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Trumpet Racing

First to the bell-end is a donger!
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Contestants stand in a line, each holds a standard valved orchestral trumpet with the bell pointing upwards.

A small ball bearing is balanced on the mouthpiece shank and inserted into the leadpipe.

In front of each contestant is a funnel at knee height, and below the funnel a bell, of a different pitch for each.

On the word “trumpets away!”, the first contestant to get their ball bearing out of the bell end and down the funnel to ding their bell is the winner!

For subsequent rounds the judges can issue sticky tape to fix some of the valves in the down position.

pocmloc, Jul 04 2013

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       Don't inhale. [+]
Alterother, Jul 04 2013

       [+] A new and ingenius way of clearing the spit from a trumpet...
(mans)laughter, Jul 04 2013

       I had not thought of blowing to propel the ball bearing. I wonder if that would be faster or slower than turning the trumpet end over end?
pocmloc, Jul 04 2013

       //the first contestant to get their ball bearing out of the bell end and down the funnel to ding their bell is the winner!// I don't think anyone could argue with that.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 04 2013

       An advanced version could use a double French horn (F/Bb) and require transiting all the tubes. [+]
csea, Jul 05 2013

       Golf ball.
Alterother, Jul 05 2013

       //double French horn// eight bearings, try to get one into each tuning slide.
lurch, Jul 05 2013

       That shouldn’t be too difficult as you can use the valves to close off certain sections of tube I would have thought.
pocmloc, Jul 05 2013

       Amateurs could build skill using a trombone.
(mans)laughter, Jul 05 2013

       <imagines fighting off hordes of alien invaders with six barrelled rotary trumpet, with linear electric boost> I must stop eating that south american tree frog flavoured cheese.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 05 2013

       Flavored with or flavored by?
Alterother, Jul 06 2013

not_morrison_rm, Jul 06 2013

       Zat's zee best kind of frog cheese zat zere eez! Tres bon!
Alterother, Jul 06 2013


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