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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2018 Race Report: Third Law (Land Punt)



Here's a Sculpture!
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Third Law (Land Punt)

Kinetinaut Ross lives in France now, so he hasn’t raced since 2009. Back in town briefly, he reunited the old crew to build the most amazing kinetic sculpture they could make in one week. The result is Third Law (Land Punt)

On the water, Third Law Land Punt was uncatastrophic, even when queued behind a struggling ACE team.

This looks more like modern dance than is typical for kinetic races.

Their name references Isaac Newton’s awesomely elegant principle they used for propulsion:

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts... If you press a stone with your finger, the finger is also pressed by the stone.

They won the Judges’ Fill-in-the-Gap award, for reasons to be added here later.

This team originated at University of Maryland Baltimore County, and was also involved in:


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  1. 2018 Grand Champion: Baltimore Wheel Estate
  2. Off the Rails
  3. 3 Sculptures From St. Paul’s Schools
  4. Spacecation
  5. Unidentified Flying Platypus (UFP)
  6. Monster Under the Bed
  7. Revenge of the Sea
  8. The Jemicy Three
  1. Tick Tock the Croc
  2. High Hat
  3. Dazzlin’ Dino & the Sneeshaws
  4. Oh! Snap!
  5. Messie Nessie
  6. Earhart Returns!
  7. Nator
  8. Third Law (Land Punt)
  1. Trojnan Horse
  2. Shreker
  3. Paul’s Bunions & Babe (Fifi)
  4. The Golden Fleece
  5. Opening Ceremonies
  6. Thanks!
  7. Volunteers, Spectators & Crew
  8. The KineticBaltimore.com Team
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