|Robot Wars Extreme Grudge Match|
vs Pussycat - the rematch
Now, to set the record straight, the Razer team do admire Pussycat as a clever design with a weapon capable of inflicting real damage. We wanted to prove that their previous win over us was our harsh luck due to a tiny brass strip falling out of a cutoff switch. We just wanted a fair fight (see Robot Wars UK Series 4 for full story).
As battle commenced we took care to avoid the vicious saw of Pussycat but took the initiative by hunting them down. We grabbed hold of the neck of their machine but as we weren't really causing much damage we let go and then gained a much better hold and pierced them. We lifted the arm and to our delight they stuck on the end. We carried them over to the flame pit to give them a grilling but they fell off the end of the arm. As they dropped off, their weapon was spinning and it hit our front wheel - the wheel broke and jammed up, leaving us pretty much immobile. We were a sitting target and were glad to see the Pussycat team had decided that beating the daylights out of an immobile opponent proves little and backed off. At one point it looked like the wheel had freed itself and they did give us a swipe with the blade, but left us be when they saw we still were going nowhere. A disappointment in some ways, but we were happy to lose in a fair fight. Alan Gribble admitted they were lucky as we had missed their Vantec speed controllers by a fraction when we pierced Pussycat.
to David Gribble
from the Razer vs Pussycat Grudge Match