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|robot_name= Fulcrum
 
|robot_name= Fulcrum
|image= [[File:KB-Fulcrum.png|250px]]
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|image= [[File:Fulcrum2point5.png|250px]]
|caption= Fulcrum
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|caption= Fulcrum II
 
|team= [[Team Zlayerz]]
 
|team= [[Team Zlayerz]]
 
|weightclass= Superheavyweight
 
|weightclass= Superheavyweight
|weapons= Scoop flipper with spikes inside.
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|weapons= 4-bar flipper with different flipper set-ups.
 
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[[File:Fulcrum2point5_RV.png|thumb|Fulcrum II's rear view.]]
'''Fulcrum''' is a Superheavyweight flipper created by KodeBreaker of [[Team Zlayerz]]. It features a very thick scoop on a flipping arm, and has multiple teeth on the scoop, so when an opponent lands on the scoop, they can get tossed and damaged by the teeth at the same time. Due to the slope of the sides, it will always land on its back when flipped, and can self-right easily. The shape under the scoop flipper is also scoop-like and has an additional skirt that can be removed if fighting a full body spinner or low horizontal spinner, and then the flipping scoop can close over top of them and clamp them, allowing Fulcrum to drag them to nasty places.
 
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[[File:Fulcrum2point5_Scoop.png|thumb|Fulcrum II with its scoop.]]
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'''Fulcrum''' is a Superheavyweight flipper created by KodeBreaker of [[Team Zlayerz]]. He is a 4WD box wedge with a rounded rear and bulbuous sides, with 3D-arrows to prevent opponents stacking him on his side. The main feature, of course, is the 4-bar flipper in front, with two different set-ups. The main set-up is the three-pronged wedge, specially designed to be heavy enough to get under the lighter [[Underall]]-wedges and some lighter flippers, but leveraging enough to defeat flat wedges like the ones on real robots Electric Lunch and New Cruelty. The scoop set-up was the original set-up for all uses, but isn't primarily a wedge-defeating utility. Instead, it is used against horizontal spinners.
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[[File:KB-Fulcrum.png|thumb|The original Fulcrum.]]
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The first version of Fulcrum featured a very thick scoop on a flipping arm, and had multiple teeth on the scoop, so when an opponent landed on the scoop, they would get tossed and damaged by the teeth at the same time. Due to the slope of the sides, it would always land on its back when flipped, and could self-right easily. The shape under the scoop flipper was also scoop-like and had an additional skirt that could be removed if fighting a full body spinner or low horizontal spinner, and then the flipping scoop could close over top of them and clamp them, allowing Fulcrum to drag them to nasty places. It also sported a Canadian flag texture on the sides.
   
 
Fulcrum is one of the original four robots of Team Zlayerz, entered into [[ARC: Reckoning]] alongside [[Scarab]], [[Perseus]], and [[Shadow Zone Forever]]. It did not do very well in that tournament; its only legitimate wins were against Fish of Doom's [[Written Like The "O" In The Word "Goodbye"]] in a 27-18 judges' decision, and against Britespark's [[Panda-Mick]] in a 23-22 split judges' decision.
 
Fulcrum is one of the original four robots of Team Zlayerz, entered into [[ARC: Reckoning]] alongside [[Scarab]], [[Perseus]], and [[Shadow Zone Forever]]. It did not do very well in that tournament; its only legitimate wins were against Fish of Doom's [[Written Like The "O" In The Word "Goodbye"]] in a 27-18 judges' decision, and against Britespark's [[Panda-Mick]] in a 23-22 split judges' decision.
   
Fulcrum is set to enter [[FRR: No Mercy]] in a revised guise, alongside rookies [[Airazor]], [[Mimete]], and [[Mass Hypnosis]].
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Fulcrum is set to enter [[FRR: No Mercy]] in its newest guise, alongside rookies [[Airazor]], [[Mimete]], and [[Mass Hypnosis]].
   
 
== Overall Record ==
 
== Overall Record ==
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
   
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*Theme: "Counterbalance" by Hamilton-born Canadian melodic death metal/industrial metal artist [[Wikipedia:Threat Signal|Threat Signal]]. This song alludes to the nature of an actual fulcrum.
*Theme: "Choose Your Fate" by St. Louis post-hardcore artist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_of_the_Year Story of the Year]
 
*Name inspiration: A fulcrum is the support at which a lever pivots. Since a flipper is like a lever of sorts, I thought it was rather clever.
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*Name inspiration: A [[Wikipedia:Fulcrum|fulcrum]] is the support at which a lever pivots. Since a flipper is like a lever of sorts, I thought it was rather clever.
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*Fulcrum originated as a vertical spinner named '''Red Flag''', which was set to enter the cancelled [[ARC: Backlash]]. Red Flag, to put it bluntly, was not that good, however Red Flag did have success in Nick Schuch's very first Byte Size tournament.
*Fulcrum used to sport a Canadian flag, but its upcoming redesign no longer has that.
 
 
[[Category:Super Heavyweight Robots]]
 
[[Category:Super Heavyweight Robots]]
 
[[Category:Competitor Robots]]
 
[[Category:Competitor Robots]]

Revision as of 17:40, 8 February 2014

Fulcrum
Fulcrum2point5.png
Fulcrum II
Team Information
Team Team Zlayerz
Robot Statistics
Weapons 4-bar flipper with different flipper set-ups.

Robot statistics correct as of its most recent competition


Fulcrum II's rear view.

Fulcrum II with its scoop.

Fulcrum is a Superheavyweight flipper created by KodeBreaker of Team Zlayerz. He is a 4WD box wedge with a rounded rear and bulbuous sides, with 3D-arrows to prevent opponents stacking him on his side. The main feature, of course, is the 4-bar flipper in front, with two different set-ups. The main set-up is the three-pronged wedge, specially designed to be heavy enough to get under the lighter Underall-wedges and some lighter flippers, but leveraging enough to defeat flat wedges like the ones on real robots Electric Lunch and New Cruelty. The scoop set-up was the original set-up for all uses, but isn't primarily a wedge-defeating utility. Instead, it is used against horizontal spinners.

The original Fulcrum.

The first version of Fulcrum featured a very thick scoop on a flipping arm, and had multiple teeth on the scoop, so when an opponent landed on the scoop, they would get tossed and damaged by the teeth at the same time. Due to the slope of the sides, it would always land on its back when flipped, and could self-right easily. The shape under the scoop flipper was also scoop-like and had an additional skirt that could be removed if fighting a full body spinner or low horizontal spinner, and then the flipping scoop could close over top of them and clamp them, allowing Fulcrum to drag them to nasty places. It also sported a Canadian flag texture on the sides.

Fulcrum is one of the original four robots of Team Zlayerz, entered into ARC: Reckoning alongside Scarab, Perseus, and Shadow Zone Forever. It did not do very well in that tournament; its only legitimate wins were against Fish of Doom's Written Like The "O" In The Word "Goodbye" in a 27-18 judges' decision, and against Britespark's Panda-Mick in a 23-22 split judges' decision.

Fulcrum is set to enter FRR: No Mercy in its newest guise, alongside rookies Airazor, Mimete, and Mass Hypnosis.

Overall Record

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 8

Trivia

  • Theme: "Counterbalance" by Hamilton-born Canadian melodic death metal/industrial metal artist Threat Signal. This song alludes to the nature of an actual fulcrum.
  • Name inspiration: A fulcrum is the support at which a lever pivots. Since a flipper is like a lever of sorts, I thought it was rather clever.
  • Fulcrum originated as a vertical spinner named Red Flag, which was set to enter the cancelled ARC: Backlash. Red Flag, to put it bluntly, was not that good, however Red Flag did have success in Nick Schuch's very first Byte Size tournament.