Airborne at the Pumpkin Chucking Fest
But as for the squashy ammunition: It isn't just any old pumpkin you pick out of a bin at a local farm.
There's a science even to the selection.
As Hersey, a mechanical engineer explained, 8 to 10 pounds is the ideal.
Also, the denser the better, to cut down on wind resistance he and Stone typically use the albino Lumina variety for this reason.