Rolls Report: Oct 27 – Short and Sweet

Welcome back buggiers (shut up auto-correct, it’s totally a word)! Last weekend rolls did not happen because of Mid-semester break and Saturday was called on account of Halloween parties, or so we assume… This left us with only Sunday rolls, and a short one at that. Next weekend we finally say goodbye to daylight savings and we’ll have the longest and shortest days of rolls, so remember to check your clocks and keep the time in mind. When I got to the course Sunday morning, my phone was practically dead (didn’t have a chance to change it overnight) so there was no livestream. Thankfully, Tom Wood was out in the chute and got some videos to share. Such a short weekend means that there wasn’t much of a chance for things to happen, but hopefully enough to make this report at least somewhat interesting. Sadly one of my cameras failed again this weekend so I got absolutely no times to mess around with. I’m still playing with some of the footage from a couple weeks ago, so hopefully you can expect something later this week with old data.

In Attendance 

Org Sunday
AEPi Kamikaze
Apex Phoenix
CIA Impulse, Orca, Ascension, Freyja
Fringe Beacon, Bissa, Bedlam, Banyan
PiKA Banshee, Chimera
SDC Vice, Malice, Avarice, Rage
SigEp Mamba, Baraccuda, Pandora
SigNu Bungarus Krait
Spirit Kingpin II, Zuke, Haraka, Seraph, Fuko

Observations (Sunday Gallery) – (I left my camera at a friends house, I will be getting pictures up later today)… Continue reading

Freeroll Times: Fall 2013 – Oct 12

Here are the times from Saturday October 12th that I was able to collect.

I would like to collect an entire day but our equipment at the moment is not capable of doing so. I have an idea that could make this process better and more accurate which I have posted to our project reddit page. Please post your thoughts there and if there’s enough interest (and if it’s fast enough), we could possibly have this ready to go as early as this or next weekend. There are also plenty of other projects that have been forgotten about. Check those out and if there’s any interest, we can make more things happen. Continue reading

Rolls Report: Oct 12 & 13 – Smooth Sailing

If you looked at this weekend and last weekend out of context, you would have guessed that there were several weeks in between. Last week we saw plenty of crashes, both days, and very slow rolls. This time around, most teams have picked up the pace and there were only a couple minor incidents between both days. That, combined with very efficient teams, means both days got several cycles and plenty of rolls for everyone.

Saturday started close to on time and ran incredibly smoothly throughout. In the last half hour or so, some VERY light rain rolled through, which was just enough to pause rolls for a few minutes. The course was still plenty dry after the clouds passed and rolls continued and finished without incident. Saturday also showed the return of SAE and SigNu meaning that all but one org was out on the course that day. Sunday started right on time and continued the same smooth rolls that happened the previous morning. By 8:30, sweepstakes had already gotten in 3 complete cycles. This was only helped by the fact that there were only a handful of orgs out as most of the frats decided to only come out on Saturday.

Our Twitter has started getting regular use again, so if you’d like to always know when new posts go up, pictures get uploaded, or Freerolls start streaming, follow us on twitter @cmubuggy. Also, be sure to spread these reports and this site around and share with your friends whether they do buggy or not.

In Attendance 

Org Saturday Sunday
AEPi Kamikaze
Apex Phoenix Phoenix
CIA Impulse, Orca, Freyja Impulse, Orca, Freyja
Fringe Beacon, Bissa, Bedlam, Banyan Beacon, Banyan
PiKA Banshee, Chimera
SAE Lucy, Rubicon
SDC Vice, Malice, Psychosis, Rage Vice, Malice, Psychosis, Rage
SigEp Barracuda, Pandora
SigNu Bungarus Krait
Spirit Kingpin II, Zuke, Seraph, Haraka, Fuko Kingpin II, Zuke, Seraph, Haraka, Fuko

(Roll counts were not updated, this table is subject to change when that happens)

Observations (Saturday Gallery | Sunday Gallery) Continue reading

Freeroll Times: Fall 2013 – Oct 5&6

Hey you Buggy fanatics,
Remember that “teaser” I left you in last weekend’s Rolls Report? Well, I meant to get these out by Thursday or so last week, but I only finally got time now.

The times are taken from two synced video sources from the crosswalk (first line) to line at the start of hill 3. I realized too late that my timer was recording frames (60 fps) instead of miliseconds. The minutes and seconds are accurate, but the miliseconds should only be used as reference (or do the math yourself).

SO, without further ado, here are the times we got from the first full weekend of rolls.  Continue reading

Rolls Report: Oct 5 & 6 – First Full

Coming into this weekend, it was looking very dreary, but somehow we managed to fit in between the weather, or just made it go away all-together. Buggy is now back to normal after the first one day weekend followed by another off and boy did it show.  Even long-standing veteran teams looked like they were caught by surprise when Sunday rolled around.

Saturday went fairly well with only a little excitement from the chute. The weather was warm, the sun was out, the course was dry, and rolls started right about on time. Teams got 3 complete cycles with a few getting 4. The weather gave us a scare Saturday night, but things were clear by the morning and after a few little clean ups around the course teams were off and rolling. There were only 2 complete cycles on Sunday, with Fringe lucking out with a 3rd roll. Rolls themselves were delayed slightly because there were not enough bales wrapping around the corner. On top of that, the course was very damp from the rains overnight.

This is coming out a bit later than we wanted too, but we haven’t written a full one of these in a while, so I guess we have just as many cobwebs to shake off as these teams do.

In Attendance

Org Saturday Sunday
AEPi Kamikaze
Apex Phoenix Phoenix
CIA Impulse, Orca, Freyja, Quasar Impulse, Orca, Freyja
Fringe Bissa, Banyan Bissa, Bedlam, Banyan
PiKA Banshee, Chimera Banshee, Chimera
SDC Vice, Avarice, Malice, Psychosis Vice, Avarice, Malice, Psychosis, Rage
SigEp Pandora, Barracuda Mamba, Pandora, Barracuda
Spirit Kingpin II, Zuke, Haraka, Fuko Kingpin II, Zuke, Seraph, Haraka

Observations (Saturday Gallery | Sunday Gallery) Continue reading