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Message started by curious_aardvark on Jan 14th, 2016 at 7:10am

Title: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 14th, 2016 at 7:10am

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3rd International slingshots "

                                                   HEY THERE;

We would like to contact people who may be
INTERESTED IN TRAVEL TO MALLORCA TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
EVENT REPRESENTING; Sport, culture, history and
It's part of our ancient heritage BALEAR.

The intention of this Federacio Balearic Fona Tir (slingshots)
It is to re-organize the "3rd International Meeting of Archery Honda"
which includes an extensive program; Lectures, exhibitions, Workshop
making slings, mini training course, pulled all
participants also the possibility to witness the best
Balearic launchers, because there will be a competition with participants
the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, etc. etc, in addition to
several cultural visits in different areas of the island of Mallorca.

              THE "3rd International Meeting" INFORMATION

This meeting will begin on Saturday February 27 and end on
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
(Arrival Saturday morning and leave on Wednesday morning)

Low Cost depends on where flights to different cities out there
Spanish, there are also boat to the island of Mallorca, from the port of
Denia and from Valencia.

We have contacted these shipping and also with hotels, and
Special prices you can offer for only 300 € a pack
what includes; Return the boat from Denia and Valencia, Hotel 3 *
Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 4 days and rods cultural excursions.

If you have children under 12 years old will have a discount
50%, meaning that the price would be € 150 for each child.

The fully wishing cum on their own, because we commit
to go to meet him at the port or airport and take you on where you stay.

For any information you can contact us and we will inform you.

Cheers

Pep Ribas Ribas


I used google translate - original spanish below. Please feel free to correct if googles got it horribly wrong at any point :-)


Quote:
3er  ENCUENTRO  INTERNACIONAL  DE  TIRO  CON  HONDA"

                                                   HOLA;

DESEARIAMOS CONTACTAR CON PERSONAS QUE PUEDAN ESTAR
INTERESADAS EN VIAJAR A MALLORCA PARA PARTICIPAR EN ESTE
EVENTO QUE REPRESENTA; DEPORTE, CULTURA, HISTORIA Y QUE
ES PARTE DE NUESTRO PATRIMONIO MILENARIO BALEAR.

La intencion de esta Federacio Balear de Tir de Fona (Tiro con Honda),
es volver a organizar el "3er Encuentro Internacional del Tiro con Honda",
el cual incluye un amplio programa de; Charlas, Exposiciones, Taller de
confección de hondas, mini curso de aprendizaje, tirada con todos los
participantes, tambien la posibilidad de poder presenciar a los mejores
lanzadores de Baleares, pues habra una competicion con participantes
de las islas de Mallorca, Menorca e Ibiza, etc. etc, ademas de realizar
varias visitas culturales en diferentes zonas de la isla de Mallorca.

              INFORMACION  DEL  "3º  ENCUENTRO  INTERNACIONAL"

Este encuentro dara inicio el sabado dia 27 de febrero y finalizara el
martes dia 1 de Marzo 2016
(Llegada el sabado por la mañana y salida el miercoles por la mañana)

Depende de donde se salga hay vuelos Low Cost de diferentes ciudades
españolas, tambien hay barco a la isla de Mallorca, desde el puerto de
Denia y desde Valencia.

Nosotros hemos contactado con estas navieras y tambien con hoteles, y con
unos precios especiales os podemos ofrecer por tan solo 300 € un pack que
que incluye; Ida y vuelta del barco desde Denia o Valencia, hotel de 3 * con
desayuno, comida y cena durante los 4 dias y varas excursiones culturales.

En caso de que haya niños menores de 12 años dispondran de un descuento
del 50 %, osea que el precio seria de 150 € por cada menor.

El que deseara venirse totalmente por su cuenta, pues nos comprometemos
a ir a recibirle al puerto o aeropuerto y llevarlo en donde se hospede.

Para cualquier información podeis contactar con nosotros y os informaremos.

Saludos

Pep Ribas Ribas

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 14th, 2016 at 7:15am
I'd recommend people arrive on the friday, rather than run around like a blue arsed fly on the saturday.

Also if you want to do any shopping, independant sightseeing etc - book an extra day at the end.

I'll probably do friday to wednesday or thursday depending on where the hotel is this year.
I'll ask pep and try and find out which hotel he's conned into taking us :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 14th, 2016 at 5:23pm

I'll fly in on the Saturday, I cant get that Friday off work.

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 19th, 2016 at 6:40am

Quote:
"III INTERNATIONAL MEETING slingshots"



(ONLY IS A DRAFT PROGRAM MAY NOT PUBLISH)

If there are suggestions that can be modified by adding or deleting will be made,

but keep in mind that sometimes we have difficult they could be adapted.



SATURDAY JANUARY 27:

10:00 Meeting Point: in the Plaza of Spain in Palma.

11:00 am Official welcoming ceremony.

12:00 Walking tour with explanations by the city of Palma

13:00 Food

Marching to 14:00 Hotel in Colonia Sant Jordi (Ses Salines)

16:00 training session with throwing stones at the municipality of Ses Salines

18:00 Cultural Tour

20:00 H Dinner

21:00 Meeting with all participants to explain Sunday program



SUNDAY JANUARY 28:

10:00 Departure to the port to go out with the boat to Cabrera

11:00 am Excursion by boat to the island of Cabrera (National Park)

12:00 Paseo walk around the island of Cabrera

13:00 I train with stone throwing on the island of Cabrera

14:00 pm Lunch in Cabrera (Picnic)

14:30 Departure from the island of Cabrera

16:00 Roll International (All together 20 meters, 10 meters for Women and Children)

19:00 Conference Hotel

20:00 H Dinner



MONDAY JANUARY 29:

10:00 Visit City of Ses Salines

11:00 am Demonstration with group ball with children s

12:00 Excursion culture within the municipality and Ses Salines

14:00 Food

15:30 Departure by bus to Chuck Long Distance

16:00 Chuck Long Distance (Not aim, is further away)

19:00 Meeting Assembly (All) to address issues of Archery Honda

20:00 H Dinner





TUESDAY MARCH 1 (Day of the Balearic Islands):

09:00 Departure with bus to Palma

10:00 Visit and tour of the Castillo de San Carlos Military (Palma)

11:00 am Roll the Liga Balear (Balearic equipment only)

12:00 Roll International (20 m) only with participants who visit us

14:00 Award ceremony of the Liga Balearic and the International Circulation

14:30 Lunch at the same Castillo de San Carlos (Torrada meat)

16:00 Marching to the Parc de la Mar for demonstration with ball

18:00 A free time to walk around Palma?

19:00 Departure by bus to the hotel

20:30 Supper, closing ceremony and grand finale with music


lol didn't see the draft bit till I posted it - anyway it'll probably be pretty close to the actual.

I guess I need to book my flights :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by Xenovora on Jan 20th, 2016 at 3:45pm
Someone record footage of all this going on, or like 300 pictures a day so those of us who can't make it can still enjoy the fun! :)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 21st, 2016 at 6:53am
lol just look on david morningstars youtube channel. He's got loads of video of the first two meets.
https://www.youtube.com/user/davidmorningstar/videos


Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 25th, 2016 at 8:00am
Well my teach yourself spanish course arrived this morning.

Got books, cds, dvd, 6 months online subscription to teah yourself languages online.

So with any luck, in a month (lmao) I will be vaguely understandable in spanglish :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2015
Post by Et Cetera on Jan 29th, 2016 at 6:32pm
The thread title says 2015, can it be changed or is it kinda stuck? :)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 2nd, 2016 at 6:51am
oops :whistle:

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 8th, 2016 at 1:51am
Make sure we get some photos and videos

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 8th, 2016 at 7:43am
lol yeah because we never take photos or videos ;-)

Anyway got confirmatrion from pep this morning that well probably be spending saturday night in mallorca but the rest of the time in colonya/colonia saint jorda. Which is a beach resort 'village'.  :thumb:

Soooo, both seafood and beaches - hopefully rocky ones - for mucho practicing !

I've got a balearic legal shepherds sling that needs breaking in for the balearic rules only competition :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by balearic-sling on Feb 10th, 2016 at 6:42am
Im in!!!! see you in soe weeks

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 10th, 2016 at 7:20am
cool - you bringing the whole team again ?

Also it looks like we'll be near a beach - so shoul;d have some proper practice time as well :-)

I need to learn how to use the balearic slings properly :-) 

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by balearic-sling on Feb 11th, 2016 at 1:09pm
Im going to be with you, sunday, monday and tuesday, and this time all my team cannot come.
we will have more time to slinging this time.

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 12th, 2016 at 3:29pm
cool :-)
hopefully there'll be apebble beacj near the hotel as well.

@jaegoor - are horst and jurgen coming this year ?

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 14th, 2016 at 2:15am
Please please PLEASE take as many photos and videos as you can for us sad bastards that don't have the means to come to this amazing event!


Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 14th, 2016 at 6:08am
nah - did all that last year :-)

Though no doubt david will run his usual stream on facebook.

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 15th, 2016 at 1:42am
ah well I understand and I don't blame you. CA you are there to experience everything and I personally wouldn't want to waste my time filming when I could be having fun.

I do look forward to David's videos though :)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 15th, 2016 at 7:20am
lol there are lots and lots and lots of videos of last years meeting on youtube. Then there are the millions of pics on facebook.

I'll probably take videos and pics - and I'll upload some. But I've got a few gigs worth from last year and I just can't be arsed uploading everything.

I might do a single big file for downloading via mailbigfile again.
we'll see :-)

Your best bet is to start saving money now - for next years meeting :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 24th, 2016 at 7:00am
right cleared my memory card on the camera.
Got various translation programs on my new tablet (and thousands of pictures and videos)and a really neat pocket spanish dictionary/phrasebook/useful little gadget for walking around with.
Got a hi output four port usb charger for toys.

Taking a balearic legal, shephards sling with me that I'll try and use and decided to use balearic style throwing as well. Been practicing in my head all week ;-)

The sling Was made for me with a sliding finger loop.
Really nice sling, figured it was time for an outing. And given how shite I was in the competitions last year, figured a total change couldn't hurt :-) 

Got to do some admin and make a distance sling and pack my cases and I'll be ready friday morning :-)

What i won't be ready for is saturday morning.

Apparently we need to be up and ready to leave the hotel at 09:30 - which as spain is an hour ahead of the uk is actually 08:30.
So actual gettig up time for showering and breakfast around 07:00

I don't usually wake up in the morning till 09:00 !

I hate morning people lol


There are two hotels being used this year.
One is a pretty basic 2 star - but only 50metres from the beach !
the other is a 4 star with gym, pools etc - but half  a mile from the beach.

Tough call - but I think I'd like the one by the beach :-)
Hoping it'll be a pebble beach and not one of those crappy golden sand ones :whistle:

I need a lot of practice lol

Both hotels have wifi so I will most likely make a nightly update. Depending on speed of wifi, might even do videos.

have to see what the facebook app is like on the tablet. Might do that as well.

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 27th, 2016 at 4:15am
Saturday morning.
Waiting for pep in the hotel.
Pretty much it so far.
Lol
More lster tonight

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 5th, 2016 at 10:54am
well another year gone, just about recovered from the brutal schedule pep always sets.

And this year for the first time the big individual competition was won by our very own Jaegoor :-)

One hell of a performance, dropped just one shot out of ten with a bullseye in there as well.

And for anyone who can bang in shot after shot during practice/ Let me tell you it's a whole different ballgame when you're stood in front of a crowd of cheering 'spaniards'.

second competition - I came third, even had to win a sling off. Odd competition all the good guys sucked and the three of us who won would not usually be anywhere near there.
So I have beaten both luis pon livermore and Jaegoor in a slinging competition - probably won't happen again :-)
But hey - take your victories where you can right  :nana2:

I put mine down to the fact that we'd had a good hours warm up at the beach a little earlier in the day.  First decent amount of slinging I've done for quite some time.

So out of three competitions non-spanish speaking foreigners took away two trophies for the overall competition.

First german and first englishman to ever win anything in sanctioned balearic slinging competitions.

yea for us :thumb:

Next year I might actually practice and use my clay ammunition. :whistle:

Actually the most impressive slinging I saw was also jaegoor.

he and hector were playing around at the lunchtime bbq, slinging jaegoors sand balloons at a wall.

Hector drew a small circle - about 15 cm across.

jaegoor didn't miss it once.
The guy is good :-) 

It's one thing to be able to hit a big target at a set distance. quite another and more impressive feat to hit a small random target at a random non-practiced distance.
Repeatedly.

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by Tomas on Mar 5th, 2016 at 12:11pm
Awesome stuff! It would be cool to get some media coverage of the competition in the future.... Cause the world needs more slingers!
Congrats to all involved :P

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 5th, 2016 at 3:02pm
;)
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Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by aurelio on Mar 6th, 2016 at 3:35am
Hi felows.
I've been in the international slingers meeting, was an honor for me. I'm happy to meet you; vip, very interesting people. Congratulations for the winners. Best regards for all. You can see the vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9iVslFl9rE

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 6th, 2016 at 3:59am
gracias  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 6th, 2016 at 4:03am
curious_aardvark  :o :o :o
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Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 4th, 2016 at 2:51pm
aurelios video demonstrates that in practice I pretty much never missed the target.
Even with a shepherd sling and a balearic style. Alas did not work in the competition.

If life was only practice ;-)

You probably can't tell from the above picture, but I was one very happy aardvark on the occasion that things did work  :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 12th, 2016 at 6:45am
okay here's a massive set of photos from all this years competitions.



- Dia 27/02/2016  (Ajuntament de Palma) https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157664466307069

- Dia 28/02/2016 (Ets Antigors)                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157665081706502

- Dia 29/02/2016  (Ses Salines)                     https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157663161847253

- Dia 01/03/2016  (Castillo San Carlos)        https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157664833825459

Pretty much pics of everybody.
:-)
The 29th are my favourites - for obvious reasons :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 15th, 2016 at 4:42pm
This was the field they wanted to do a distance competition in.
We took one look at it and said, 'don't be daft - how much of your village do you want wrecked ?'

180 metres to the houses. Talk about lack of health and safety.

So we had a target comp instead.
Which i came 3rd in - in case you hadn't realised :whistle:   

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Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by Tomas on Apr 17th, 2016 at 6:07am
That sling looks as tall as the slinger!

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by walter on Apr 17th, 2016 at 10:29am
It looks even Longer than the slinger is tall :-?

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 18th, 2016 at 7:29am
lol - trick of perspective.

I think it was around 40 inches.

Mine and jaegoors were longer.

That guy is actually the mayor of the town: ses salinas.

Nobody told us this (nobody told us anything lol) .
So the first time this guy went to sling all the spanish guys gave him a real hard time.
Which us foreigners couldn't work out why or who he was :-)

Title: Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Post by Tint on Mar 26th, 2017 at 9:15pm
Damn! This has been going on for 3 years? Or is it 4 years now? I would definitely like to join in 2018!

What are the rules of the competition? Regulations on:
Sling length?
Sling material?
What ammo do they use?
Is there practice/warm up?

The target is 20m away?
What is the scoring system?

I'll start practicing!

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