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    Would a really tough fast narly brick without much of a wedge be good to chuck in with spinners and wedges?

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    Comes down to driving skill in that instance one would think if the brick doesn't have any active weaponry and/or exploitable ground clearance in the case of wedges. Against spinners, depends on how slab sided it was.
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    It'd just be built for fun and to have a go at building a cheap heavy.

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    Have a go! Though I'd at least fit it with some wedgelets if you're not wanting to do a full wedge

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    I can build a wedge, it was just an idea of thought of.

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    To ask a stupid question is it worth building a heavyweight? I'm right on the limit of clicking "buy" on the components, but want to check to see if the EO's plan on running spinners more and more at events first?

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    The arena at Robots Live! cannot handle spinners of any description at the moment. Extreme Robots can but in the MW/HW categories, it is limited to 125mph. As far as HW spinner numbers go, I can think of Aftershock, Donald Thump, Tauron and Magnetar as being some of the big hitters at the moment but I don't think I've ever seen them all together at the same event.

    If you really didn't want to face a spinner, you could mention it to the EOs at EXR but that might limit you to whiteboard/show matches only.
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    Hi David

    In case you haven't seen it yet, Extreme Robots have released a plan regarding how they plan to run events. They specifically mention a non-spinner HW division, so if you don't want to face spinners, you won't have to.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/roam...6725914914022/
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    Thank you for the info, have contacted John today.

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