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NAR Competition

The "Not A Rectangle", otherwise known as "Untangle" or simply "NAR" is easily the best single shot in terms of range due to the power transfer at the front. Because this is the only needed feature of the gun, it also makes the NAR very customisable and therefore you can change your NAR to the extreme. With enough work, you could make the gun look however you like.

It's because of this that I had the idea of making this competition. Your task is to create the best looking and most ergonomic NAR. Absolutely anyone can enter, there's no limit on entries, however all entries must comply to these rules:

1) It must use the NAR mechanism, and you must prove it in picture form.
2) It must be your own design. Any NAR's with Zak's handle on them will be disqualified, unless posted by Zak himself of course.

For this competition I will need 2 judges to help me decide, so if you don't want to compete please consider this post instead.

Judges:
The Jamalam
knex gun builder freak
Lowney

The prize for the winner will be a surprise and will be decided privately between the judges and I.

We will be accepting entries up to and including, but no later than 15th September. The winner will be announced on the 20th. You have 20 days, starting from 25th Aug. Oh wait, that's now. Well, get building!

Here is a link to the instructions for the NAR, thanks to silentassassin21 for posting them: http://knexinnovation.net/showthread.php?852-The-untangle



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TheDunkis6 years ago
What qualifies as Zak's handle? He wasn't really the first to use the thumb hole design just the first to make it popular. Doesn't really matter to me. I won't be entering. The NAR is overkill. Why try to push the limits of a ram rod gun? If you want range, stick with slingshots. Range is overrated anyways. Fun for breaking stuff but not actually that practical in wars.
Excuse me. But the NAR is not overkill. If you want intense range, yes, i agree, build a slingshot. BUT. War wise. If you only stick two bands on the pin in is an awesome war gun. I've had a war with 3 NARs and a BR8. It was really awesome, because the gun is SO simple and with 4 similar guns it was fair. I would recommend it to anyone holding a war with non knexing friends.
2 bands on the NAR goes like 30 feet for me.
Which is good for close range combat.
Not when you have to reload every time you shoot the gun.
Agreed.
Let me sum this up again.
Wars happen up close. No exceptions. You're not going to snipe anyone.
Quick repeaters win up close. Shotguns also win if they can hit the first shot or repeat as well.
Thus shotguns + repeaters win wars. Not the NAR
I'd disagree. If you were on a team game, you need someone to stay back and operate the long-ranged weapon. You can use it to pick off people who are trying to reload their guns or pick up ammo from the ground.

Also, one time I almost hit one of my friends with the NAR and he was standing around the max range it could shoot. The reason I missed was because it actually shot between his legs.
I don't know what planet you're living on but here on earth in the dimension we call reality, there's a slim to none chance of hitting someone with something traveling at a rather low velocity with random flight properties. You can react at long distances to seeing a K'nex piece flying at you. You also have to factor in how inaccurate K'nex are. Even wind can throw it off by a large margin. They weren't designed to be shot. If you can really pick someone off from a distance, I'd find it easier just to rush them so they don't even think about dodging, they'd just run and I'd give them no chance at all.
That's why I'd shoot people who were not paying attention to anything except reloading or that guy behind the barrier or whoever. My NAR had sights on it so it was easier for me to aim and shoot people.
Then your opportunities are far less than mine when I have a 12 round oodammo pistol with a tilting magazine that I'm constantly keeping loaded whenever I have the time and cover. As soon as I see YOU reloading, I charge you and leave you no other options. I'd like to see a video of you running as fast as you can while cocking AND reloading your weapon.
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