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Message started by curious_aardvark on Sep 4th, 2016 at 6:41am

Title: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Sep 4th, 2016 at 6:41am
Be there or be somewhere else ;-)


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Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by sweslinger on Sep 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm
Maybe I should plan an early holiday next year... 50€ a day for accomodation and all activities is more than fair.

Those of you who have been there before, what's the actual competition like? Rules, classes, etc.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by 13North144East on Sep 4th, 2016 at 7:50pm
Hafa Adai,

I hope things are well for ally the rockers and stoners out there--where would this meeting take place and whats the itnierary?


Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Sep 19th, 2016 at 7:20am
the meeting will take place on mallorca.
The itienary will be absolute murder !
Pep does not believe in either sleep, or sticking to a schedule.
Mostly this is down to the spanish/balareian love of making speeches - at one meeting we hosted the professional inter island speechifying competition.  The minister for sport was there, as was the local mayor and various other dignitaries - all vying to out speechify the others. For my money, pep took it by a whisker. But the local woman politician was apretty close second.
Think that one went on for about 2 1/2 hours by itself.  It seemed longer.
None of these guys are in castro's league - but they're getting there :-) 

On that occasion, after the speeches we were escorted to our restaurant by the local paralympic competitiors, dressed as demons - complete with huge papar mache heads and banging drume.
It was unbelievably surreal and at no point were we given any kind of explanation about what was going on.

Usually while these things are going on, myself, david and some of the guys find a nearby alehouse and get a few cervesas down our necks :-)
Or in the case of Christian, a few cocktails - he carries an entire bar around with him :thumb:

So you can guarentee that whatever it says on the official schedule, by the time you get to an evening meal it'll be at least 2 hours later than it was supposed to be :-)
But on  a good day you'll be too drunk to care  :nana2:

The trip is worth it !

Competition wise.
we had 3 or 4 last year.  I only really remember the one I got a trophy in :-)
Some are for everyone with seperate categories for women and children.
Some are for teams - which are mixed: men women and kids,
I'm hoping to bring some vikings with me and have enough brits there next year to field a team., we'll see.

Some of the competitions are for locals and internationals and some are for everyone regardless.

All competitions are done in 5 shot rounds, at 20 metres for men and teams and 10 metres for women and children. 

The guys and women are the nicest friendliest folk you could ever hope to meet and best hosts ever. Even jaegoor's a good bloke in person ;-)
Just don't try to give him fake fanta !

It's a complete and total blast - please come.
There will be a lot more information forthcoming in the next 6 months. This is the earliest pep's ever announced a meeting by about 5 months.
usually we get about 3 weeks warning.

So this year there is no excuse !

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by jeffbonds on Sep 19th, 2016 at 8:58pm
i wish i could go ill try to make it to one someday

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 16th, 2017 at 10:27am
David and I are both booked.

Should be a blast :-) 

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by kicktheotter on Jan 16th, 2017 at 1:11pm
I'm determined to come to one of these at some point, sadly not this year but some year!

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Blue Raja on Jan 16th, 2017 at 7:37pm
Please take lots of photos (and post them).

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 18th, 2017 at 7:16am
well david always has a running commentary on his facebook page - I'm guessing now he's got his google pixel - it'll be working overtime this year :-)
He's very keen on slo-mo videos and it does take pretty good ones.
You just need to remember that he's not there on his own lol

Assuming there's wifi in the hotel I'll probably post some pics from my tablet as well.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Jaegoor on Jan 22nd, 2017 at 3:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBmUkKkBpbk&feature=youtu.be

;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 23rd, 2017 at 6:11am
your target is at the wrong height.
Excellent slinging :thumb:

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Jaegoor on Jan 24th, 2017 at 5:13am
Ich sollte meinem Freund sagen, das er nicht so hoch werfen braucht.  :D aber es stimmt . Die Scheibe muss höher.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Teg on Feb 1st, 2017 at 3:36pm
I will not participate this year. Pass on my greetings!


Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 5th, 2017 at 7:10am
Estimad@s compañer@s;



Os recuerdo que ya falta poco para que tenga lugar la proxima cita del Tir de Fona el


                      "IV  ENCUENTRO  INTERNACIONAL  DEL  TIRO  CON  HONDA"


    (Del dia 1 de Marzo Miercoles inicio 10 horas al dia 5 Domingo fin 20 horas)


Por lo que os solicito que si teneis alguna propuesta de mejora con respecto a otros

años, o bien algun lugar para visitar en la isla de Mallorca, ruego me lo hagais llegar

y lo estudiaremos a ver si es factible o no y si se puede incluir en el programa final.


Todavia estamos cerrando cuestiones sobre este evento y estamos apunto de cerrar

el programa definitivo y el poster anunciandolo con nuestros patrocinadores...


Adelantamos que habra tiradas cada dia, a destacar las mas importantes que seran:


Dia 1 de Marzo Dia de les Illes Balears Tirada Internacional (Todos juntos).

Dia 1 de Marzo Dia de les Illes Balears Taller Exhibición en el Parc de la Mar.

Dia 2 de Marzo Entreno y tirada, ademas de visita cultural.

Dia 3 de Marzo Entreno y tirada, ademas de otra visita a otro municipio.

Dia 4 de Marzo Tirada Larga Distancia.

Dia 5 de Marzo Tirada Internacional para nuestros visitantes.

Dia 5 de Marzo Tirada de la LLiga Balear por Equipos.


Alguna sugerencia ...Concreta ?


Muchas gracias



Quote:
Dear comrades;



I remind you that it is not long before the next meeting of the Tir de Fona


                      "IV INTERNATIONAL SHOT WITH HONDA MEETING"


    (From the 1st of March Wednesday start 10 hours a day 5 Sunday the end 20 hours)


So I ask you if you have any proposal for improvement over others

Years, or some place to visit on the island of Mallorca, please let me know

And we will study it to see if it is feasible or not and if it can be included in the final program.


We are still closing questions about this event and we are about to close

The definitive program and poster announcing it with our sponsors ...


We anticipate that you will have thrown each day, to highlight the most important that will be:


Day 1 of March Day of the Illes Balears International Day (All together).

Day 1 March Day of the Balearic Islands Workshop Exhibition in the Parc de la Mar.

Day 2 of March I train and print, besides cultural visit.

March 3rd Training and shooting, in addition to another visit to another municipality.

March 4th Long Distance Run.

5th of March International Tour for our visitors.

Day 5 of March Shot of LLiga Balear by Teams.


Any suggestions ... Concrete?


Thank you very much

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 5th, 2017 at 7:12am
doesn't look like we can field an english team this year.

But we could make up a slinging.org team. Hubert, christian, jaegoor, me and david (we have to let him play or he'll sulk) - we'd stand a decent chance I reckon :-)

Got my new short sling and going to do some practive before we fly. Minimum Goal this year is to not blank in any comp. 

Pretty sure I've just been using too long a sling in the past. As all my misses have been high - bang on target, just high. Short sling should fix that.

Also see how I get on with the clay balls and the balearic target.  75% average hit rate on the hill fort with them. And close to 100% at 20 metres. But that was totally different targets and conditions. So we'll see.
Yep actually taking it seriously (well almost)  this year :-)

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Mark-Harrop on Feb 5th, 2017 at 12:31pm
I am trying to fit this into my schedule...

Hopefully I can make it this year.

Someone needs to represent for America.

8-)

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 6th, 2017 at 7:32am
Seriously ?
That would be frigging awesome !
Contact pep for details or pm me for hid details if they aren't posted.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Tomas on Feb 13th, 2017 at 7:22am
Ooooooo my birthday is on the 4th!!!
I gotta make it out some day. What's the weather like there in march?

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 14th, 2017 at 6:53am
depends who you ask.
If you ask an englishman, like me, I'll say it's like a good english summer. Shorts, t-shirts, sun glasses. Fruit growing on trees. Fabulous.
Particularly if you're coming from the 3c, grey overcast skies, wet swampy ground and general all round miserableness of an english winter.

If you ask one of the locals - who'll be wearing scarves, gloves, hats, padded jackets etc. They'll tell you it's cold.

So luis will probably pack his thermal underwear, I'm packing shorts and sunglasses :-)

First year we went it was 27c - dave and I were sweating our bollocks off and the locals were in scarves, gloves and warm coats.

Personally I probably couldn't stand it in the balearic summer. So I'm glad they hold it in their winter.

You get the odd rain shower - but like I said, it's like a good English summer :-) (which tends towards the wet side of life).

All relative really.
For m the weather's about right.
Though we did get bloody soaked one day last year. But wasn't cold, so no harm done.   

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Morphy on Feb 14th, 2017 at 9:39am
Will this be the first ever American there? Btw, Good Luck guys.  :)

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Mark-Harrop on Mar 1st, 2017 at 4:00am
Foiled again   >:(

Didn't get my passport back in time.

There's always next year I guess...

Good luck fellas!

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Parmenion on Mar 5th, 2017 at 7:11am
how did it go? I'm curious

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 6th, 2017 at 4:08pm
Tell you tomorrow
Was completely brutal schedule, completely exhausted, physically and mentally.
Some good stuff some amazing stuff, a lot of slinging, new friends made, old ones reunited and the first Chamorro in history to break a slingstone on a diana in international competition. My new friend guelo.

Laters

Ps. Also bed bugs.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 8th, 2017 at 2:34pm
;D ;D
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Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 9th, 2017 at 6:58am
we had the invasion of the barbarians this year.

Jorn, jaegoor, christian, diego and Uwe all wore their reenactment gear (See, I didn't call them 'costumes' :whistle:  for a large part of the week.

Was good fun and the first time that diego had competition in the 'photos with the public' stakes.   
Surprisingly Uwe's bare feet got a lot less comments than you'd think.

Palma on the 1st march is packed with miles of craft and food stalls and many thousands of people thronging the streets.
Even christian with his dead sheep across his shoulders had  a hard time clearing a path. And that's one austrian mountain of a man - in his gear he wouldn't have been out of place in the original (and best)  conan movie. .

We have a target set up by the lake every year in a sort of cage and kids get to have a got with tennis balls.

We did a demo before we were allowed to go for a wander/drink. I put in two throws, first one went through the plastic and fencing, second one hit dead centre of the diana.
And then it was time to go find a cold Estrella damn :-)

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 11th, 2017 at 1:58am
http://www.deportebalear.com/2017/03/02/result-tirada-internacional-dia-de-les-illes-balears/

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Mark-Harrop on Mar 11th, 2017 at 9:05am
I want to hear about the bed bugs...

:o

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 11th, 2017 at 12:04pm
Well both david and i were getting up in the morning wiith bites we didn't have when we went to bed. I was on the 5th floor, he was on the 4th.
Checked when i got back and the longish red welts i had in a few places were from where a bunch of bugs git together and had a good munch on a particularly juicy part of my anatomy.
If i'd been less tired when i went to bed, it would have bothered me.

But i'll suggest to pep we use a different hotel next year.

Apparently there has been a massive increase in bed bug infestations in the last 10 years, with lots of new strains immune to the insecticides. Heard a radio program about the resurgence of bed bugs last year. Never realised i'd experience it first hand.
Hotel has been fine previous 2 years.

Emptied my suitcase downstairs this year and straight into storage :-)
I presume others got bitten as well. I'll try and do a survey, think i've got most on my facebook friends list now.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 11th, 2017 at 12:28pm
Ich hatte sechs bisse. Das Hotel ist nicht gut . Sehr unsauber. Ibiza wird nicht wieder kommen in dieses Hotel .

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Morphy on Mar 11th, 2017 at 1:16pm

Jaegoor wrote on Mar 11th, 2017 at 1:58am:
http://www.deportebalear.com/2017/03/02/result-tirada-internacional-dia-de-les-illes-balears/


Interesting. Who is this beast of a slinger with the 5 bullseyes? ;) ;)  Some say his name is Silvio, others say he's just a myth.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 11th, 2017 at 2:05pm
Jaegoor slung lhis heart out that day. Very impressive.
Going to have to check what louis scored in ses salinas. Same points jaegoor got in palma, but not sure who got the most dianas.

And yep, looks like we all got bit, as jaegor was in a different wing of the hotel.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 11th, 2017 at 5:42pm
Luis hatte in ses salines eine Diana mehr.

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Norddeutschland on Mar 27th, 2017 at 5:23am
How can I participate in this competition and how do I know when it will happen?

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 27th, 2017 at 7:08am
it will happen next year between the 28th february and 4th march.

Basically the big competition is always held on the 1st of march at the seafort in palma bay. So it's best to arrive the day before. The last day is always the sunday following the 1st, so best to fly back on the monday.

To get involved you need to contact pep ribas ribas - president of the balearic slinging federation and organiser of the event.
And get yourself to mallorca in time for 1st march 2018 :-) 

German is the most popular flavour of foreigner after spaniards then british, then a bunch of one offs including: tibet, guam, ukraine, uraguay and other places both exotic and far flung

By all accounts Guam could well leap into second place next year if Roman has his way and brings an entire micronesian army with him :-)
Fokai !

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Albertfoner on Feb 2nd, 2018 at 1:56pm
Yeah! This year gonna be awesome. We wait for you all here in Palma!!  :)

Title: Re: 4th International slinging Meeting: 1-5 march 2017
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 4th, 2018 at 1:09pm
well as it looks like I might be there monday to monday - any chance of some practice sessions on  a mallorca sling range ?

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