Launching Mechanism Regulations
All participants must have a launching mechanism in order to compete. Mechanisms must run with human-powered energy, which may include:
- Rubber bands
Good Example: Slingshot, Water Balloon Launcher
Launching Mechanisms must NOT include:
- External water propulsion
- Compressed air of any kind
Bad Example: Air Gun, Potato Gun, Throwing by Human Force…
There is no height or weight limit of the launching mechanism; however, it must fit in a 20×20 ft. launch area, and only the 3 registered participants are permitted to transport it into the launch area.
The mechanism must be mobile, not fixed. Digging into the ground is not permitted. Ground stakes, ropes, wires, and straps may be used for safety reasons, if needed, and must be provided by the teams. If the launching mechanism breaks during competition and cannot be fixed before the team’s next turn, the team will be disqualified.