Photo by Jessica Lale/Stuart Barnwell.
John Findlay — builder and driver of Ripper,
the heavyweight champion.
The finalists: Ripper and Terrorhurtz.
tled on. Pain in the Asp — with
its two 1 HP motors and gyro —
sliced across the arena, scattering
opponents, until it got stuck on
the side. Aftershock, a full pressure flipper driven by 18 volt drill
motors kept flipping its opponents,
coming back to invert them again
when they self righted and, with
five machines still running at the
end, became the featherweight
champion by a judges decision.
The last heavyweight match
saw Terrorhurtz take on Ripper,
a flipper that had lost its first
competition fight but won the
losers melee, gained a place in the
quarter finals and fought its way
through to the finals. After an
even battle between the two
CO powered weapons, with
Terrorhurtz self righting after
being flipped and landing numerous hammer blows, loosening the
flipper's armour, Ripper flipped
Terrorhurtz and propped it against
a wall. With Terrorhurtz unable to
self right, Ripper became the
heavyweight champion of the
Winter Tour. SV
Photo by Team Aftershock.
Aftershock — the featherweight champion — in a photo taken before the event.