Jeremy - October 24, 2007 - 4:52 pm
For those of you who do not necessarily participate in as many home hockey games as you may like, then you may not realize the shear range of Bonesaw designs and originality that has truly swept the fans. When one looks back, the original Bonesaw brought to Cheel Arena was nothing more than a few forearms and elbows. These ingenious symbols struck fear in the very first opponent it was used against,
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The Aluminum Age of the Bonesaw has its effects most visible to this day. The shine of aluminum foil with all sorts of intimidating comments used to taunt the opposition has made the Bonesaw very visible throughout the arena. Coupled with the Cardboard Age, this combination of lightweight and detectable materials, the door was opened for some truly extraordinary designs and advancements.
To this point, the size of the Bonesaw was still generally under 2 feet in length. Under the disguise of foldable sections, the Omega Bonesaw was unleashed onto unsuspecting enemies sometime in the mid 2005-2006 season opening the Gigantic Age. At over 9 feet long, this saw was handled by two members of the crowd, and was cable of sawing an entire row of arms. It wasn’t long until the fans of Cheel Arena witnessed the rising of the Band Saw, which although shaped similar to the original saws, it stood around 10 feet tall and was the center point of the Pep Band after a CU score. Then, in the first games of the 2006-2007 season, the Chain Saw was wielded by several freshmen fans. At nearly 7 feet in length, this is the largest saw by volume ever constructed even to this day.
In recent days and after years of excessive use, however, both the Omega Bonesaw and the Band Saw were in rough shape and have been retired, and the Chain Saw was stolen on evening late into the 2006-2007 season. But, the legacy of the Gigantic Age lives on in the new version of the Omega Bonesaw, which now stands at over 13 feet in length (longest Bonesaw on record), and the Chain Saw ver. 2.0, which may not be as large as the original, is definitely the sturdiest Bonesaw ever made.
Since the dawn of the Bonesaw, there have been several random creations that were quickly withdrawn for fear of becoming an outcast. However, in recent times these creations have become more and more celebrated for their differences, and have lead way to the Exploration Age. A few of these explorative renditions of the Bonesaw include the Pizza Saw, the Scissor Saw and the Stick Saw. One of the strangest saws created isn’t a saw at all, but instead is lovingly known as the Bonesaw Flag which now soars high above the crowd after each goal. There was even the 4 foot Bone-R-Saw which requires zero explanation. Although very strange and maybe even unnecessary, the Exploration Age has definitely shown that there truly is no limitation to how many Bonesaws can be thought up.
Today we find ourselves at the midst of yet the newest era of Bonesaw Technology. Ushering in the Composite Age is the addition of the Foam Saws that are beginning to arrive throughout the Cheel Arena audience. The only mass produced Bonesaw, the Foam Saw has brought with it the ability for members of the Golden Knights hockey community who are not students to simply purchase a Bonesaw for use on the visiting team. The Helmet Saw was created for Clarkson goalie Tim Potter, and was modeled after the Official Bonesaw Brigade T-Shirt design from 2006. This new age is also complimented by the New Omega Bonesaw and several other smaller Bonesaws that are made from foam board material. Making it's major television debut during the ESPNU broadcast game at Cornell, the Lego Saw was thrust upon this world in all of it's glory, showing that once again, given a brilliant mind those little blocks really can be made into just about anything. With the Composite Age only just upon us, it will surely spawn quite a few more unique and interesting Bonesaws.
Hopefully after reading through what has been done and seeing what is capable with the Bonesaw phenomenon, you will now be inspired to go out and create. If you do, please do not hesitate to send us pictures of whatever crazy concoctions you can come up with and we will surely include anything that truly defines the versatility of the Bonesaw.