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Thread: Entanglement devices

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    I dispute not being able to effectively defend against spinners, in my 5 years of building I’ve never taken substantial damage from a spinner, even having fought some of the most damaging ones in each class (barring heavyweights).

    Defending against spinners really isn’t as difficult as a lot of people seem to make out. That said, I wouldn’t mind seeing more clever ways of entanglement, but nets etc would be painfully boring and quite unsporting to be honest.

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    There are multiple reasons why entanglement is generally prohibited, it’s not just to “put on a good show”. Think about the power behind a modern day spinner, now imagine that spinner coming to an immediate and violent stop whilst still being powered. That cause cause the weapon motor or esc to burn out or it could cause a lipo fire due to too high a current draw. I’ve had my spinners entangled, in fact it happened at Burgess this weekend when my drum bot sucked up a “decorative” feather and it stopped the weapon in it’s tracks, whilst wrapping itself around the weapon motor.

    I very, very rarely “tear something limb from limb” with a spinner, a modern robot with modern armour can take the hits a spinner can dish out, if your robot can’t take it, build stronger but entanglement is just unsporting.

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