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Flextreme was a tracked robot that competed in the first series of Dutch Robot Wars, and lost both of its battles.

Team member Babeth van Son was actually part of Team Mad Science, the team that entered Project One (which battled Flextreme in the loser melee), but did not appear with the team due to the three member limit. She would appear again in the second Dutch Series as a member of Project Two: Hex'em, while team captain Niels Schotten would join the Alien Destructor team, and later the Tough As Nails team. Niels later became part of Team RCC.

Its name is a portmanteau of flex and extreme.

DesignEdit

Flextreme

Flextreme

It was shaped like an inverted trapezoid, and equipped with a circular saw. Its odd shape and clear outer shell gave it the appearance of a large fish tank, so the team placed several fish keychains on the inside, and a plastic frog on the outside - strategically placed to protect the link guard. However, Flextreme suffered from traction and clearance problems.

Robot HistoryEdit

Dutch Series 1Edit

El-Mower vs Flextreme

El-Mower lands a blow with the blade

In its first battle against El-Mower, Flextreme found it difficult to meet El-Mower head-on and bring its saw into play. It was struck by El-Mower's blade several times, but stood up well to the punishment. In the last few seconds, it managed to catch El-Mower from behind and attempt to cut into it, with little success. El-Mower had also become immobile at this stage, but it was not counted out, and the battle was sent to a decision by the Jury, who voted in favour of El-Mower, despite its immobilisation. This relegated Flextreme to the losers' melee.

Enderbot vs Flextreme vs Project One

The flat top of Flextreme is struck by Enderbot

In the losers' melee, Flextreme initially took a passive role. It was lifted by Project One, so Flextreme attacked Enderbot. Flextreme was hammered by Enderbot and axed by Project One, but once again stood up well to the punishment. Project One was attacked by Sir Killalot, so Flextreme and Enderbot continued pushing one another. Eventually, Enderbot lost mobility under pressure from Flextreme, but it was not counted out during the battle, which was sent to a decision by the Jury. Despite Flextreme being the only mobile robot at the end of the battle, the Jury voted in favour of Enderbot, to the aggravation of Team Flextreme.

ResultsEdit

FLEXTREME - RESULTS
Series 1
Dutch Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat D, Round 1 vs. El-Mower Lost
Heat D, Losers Melee vs. Enderbot, Project One Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

  • Flextreme in the pits during a Live Event
  • Flextreme fighting RCC and The Lethal Swan at a Live Event in 2001
  • Flextreme in the pits
Series Flextreme Series Record
Series 1 Heat, Round 1
Series 2 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • In each of Flextreme's losses, it was the only robot still mobile at the end of the battle, but still lost via Judges' decision on both occasions.
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