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For what it’s worth, we’re proud of this fight! WCVII Horizon was a comedy of errors that started working better near the end of filming, once we were able to get stuff working better. When dealing with an experimental design like ours, there’s a lot you need to get right in order to be effective. This was Horizon finally starting to work in the way we wanted. You might not think we did a lot to Banshee, but we were able to cause damage to their “tombstone wedge” (which I believe is 1/4” AR500?) and we tweaked their frame, putting us ahead on damage. We can see that we were very much behind on control, and we know that our self-righter didn’t work if we were stuck up against the wall. At the end of an incredibly rough season, this fight was really encouraging to us, and showed us that our concept had potential. We knew that we needed to change things, but we knew we were on the right track. 💞
Everyone needs to go back and read what Team Small Robotics said. This was a match that didn't have any tournament implications and was good for both teams to get time in the box and have a little fun along the way. Not everything in life is about winning all the time 🤔
Are gonna do anything on tv soon
Sometimes the goal of a fight isn't to win. Banshee is a new bot, so getting as much fight time as possible is crucial to gathering data and testing its systems. Horizon is in the same boat, plus they're my friends, so I want to help them learn what they can about their new bot too. So yeah, I could have left Horizon on the screws for an easy W, but in a grudge match with no real consequence for winning/losing it benefits both teams to keep the fight going.
Coming soon from BANGLADESH 🇧🇩
Why wasn't this part of Vengeance in Vegas 2?
Banshee would hv gotten an easier win if it had left horizon upside down
Trọng tâm thấp là một lợi thế của anh ấy
this was the most boring and quietest robot fight i have ever seen
Judge Eric scored the match for horizon. What a joke
It's easy to see why this match went unaired. Not a lot happened. Banshee should have left horizon stuck on the screws and waited for a count down.
Deben regresar BattleeBot a la tv, los extraño!!
Team Small Robotics in the comments has a quote following this fight did not have any tournament implications, but they also want to have a little fun in the BattleBox. Marco Meggiolaro once said in Episode 15 of World Championship VII, what happens in the BattleBox, stays in the BattleBox. Pixar’s Cars even once said "there’s a whole lot more to racing to just winning" and BattleBots is no different.
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I think Gruff has a new weapon for season VIII 🤔
thanks for that guys
Jobbers in Vegas is more like it.
If they weren't good enough to air....
Without Chris and Kenny talking this didn't sit right with me. No more of this YouTube mess for me.
First after watching this you can see and hear how much fun and excitement the announcers bring to the broadcast. Great job Chris, kenny and faruq Second we can see why these fights did not make prime tine. 3rd Kraken is cursed 4th Rusty, doomba and double tap would be lucky to beat a vacuum cleaner. They are bad designs. The weapon on double tap is too light and flimsy. Doomba is just, im sorry "stupid'. Rusty cmon. It cant fight. And could cpt. Shreddarator just retire already. Thanks discovery for making this show. Look forward to next season.
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Today we honor and say goodbye to Marc Thorpe, the creator of robot fighting sports. Without this remarkable human being, creative genius, and pioneer, there would be no BattleBots, Robot Wars, RoboGames, NHRL, Robot Ruckus, Extreme Robots and so on and so on.
Marc touched all our lives and fought the good fight so we could all pursue this amazing sport. This community starts with him, and during its darkest moments he held the torch. We are eternally grateful to you Marc, and we’ll see you on the other side. Love to you and to your spirit that will live on forever. ... See MoreSee Less
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RIP and thank you for starting the sport.
Thank you for everything you have done Marc. We all wouldn't be in this crazy sport if it wasn't for your hard work. Rest in Peace....
You will be missed by countless of people in this sport Marc. An absolute legend, this comes as a very big shock to us all.
Marc, thank you for planting the seed of a sport that has revolutionized the STEM world and countless lives. Personally, Robot Combat is a huge reason why I became an engineer, and I know my story is not unique. We are forever grateful for what you did for us and this world. I hope to shake your hand and talk shop with you on the other side ❤️
Without Marc, there is no robot fighting time. RIP.
RIP, pioneer robot man 😥
The only sport I watch. Thank you, Sir.
Rest in Peace Marc. We owe you so much!
Rest in Peace to the legend
Very sad to hear. Without this man, nearly my whole life wouldn’t be filled with the fun memories and friends I have made watching TV and attending events from a community spirit that came with the fantastic sport he created. His legacy will always live forever as long as we continue our hobby. RIP Marc, sleep well legend ❤️❤️❤️
This man is a legend. He forged the path I’ve been on since 1995. Rest well my friend.
An inspiration. Today, the world mourns for a pioneer of technical sports. 😞
An amazingly kind and gentle man who changed the world and inspired so many. What a pleasure it was to know him. ❤
Thank you Marc for the robot combat we know today. So long partner
Thank you Marc
RIP amazing gentleman ❤
He will truly be missed by us all. Rest in peace
Thank you, Marc♡
Brilliant, kind and thoughtful are the best words I can think of to describe Marc. May you rest in peace.
The Botfather … RIP Marc
Much respect for this genius. Robot Wars is one of my favorite shows.
Thank you Marc, giving us what later became my entire childhood and still is my all-time favourite thing in the entire universe 💜
Thank you, Marc. Godspeed and rest in peace
Marc will definitely be missed.
That is so sad to hear. Especially after this year. Thanks for the fighting robots.
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Was wondering if BattleBots ever come to the East Coast like Upstate South Carolina. Love watching these bots battle each other. Like to see these live some day.
I didn’t see but like 8 things for not really a sale lol
TF do you sell
There used to be lots of shirts based on what the teams wear. They're all gone.
Only 6 tv episodes for 2023 made me cancel my discovery + subscription. I liked the show, now I'm just disgusted. I waited since last year to watch 6 episodes. You suck!!!
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BattleBots Did a camera took shrapnel damage from Terrortops? If so, can Chris and Kenny make some commentary about it next season?
God we hates mammoth. Nobody likes you go away!...lol
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How can I go see this in person??
Yay. I do miss it already.
A good post Thanksgiving meal
Mark K Connelly
Can't wait to see this as it's exclusive to YouTube.
Will the rest of s4 also be uploaded to youtube
Though I have wonder what this means for their relationship with Discovery... 🤔
Mark Bradley oooo
Finley seen mech walker wins fight goodjob chump!!
Glad to see more fights on Saturday. Let their be carnage in the Battlebox. BTW,when the next season starting in 2024.
I will NOT be watching ANYTHING on YouTube!!!👎👎
Những cuộc chiến đòi hỏi sự khéo léo của toàn đội
Your judges Are bad End game saw blade Split decision Come on😡🤪🤪🤪
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That is awesome! Just all around awesome! The story, your involvement, and everything! Only question I have is, why is she wearing hers on the right hand?
Awesome! Now we're ready for Tombstone version 2.0.
I've managed to be involved in a lot of really cool moments in this sport. But this one is special 🙂
Wonderful. Nice to see a positive post every once and a while.
Mark Bradley that's couple goals that is
You rock Ray!!!!
This is epic! Congratulations to them both! Wtg Ray Billings for making this happen for them!
That’s awesome! Congratulations Robert and Stephanie! Thank you for doing this and sharing it with us Ray!
this is incredible ❤️
Man! If only I'd thought of something so original!
This is incredible - and won’t break like my tungsten ring! Great job Ray!
That’s pretty cool
Very cool ... both the rings and Ray for doing it !
Oh come on, this is too dang cute. Ray is the best!
Very cool of Ray Billings to do this for fans. Can't wait to see Tombstone back in the battlebox.
You have a great heart. I hope I bump into you. I live in Folsom
I am so impressed with the competitors and fans . Great sportsmanship. Clean fun. Mutual respect and caring. Parents can show their children how to compete with honor. And Ray you are the epitome of American competition. Thank you.
How cool is that?
Wow! Very cool. I love this project from start to finish. But, as a woman I am wondering why he's wearing his wedding ring on his middle finger, 😉. What a great gift to give Ray Billings .
Can’t wait for tombstone come back
Awww that's just so sweet and kind. May their union be as durable and hardcore as Tombstone is! 😁❤️
God's bless you Ray and the whole community of Battle Botts. Thanks for being there .
We need Tombstone back in the tournaments
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Okay, so... I've said it elsewhere- I was rooting for Tantrum, but I reluctantly have to give it to Sawblaze here. He had the upper hand pretty much the entire fight up to the point where he made that critical error. Even when he was flipped over, Sawblaze was moving. You could see it. Not moving WELL, but moving. Pitifully inching around. In reality, the referee shouldn't have been counting to begin with- not until Tantrum went back in and hit them a few more times to keep them from moving AT ALL. That was on the ref for a pre-emptive count. So Sawblaze was ahead on points, then knocked itself over. Crabwalking upside down very slowly didn't stop him from being ahead on points. Tantrum should have taken that opportunity to score a few more damage points. At the MOMENT it seemed like Tantrum might have been cheated out of a win, and I still don't like to admit it but, looking back on it, the right call was made.
When does the REAL season start?
Jamison's oopsie almost costed him the victory.
Reminded me of Tombstone vs Bronco when Ray got greedy and said "You want more" then proceeded to take out his battery config. and costed him a Giant Nut in his next fight with Bite Force. Member Ray?!? Same senerio with Jamison and SawBlaze....Ka-Boom!
I still say Sawblaze should have been out after that fight. If one bot finishes the fight moving, and the other does not, it’s pretty clear who won. I don’t care if the count out ended after the buzzer: maybe Battlebots needs a rule that you cannot be saved by the bell in any round including the 12th and final round…
When does the regular season start?
On the plus side there was no Riptide.
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It would be cool to see a "behind the scenes" clip sometime of the maintenece and preparation that goes into getting the Battlebox ready for a new season!
Getting ready for season 8🙏
Our unsung heros!
All of WCVII was fantastic. Best season of BattleBots so far, in my opinion. Super excited for WCVIII!
The unsung heroes of Battlebots
I think they should get rid of the kill saws too. But I suspect they leave them in just so they can shoot sparks in the air with them at the start of the show. If you're in the arena, it's impressive the first time you see it. But after that, it's just more hype.
Get rid of tombstone and the floor will be ok
I'd like to see a totally different arena with a realistic floor that is bumpy, conditions that would be seen on a real battle field. Would need a totally different robot.
How about some booby trap floors with super springs. Hit the sensor and POW! You get launched. Different areas , different times.
I see no shelf in this pic. I hope this is a pic of where the shelf used to be.
Next season date?
get rid of the kill saws and second deck. let the bots battle each other instead of the arena floor.
Looking forward to all the the chaos in the battle box.
Putting in more dings and bumps I see
Wow they're there they should really try to smooth out that floor 😝
Now just waiting for the big spinners to ruin all the hard work. 😁
I personally think they should use the Battle Bots for crowd control.
They need to remove the kill saws
Dose anyone know what gauge the floor plates are? I’m just curious
Kill saws are a buzz kill and they are a snag hazard to all bots.
Please smooth the floor out and get rid of the kill saws. Tired of seeing these bots getting stuck on the floor. Let them fight!!
Fix those holes ! .... 👍🏼
Whats the floor made of?
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YES , Thank you! <3
Congrats Team End Game! That’s awesome!
Thank you all
That is way cool!!
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Where’s the wingnut?
Such a great Battle!!
2 bolts one nut
I have been wondering that!!!!
Fantastic bot for sure! I love to see you win and also love to see you get destroyed. It was a Win this time and well deserved!
Congrats to a well deserved team End Game. I was rooting for Saw Blaze, but yall gave us a great match. Can't wait for next season!
Inquiring minds… WANTED to know!!
Way to go! I have been wondering about that
I always wondered! Thanks for answering that question
Congratulations End Game! 🇳🇿
Dave Brown David Starliper
Congratulations EndGameGang - New Zealand rocks!
Congrats End Game, was rooting for you
I’m impressed that they were able to get these three pieces together. I’m equally impressed that they trusted a 3 legged table to hold that much weight.
Boo! Hiss! 🤬