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Old 04-12-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: Vex Worlds 2012 - Strongest Regions

Only 254B said about a Hawaii team. Hawaii may not do as strong sometimes but some teams to watch out for may be:
2438A and C: Both have good sturdy design builds.
1973's: All use NZ design to full efficiency.
2439A&X: 2 different designs, but good builds.
359:Competed well in every competition they went to.

Middle School:
394: Use a variety of robot designs. All sturdy built.
368's: Tons of teams all with good basic designs.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:56 PM
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Re: Vex Worlds 2012 - Strongest Regions

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Sorry, but I hope I'm not the only one who chuckled over NZ only having a couple of good teams?
No, I did as well. New Zealand has a TONNE of good teams, just in previous years many of them didn't qualify, and this year many can't afford to go.

Just going to worlds (in High School) are:

2921 - Free Range
2915A - Lynfield College
2915B - Lynfield College
720P - aMax
2900A - Onehunga High School
2919A - Kristin School
2941A - Otumoetai College

all of which are super competitive teams.
On top of that there a bunch of other super competitive teams who weren't able to go for whatever reason.

There's certainly more than a few "good" teams in New Zealand .
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:05 PM
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Sorry, but I hope I'm not the only one who chuckled over NZ only having a couple of good teams?
Hehe.... nope... You are definitely not the only one

Same for Singapore too... yesss... we are small.... but take a look at the global ranking for skill challenges this year (if the link is still up)... you will see the depth that we have this year

That said, I have the utmost respect for all teams that made it to World this year.... especially for this year game - the game can change dramatically at the last few seconds. So no room for complacency or lapse in concentration.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: Vex Worlds 2012 - Strongest Regions

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Only 254B said about a Hawaii team. Hawaii may not do as strong sometimes but some teams to watch out for may be:
2438A and C: Both have good sturdy design builds.
1973's: All use NZ design to full efficiency.
2439A&X: 2 different designs, but good builds.
359:Competed well in every competition they went to.

Middle School:
394: Use a variety of robot designs. All sturdy built.
368's: Tons of teams all with good basic designs.
Thanks for the mention. I should clear this up on the forums, though: we don't divide our teams by letter. The school motto is "one team", which we apply rather literally, since everyone works on every high school robot. We registered three teams so that we can have two robots at Worlds if we qualify; the third letter is so that we can have an Intermediate team for our seventh graders.

I won't give out any real spoilers on the robot without permission, since I'm not going to Worlds with the team, but lemme just say it's not going to be easy to defend against.

Hawaii doesn't get much credit as a region because there aren't many people here who are super active on the forums (not sure this thread qualifies as "strongest regions" so much as "regions with most members represented on VEXforum"), but there's a remarkable abundance of high-quality robots here on a yearly basis despite our comparatively tiny size. Islander buddies from Singapore and New Zealand, we all know where it's at. :P
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:56 PM
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[quote=Team80_Giraffes;282337]LOL

Official Vexmen reveal is coming later with all our robots. But I could not resist after seeing the 8192B picture.

Here's Nightcrawler - a bigger, badder version of what 8192 came up with. Totally independently! We saw the 8192 robots at worlds last year and thought it was a pretty good design.

I'll let my daughter gush about her inspiration from How Its Made on improving to a pantograph scissor lift. (Notice the extra bar for stability)

63" tall to the feeder top. 6 motors driving/pushing


80N - Nightcrawler 80N - Nightcrawler tall view[/QUOTE
Yo dude that is the best robot i have see in my vex hystory. Omg
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:02 PM
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Thanks for the shout out Speedo, but I would be careful saying that those regions only have a couple of good teams. We're each our experts in our own region, so we shouldn't make any generalizations about skill in other regions seeing as we haven't competed in those regions ourselves. To add on, it may seem like there are only a couple of good teams because those are the teams that are constantly performing better and winning the major tournaments/awards. A lot of the time you don't see the solid teams that are getting to the quarterfinals, semifinals, winning judged awards, etc.
Yep true. But last years worlds proved our region to be one of the thoughest. My point is that alot of good teams from our region didnt qualify to worlds. Ur right i havnt seen the nz semi finals nor qualifications. I take my word back. Sorry guys i was getting exited
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:00 PM
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I honestly think that southern california is one of the toughest regions around. Especially the team in the Los Angeles area.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:03 AM
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1001 (They may be a middle school team, but they competed and beat many HS teams.)
There may not be a ton of teams from Indiana this year, but the quality is definitely up from years past.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:48 AM
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As (I think) the only team from Japan, that makes us the strongest, right?


and the weakest...
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:57 PM
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As (I think) the only team from Japan, that makes us the strongest, right?


and the weakest...
You could hold a tournament with 23 made-up teams, and then win because all the other teams had perpetual no-shows.
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