Nothing short of AWESOME!
This thing is the BOMB-Diggity! I had to continue construction of the trebuchet into the designated party time. Guests started arriving a hair early, but welcome nonetheless and then 3PM hit and people came in droves. Still no working trebuchet. Perfection cannot be rushed. It takes 9 months to brew a baby and this is no different. You DON'T want it too early.
The finally elements were the chute, sling and axle block assembly. Special thanks to:
Also, special thanks to the Gun Crew without whom, loading and firing this weapon would not be near as speedy, safe or entertaining:
And now for the reason you're here. Gregg Phalen isn't the best videographer. I'd never recommend him for a wedding. However, his shaky filmmaking and commentary are akin to combat photography or live sporting events for which his technique in filming the trebuchet in action is, again, perfection, somehow. He's got a knack that should get him on YouTube ... or maybe Jackass, if he keeps filming things like this.
Thanks Gregg. You the man.
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