Rolls Report: Apr. 17 & 18 – A Corona Carnival

I don’t have the energy for anything creative this week RIP

The Rolls Reporting Officer doesn’t usually report on rolls during Carnival (that’s someone else’s job). But these rolls weren’t technically Raceday so I suppose it weirdly falls under my jurisdiction… just another unprecedented buggy first. Anywho, there were a few hiccups, but overall teams were able to get some practice and show off their newest additions this past weekend. Most buggies got between 3 to 5 rolls each day with a couple of exceptions. The lower numbers were likely due to some Rolls holds (something very much not unprecedented.)

Our usual fleet of buggies was out this weekend (sans SigEp) and with the addition of Atlas stopping by for some data collection. Saturday saw some delay when a pusher was checked out for an injury on the backhills, but things were soon back on track. There was a bit more of a serious accident on Sunday, but we’ll get to that later (everyone’s okay now!). Sunday Rolls were also temporarily put on hold when the course had a very ominous amount of fog. Students were given the choice of waiting out the fog or becoming part of a Stephen King novel, and very luckily chose the former. Check out these spectacularly spooky pictures taken just before Transition and in the Chute.

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It’s too late for this nonsense

This weekend’s practice sessions were not timed, but don’t worry Buggy fans! Sweepstakes is working on some timed Rolls coming up in place of a traditional Raceday. However, it was Carnival weekend and Design Comp carried on. Congratulations to Fringe and Apex for placing this year. Fringe’s Baltic and Blind Faith placed first and second respectively, and Molotov won Apex’s first ever Design Comp win with third place! Congrats guys, you’ve made this old, irrelevant alum quite proud.

A Post-Design Comp Photo Shoot

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Since it was Carnival Weekend, we do have some good news! Students and staff were able to get some cameras set up and livestream last weekend’s practices. If you weren’t able to catch the livestreams, checkout the two highlight videos below!

Buggy Free Roll April 17th Highlights

Buggy Free Roll April 18th Highlights

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In Attendance

OrgSaturdaySunday
AtlasBaby Buggy
ApexFirefly, Molotov
CIAAurora, Kingfisher
Fringe Blind Faith, Baltic
PiKABanshee, Ckliodhna
SDCBane
SpiritSeraph, Zuke

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Observations (Gallery Currently Unavailable)

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Atlas was back out this weekend with Baby Buggy. Hopefully they were able to collect some good data before nap time.

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Apex unveiled Molotov’s paint job this weekend. I think teams really brought out their A game with this year’s paint jobs. Molotov seemed to steal the spotlight from Firefly who was also out this weekend with the team’s first ever Design Comp win, but I am VERY okay with that. Congrats again!

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CIA was out on Saturday with its two newest buggies: Aurora and Kingfisher. This is the first time Aurora has been out this year, and for those of you unaware, Aurora is the first CIA buggy in decades to feature a dropping pushbar. For any 70’s CIA alum, your legacy is still very much alive!

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Fringe shared the course only with PiKA on Sunday, rolling it’s two newest buggies: Baltic and Blind Faith. Both these buggies also took home 1st and 2nd place at this year’s Design Comp continuing their winning streak. Fringe sure does know how to build ’em. Here’s a picture of Baltic sporting a new look too:

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PiKA returned after mysteriously vanishing last weekend, but ran into some trouble. Unfortunately, Sunday’s practice session was put on hold after an accident where Cleo crashed straight into the Chute’s outer bales. It’s unclear what caused the accident and when we’ll see Cleo back on the course. Luckily, the driver was checked out by EMS and is doing just fine now!

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SDC and Spirit rolled on Saturday incident free and shared the highest number of rolls this weekend with Bane and Seraph both making it around the course 8 times.

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Movie/TV Parody of the Week:

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Stay tuned for next week’s Rolls Report because I’m going to be playing with this section a bit more. Guess the buggy related title!

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Rolls Report Contributors:

Jasio S.

Sweepstakes and Dave (for being my eyes and ears at Rolls)

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My brother for teaching me how to remove white backgrounds of buggy pictures for my memes.

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