“Painappuru! Best Friends!” completes the Kinetic Grand Championship

This year Team Pineapple built a new, 4-person kinetic sculpture, and we chose the theme “Painappuru,” which is the Japanese word for pineapple. We looked fresh and shiny at the Plaza, and made a good start of it, but soon enough, bolts started dropping off, and lock nuts started unscrewing themselves… (All photos by Kelsea Miranda Cooper)

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We struggled in the sand, and finally chose to give up our ACE, after I destroyed my sand tires completely.

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We emerged at the top, after a lot of pushing and pulling, and then killed it down Deadman’s Drop, our pontoons slowed us down the whole way.

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On the second day, Bob wanted to make a big splash, but we found out that the vehicle was better at hydroplaning than anything else…

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On Day 3, we pushed and pulled some more, and made it to the Eel. We made it across, despite the strong current that was sweeping other vehicles out to sea.

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We finally made it, with all our pieces, to Ferndale. For The Glory!

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