tiny fracture in the dome they didn't notice.  It's just bizarre to wrap my head around the idea that a fight that happened 2 years ago could still have effects on fights today.

I agree, it sounds weird being 2 years ago... but Warrior Dragon was literally the first opponent they have faced with the disc since Minotaur played pinball with the head.
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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #137 on: August 27, 2018, 08:41:24 PM »
It's the same disc from the original BB series, been used all this time. They knew there was a small crack in it after the Minotaur fight and were aware of the metal fatigue so pretty much knew it was a matter of time!

I can't believe that it was the same one all those years! They've certainly done an excellent job of polishing that bad boy before pictures because it always looked brand new. Those tormach machines will really be tested if they make another disc before the next fight.
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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #138 on: August 27, 2018, 08:42:26 PM »
friendly reminder that warhead beat "bronco" in 2002
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Re: BattleBots 2018 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #139 on: August 29, 2018, 10:41:49 PM »
Minotaur decided to be nice and not give the "head" an extra kicking after they broke it off.  But maybe they should've so that Team Warhead would make a brand new one for this season.

But hey, at least they didn't waste it on Chomp.