The Beast is back!

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The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Tue May 08, 2012 8:51 am

The Walking Beast is returning to the playa this year 2012 with many new improvements.

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue May 08, 2012 9:00 am

Come on you guys, the Beast is AWESOME! Help support it!

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Tue May 08, 2012 1:42 pm

I have a video up showing the new steering system and the increased control of the linkage. Massive coil springs where added to the four front legs adding 7,000 pounds of resistance to the legs dropping on each step. This increases fuel efficency greatly dampends the imact of the feet. More info can be found on my website.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqgbLZrsQVw

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby junglesmacks » Tue May 08, 2012 1:46 pm

Completely.. without a doubt.. jaw droppingly.. AWESOME.



Fucking SICK work. This thing never ceases to amaze every time I see it. Kudos.
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Savannah » Tue May 08, 2012 2:06 pm

Gorgeous.

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Tue May 08, 2012 3:31 pm

Thank you all, stop by and take ride at the burn this year I should be somewhere around 9:00 and Esplanada (ACME Exploration Corporation camp)
I should have the quad flame poofer mounted on it this year as well.

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 08, 2012 3:33 pm

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THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue May 08, 2012 3:53 pm

The beast is AMAZING. Very impressive. I'm in awe of people with this kind of smarts.

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Well, "neighbour" across the road.
Next-door neighbours are 668 and 664.

I do appreciate the correct spelling of neighbour, though. ;)
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 08, 2012 6:21 pm

Actually, that's another sparklepony reference.
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue May 08, 2012 10:44 pm

The Beast is a sparklepony? Oh, I think not.

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Sail Man » Wed May 09, 2012 7:57 am

The Beast would turn poor little Sparkle Ponies into Sparkle Splats. Kind of a technicolor moop.
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 09, 2012 9:05 am

Ah, Department of Bad Puns strikes again.

I appreciate the spelling of "neighbour". Sparkleponies...you connect the dots...
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed May 09, 2012 4:57 pm

Connected, thanks to Google and Wikipedia.
Hint: I'm almost certain this was something Fishy already knew about. It falls smack in the middle of one of her more esoteric circles of expertise. Or at least what passes for expertise in my little world.
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 09, 2012 6:52 pm

The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed May 09, 2012 9:06 pm

moltensteelman wrote:The Walking Beast is returning to the playa this year 2012 with many new improvements.


Wohoo!!!! Yeah!!!!! A not so distant neighbor too. Welcome to the 9:00 side!!!!
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Sat May 12, 2012 4:24 am

It's nice to get different loctions each year, it brings the surprise of who your neighbors are. The last time I was at 9:00 was 2006.
I see you're from Aurora I'll have The Beast just up the road from you next weekend in Oregon city. It'll be in the teddybear parade on Saturday and operating at Clackamette Park Friday through Sunday.
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moltensteelman wrote:The Walking Beast is returning to the playa this year 2012 with many new improvements.


Wohoo!!!! Yeah!!!!! A not so distant neighbor too. Welcome to the 9:00 side!!!!

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat May 12, 2012 10:46 am

COOL!!!!!
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:13 am

Saw it at the shop this spring. Awesome new and improved pivot pad. Excellent turret bearing. It's gonna be epic!
It was @ The Teddy Bear parade in Oregon City a few weeks back. He was live on the news channel giving the local smartass anchor man a ride for his life...

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby motskyroonmatick » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:22 pm

I missed the Parade in Oregon City because I was working nights on the Marquam bridge closure. :( I'm looking forward to seeing the beast at the burn. :lol:
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Mojojita » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:32 pm

I think I'm in love!
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:10 pm

I created a new friend for The Walking Beast, We call her Pyrosaurus and currently she's burning a little hot!
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:38 pm

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pyrosaurus test by moltensteelman, on Flickr

The last link didn't work, heres the photo of a test with Pyrosaurus, we should have her finished in time for the burn this year.

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby motskyroonmatick » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:46 pm

That is a really sweet creation and an awesome picture too.
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Katiebaby25 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:56 am

The Beast was featured on a show called Around the World in 80 Ways right?? I saw it! It was their first mode of transportation and they showed a picture of it on the playa. Very cool, can't wait to see it in person!!!
*Sgnoflake*
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:34 pm

Correct, it's been on a few other shows as well. We are adding new lighting and additional flame effects this year as well as an improved steering system. Look forward to meeting you on the playa.

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby Katiebaby25 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:23 pm

Awesome! Can't wait to see it, I'll come find you for sure :)
*Sgnoflake*
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby dragonpilot » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 pm

When I turn others on to burningman.com the Beast is the one they they comment on first! Awesome!
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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:02 pm

Katiebaby25 wrote:Awesome! Can't wait to see it, I'll come find you for sure :)

Looking foreward to it.
We will be at Esplanade and 8:30 ACME Exploration Corporation camp just look for the brightly lit blue and white triangle or The Walking Beast

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Re: The Beast is back!

Postby moltensteelman » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:30 pm

The Walking Beast could use some help with fundraising for propane and the new flame effects this year. see our fundraising eplaya thread here http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=293&t=56560 and feel free to pass along this info. Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone on the playa.

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