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Re: [Icehouse] Size for 4 - 6 pointers (Was: Giant Martian Coaster boards)

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 10 Jan 2007 14:27:33 -0800
On Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 02:36PM, "Christopher Hickman" <tophu@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 02:05PM, "Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  And I think that IS linear growth, pretty much by definition.
>Yeah. You're right.  I realize now what I thought I meant: the angles are not constant.  As the pyramids
> get bigger, the get more squat (that is, the linear growth of the base width is a larger ratio to the linear
> growth of the height).  So, if you were to take a hypothetical 10 pointer and cut of the top 1 inch of the tip,
> it would NOT be a 1 pointer, because it would be waaaay too wide.

Ok, so this is just completely wrong.  The linear progression is good for both the dimensions and the angles.  Here's a pdf that has an illustration of a (theoretical) ten pyramid nest, from a zero pip to a nine. Just view it at 100% and there's your size comparison.  So I still think a "jumbo" set of 4-6 pointers would be sweet.


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