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Message started by Mersa on Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:14pm

Title: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:14pm
Seeing as this is the place to be for slingers I was hoping that some people might be interested in a little friendly competition.

Originally I was thinking like a challenge board. Anyone can set a challenge or try and complete one.
I haven't though of all the challenges but think there could be some fun ones.

Some of my ideas
Long distance measured
Puzzle piece ( land a projectile in a perfect size hole/space)
2 shot ( throw first shot in air then hit target with second shot before 1st lands).
Catch and couch , catch a incoming projectile and fire it back in one movement.

These are just some ideas .

Feel free to put as many down as you like and maybe if enough interest is shown we can have a little game

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 21st, 2017 at 3:15am

Mersa wrote on Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:14pm:
Puzzle piece ( land a projectile in a perfect size hole/space)
2 shot ( throw first shot in air then hit target with second shot before 1st lands).
Catch and couch , catch a incoming projectile and fire it back in one movement.


those challenges seem too extreme to me.
start with : what is the max distance from which you can hit a beer can with 5% accuracy. (don't go closer than 10m)
i believe most of us will not go much further than 10m :P

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 21st, 2017 at 4:12am
How about most consecutive shots on 50cm disk at 10m

Flat shot have 2 rings set up 5 m apart and throw flat thou both.

Think I'd like a board that has practical doable challenges and near impossible feats .

Persistence and a video camera can make for amazing stuff

Make a slinging highlight reel if guys could pull some of it off

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 21st, 2017 at 5:57am
another one.
hit a balearic target when you are behind a wall , pavise or other fortification that blocks direct view. you would aim by peeking before throwing.


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 21st, 2017 at 6:30am
Have a tree or pole in the way and curve left or right

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:07am
throw with your opposite hand using a style OTHER than underhand :-)

So left handed for right hand slingers and right handed for lefties.

Probably harder than anything suggested so far :-)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:16am
I've just got the hang of slinging with my right hand!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:45am
I like the consecutive shots on a diana one. Very simple and easy to see hits.

It would interesting to sling something like a whiffle ball or some other very light projectile and see if you can make it curve all the way back to you like a boomerang.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 21st, 2017 at 9:10am
I've been throwing in the wind lately that one is possible for sure (wind not spin) boomerang.

Even consecutive hits in multiple styles .

Looks like a bit of interest

I'll let the thread simmer for a bit and then write up a draft challenge board.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 7:42am
DRAFT


Consecutive hit challenges:
1: Hit a Balearic target from 10m+ slinging both left and right handed.
2: Most consecutive hits on the Diana 10m+
3: Most consecutive hits on Balearic target in different styles 10m+

Distance challenges:
1:Longest distance hit on a soda can
2:Longest tennis ball throw on flat ground
3:Longest distance open class

Other challenges
1: Hit Diana curving around vertical obstacle 10m+
2: Hit Diana over horizontal obstacle 10m+ vision impaired.
3: Throw and catch a light ball in the wind without moving.




Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 12:34pm
Are we talking making videos of us particpating or just posting our results?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:09pm
and are we going to tell jaegoor :whistle:

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:21pm
I've got a suggestion. I saw this video from Mick Grewcock who is an amateur bowyer and archer where he was trying to hit an old hi-viz jacket on a stick and I realised I'd never considered slinging at a "human" target which is somewhat strange considering one of the more famous historical uses of the sling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7f5FmpDhBc

Maybe we could have slinging at a human target and aiming at particular parts of the body. It's already been discussed how supposedly some slingers were skilled enough to hit certain parts of the enemies faces so maybe something similar with a cardboard cutout? Too ghoulish?

Also Jaegoor should have his own category. It's like putting an Olympic athlete up against a fun-runner :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:31pm
Just make sure when you translate it to German to get the distance to target correct for Jaegoor. 100 meters right?


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 3:29pm

Kick wrote on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:21pm:
to hit certain parts of the enemies faces


to recreate that : put two beer cans side by side and try to hit the one you chose... :P

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 6:55pm
My take on it is that any one can attempt the challenges
Of corse we can just go by word of mouth but I think video footage will be the most enjoyable for other members . Should be new footage not old.

A lot of these challenges leave it open to try 1000s of times with the video camera running.

Maybe leave the board open to new challenges. Like the human body shots . Hit a frizbee in flight

And maybe have all submissions by Christmas and a little secret Santa for the participants. Sling trading

Just some ideas again.


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 1:07am
I like the idea of the beer cans. Barely ever drink but I do for once have some around :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:36pm
Some how beer seems to be the answer to all our threads.... Hmm.....seems about right.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:52pm
:P

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 24th, 2017 at 7:51pm
Had a good atempt at curving around a tree yesterday . Was coming close to Diana at 10 m but no direct hits .

Keep on practicing

Hope some of these get done

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 24th, 2017 at 8:04pm
I love these types of threads. If time permits I would like to get a video up if at all possible.  I wouldn't mind taking a few shots at a soda can or something.   Looking forward to seeing other peoples videos. ;)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 24th, 2017 at 8:06pm
Yeah morphy me too looking forward to the next time I got a few hours spare to attempt some of these

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:04pm
Thinking about it and I think we should have a (beer) can challenge .

Any feat where a sling is used to hit a can . It really would make for the best highlight reel!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 25th, 2017 at 3:03am
@Mersa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N-ACnKZN5c
watch after minute 2:00
he tries around obstacle

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 27th, 2017 at 1:13am
Be scary standing there

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 28th, 2017 at 3:49am

Quote:
The Inca king Guayna Capac, according to a written tradition, was going to war on red stilts from which he fired his sling with gold shells.

source:https://translate.google.gr/translate?hl=el&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fperso.wanadoo.es%2Fhondero%2Ftemas.htm
http://perso.wanadoo.es/hondero/EL%20MUNDO%20DE%20LA%20HONDA.htm

slinging on stilts :P

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 28th, 2017 at 7:59am
I'm not sure if that would look intimidating or hilarious...

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 28th, 2017 at 8:26am
Ok, whos going to volunteer? We obviously need stilt slinging for the highlight reel.  :)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 28th, 2017 at 10:11pm
I just spent the last hour practicing with a can as a target from 5 m.
I must say I had over 100 shots (guessing) and only 7 hits.
5 direct and 2 glancing.
Gonna be harder than I thought.
Going from the 50cm disk to a can.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Aug 29th, 2017 at 2:29am
@Mersa by glancing you mean indirect(hit after bouncing) or to the side with small damage?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 29th, 2017 at 4:47am
Side with minimal damage.
Its hanging on string so if you don't nail it it just moves to the side.
I'm throwing in my dining room with a small ball.

Had another 30 minutes or so . Getting better, hit maybe 10 out of 60 throws mostly glancing but.

I'm waiting to have a good go outside with some rocks.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 1st, 2017 at 1:48am
So I got to have a go at hitting the can today at the range.
Unfortunately I was rained out early and had no hits on the can.
However my accuracy was much better than normal even with rocks as ammo.
I usually find the rocks at the range(limestone from 4x4 tracks nearby) hard to aim as there all different shapes and weights.
I don't normally find my rhythm like I do with more uniform ammo.
But today I was hitting the board the majority of the time with misses curving more than bad aim or release.
I took a little warming up but had the best day at the range yet.
Of course my first shot at the can was the closest. Skimming the top left and hitting the string it was tied to.


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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 1st, 2017 at 9:52am
Soda cans are difficult with the best of ammo. If my concrete stockpile isnt ruined im going to make some ammo up and get some practice in. Might be able to get a video up.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 4th, 2017 at 8:47am
Another unsuccessful attempt. So many close calls .
The angles really open up over 10. And camera makes me nervous.

Screenshot of my can on a stick.
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 7th, 2017 at 5:48pm
Much success in my 5m indoor range. Able to hit the can a lot of the time now. Still nothing outdoors with hard ammo.

I haven't forgotten I'm still trying.


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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 20th, 2017 at 5:45pm
Sorry guys I've been moving and haven't had much time to put into this.

Had some good progress. Able to hit the can at 5 m almost every second or third shot. And had some success at 10 and 15m but yet to try get it on film.

Any progress people???

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 20th, 2017 at 7:01pm
The weather over here has been atrocious so haven't had the chance to sling. The bad weather has also seemingly brought a rather nasty cold to me and my girlfriend. Second night in a row now I haven't been able to sleep. Currently 2:01am over here...

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 21st, 2017 at 12:44am
I have not forgot about taking part. Life has been so busy I have virtually no free time these days. (I sneak on the forum at least thanks to my phone.  :P  ::) I enjoy taking part in these sorts of threads, but its been difficult i.e. impossible, to get any practice in. Nice job on the target practice. Sounds like you are making good headway. Those soda cans can be wily little buggers.


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Oct 1st, 2017 at 10:03am
with the left hand aiming at a beer can:
105 hand throws (0%hit, 10m),

1st sling throw from 20m was a hit!!† :o
total of 80 sling throws.

followed by 26 hand throws 1hit from 10m


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 1st, 2017 at 6:02pm
Are your hand throws with no sling just for comparison??
1/80 from 20 m with the sling ??
I have a new spot for practice so I should make some progress soon !

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Oct 2nd, 2017 at 4:16am

Mersa wrote on Oct 1st, 2017 at 6:02pm:
Are your hand throws with no sling just for comparison??


no . it was for warm up and better feel.
i'm not left handed so all that throwing was awkward, but i think starting from the basics helps.

not sure if i should call that hit a lucky shot or not...
there were ~5-10 close hits, a lot of misses 4m+ and some sling entanglements

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 2nd, 2017 at 7:14pm
If your trying to hit something and you do then it's more than luck!!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 15th, 2017 at 4:17am
So here it is , half filled water bottle vs 26g rubber practice ball 45mm dia from over 10m( roughly 15m).
I had so many bloopers hitting the camera and on the rebound. So many close calls but persistence paid of , got it done in around 1 hour.
Sorry CA I have to post this one.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_8BB0EB43-B480-49F3-B19A-CEE997AD4948.MOV (4898 KB | 70 )

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 15th, 2017 at 6:10am
Good shot! I wish I could be out slinging (especially in weather like you've had) but the flood waters have yet to recede and it still drizzles every few hours. Miserable weather. I've given up hope of slinging (except maybe singing ice balls) until next year.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Oct 15th, 2017 at 8:40am
Nice video. Thats my favorite angle for sling videos, especially with small targets. Do you feel like you are getting more accurate?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 15th, 2017 at 8:53am
Well I'm much more accurate than when I started slinging.
I got really good with this ball a while ago but I've been practicing with rocks lately. Feel like it took longer than it should have today.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 15th, 2017 at 12:08pm
I have noticed when switching between different sizes/weights my accuracy goes completely to pot. It's quite surprising how quickly the body adapts and then falls into a rhythm with a certain type of ammo.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 15th, 2017 at 5:09pm
I actually started getting reasonable grouping straight away I just couldn't hit the bottle/can , I started with a can but it kept blowing away , I had no water at that point and the can I was using was 200ml where as the bottle was a little bigger at 600ml . I hit my phone (camera) 3 times and phone went flat so I had a break In between can and bottle.

With rocks I find that the way it releases from the pouch effects my accuracy most if I have smooth rocks I have a much more consistent grouping. 

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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Oct 16th, 2017 at 7:53am
With the changing weight maybe there is some possibility you can adjust, (maybe?), especially if you practice a lot at it. With poorly shaped ammo, its virtually impossible.

Not sure why it took me so long to understand that as a slinger, but once I used a really good, consistent set of ammunition for awhile and then switched back to poorly shaped ammo, it became apparent real fast how badly it can affect your accuracy.

Im convinced people who dont see a big difference arent slinging at small enough targets for it to matter.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 16th, 2017 at 9:09am
I've been trying to switch it up between tennis balls and rocks (and a giant ball bearing) and so not rely on just the one type of ammo too much. It's good to practice a variety of weights and sizes and densities in my opinion.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 16th, 2017 at 9:16am
Yeah I agree, consistent ammo makes training a lot more progressive.
It transfers some of your aiming to odd shaped projectiles but bad release tendencies and aerodynamics make grouping hard.

I want to try get a few more days were I can practice soon.

Still need to sort out a good hunting ammo.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Oct 19th, 2017 at 9:07am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:07am:
throw with your opposite hand using a style OTHER than underhand :-)

So left handed for right hand slingers and right handed for lefties.

Probably harder than anything suggested so far :-)


I was doing it a few years ago and it wasn't that bad. My brain already knew what to do, my body didn't take long to catch up

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 31st, 2017 at 9:56pm
Im super uncoordinated with my left side. Everything sport wise anyway.

Anyone had any chance to try anything???

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 1st, 2017 at 6:52am
We had heavy rain for about 2 weeks then a few days ago the snow came and it's been freezing ever since. Any serious slinging for me will have to wait until Spring :(

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Nov 1st, 2017 at 9:15am
i found a range at which i can train for longer distances (up to 150m) pretty safely ;D. my throws have some issues that doesn't show at the short range up to 30m. :(
the stones are released with a downward & right angle of attack...
working on it .

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Nov 1st, 2017 at 11:06pm
Yes sir. Long ranges sure reveal alot. Great way to get better on accuracy if that interests you.

The best way I know to get a perfect release: use light ammo and longer distances (40-50 meters). It will really magnify all your problems. If you can get accurate doing that, you are just plain good.



Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Nov 26th, 2017 at 2:19am
Been practicing lately but haven't got any footage . Starting to find I have weird trends in my accuracy . Too much ammo variation , balls rocks fruit metal.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Nov 30th, 2017 at 10:14pm
I did a perfect curve around a tree yesterday. First try can size target. Shocked myself

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 7:42am
So I had a good day practising today I started on odd shaped rocks but got frustrated with the inconsistency of the flight of some of them and the time it was taking to find the smoothest spherical stones. I stopped practicing there and went to my usually spot where I practice with my rubber ball.
Had a good day hitting the bottle from 10m quite a lot and getting consistent grouping. Then I got the camera out.
As usual this messes with my head and I lose my rhythm.
I finally made some progress later on.

Here are 2 videos
One from 10m hit
And a miss from around 35-40 m
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_50C92057-3B76-4139-AFD6-569708F79D79.MOV (3880 KB | 70 )

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 7:43am
And the other
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_8068F224-84CE-41C7-AF40-EE91C1B5D340.MOV (5897 KB | 68 )

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 9:45am
wow very nice throws


Quote:
Then I got the camera out.
As usual this messes with my head and I lose my rhythm.
:P

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 5:29pm
Thanks.
Also as usual I post the videos in the end of a thread page so they get missed.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 11th, 2017 at 6:43am
Typical day of trying to get footage. Cameras out targets safe.
Tried 20m shot on glass beer bottle with stones.
Got it on 2nd shot after I turned camera off. Wish I got it on film. Absolutely obliterated it!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Dec 11th, 2017 at 12:55pm
Just jugding by your posts it sounds like you are really improving.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 11th, 2017 at 2:51pm
Thanks morphy
I've made a big improvement in accuracy over the last 5 months since I joining this forum.
Been trying my best to throw at least once every few days.
I'm going to give it a good go and try get to Mallorca one year.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Dec 13th, 2017 at 9:47am
one more challenge you might be interested in

Quote:
Slingers joined a society or union, and acquired the title of "foner" (slinger) if they passed the following test: fire nine shots hitting each of the crossbars of a traditional gate.

the crossbars are horizontal....
https://web.archive.org/web/20111015232438/http://slinging.org/index.php?page=the-way-of-the-sling---jesus-vega

in the past i 've achieved to hit upright sticks or a hanging rope from up to 15m distance, of course with not enough consistency to call it skilled shot and not lucky.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 13th, 2017 at 4:55pm
I'll try find a gate and give it a go!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by IronGoober on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 9:49pm

Morphy wrote on Oct 16th, 2017 at 7:53am:
With the changing weight maybe there is some possibility you can adjust, (maybe?), especially if you practice a lot at it. With poorly shaped ammo, its virtually impossible.

Not sure why it took me so long to understand that as a slinger, but once I used a really good, consistent set of ammunition for awhile and then switched back to poorly shaped ammo, it became apparent real fast how badly it can affect your accuracy.

Im convinced people who dont see a big difference arent slinging at small enough targets for it to matter.


It's interesting that you mention this.  Because, I actually don't notice a massive difference in accuracy with changing ammo. And I like small targets like cans.

Actually, the best accuracy I've ever achieved (and this is completely subjective, no hard data) was one bow-hunting season about 5 years ago, when I got my deer on the first day, so I had lots of free time. I started off by missing a grouse like 10 times in a row, until I ran out of nearby rocks, and it still just sat there. After this I was inspired to improve, so I would sling for like 3-4 hours a day. By the end of the week, I was hitting 6" trees from about 20 yards away 1 out of 5. It felt amazing. i felt like I could actually hunt something. But I never saw another grouse after that.

Anyway, during that period, I was just picking up weirdly shaped and inconsistent rocks from the forest and along a dirt road. Didn't seem to make any difference.

Maybe there was a difference and if I had consistent ammo I would have been even better. I dunno.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by IronGoober on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 9:54pm

Mersa wrote on Sep 4th, 2017 at 8:47am:
Another unsuccessful attempt. So many close calls .
The angles really open up over 10. And camera makes me nervous.
.


Mersa, You should try this technique. When you film yourself, just film everything, and don't think that you are going to post it. It's just archival, for your own records. Then if you do get something good, you can post it. 

I find it calms the nerves if I don't think that I need to post anything. (and sometimes I don't).

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 10:20pm
I did this once and the memory card got full just as I started performing . i need to free up some space on my phone so I got more chance with it.
I have had maybe 10 -15 shots on rabbits in real life with the sling with mainly rocks but also a few clay glandes I made. All were misses but most were within a meter. Surprised that the rabbits arnt more scared by the windup. Some don't move at all. Had 2 were I was able to take a second shot somehow. I also may have got a rabbit but this isn't confirmed by any means read story here.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1509491851

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 10:23pm

IronGoober wrote on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 9:49pm:

Morphy wrote on Oct 16th, 2017 at 7:53am:
With the changing weight maybe there is some possibility you can adjust, (maybe?), especially if you practice a lot at it. With poorly shaped ammo, its virtually impossible.

Not sure why it took me so long to understand that as a slinger, but once I used a really good, consistent set of ammunition for awhile and then switched back to poorly shaped ammo, it became apparent real fast how badly it can affect your accuracy.

Im convinced people who dont see a big difference arent slinging at small enough targets for it to matter.


It's interesting that you mention this.† Because, I actually don't notice a massive difference in accuracy with changing ammo. And I like small targets like cans.

Actually, the best accuracy I've ever achieved (and this is completely subjective, no hard data) was one bow-hunting season about 5 years ago, when I got my deer on the first day, so I had lots of free time. I started off by missing a grouse like 10 times in a row, until I ran out of nearby rocks, and it still just sat there. After this I was inspired to improve, so I would sling for like 3-4 hours a day. By the end of the week, I was hitting 6" trees from about 20 yards away 1 out of 5. It felt amazing. i felt like I could actually hunt something. But I never saw another grouse after that.

Anyway, during that period, I was just picking up weirdly shaped and inconsistent rocks from the forest and along a dirt road. Didn't seem to make any difference.

Maybe there was a difference and if I had consistent ammo I would have been even better. I dunno.



Who knows. I know I've had some slinging sessions where it didn't seem to matter but over all when slinging every day and keeping track of my hit percentage it made a big difference for me.

I could see if the stones were fairly heavy and not overly weirdly shaped. I've not had that experience with jagged and otherwise poorly shaped ammo.

I would say though, generally speaking, that I would be asonished if it made no difference simply because we don't know of any other weapon where imperfect ammo doesn't make a difference.

Some of the things I've noticed are changing drag (affecting elevation), planing into the wind, inconsistent release timing (very slight but when rotational speed is so high and the target so small even a fraction of a second can be a miss) and maybe a few more things that I can't remember off hand.

You are probably not alone in this though. I find myself being an outlier on a lot of my target slinging views. Strangely enough, as much as we have debated over the years, I find myself agreeing most with Jaegoor. But I'm open to being wrong on this one. In fact I really hope I am. Sure would make life easier.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 3rd, 2018 at 10:32pm
I'll agree with you there morphy.
Some days it don't matter what I sling If I'm slinging bad I'm slinging bad and same applies for good days .
In general I find that smooth roundish rocks can get consistent grouping but the Jaggered flat spuare edged stuff can just go anywhere .
Aerodynamics and smoothness of release are the main things.
I can ajust to weight within reason and size of projectile if the release is smooth and the aerodynamic profile is nice.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Jan 4th, 2018 at 9:09am
That's been my experience as well Mersa.  That being said I don't doubt you IronGoober. Before I settled on manufactured ammo as my favorite I had many good slinging sessions. I think getting better at slinging is a little like losing weight. You many not see the changes as much because it's so incremental. Over time little changes add up to big ones though.

I remember when I first started slinging seriously. The first year I didn't feel like there was much improvement. Then I went back to my old target and started slinging at it. I remember barely being able to hit it before. But now I was hitting it all the time. That's sort of how I figured out the obvious that I was getting better.

Probably with all that practice you did get a lot better.  Do you feel like you are better than you were back then,  now that you are using lacrosse balls IG?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by IronGoober on Jan 4th, 2018 at 9:22pm
I'm definitely not as accurate as the magical week, but I do feel like I am generally more accurate than a few years ago.

My impression when I first started using lacrosse balls was that I wasn't any better off than before. But it is possible that I am getting a bit more consistent because of the fact that I'm using consistent ammunition.  I didn't really think about it at first, but I do seem to be improving, and at a much more noticeable rate than before.

So, maybe you are right. Time will tell. If I can hit my target 1 out of 2 with lacrosse balls, and then I go try rocks, and am much worse, I think I'll have a definitive answer, at least for myself. (and if I do, I'll post about it!)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by IronGoober on Jan 5th, 2018 at 12:44am
In favor of consistent ammo may not matter, I present this evidence.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oALzA79BLWc

If you watch the rest of his stuff, he is pretty darn good and uses similar rocks to the ones he shows here.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Jan 5th, 2018 at 5:38am

IronGoober wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 12:44am:
In favor of consistent ammo may not matter, I present this evidence.† †

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oALzA79BLWc


he was accurate but not consistent. in that particular vid...

edit: rain may have rushed him to make those hits :P
i 've been watching his vids and he is very good.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Jan 5th, 2018 at 7:40am
This thread just got very interesting. I can't post much at the moment but will later today.  Thanks for posting that IG.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:37am
He's good but I bet he would be even better with a bag of equally weighted and shaped glandes or spheres.
Also both target and projectile are quite a good size, smaller they are the harder it gets.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Jan 5th, 2018 at 1:25pm
I know back when I was using a standard Balearics bullseye which is something like a 19 inch diameter circle it looked really tiny on video to the point that I started zooming in the video. That was at 25 yards.
He's also visible in the shot meaning the camera is further back than it would be otherwise.

I can't really say what size his target is. It could be smaller and he might be closer but if I had to throw out a random guess I would say it's around 15 inches in diameter and hes maybe 15-20 meters away, max. Maybe closer.†

Not to take anything away from his slinging. He's obviously spent a lot of time practicing. It's just if we are discussing this topic of what part good ammo plays we have to go into it with a definition of what constitutes "good slinging".

The other part of it is the size of the stones and the speed he's slinging them at. Larger and slower moving stones are much more forgiving. Less planing, slightly off kilter spin is less a factor and of course the slower you release, theoretically the longer release window you have to hit your target. Lots of things we could discuss on this topic.

I would like to see how it does on smaller targets further away. I don't think we can see a big difference unless we extend the difficulty level out to a further range. You need to be closer to the physical limitations of the weapon/human body.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Jan 5th, 2018 at 5:40pm
@ Morphy

i don't exactly understand your point. he hit 2/5 a balearic bullseye 20-30m.

Morphy wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 1:25pm:
definition of what constitutes "good slinging".

there is no definition to that.   if i get one hit at a 10cm target from 10m i forget about the previous 100 misses...
maybe something similar may have happened with all those extraordinary historical accounts.

from the comment section of the above video using google translate:

Quote:
-Round stones fly better?
-Needless to say. Stones tempered by nature fit better into the pocket of the sling. It is good in it with the promotion and departure, the superfluous will not hook. There are no such pebbles in my region. Making shells for sling, this is a passed stage. But if you carefully select the stones, they pretty, relatively accurately fall on the target. In a square 120x120cm with ≈20m, you can put five out of five.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:49pm

johan wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 5:40pm:
@ Morphy

i don't exactly understand your point. he hit 2/5 a balearic bullseye 20-30m.

Morphy wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 1:25pm:
definition of what constitutes "good slinging".

there is no definition to that.† †if i get one hit at a 10cm target from 10m i forget about the previous 100 misses...
maybe something similar may have happened with all those extraordinary historical accounts.

from the comment section of the above video using google translate:

Quote:
-Round stones fly better?
-Needless to say. Stones tempered by nature fit better into the pocket of the sling. It is good in it with the promotion and departure, the superfluous will not hook. There are no such pebbles in my region. Making shells for sling, this is a passed stage. But if you carefully select the stones, they pretty, relatively accurately fall on the target. In a square 120x120cm with ≈20m, you can put five out of five.



True. But I would like to see us define it. I already have my own definitions of what constitutes amature, journeyman, expert, master and grandmaster but I doubt people will accept it as they may see it as too difficult or even impossible to accomplish.

I wish I could translate exactly what this fellow is saying. I can't tell if he's saying if the stones are good they consistently will hit 5 out of 5 or if he selects deformed stones but chooses the kind of jagged, deformed stones he prefers, then they will hit 5 out of 5.

Either way it's sort of a moot point. I would not suggest anyone come to a conclusion on whether perfect ammo vs decent ammo vs deformed/jagged ammo makes a difference by slinging at a 120cm square from 20 meters away.  That is far too big a target and much too close to come to a conclusion on it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 5th, 2018 at 9:27pm
Got to have a walk in the forest this morning with my girlfriend. Was lucky enough that she filmed a few throws.
Here's a hit on a 12oz coffee cup from around 10m .
One of those days too , average ammo (rocks slightly smooth).
Good grouping and a solid hit in less than 20 throws. Good day for bad ammo.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_98C31C53-6E5C-4C1A-8832-EE27CD99CDE2.MOV (1283 KB | 63 )

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by IronGoober on Jan 5th, 2018 at 9:43pm

Morphy wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:49pm:
Either way it's sort of a moot point. I would not suggest anyone come to a conclusion on whether perfect ammo vs decent ammo vs deformed/jagged ammo makes a difference by slinging at a 120cm square from 20 meters away.† That is far too big a target and much too close to come to a conclusion on it.


I think I agree with you that crappy ammunition doesn't make much of a difference from close distances (which I'm inferring that was your point).  But most of my slinging, and if I were hunting small game, is (and would be) from about 20 yards away and under.  So, for the these purposes, I don't think that having crappy or consistent ammo will make much of a difference, if one has sufficient skill/practice.

That being said, weight and shape are two different things.  I'm talking mostly about the geometry, not the weight. I usually try to get similarly sized stones when just picking stuff up off of the ground (similar weight).

Also, on the size of that guy's target. I'm pretty sure that everything he is using is a standard "Diana" (if I'm referring to it correctly still), or 50cm in diameter. He shows it with a measuring tape a few times in a few of his videos.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Parmenion on Jan 6th, 2018 at 2:30am
everyone who uses less than decent ammo does it out of necessity. for target practice up to ~30m the error from the stones is usually small, skill and coordination play a much bigger role they are the base. Without that base anything else is impossible, so until i get 50% or more hits at a 10-50cm circle@30m it seems a little pointless for me to throw @longer distances for accuracy( but i still do it once in a while so i can find some little flight details i ignored on the 30m target practice)
--for most of us faults and inconsistencies are still big enough that they are obvious @30m range....


Morphy wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 8:49pm:
my own definitions of what constitutes amature, journeyman, expert, master and grandmaster


no problem to know more about it ;)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by IronGoober on Jan 6th, 2018 at 3:13am

Mersa wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 9:27pm:
Got to have a walk in the forest this morning with my girlfriend. Was lucky enough that she filmed a few throws.
Here's a hit on a 12oz coffee cup from around 10m .
One of those days too , average ammo (rocks slightly smooth).
Good grouping and a solid hit in less than 20 throws. Good day for bad ammo.


It's hard to see that cup. Nice shot!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Jan 6th, 2018 at 10:26am

Mersa wrote on Jan 5th, 2018 at 9:27pm:
Got to have a walk in the forest this morning with my girlfriend. Was lucky enough that she filmed a few throws.
Here's a hit on a 12oz coffee cup from around 10m .
One of those days too , average ammo (rocks slightly smooth).
Good grouping and a solid hit in less than 20 throws. Good day for bad ammo.


I love these videos you post because trees and nature is my life. What beautiful scenery that is. And the slinging is great as well. So as an arborist do you spend a lot of time out in the forest? I always imagined they did more residential and commercial work.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 6th, 2018 at 11:42am
I have done it all from millionaires backyards to protected forests , I am the voice of the trees. But yeah the bush doesn't pay as well as the places with money but sometimes it's not about the money and about the trees .

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Mar 27th, 2018 at 5:25am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFQYNfJqqY
staff sling and beer cans @~4:21

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Mar 27th, 2018 at 8:58am
That had a lot better slinging in it than I was expecting. Good to see. Annoyingly, one of the few things I'm not able to take with me to the summer cottage this time is my staff sling which still needs some proper testing. Have to wait for better weather to come around before I can get to the spot I've been using as my range.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by RS on Mar 27th, 2018 at 3:48pm
stone shape is irrelevant...proper ammo placement solves that.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by RS on Mar 27th, 2018 at 4:05pm

Sarosh wrote on Mar 27th, 2018 at 5:25am:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFQYNfJqqY
staff sling and beer cans @~4:21


note how in the slingshot test, towards the end the speed dropped...few realize that as you pull the bands back, they warm up...the warmer they get, the less retraction power that they have...or the longer they are held in stretched position, the more power they will lose on the snap back...that is why many who are really good with one do quick release shooting..
but as to the other, i saw no advantage of a staff sling over a regular sling from watching the video...
.....

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Mar 28th, 2018 at 6:16am
One advantage ( less time to learn the technique)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Mar 28th, 2018 at 8:40am
in the video the staff sling is presented as better than the sling. i agree with mersa a noob can use a staffsling much more easily than a sling.

but the sling is much more versatile than the staff sling.

edit: i really like the way he tried to measure speed of projectiles but i don't think it was necessary to put a man to say the readings .there was a camera...

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by vetryan15 on Mar 28th, 2018 at 12:22pm
Fowler is a showman.† I talk to him frequently on another forum. I use to be a fan of him. Then he started selling out. But that's of the times, I guess.  He actually annoys me know, but look at his channel.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Mar 28th, 2018 at 1:49pm
Invariably when I see channels like this put forward theories it's based on a newbies opinion of what is possible with the sling. In one sense it does get more people interested in slinging, but the other side of it is people who have little skill/knowledge of  something giving opinions that people then take as gospel truth.

The best one to one fighting style I can think of with either a sling or a staff sling is a normal slinger using a rotor. Especially if your 10-15 meters away and the slinger is fairly strong and fast, it will be very difficult to dodge a shot from that distance.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Drakolith on Mar 28th, 2018 at 3:50pm
I feel like this may be a stupid question, but, whatís a rotor?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Mar 28th, 2018 at 3:53pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter_rotor
from what i understand morphy means a multiple rotation style could be helicopter style

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Mar 28th, 2018 at 8:04pm
Yes, Sarosh is right. A rotor is simply a sustained spin until one is ready to release. This is opposed to a throw that always has a set amount of rotations. Think of the typical Hollywood depiction of a slinger.

A rotor has the advantage of maintaining motion and tension on your sling indefinitely until you are ready to throw.

If David started a rotor as he was walking towards Goliath he would have maintained an even spinning until the right moment upon where he would've pulled into the throw and immediately slung the stone. That's the benefit of a rotor.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Mar 29th, 2018 at 3:27am
I'm with morph . I think the main advantage of using rotor techniques is being ready to shoot(ammo secured in pouch). But I'm not sure that it has much application outside of warfare. For sling hunting a more stealthy technique will likely work better than rotors. And target practice it really don't matter at all .

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by RS on Apr 18th, 2018 at 1:18am

Morphy wrote on Mar 28th, 2018 at 8:04pm:
A rotor has the advantage of maintaining motion and tension on your sling indefinitely until you are ready to throw.

If David started a rotor as he was walking towards Goliath he would have maintained an even spinning until the right moment upon where he would've pulled into the throw and immediately slung the stone. That's the benefit of a rotor.



yes, he used a short sling.† it is said most likely to have been two straps of leather crossed like a sharp "x" .†

now the staff in his hand is another thing.† a staff was used as, among other things, a range finder.† staffs were not random sticks, well they could have been if they were worked on a little.† they had a measurement system.† according to the height of the person whom it would belong to and up to the next even cubit added.† most were marked half way down, marked at one cubit from each end, as well as marked with the span and breadth of the hand on each or at least one end.† it was for all purposes also a "measuring rod".† when he had it in hand, holding out the skinny end towards the enemy to get the range.† it helps when nervous...he was using it to measure off the distance as he ran up to the giant, rotating his short sling in the other hand.† when he was the right distance, prolly two or three lengths of the staff or whatever he had practice a lot at, it was over.† there is a guide to the staff in old jewish writings...it usually had a couple other lil tricks like that to it too....† some made their's as needed instead of carrying one all the time.† †they sharpened the end and made staves out of them, some with said systems on them and usually would throw them away when done.† slinging groups would make walls out of them to stand behind when needed.† like a wall off an old frontier fort.† and have different length staves through out the camp for hand to hand problems, but mostly they just used them to dispatch the enemy wounded after battle.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Bill Skinner on Apr 19th, 2018 at 9:38am
RS, where are you getting your information?  Can you give a title or author?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by RS on Apr 22nd, 2018 at 7:58pm
yes bill i most certainly can...it will take a little minute but i will work on getting that together and when it is complete will pm it to u.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 23rd, 2018 at 5:33am
Could you post it here?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by RS on Apr 25th, 2018 at 4:27am
no.† but i have started gathering some of the info for mr. skinner.† in a way i feel bad about doing it like that, but i will show him a couple things regarding it anyway.† it is a chore but one i am not too burdened by.† but i am going to start making a series of training videos later this spring and summer.† †drills for slinging improvement, one of the best places to do said drills, show a few neat things about different styles that i have not seen others show, and among many other things..."the game"...

the game is the ultimate in slinging games, witht he exception of playing war.† it involves one certain type of slinging move called,(for a loooong time) "the floating backhand."† †the playing forum requires a small bit of a set up, but really is easy to adjust.† each man, for the most part will have a slightly different webbing height...according to his personal 'full' cubit(measured from the bent outside elbow to middle finger tip, or two and a half spans of the hand. (span is used here to mean length and not full area or expanse as it also means) as a cubit and two and a half spans are virtual equal).† so no one has advantage.† the projectile leaves the sling, cannot go over the man's webbing which is set at his cubit in height and the longest thrown distance wins...it has to be done with the floating backhand only which requires a certain hold and follow through....the entire maneuver feels completely unnatural but is call by the name that it is† because when the projectile is released it floats† a cubit or less off the ground for as far as it can go(if it touches the webbing it is disqualified, if it goes out of bounds sideways or touches the sticks holding the webbing, it is disqualified, and when it touches the ground it is dead, i.e. rolling does not count towards distance.)† as each man's height is raised or lowered according to his own body, no one can claim disadvantage one way or another....it is supposed to be the deciding factor of who has the best working understanding of slinging dynamics...today i got, and with my non dominate hand i might add...approximately 16 metres,(i had no webbing but was easily within height) a new record for me...when i do the video to show how it is set up, i will offer a trade forum challenge, prized for any who can beat my distance, which will be recorded at the time of instruction and show u the results.

side note: the same source in which i got this and the staff info. also lays out, what it calls, the proper sling to body size measurements. but i will hold that down for now as well.

iow's i am going to wait on much of what i have to say until the videos to keep assertion slinging loudmouths at bay.† i will post them on youtube and perhaps leave a link here.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 25th, 2018 at 5:50am
Ok. In that case, Bill, once you get the information could you post it here? Thanks.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:22am

RS wrote on Apr 25th, 2018 at 4:27am:
no.† but i have started gathering some of the info for mr. skinner.† in a way i feel bad about doing it like that, but i will show him a couple things regarding it anyway.† it is a chore but one i am not too burdened by.† but i am going to start making a series of training videos later this spring and summer.† †drills for slinging improvement, one of the best places to do said drills, show a few neat things about different styles that i have not seen others show, and among many other things..."the game"...

the game is the ultimate in slinging games, witht he exception of playing war.† it involves one certain type of slinging move called,(for a loooong time) "the floating backhand."† †the playing forum requires a small bit of a set up, but really is easy to adjust.† each man, for the most part will have a slightly different webbing height...according to his personal 'full' cubit(measured from the bent outside elbow to middle finger tip, or two and a half spans of the hand. (span is used here to mean length and not full area or expanse as it also means) as a cubit and two and a half spans are virtual equal).† so no one has advantage.† the projectile leaves the sling, cannot go over the man's webbing which is set at his cubit in height and the longest thrown distance wins...it has to be done with the floating backhand only which requires a certain hold and follow through....the entire maneuver feels completely unnatural but is call by the name that it is† because when the projectile is released it floats† a cubit or less off the ground for as far as it can go(if it touches the webbing it is disqualified, if it goes out of bounds sideways or touches the sticks holding the webbing, it is disqualified, and when it touches the ground it is dead, i.e. rolling does not count towards distance.)† as each man's height is raised or lowered according to his own body, no one can claim disadvantage one way or another....it is supposed to be the deciding factor of who has the best working understanding of slinging dynamics...today i got, and with my non dominate hand i might add...approximately 16 metres,(i had no webbing but was easily within height) a new record for me...when i do the video to show how it is set up, i will offer a trade forum challenge, prized for any who can beat my distance, which will be recorded at the time of instruction and show u the results.

side note: the same source in which i got this and the staff info. also lays out, what it calls, the proper sling to body size measurements. but i will hold that down for now as well.

iow's i am going to wait on much of what i have to say until the videos to keep assertion slinging loudmouths at bay.† i will post them on youtube and perhaps leave a link here.


Why can't you post that information that has been requested here? In mutiple posts across this forum, that you have done. Multiple people including myself has requested you post links to information.  To which you haven't done it yet. Also when you started on this forum, a few members had issues with your attitude, that you are the ' all knowing sling master'  which if you can't backup your information to what you stated.  It seems you are pulling this information out if thin air. This forum is for sharing knowledge,  and discussing it. Not picking random stuff from your 'secret ' crystal ball that has connections to the past.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:25am
For what it's worth, I'm always willing to be persuaded, though I know that's probably not high on your list of priorities.

If this video does indeed come out with compelling information and target slinging skills to back it up I will be delighted. But...based on 7 years on this forum and reading some pretty wild claims with virtually no proof, I have to say it's hard not to be skeptical at this point.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Apr 25th, 2018 at 10:11am
I really don't want you to feel attacked or anything RS, it's just if someone came to me and told me they have a treasure map that leads to a chest that's full of jewels but they don't let me see the treasure map or go with them to find the chest and they never show me any of the jewels I'm going to start questioning exactly how real the map is. I can't think of a single reason why posting sources on this forum for others to read and investigate for themselves could ever be a problem unless those sources don't exist. Maybe I'm wrong and there's a perfectly good reason as to why you've evaded the question of exactly where you are getting your information and refused to simply post the titles of the books you've read or any of the authors who are so learned in slinging. Maybe there is a good reason but you haven't even offered any reason other than it's "difficult". I could well be eating my words once these videos come out and you actually share the information you say you have access to but I still don't understand why you can't share it now. Please, if you can't actually give us sources tell us WHY you can't give us sources.

It's getting tiresome.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 5th, 2018 at 9:30am
Vet, Morphy, and KTO: I think you may have scared RS off with your completely unreasonable request for references. He hasnít been trolling us with mysterious sling tales of questionable authenticity in a while now† ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on May 5th, 2018 at 9:36am
It would seem so. Maybe he's still working on those videos as I type and they're going to entirely revolutionize slinging, the reference list stretching off into infinity, but somehow... I doubt it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on May 5th, 2018 at 9:51am
Probably to my detriment I always have a little razor thin slice of hope that there will be some video showing something at least. Not just for his claims but for all the people who come on here and make these over the top claims of some new and improved this or that. RS, if you're out there, please make that video. I would be absolutely thrilled to see slinging, as you mentioned, that was so much better it almost isn't even the same sport. No sarcasm there, I would be thrilled.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by RS on May 8th, 2018 at 7:11pm
according to kabbalah doctrine, david's slinging ability really had nothing to do with it.† several reason why, from the way he prepared his rocks to a phrase he used that shocked goliath causing him to momentarily lower his shield giving david all the advantage he needed.† they teach the conversation was a few lines longer than what is biblically referenced.† it is said david never told anyone what the phrase was because it works on everyone.† he only shared it with solomon when david was on his death bed and accordingly solomon has it hidden in full in one of the o.t. writings he supposedly authored, but done in a way that one would not suspect what it is, but that it seems out of place still and kind of, well very sort of... child-like...
also the preparation of the rocks is shared in those.† apparently it has to do with the parched corn according to the kabbalah and a method he used to magnetize those rock by preparing the corn with them then cooking them somehow.† †;D†
i have for sure found another rock mutation recipe....let's see if i can post it and how long it takes to catch the attention of home land security to get here...lol† i'll go ahead and do that now in the goliath forum.
somebody give it a try and see what happens!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on May 9th, 2018 at 2:07am
RS you truly are the Neo of reference dodging.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on May 9th, 2018 at 4:46am
He's the new apex

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on May 9th, 2018 at 11:20am
I'd say he's even more adept than Apex.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by walter on May 10th, 2018 at 12:12am
You do realize that corn did not reach Europe until the 1500s? That is AD. How much longer to the middle east :o

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on May 10th, 2018 at 7:55am
If you're having trouble with the corn I suggest you steer clear of the Project Goliath subforum all together.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by walter on May 10th, 2018 at 9:40pm

Morphy wrote on May 10th, 2018 at 7:55am:
If you're having trouble with the corn I suggest you steer clear of the Project Goliath subforum all together.



:-?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Bill Skinner on May 11th, 2018 at 1:25pm
All I wanted was a picture to the two pieces of leather crossed in an "X" fashion.  I thought he had found a new type of sling and I just couldn't understand how it worked.

I still can't make a cestros or a staff sling work worth a hoot.  When I try, it's safer for everybody to be a long way away.  Probably including myself, I probably have the dubious award of almost being the only guy to almost kill himself with a cestros dart.  I managed to hit myself with the flat instead of the point.

No, I have no idea how I managed that. ;D 

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Aug 5th, 2018 at 4:51pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAE6Qt5byIA

max distance hit was 18m i think.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by woodssj on Aug 5th, 2018 at 11:27pm
Just so everyone's aware: "Corn" in old English and even in some current usage refers to any grain. In the US, we refer to Maize as "Corn" while in Europe it was wheat for hundreds of years. Alternately, corn could also mean barley, rye, oats, or others.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/corn

In biblical terms, it could have been a number of things, but would certainly refer to the most common grain plant of the region involved.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 6th, 2018 at 5:11am
Sarosh I'm liking your Byzantine, big improvement ??

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 6th, 2018 at 1:57pm
Excellent slinging Sarosh.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by walter on Aug 26th, 2018 at 9:04pm

woodssj wrote on Aug 5th, 2018 at 11:27pm:
Just so everyone's aware: "Corn" in old English and even in some current usage refers to any grain. In the US, we refer to Maize as "Corn" while in Europe it was wheat for hundreds of years. Alternately, corn could also mean barley, rye, oats, or others.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/corn

In biblical terms, it could have been a number of things, but would certainly refer to the most common grain plant of the region involved.


I know that, but I do not believe RS does . If he did, why would he call the grain corn?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 27th, 2018 at 9:41am
I tell ya... I believed it all until the corn part. Magical exploding slingstones and Jesus the Holy Noodler aside, it was the corn that broke this camel's back.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 27th, 2018 at 9:15pm
LOL I miss RSís crazy stories. I still laugh that he had people trying to catch fish by slapping the water with a flat stone, but if I had to pick just one favorite, itís definitely the Holy Noodler ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 28th, 2018 at 4:02am
No way the turkey throw is the best , because I think it's actually a viable style with a lot of practice , the rest was pure Rs ,,rambling shit

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 28th, 2018 at 4:37am
The Turkey throw is legit. I've tried it out a few times but you need the right length sling to maximise the efficiency of it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 28th, 2018 at 7:42am

Mersa wrote on Aug 28th, 2018 at 4:02am:
No way the turkey throw is the best , because I think it's actually a viable style with a lot of practice , the rest was pure Rs ,,rambling shit


So I guess that's why it's sort of a shame it turned out the way it did. Trolling 101: don't get so wrapped up in the nonesense that you can't distinguish the real from the BS anymore. He went too deep too fast. There was no getting him back. Slingception.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Aug 28th, 2018 at 12:13pm
what is the "turkey throw"?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 28th, 2018 at 12:24pm
It actually first came up in RS's intro post. Mersa made a video (because RS was entirely incapable of such a feat...).

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1517174584/0

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Aug 28th, 2018 at 3:54pm
seems like a greek style variant with a more difficult starting position , so why not greek style?
nice throw mersa


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 28th, 2018 at 11:13pm
A variation of Greek style?! No way! Greek is fairly simple to learn, but the turkey throw is a lost art which takes years to master. It is only preserved in RSís personal library of ancient Phoenecian manuscripts that were passed down to him from the five great noodlers of the Illuminati. Four of them died to protect the secret, and it only made its way to RS from noodler #5 because RS knows this guy who met some kid who saw him pass out at Thirty One Flavors. Turkey style is pretty serious stuff† ;)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 29th, 2018 at 2:10am
To be fair, it isn't any more difficult than Greek and, as was pointed out by RS, you can hold the position so you're ready to fire for as long as you want just by resting your arm on your shoulder. It's fairly powerful and accurate as a throw. It's the one useful thing we got from RS, don't ruin it! :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Aug 29th, 2018 at 4:00am
Ha ha ha !!!!!
Nice summary !

Might have to revisit the turkey.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Aug 29th, 2018 at 9:02am

Kick wrote on Aug 29th, 2018 at 2:10am:
To be fair, it isn't any more difficult than Greek and, as was pointed out by RS, you can hold the position so you're ready to fire for as long as you want just by resting your arm on your shoulder. It's fairly powerful and accurate as a throw. It's the one useful thing we got from RS, don't ruin it! :D


Lol. It's all we have left of the good times right?  ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by walter on Aug 30th, 2018 at 6:33pm

Morphy wrote on Aug 27th, 2018 at 9:41am:
I tell ya... I believed it all until the corn part. Magical exploding slingstones and Jesus the Holy Noodler aside, it was the corn that broke this camel's back.


LOL, read this just when I needed a good laugh.  ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 10th, 2018 at 7:55am
Hahaha ya that guy..... I usually just skipped over his comments but I might have to go back and check out this Turkey throw. So itís just a different starting position?
Mersa and Sarosh you guys are killin it!
So how about a different challenge with October approaching!
Letís practice for a couple of weeks and then have a pumpkin shooting challenge!!!!! By the way, if you have never shot a pumpkin the exit wounds are massive hahahahaha
Or for another more casual challenge get a stone or ball through a basketball hoop from the three point line

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 10th, 2018 at 5:35pm
Like the Halloween theme challenge

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 10th, 2018 at 6:03pm
I agree. Great idea Tomas.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 12th, 2018 at 3:32am
Perhaps we can make a new thread and get a few people onboard

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 12th, 2018 at 1:53pm
Were it not for my schedule I would be out there slinging at pumpkins....

I take it back, were it not for my schedule and the nonstop rain I would be...

Nope that's not true either. Were it not for my schedule, the rain and these BUGGERS.



I tried going for my jog yesterday. Its been raining for the past week. I knew they would be bad. But I literally coated myself from head to toe with DEET. No good... They were everywhere. It was madness. I ran like I've never run before, made it about 5 mins out and turned back for home running for my life.

Today I will be jogging in place in my living room thoroughly defeated. You guys go...have fun. Houston is a total loss.† ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 12th, 2018 at 1:59pm
Rain and all my time is taken up. Any free time I do have is being used to recover from my non-free time and dragging myself outside is a mountain I can't overcome right now. This is only going to last another two and a half weeks. I'm clinging to that right now. I need a holiday.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 12th, 2018 at 5:27pm
Iíve never seen mosquitos like that! Christ!!!!
Well, itíll be weeks before the pumpkins show up in store so Iím not rushing anyone!
New thread for this might be a great idea.
Quite excited now!!!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 12th, 2018 at 6:18pm
The person that sent me that pic said it's from the Texas City d**e, a popular fishing spot near my area. Not sure if that's true or not but considering how bad the mosquitos are there at normal times I can imagine what it must be like at dusk on the d**e right now.†


EDIT: Wow... Profanity blocker got me. Well it's bike with a d. Anyways... ::)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Sep 13th, 2018 at 9:25am
I didn't even know there was a blocker  ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 14th, 2018 at 6:31am
Iím going to practice from 10-15 metres later and see how that feels.
I remember Luisí Pons Livermoreís video where he was shooting at 25 metres and even he only got a few hits.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 15th, 2018 at 1:37pm

Tomas wrote on Sep 14th, 2018 at 6:31am:
Iím going to practice from 10-15 metres later and see how that feels.
I remember Luisí Pons Livermoreís video where he was shooting at 25 metres and even he only got a few hits.


Video or it didn't happen.  :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 16th, 2018 at 7:06am
Nothing worthwhile happened lol itís been a while

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 16th, 2018 at 1:59pm
So I do like the pumpkin challenge. I also think we need a pumpkin pie challenge. Which is essentially whoever can eat the most pie while slinging, holding a sling, or even just being in the general vicinity of a sling.

If you can't justify the calories we can just say it's a benefit for the children. Whos children and how it benefits them is irrelevant. It's for the kids.

This and the obesity challenge are in my top ten. All this clean living is for the birds. Give me a beer and a pizza and I'll take that challenge any day. Again, to be clear, I don't want to, but for the kids I will.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 18th, 2018 at 5:26pm
Amen brother! I can sling pizza and beer in my mouth all fay

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 25th, 2018 at 3:39am
So who thinks we have enough people to start a new thread of challenges ??

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 25th, 2018 at 6:18am
I have been practicing. I wasnít able to hit my soft drink cup but I would have def hit pumpkin a few times!
Letís do this!!!!
https://youtu.be/lqg3YmshhhQ

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 25th, 2018 at 7:16am
Nice sling ,jumper and slinging .


Let's say . One pumpkin as many hits as you need , try make a face. Compare jack o'lanterns????
Sounds like a fun challenge for anyone who can get a cheap pumpkin.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 25th, 2018 at 7:33am
Lol awesome Tomas. I'm jealous guys. Have fun.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Sep 25th, 2018 at 6:20pm
I may drape a cheap tablecloth or yard of cloth behind the pumpkin so we can see the pumpkins splatter.
Thanks for the kind words you guys. In all honesty I used to be better but I donít sling all the time like I used to.
Btw, did anybody notice that my slinging got better when I switched slings a little over halfway through? Itís a noticeable difference how much better I am with a sling I designed for myself no matter how good the other sling may be!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 5th, 2018 at 3:54am
So with Christmas almost here and the year coming to an end perhaps we could create a new challenge or even a yearly schedule of online events .

Easter egg challenge

4th of July ??? Financial year?? Solstice??

Halloween pumpkin challenge

SITH sling exchange

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 5th, 2018 at 6:53am
Hitting an Easter egg with a sling? Pumpkin was hard enough but I can give it a go :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 5th, 2018 at 11:18am

Kick wrote on Dec 5th, 2018 at 6:53am:
Hitting an Easter egg with a sling? Pumpkin was hard enough but I can give it a go :D

Or maybe just who can throw one of those plastic easter eggs the farthest ;)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 5th, 2018 at 4:24pm
Clearly the Easter egg challenge is to catch the Easter bunny!?!

Ha ha

I was thinking 10m+ hitting an egg on camera, or throwing a chicken egg for distance ?? Or as many eggs as you can hit in a minute?? This is all up for discussion .

Perhaps the calendar can have a few target and distance events and then the anual SITH to wrap it up

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Tomas on Dec 7th, 2018 at 6:20am
We could do a New Yearís Eve fireworks compilation or even 4th of July!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Frondeur on Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:57am
Easter challenge: how far can you throw a mo'ai?

or more realisticly, the most decorated slinstone?
I paint mines in flashy colours for easier retrieving. So I guess it's easter every day for me.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Dec 11th, 2018 at 12:17pm

Frondeur wrote on Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:57am:
the most decorated slinstone?
I paint mines in flashy colours for easier retrieving. So I guess it's easter every day for me.


I actually quite like this one. I vote for this :D Bonus points if you score a good hit on a target with it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 12th, 2018 at 3:36pm

Kick wrote on Dec 11th, 2018 at 12:17pm:

Frondeur wrote on Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:57am:
the most decorated slinstone?
I paint mines in flashy colours for easier retrieving. So I guess it's easter every day for me.


I actually quite like this one. I vote for this :D Bonus points if you score a good hit on a target with it.


That does sound like fun!
I think CA might have a leg up on everyone else with his fancy laser burner though. Hereís a rock I polymerized and then etched with a cheap laser a few months ago. With a good laser you could make some awesome looking ammo.
78353663-76CD-4CB6-9A3E-C6347963548E.jpeg (59 KB | 26 )

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Dec 12th, 2018 at 5:17pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 12th, 2018 at 3:36pm:

Kick wrote on Dec 11th, 2018 at 12:17pm:

Frondeur wrote on Dec 11th, 2018 at 10:57am:
the most decorated slinstone?
I paint mines in flashy colours for easier retrieving. So I guess it's easter every day for me.


I actually quite like this one. I vote for this :D Bonus points if you score a good hit on a target with it.


That does sound like fun!
I think CA might have a leg up on everyone else with his fancy laser burner though. Hereís a rock I polymerized and then etched with a cheap laser a few months ago. With a good laser you could make some awesome looking ammo.


...I now have less confidence in my ability to win...
That does look really cool :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 12th, 2018 at 5:41pm
Easter sling ammo exchange ???

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 12th, 2019 at 5:09am
V
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_FE141D91-917B-49FB-BF1F-FA0BB4527738.MOV (1322 KB | 40 )

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Jan 12th, 2019 at 11:19am
V for vendetta?

nice clip I forget that it's summer over there.
distance? what is the target? looks small

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 12th, 2019 at 4:32pm
Just a pile of rocks I stacked on the reef , I couldn't step it out (being water) but I would say it was around 10-12 m at a guess , but maybe out to 15m-16m. Just a little bit of fun on q nice summers day , this beach is a slingers paradise.
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Mar 25th, 2019 at 5:37am
So we are past the Equinox and its seems like a good time to propose another online challenge ,
My proposal , best hit on an egg, Easter egg challenge
Only 2 rules
You must use a sling (goes without saying really)
And you must throw from a minimum of 5m (this is trusted)

Basically best hit on a egg , one singular submission per member, can be a chocolate or chicken egg, boiled, free range or caged. Only members who enter the challenge can vote , most votes wins . At this stage no prize but given enough people are keen we may be able to conjure something up.

Let me know your thoughts and let's try keep the fun going!!!


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Mar 25th, 2019 at 5:54am
I'm in! I finish my placement in two weeks then I have loads of free time and the weather should be better by then. I can put some more work into it than I did the pumpkin challenge

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 25th, 2019 at 10:16am
Sounds like fun.† Don't know if I'll be able to hit an egg.† But I'll definitely give it a try!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Mar 27th, 2019 at 5:29am
A 4th person will make voting not a tie , let's say, You can't vote for yourself , 1 clip , any angle (that's up to your creative mind) any ammo any egg (again up to your imagination) .
Let's say submit clip by 1st of May ??

What you think??

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 27th, 2019 at 10:16am
Definitely agree with no self-voting.† Good with everything else too.† Wonder where I might find an ostrich egg :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Apr 3rd, 2019 at 6:41am
So looks like just the 3 of us , let's just say there are no losers only winners , wish you all well in the easter egg challenge !!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Apr 4th, 2019 at 10:01am
I'll be finally free next week so I'll try and get an egg to smash :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Apr 12th, 2019 at 9:36am
Indoor bolas hunting to warm up for the Easter challenge :D

https://youtu.be/EcXtdD9l1HQ

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 12th, 2019 at 10:17am
Nice!† Chocolate rabbit is my favorite kind ;D

I've been having really nice weather for slinging.† I was out last weekend and had some real close throws.† No direct egg hit yet though.† I've been making ice balls all week so I can have another go at it tomorrow.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Apr 12th, 2019 at 10:22am
It's been pretty sunny but just a tad too cold and the ground is completely soaked. You can see it's driving me crazy, I'm reduced to throwing a mini bolas at a chocolate rabbit  ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Apr 12th, 2019 at 8:05pm
Nice kick!
I've been struggling with finding time , I'm hoping the next 2 weeks I can dedicate a solid few hours to getting my egg clip.


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Apr 17th, 2019 at 12:39pm
I've been rabbit hunting! :D

https://youtu.be/IpRbmucu5kk

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Apr 17th, 2019 at 6:21pm
Nice kick , good solid hit to the vitals , bunny was dead on impact , ethical kill , did you eat the whole thing ;) ha ha

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 17th, 2019 at 7:56pm
If you didn't eat it, you can put an egg inside, tape it back together, and then do it again ;D
Nice hit :)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Apr 18th, 2019 at 3:17am
My girlfriend and I shared the rabbit :D I think I hit it directly in the face and completely decapitated it. I had wrapped it in clingfilm in an attempt to keep the delicious innards together but the sling stone cared not for my plans. Most of the chocolate was saved but a fair few chunks were scattered. One thing I learned was that my accuracy hasn't been too negatively effected by the winter break. I'm still not as good as I would want to be but, for 20m distance, and such a small target, I didn't do too badly I think. I'm still no Jeagoor though.

The bolas is a lot easier to throw and I spent another hour or so practicing with different throwing techniques. I only had the one short video because the camera battery was dying but I'm hoping to go out again some time soon and get more bolas footage.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 29th, 2019 at 10:23pm
Here is my submission for the egg-hit challenge.† Forewarning, I never achieved a direct hit on an egg.† The linked video is my best one (second throw in the video).

I think I may have gotten slight contact with the egg on this throw.† The reason for that is because in all my attempts to break one, the egg fell to the ground many times.† Sometimes I made contact with the plate or a branch, and sometimes the wind blew it down.† But this is the only time it actually broke.† That being said, the fall could definitely be the only factor.

The sling is paracord with a leather pouch.† The length is 29 inches (73.5 cm).† The distance of the throw is about 45 feet (13.7 m).† Ammunition is 2.5 inch (6.3 cm) ice balls.  Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/zO0Ubc7Mo5g

One last thing, I have a whole bunch of recordings from trying to hit an egg.† As soon as I go through them and do some editing, I'll be posting a couple more videos.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Apr 30th, 2019 at 5:14am
Good hit! Much smaller target than my rabbit as well.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Apr 30th, 2019 at 6:02am
Awesome stuff guys , I haven't had a opportunity to try yet , gotta be in next day I guess otherwise I guess I'll have to forfeit , great hits guys

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on May 1st, 2019 at 4:27am
So I was lucky enough to finish work early so I got 9 old eggs I had saved and went out to a spot I use.

I almost got the shot I wanted but I failed and ran short on eggs, the final egg was all I had left and was able to get a hit from approx 7-10m as a static target , the moving target thing is really instinctual but also very hard , I hope I can do this one day and get it on film

Below are 2 clips
One of the hit that I'll use for my submittion , and a photo of the egg after , the egg is in the left of screen on top of a pile of sand .
Second clip is the close miss for the shot I was trying to get on film , but at 2 eggs a throw I only had 4 trys .


http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_32D00BF0-6376-4B80-A9EA-CD09A9D59EA0.MOV (2600 KB | 39 )
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=trim_F2198D37-5818-4F87-85E2-06B5FD58BFB3.MOV (3002 KB | 34 )
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 1st, 2019 at 11:08am
Great stuff man!† Glad you had a chance to get out and blast an egg.

Love the second video even without a hit.† That's some Jaegoor-like stuff there :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 1st, 2019 at 1:05pm
Awesome! I'm feeling guilty now that I had the chocolate rabbit because hitting an egg is a lot harder. Great stuff guys!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on May 1st, 2019 at 8:47pm
I'm glad we all were able to make a submittion , well done team , shall we vote or are we not fussed ??? There is nothing to win just the pride . But I think all shots are great

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 2nd, 2019 at 4:02am
Nah let's not bother voting. I think we should keep up the challenges anyway though. It's good fun :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on May 2nd, 2019 at 5:13am
For sure what's next ?!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:12am
Double kill? Two targets, one in front of the other and you have to hit both with one shot. I don't know what type of target would be best for that though. Maybe paper targets?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 2nd, 2019 at 11:43am
I like the challenges to.† It's fun having a specific goal for practice sessions.

I think the double hit idea is good.† Maybe two standing targets on the ground or a platform.† Now I'm envisioning slinging a bowling ball at some pins :D

The paper also sounds good though.† Maybe a thin piece of paper taped over a large ring.† Then hang one in front of the other.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on May 2nd, 2019 at 6:49pm
Ok , double kill , 1 shot 2 targets , I like it .
Sling bowling sounds fun too but would be better played as a actual round in person I think .

I'm up for another challenge if you guys are .
Let's make it happen

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 2nd, 2019 at 9:22pm
I'm in.† Let's do it!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 3rd, 2019 at 7:58am
Might need some imaginative thinking for the targets. I hope I won't regret my suggestion :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on May 3rd, 2019 at 3:59pm
What's the longest distance recorded hit ?
I have 45m and that is medium range...

I think a nice challenge would be: video of a hit at a balearic target or smaller, from 100m or more.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 4th, 2019 at 5:39am
One problem with that is that I don't have that much space for long distance throwing. I'd have to wait for a lake to freeze for that I think :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on May 4th, 2019 at 6:25am
@ Kick

yeah me neither. :-/ I'd have to drive to find a long range but when it happens just remember to have a distinguishable target and record it. Just be ready ;)

It would be better to see long range hits late than never...

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 7th, 2019 at 7:05pm
I finally got around to cutting up some videos.† Here's the first additional video from the recording sessions I did while trying to hit an egg.† These are the hits I had on the plate which was holding the egg.

Over all the days I recorded, I hit the plate 6 times.† Two are missing from this video because my phone ran out of space for one.† And during another, the camera was zooming in and out really fast by itself.† No idea why.

https://youtu.be/xxOone9vokc

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 11th, 2019 at 10:13pm
One more video from the recordings I made when trying to hit an egg.† This one is a bunch of hits on the tree that was holding the paper plate with the egg.† I wanted to put this video together because I like seeing the ice balls shatter :)

https://youtu.be/wVOjIPIW4G8

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 12th, 2019 at 3:40am
Awesome! I haven't had the chance to go out and try the double kill yet as the weather has been pretty terrible and I've gone and caught ANOTHER cold! This was a bad one too, fever, shivering, sore throat... Lucky it seems to be clearing up quickly. Next week I'm going tutu the sneer cottage with my dad and my friend (first time in Finland for him :D) so I might try and try it there.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by slingingrocksforfun on May 18th, 2019 at 5:45am
Hi fellow slingers.

I agree with Sarosh that slinging at a baearic target at 100m would be a good challenge. After all the sling is a long range weapon.

I sometmes sling from goal mouth to goal mouth on a football pitch with an underhand style.Slinging between the posts on a rugby pitch would be good practice.

I sling mainly at a 80cmx40cm target at 48m (160 feet). When i now sling at 36m (120 feet) it seems too close.

Finding somewhere to sling at distance is a problem but i have found several places. Old industrial sites can sometimes be found. I found a new one yesterday in Belfast harbour estate with a concrete wall as a backstop. You might have to slip between a gap in a wire fence.

On a slightly different matter. How do we go about getting local councils to recognise slinging as a sport and persuading them to provide appropriate sports facillities such as other sports like tennis, football, hockey and rugby?

Any ideas how much it would cost to fabricate a balearic target from angle iron and plywood. If not too much i could get one made and arrange to have it cemented into the ground on some unused land?

SRFF


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 18th, 2019 at 8:34am
I'd say it's next to impossible to get it recognized. There are far too few slingers. Also increased scrutiny from officials will probably less them to try and ban these "dangerous weapons"'. In some ways its good slings are kind of flying under the radar.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 18th, 2019 at 12:20pm
I also have the problem with a location for a distance of 100 m.† Although I know of one place I can probably use.† It's on the land of a nearby college.

Another thing for me personally is that I don't know for sure that I can throw 100 m.† I think I probably can, but I've never measured a distance throw with any real accuracy.† Usually when throwing for distance, I'm throwing in to the trees and brush around my house.† So I can't really measure it.† I will start looking in to the possibility though.

On the topic of getting recognition for slinging as a sport, I think it has to go the other way around.† I don't think recognition comes first, then you get dedicated areas for slinging.† I think there needs to be a lot of interest and people doing it, then it gets recognized.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on May 18th, 2019 at 2:29pm
@SRFF to make slinging a recognised sport you need to show them how they can make money through it, but slinging is of the cheapest sports you can do. so good luck. another way would be through tradition.
or if the International Olympic Committee smoked some weed...

I agree with Kick ,I like that it's flying under the radar.


joe_meadmaker wrote on May 18th, 2019 at 12:20pm:
I don't know for sure that I can throw 100 m.


you can



Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 18th, 2019 at 4:36pm
Double kill!† Many misses were involved, but I got the double hit in my first slinging session trying to do it.† :D

Here's some info on the throw.† The sling is one I made just the other day.† I posted a picture of it in the sling pics topic.† It's made from boot laces and a leather pouch.† The length is 31.5 inches (80 cm).† The targets are plastic rings I made by cutting the middle out of two bucket lids, and then taped brown paper over them.† The targets are about 58 inches (147 cm) apart.† My distance from the front target is about 55 feet (16.7 m).

https://youtu.be/UEeDGM3QF4Q

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on May 18th, 2019 at 5:50pm
Yeah boy!!!!
F***ing brilliant .
Not how I was planning on trying it but I really like what you've done.
I was going to attempt ricochet the stone from the first target to the second, I like your way..

Again great work

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 18th, 2019 at 10:31pm
Thanks man!† I was thinking about a ricochet as well.† But I remembered Kick mentioning paper targets, and thought it might be easier to break through something than to hit a ricochet perfectly.

Still looking forward to see what you guys come up with :)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 19th, 2019 at 2:05am
That's so cool! Great shot!† Heading to the summer cottage today so hopefully today or (more likely) tomorrow I'll try and get the shot.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 20th, 2019 at 11:16am
Well... I didn't have a great set-up and kept hitting the wood pieces I used to hold up the paper. As such, the paper kept ripping and was eventually unusable. I got one hit which only went through the first target then I gave up, but I've been slinging for about 6 hours at wooden targets and I've been far more accurate than I feel I usually am. I got some video of some general slinging to make up for the challenge fail before the camera died but it's going to be a while until I can get it uploaded and have another go at the challenge. Hopefully later this week.

It's days like today, when I've been mostly on target and got some really cracking hits (even though I failed the challenge), that I remember why I don't just like slinging, I love it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 21st, 2019 at 1:11pm
Video is done. I really didn't have a good set-up. Hopefully I'll do better soon.

https://youtu.be/C7U1kXHCvHk

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 24th, 2019 at 10:19pm
@Kick

Nice attempt!† Other than the stability issue, I think your setup was good.

I saw you had a couple throws that got the first target but not the second.† I had this happen as well.† I uploaded a video which contains that throw along with a couple others.

https://youtu.be/63WSV08fr3I

After the throw that hit the first target but missed the second, I moved the front target back so they were closer.† I also tried to increase the velocity of my throw to lessen the arc.

I like your other hits too.† Thanks for posting :)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 25th, 2019 at 5:46am
I have a better idea for a set up that should minimise the number of hits to the supports, but, unfortunately, the weather has turned so it won't be till next week probably that I get another chance at it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on May 26th, 2019 at 1:55pm
@ Kick

you make me wonder why people live at high latitude :P

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on May 26th, 2019 at 2:06pm
The snow :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 23rd, 2019 at 3:42am
So guys were almost back at the Halloween challenge , anyone keen to get another one going this year

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Sep 23rd, 2019 at 8:20am
I saw a "On this day last year" type post on Facebook of the damage I did to that pumpkin recently :D They's also got pumpkins back in the shops. Maybe we should go for something different this time though. Have a hanging target as a "bat"?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 23rd, 2019 at 10:43am
Whatever is decided, I'm in!† I'd be fine with a pumpkin hit challenge.† I wasn't part of the last one.† I think it was October last year that I was just joining the forum.† At that point I hadn't done much of any target slinging.† Just random throwing and distance.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Sep 24th, 2019 at 7:05am
Love to see an ice ball vs pumpkin.
I want to test some ammo I've been saving so I vote for pumpkin to remain.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Sep 24th, 2019 at 8:46am
The pumpkin challenge would be a nice annual contest for slinging.org. Who doesn't love smashing a pumpkin with a sling?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Sep 24th, 2019 at 10:11am
I'm good with pumpkin if that's what we're all going for :D Now if we could get some good weather over here...

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 24th, 2019 at 12:16pm

Mersa wrote on Sep 24th, 2019 at 7:05am:
Love to see an ice ball vs pumpkin.

Oh, it's coming. ;)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 30th, 2019 at 8:13pm
Ice Balls vs. Pumpkin

Not to spoil the video, but just in case there's a pumpkin-apocalypse before you get to the end of it.† When the pumpkins attack, I would recommend arming yourself with more than just ice balls and a sling.† ;)

https://youtu.be/TlT5-npH0CI

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Oct 1st, 2019 at 2:23am
Good slinging. Might not have exploded the pumpkin but does show you still don't want to be hit with a ice ball :D Hopefully I'll be able to get out there myself. The weather has been so unpredictable, I haven't wanted to risk my girlfriend's camera getting caught in the rain.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 1st, 2019 at 4:59am
You a fine shot my friend , great start to the pumpkin challenge

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 1st, 2019 at 12:57pm
Thanks guys!† Definitely looking forward to seeing your attempts.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Oct 1st, 2019 at 2:04pm
Nice slinging man. Those fresh pumpkins are tough!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 1st, 2019 at 2:31pm
Thanks Morphy!† Yep, definitely a worthy opponent.† :)

I think I'm going to give it another go with a longer sling.† Most of the ice didn't break on contact, so maybe try getting a little harder hit on it.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 6th, 2019 at 3:55am
I'm still waiting on the stores near me to stock up on Halloween pumpkins , we don't usually have the big orange ones in our stores , I wanna improve on last years hits that's why I'm waiting  because the pumpkin of choice last year may as well been made of rock,

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Oct 6th, 2019 at 3:58pm
The weather has just been too unpredictable. It was snowing yesterday but really wet snow that didn't stick. Showers today but then suddenly clear skies. Darn weather!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 6th, 2019 at 9:55pm
If you guys want to make a really, really long trip, you're welcome to come sling at my house.† I've still got a pumpkin at 95% and the weather's been fairly decent.† ;)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Slingbasket on Oct 7th, 2019 at 2:25am
Nice slinging video! How do you like the shirt? Get any comments on it?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 7th, 2019 at 8:29am
Ha ha , I'd love to try some mead and ice balls , just need to finish my teleportation device ha ha.
As for the shirt , brilliant !!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 7th, 2019 at 11:29am

Slingbasket wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 2:25am:
Nice slinging video! How do you like the shirt? Get any comments on it?

Thanks!† I like it.† The material is very thin, which I like, but when the sun hits it you can definitely feel the heat.† If I get another shirt through that site, I'll probably get a lighter color.

No comments yet but I haven't really worn it other than around the house.† I thought it would be good for the video.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by TheJackinati on Oct 12th, 2019 at 2:42pm
I really wish there were some actual pumpkins around here. I can't even find Patty Melons anymore. Damn shame, I've got heaps of lead too, and I want to see how they compare to clay.


Mersa wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 8:29am:
Ha ha , I'd love to try some mead and ice balls , just need to finish my teleportation device ha ha.
As for the shirt , brilliant !!!


I don't have Ice ball's, but I do have some mead! :P


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 13th, 2019 at 6:47am
Hey Jackinati . Coles is providing the goods.
Picked this up today .

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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 13th, 2019 at 5:31pm
If that poor pumpkin only knew what was coming† :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by walter on Oct 13th, 2019 at 10:15pm
@ joe_meadmaker

:thumb:

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 14th, 2019 at 7:05am
Sorry about the poor videos but I got it done.
This is the first hit, after I got a little silly , I'll post more later.
PENETRATION!!!
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by TheJackinati on Oct 14th, 2019 at 7:19am

Mersa wrote on Oct 14th, 2019 at 7:05am:
Sorry about the poor videos but I got it done.
This is the first hit, after I got a little silly , I'll post more later.
PENETRATION!!!


Nice shot!

What do you reckon the distance was?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Oct 14th, 2019 at 7:41am
Nice! It's been tipping it down with rain for ages over here so I haven't had the chance. I'm really hoping soon it dries up so I can actually have a go.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 14th, 2019 at 9:10am
Approximately 11-12m , measured 10m and took a extra step or two

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 14th, 2019 at 10:01am
Awesome man!† A perfect hit!† I love the setting there too.† Looks like a great spot for slinging.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Oct 15th, 2019 at 8:44am
Some more, these show how tough the pumpkin really is , so glad I got a penetrating shot this year , and my first!!
This was after I got the shot I wanted , I used less desirable stones and wasn't as worried about capturing me throwing , later the pumpkin fell into the water and floated away for a few minutes.
Luckily I recovered it after some large stones were thrown to splash it to shore ,I will make a jack o'lantern for Halloween now, next year I plan on "sinking" a floating pumpkin
Challenge accepted!!!!!

And yes it's a perfect spot for slinging, almost endless odd stones.
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 15th, 2019 at 11:22am
The roundness of the pumpkin definitely shows the power loss of a glancing hit.† When I went shopping for my pumpkin I remember wanting to get one of a larger size to have a bigger target.† No such luck, you still need to hit it pretty much in the center for a good impact.

Great stuff!† Can't wait to see the floating pumpkin attack! :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by TheJackinati on Oct 15th, 2019 at 3:08pm
It's also a good spot finding stones considering it's in Australia... and isn't limestone.

Damn you Mersa! :'(

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Morphy on Oct 15th, 2019 at 4:10pm
That was a great shot. That thing was really in there lol. Can't wait for next year when I'll be able to take part in this.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Oct 16th, 2019 at 5:15am
I was thinking of getting my pumpkin today because the weather yesterday was beautiful but now it's back to grey and showers...  >:(

I might Have to miss this year. We've already had frost and it's looking to be wet and horrible from now on. Very annoying. I might have to do a late one with some other fruit once the snow comes in and it at least stops raining.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Nov 1st, 2019 at 4:06am
I award the Halloween pumpkin challenge to mr mead maker.
That's 2 years in second place ha ha .
Thanks for the Halloween fun , next stop the SITH.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Nov 1st, 2019 at 7:09am
Shame I missed it :( Next year! And I really can't wait for the SITH :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 1st, 2019 at 11:40am
Thanks Mersa!† I'm humbled.† But know that if the voting was announced, I would have voted for you. ;)

Sorry there wasn't a break in the weather for you Kick.† Definitely next year!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 15th, 2019 at 10:15pm
Was hoping we can get another Easter challenge this year , last year I was able to hit an egg at approximately 11m , this year I'm hoping I can 1 up myself and hit an egg out of the air , I was very close last year but only had a few eggs to attempt the task , it doesn't need to be an egg I fact we could just have a generic challenge . I find this is the best way to get me motivated to sling , a small friendly challenge .
Open to any suggestions as my SITH is in the mail it's time to move on to the next chapter.


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 15th, 2019 at 11:39pm
I like it.† I remember your video with the egg toss into the air.† Very cool (even though there wasn't a hit)!

What about a challenge building on that idea.† I don't want to dig in to Easter yet, way too early.† But what about a hit on an air-bound object.† Basically we'll need to throw something in the air, and hit it with a sling thrown projectile.† I think we can allow for a larger target than an egg.† At least I would appreciate that. ;)

Here's my contest proposition.† Throw an object in to the air (ball, ballon, carboard box, an egg if you really want, etc.) and get a hit.† No restriction on projectile, whatever you want.† The target object can't be any larger than 24 inches (61 cm) across.† I think shooting for 5 m distance on the hit is good, but no specific restrictions because that could be difficult depending on the object (flight time may vary :)).

Thoughts?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 16th, 2019 at 12:00am
I know jaegoor has hit multiple airborne targets and I think it's time we all started to try . I'll be down for it, I know Kick will be hindered by winter but hopefully a few members are up for the challenge.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 16th, 2019 at 12:06am
I've seen Jaegoor do that.† Incredible stuff!

I'm in winter too, so that's no excuse for Kick. ;)
Just have to wait for Santa to be flying by and pummel him with snowballs. ;D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 16th, 2019 at 12:08am
If you do that you'll go straight on the naughty list

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by TheJackinati on Dec 16th, 2019 at 2:41am
Being on Santa's naughty list is a good thing, if you are a blacksmith...  ;)

Good charcoal doesn't come for free, y'know! Unless you're naughty.

(No, I don't blacksmith myself, It's just a joke I've heard by one)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Dec 16th, 2019 at 3:42am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 16th, 2019 at 12:06am:
I'm in winter too, so that's no excuse for Kick.


IS THAT A CHALLENGE SIR?! :D

I can guarantee that I will fail though. I've only just got enough coordination to sling let alone throw something then sling :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 16th, 2019 at 10:44am

Kick wrote on Dec 16th, 2019 at 3:42am:
IS THAT A CHALLENGE SIR?! :D

The gauntlet has been thrown. :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Dec 16th, 2019 at 11:22am
I'll have to see what I can do...

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Dec 16th, 2019 at 12:26pm
If you are throwing the ball in the air then I suggest you use a handball , the biggest size that you can grab w/ one hand. If another is doing the throwing you can use almost anything.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 17th, 2019 at 1:26pm
Okay guys, here you go!† A few things.† First, I can't begin to describe how much fun this was.† Just a blast!† Although very tiring too. :)

Second, if you're on a hill, I would recommend using a target that doesn't roll well.† I'm on a bit of a hill, and I think if I'd have been using a ball it would have constantly been rolling down the hill.

Third, make sure your sling has a pouch that holds the projectile well.

Without further ado, slinging at an airborne target.

https://youtu.be/Bu1GwW6HpJA

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Dec 17th, 2019 at 2:49pm
Damn! You did amazing! I really need to get out there. It's been horribly wet and miserable (not even any snow so it's been dark too) so I haven't been slinging in ages.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Dec 17th, 2019 at 5:15pm
You made that look too easy Joe !!! I'm gonna have to find some time to go try do this and get it on film , guess you found a use for those ice balls that were filling up the freezer.
Great job on both filming and slinging

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Sarosh on Dec 18th, 2019 at 3:06am
I was like : wtf? he's cheating he uses aimbot!
Awesome video! awesome accuracy!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 18th, 2019 at 12:38pm
Thanks guys!† Be it now or later, I definitely recommend giving this a try.† I did have a (much longer) video with every throw, but for some reason it didn't come out very good.† The video was kind of choppy.† I still have the original recordings so I might try cutting it up again.† It took a long time though so I'm not sure yet.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 18th, 2019 at 8:47pm
@JM, did you just complete the ice bucket challenge?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 18th, 2019 at 10:31pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 18th, 2019 at 8:47pm:
@JM, did you just complete the ice bucket challenge?

Right!?† The ice bucket challenge, slinger style. :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Dec 19th, 2019 at 4:29am
Looks much more fun than the original version :D

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by George Besendorfer on Jan 19th, 2020 at 2:10am
This looks like a great idea and a good way of pushing yourself to get better. I am getting back into slinging after many years off. So I braided up a sling the other night and made some of those balloons filled with sand ( cool idea, I have only used stones and tennis balls).† My plan is to compete against myself and post the video here for constructive suggestions. I will video the first 10 shots and go from there. https://youtu.be/g6eCq1X1LhM
The sling needs some tuning and I need some warm-up and stretching. I also found that the shot was a little heavy for starting and I need more layer of balloons to hold the shape better. I plan to post again in two or three weeks.
Thanks for any ideas to improve!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 19th, 2020 at 12:35pm
Nice slinging George!† Your technique looks very similar to what I do.† Where are you slinging?† Looks like you're in an auditorium or something. :)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by George Besendorfer on Jan 19th, 2020 at 5:07pm
Yep, there are a lot of places at BYU to sling. Hard thing is finding a quite time.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 21st, 2020 at 7:07am
fairly accurate slinging :-)

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by LebSlinger on Jan 21st, 2020 at 1:39pm
Was slinging today in the dark, and my target was bushes around 50 meters away. I was checking different throwing techniques and I have to say that it felt good hitting it most of the times.

Will be posting a video next time maybe this weekend.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 27th, 2020 at 6:27am
Joe I have no forgotten the challenge of aerial targets I had just had trouble with my filming (phone was playing up)
I plan to give it a go sometime in the next 2 weeks.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 27th, 2020 at 11:02am
Oh I didn't think you did.  I am waiting with bated breath.  Can't wait to see how you do with this.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 29th, 2020 at 9:10pm
So I got to attempt the aerial target challenge today, pleased to say I got it on my second throw!!!

Whatís next????
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 29th, 2020 at 9:22pm
1st and 2nd throw
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Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 29th, 2020 at 11:26pm
YEEESSSSS!!!!!!† Beautiful hit my man!

I love how your technique was a little different than what I used.† I threw the target up, and took the shot when it was coming back down.† But you went into your sling rotation at the same time as the throw, and hit it pretty much at the peak of its trajectory.† Fantastic!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 29th, 2020 at 11:37pm
Cheers buddy, so what are we doing next ?

Really impressed with your slinging and surprised that I got it so quickly.

Maybe we need a distance accuracy challenge?
Or another aerial target perhaps a frisbee in flight ??
Or a super accurate challenge like hammering a nail into wood or blowing out a candle???


Itís also getting closer to Easter so maybe we could revisit the egg challenge??


Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 30th, 2020 at 12:19am
I'm definitely game for the egg challenge again.† I know my accuracy has improved since last year and I'm anxious to try it again.† But with Easter not coming around until April, I think we can squeeze something else in before that.

I like all your ideas.† Although I am drawn to the aerial target idea.† I'm a big fan of adding the "instinctive" aspect.† Perhaps a moving target.† I think I could set up something like a large scale pendulum.† Then try to hit the swinging target.† Any other thoughts on a way to do a moving target?

I've also been trying to think of a good way to do a speed challenge.† Something like throwing a certain number of projectiles into the air before the first one hits the ground.† I think that could be hard to get on video though.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 30th, 2020 at 12:37am
Filming can sometimes be the hardest part , you really need an extra person or a bulletproof camera to get some angles.

Iíve always pondered with the idea of throwing one projectile up almost straight and then attempting to hit it with the second projectile before it hits the ground. I think itís doable but would be a hard one to film. I feel like I would be filling a few memory cards before I got that one in the bag.

Pendulum I feel is almost too easy I think it would take longer to set up than it would to hit , unless the actual target was tiny.

Frisbee would be fun , but needs an extra person to throw the frisbee for you.

A long distance accuracy shot could be fun ?

Perhaps standing at the bottom of a hill and kicking a soccer ball up the hill and trying to sling it as it rolls down?
Iíd have to find a good spot for that.

Always wanted to try hammer in a nail with a sling .

Candle could also be cool?

Floating target?? Iím intending on that for next pumpkin challenge.

There has always been talk of curving a shot around a tree or shooting over a wall to a blind target ?

Lots of options we just need to agree.
It seems weíre very active in this post

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Jan 30th, 2020 at 4:04am
I would love to take part in more of these challenges but yeah, filming, setting up the various challenges and then having actually decent weather to sling in have all been challenges themselves. This winter in Finland has been atrocious. We've had a max of about an inch of snow and it lasted A DAY. The rest of the time has been wet, muddy and miserable. Not good conditions for my girlfriend's camera or for slinging. The main area I can sling just becomes a swamp and a fair amount of it is just a giant puddle right now. I cannot wait for summer or some decent snow. Whichever comes first.

But yeah, hammering a nail, egg shot and candle would be awesome.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 30th, 2020 at 4:22am
You might need to invest in a GoPro or something similar. Will definitely help get you more motivated to go outside in bad conditions. I can see your frustration in weather conditions hindering your slinging. But asides from the problem of capturing footage I think you could still get out there. Of course slinging on a beautiful summers day is more ideal.
I know I make the same excuse for myself with a lot of my hobbies, rain + whatever and I can usually talk myself out of it but maybe a waterproof camera will give you the push to get out there.

Not discrediting you just trying to give you a positive push.
Also indoor might be an option?
Have you asked any local sporting halls??

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Kick on Jan 30th, 2020 at 5:34am
Yeah a GoPro might be a good thing to get. I might look into that. My main problem is a good place to sling. There are just so many people around the area I usually sling and people walking dogs etc. I never feel all that comfortable there. Indoor might be possible but I fear they will be a way off from where I am and I'll be even less motivated to go slinging if I have to take a bus :/ We'll be moving out of student housing next year so I'll have to see where we end up. Hopefully I'll find a better slinging spot.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 30th, 2020 at 5:47am
Finding the right spot plays a huge role in slinging practice.
Iíve only just found a good spot recently thatís not a big drive away, I used to go after hours to a school and it was fine until one of the parents complained. I wasnít hurting anyone or anything but some people just want to ruin peopleís fun.

Back to the challenges!!!!!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 30th, 2020 at 11:00am
I think we're starting to get things narrowed down a bit.

I like the frisbee idea, but unfortunately I don't have anyone to throw it.† I could do a frisbee hit, but it would pretty much be the aerial target with a different target.

In general I wouldn't mind trying a distance hit at some point.† But at my current skill level I think it would just be continuous throwing until I got that one lucky shot.† Not to imply that all my other good hits don't involve at least a small amount of luck. ;)

You could be right about the pendulum being easy.† I'll be able to set it up pretty quickly though.† I have a swing set that's rarely used.† I was going to take the swings down and hang up an old tire as a weight.† I think I'm still going to give this a try and see how it is.† If it is pretty easy, there will at least be another slinging video. :)

I like the ball rolling down the hill idea.† Sort of like trying to hit something that's running at you.† Like you, I'd also have to look around for a place to do this.

I think the small precise target might be our best option right now.† I really like the candle idea.† My concern with that is the wind will blow it out before the sling will.† I don't have an indoor area for slinging.  Maybe the nail is our best choice for something fairly easy to set up.† What kind of distance are you thinking?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 30th, 2020 at 4:50pm
Well if we go with the nail I think that any distance past 5 m is acceptable, this will be a hard challenge, hitting the nail is one thing but it actually hammering into the wood will be difficult, glances are going to bend the nail and some of the ammo may not hold up to the test , filming may also be an issue. But like you said it might be our best bet.


I would like to try the frisbee, Iím thinking itís kinda clay pigeon esk. I have a friend whoís available sometime and I could always ask the girlfriend.

Perhaps in reality the pendulum idea makes the most sense.
That way we will both likely achieve our hits before Easter.

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 30th, 2020 at 6:35pm
I was thinking about the nail challenge and there might be another issue.† Well, not issue, but something to think about.† A pretty hefty and dense projectile will be needed to hammer a nail into wood.† So I'm picturing a piece of wood that is totally smashed up, while in the center is still the nail that hasn't been hit yet. ;D

What if we line up three challenges.† We can start with the pendulum.† Or if you would like to try a frisbee hit, we could keep this one pretty general.† A hit on a target that is moving horizontally (at least for the most part) in front of you.† Then either would be valid.

Then when we get closer to Easter we can open up the egg hit challenge.† This will be some good practice on a smaller target.

And finally once the egg challenge is done, we can take on the sling-hammer challenge.

Quite a busy schedule! :)
What do you think?

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by Mersa on Jan 30th, 2020 at 6:41pm
Ok deal, first challenge pendulum!
Let me see what I can rig up !!

Title: Re: Online challenge
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 30th, 2020 at 8:06pm
Right on!

And just as a reminder because I know there have been some new members join in recent days, anyone is more than welcome to join in on this challenge.

Just to fill in some info if you want to join in the fun:
[list bull-blackball]
  • You can use any sling, throwing style, and ammunition that you want.
  • Your target must be a pendulum style setup.† So basically a target that is swinging side to side in front of you.
  • The target needs to be in motion when you score your hit.
  • You should be at least 12 m (40 feet) from your target.† Although this usually isn't looked at very strictly.† I'm also totally fine with a change to this, but I think it's a nice manageable distance.
    Just get your hit, or your attempt, on video and post it for everyone to see.† A good attempt can make for a great video too.† It's all about having fun. :)

  • Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Feb 10th, 2020 at 12:13am
    So I got a chance to try the pendulum challenge.
    I must say this was my least favourite challenge yet, I struggled with getting a good swing on the pendulum.
    First I tryed with a target that was too light and then again with a target in a area where the footage wasnít able to see the target. So I went out to my sling range with a plan. I used pulleys and some of my arborist ropes to try make a decent pendulum effect, I was still not completely happy but it was the last chance before I lost my cool with this challenge. Ended up working ok but not my original design or idea for a target. If I get time I may revisit it for a second attempt.


    Anyway I threw 25 stones and 7 hit the mark.


    Hereís the highlights.



    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=F1B49664-1B13-4882-9105-525F00080D0D.MOV (3523 KB | 17 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=E1F3EBE6-06AF-4D1F-87EF-3AC8637F35AE.MOV (3331 KB | 14 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=971B8E9A-5B3D-48D3-AE8A-BD4837CB85ED.MOV (4756 KB | 15 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 10th, 2020 at 8:26am
    Your setup looked pretty good to me.† Nice slinging man!† 7 out of 25, I hope I get that kind of accuracy.

    Winter finally arrived and I had snow on the ground all weekend.† So I didn't get to try this yet.† I did pickup a rope and some other hardware, so I have everything to set it up.† Hopefully next weekend if weather permits.

    You did seem to discover one thing I had concerns about.† Keeping the pendulum going.† I'm going to try a release cord to set the pendulum in motion, but no idea if it will work at this point.† Again, hopefully next weekend.

    Good job man!† You got 1 out of 3 on the challenge list. :thumb:

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Feb 10th, 2020 at 11:14am
    Great work! I have basically no way of setting up a pendulum... Might have to do of the other ones if the current storm lets up. :-/

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Feb 10th, 2020 at 8:05pm
    Thanks guys.
    Really was difficult, well more difficult than I thought keeping a good swing, and as I said I still wasnít overly pleased. I might revisit it again but I may also move to the egg challenge.

    Any requirements??

    Or simply make a video where an egg is the target?

    Really would like to hit an aerial shot with an egg but cost of eggs might discourage this idea.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 11th, 2020 at 10:50am
    I think the egg challenge can be left open for options.† Just hit/break an egg with a projectile thrown from a sling.

    I like the aerial idea.† Although I make no promises until I get the pendulum out of the way. :)
    I think with an aerial egg target we definitely need to use plastic eggs.† Maybe try an empty one vs one filled with something to give it some heft.† I'd be curious to see the flight path differences.† One that's weighted should be able to be thrown much higher in the air.

    Could also throw a bunch in the air at one time and unload on them with a shotgun-sling. ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Feb 11th, 2020 at 11:43am
    What about hit an egg with an egg? :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 11th, 2020 at 12:48pm

    Kick wrote on Feb 11th, 2020 at 11:43am:
    What about hit an egg with an egg? :D

    Hmmm.....† Some plastic eggs could likely be used to make some ice eggs. :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Feb 12th, 2020 at 8:19pm
    Sweet, Iíll move on to the egg challenge soon, I have an idea but Iím not sure if it will work just yet. Iíll need to try to find out.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 12th, 2020 at 11:04pm
    Right on!† I look forward to seeing what you put together.

    At the moment they're predicting a sunny day on Saturday in my area, so I should definitely be able to get my pendulum attempt in.† I'm pretty excited about it.† I making ice balls like crazy! :)

    Kick, if you want to jump right into the egg challenge too, you're obviously more than welcome to.† Just don't let it interfere with your Mallorca practice. ;)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Feb 13th, 2020 at 8:34am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Feb 12th, 2020 at 11:04pm:
    Kick, if you want to jump right into the egg challenge too, you're obviously more than welcome to.† Just don't let it interfere with your Mallorca practice.


    I'm lucky to get any practice in at all really. The weather has been crap and so my practice area is effectively a large puddle. Add to that I've gotten a lot of shifts that are eating up any time I could be going and slinging anyway. I love winter and I love summer but this in between nonsense is getting tiresome. I would be happier with 3 foot of snow.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 15th, 2020 at 10:51pm
    I was able to get out for the pendulum challenge.

    Here it is: https://youtu.be/Z65CWWAWj7Q

    I feel that my accuracy should have been better.† While I was doing it, I felt as though I was doing better than the numbers show at the end.† I think I'm going to give this another go and try a different sling.† In this video I'm using one of my hemp/linen braided slings.† Maybe I'll switch to a good ol' leather pouch and paracord.

    I still had a good time with this challenge.† Looking forward to the next one. :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 15th, 2020 at 11:42pm
    That looks like a lot of fun!  I donít have a lot of room in my yard, but I may have to try to rig something up anyway. Nice slinging Joe!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Feb 15th, 2020 at 11:51pm
    Awesome joe, great slinging!!!
    You always impress me with your style and consistency with those ice balls. Did you ever get a chance to use my EDC sling??

    I guess weíre moving on to the egg challenge!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Feb 16th, 2020 at 3:01am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Feb 15th, 2020 at 10:51pm:
    I was able to get out for the pendulum challenge.

    Here it is: https://youtu.be/Z65CWWAWj7Q

    I feel that my accuracy should have been better.† While I was doing it, I felt as though I was doing better than the numbers show at the end.† I think I'm going to give this another go and try a different sling.† In this video I'm using one of my hemp/linen braided slings.† Maybe I'll switch to a good ol' leather pouch and paracord.

    I still had a good time with this challenge.† Looking forward to the next one. :)


    Are you kidding? You did amazing! Way better than I would have managed and that hit at 1:50 was sweet. Awesome!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 16th, 2020 at 12:28pm
    Thanks guys!† I appreciate it.

    @Mersa - Speak of the devil.† I did some recording with another sling right after the pendulum challenge.† I just finished editing and will link the video in the SITH topic. ;)

    And on to eggs we go!

    @Kick - You're right.† I did a video slinging at a pallet fairly recently.† During that session I was a little over 40% accuracy (if I remember correctly).† So I think my expectations were a little high.† But you're right, I am happy with what I accomplished.† Thanks man!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by PracticalParacord on Feb 25th, 2020 at 4:16pm
    I got a pendulum challenge in guys. That was more difficult than I thought. Sling on brothers!!
    https://youtu.be/AsMsUy4A_8s

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 25th, 2020 at 4:48pm
    @PracticalParacord - Right on man!† Great of you to join in the fun.† And welcome to the forum.† Nice slinging!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Feb 26th, 2020 at 1:47am
    Awesome! Great set-up for it as well.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Jaegoor on Mar 1st, 2020 at 4:16am
    https://youtu.be/hA8jCanAkTw

    Angenommen  ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Jaegoor on Mar 1st, 2020 at 4:18am
    https://youtu.be/xrvHd9rc1L4 ;)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 1st, 2020 at 3:12pm

    Jaegoor wrote on Mar 1st, 2020 at 4:16am:
    https://youtu.be/hA8jCanAkTw

    Angenommen† ;D

    Excellent!† I wondered if you were going to link that video here for this challenge.† Your video was definitely an inspiration for me to try a pendulum target.† I love your hit when the ball is knocked out.



    Jaegoor wrote on Mar 1st, 2020 at 4:18am:
    https://youtu.be/xrvHd9rc1L4 ;)

    Now this could be an idea.† We've still got the egg challenge.† Then we're going to try to hammer a nail into a board.† But a balance challenge could be an interesting idea after that.† What do you think Mersa?

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Jaegoor on Mar 2nd, 2020 at 4:36am
    Versuchen Sie eine MŁnze zu treffen. 😁

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 8th, 2020 at 6:27pm
    Egg hit!† After all these airborne and swinging targets, this felt like good old slinging again.† Great fun!

    I didn't include it in the video but it took me 33 attempts to hit the egg.† I had 3 hits on the plastic lid (one is kind of borderline) and a total of 9 hits on the lid/pallet together.† So about 27% accuracy for the pallet.

    Here's the video: https://youtu.be/qWlHMSHUtvc

    This is 2 out of 3 for me in our current Challenge Triad.† But because there's still some time before Easter, I'm going to try something else before moving on to the nail.



    Jaegoor wrote on Mar 2nd, 2020 at 4:36am:
    Versuchen Sie eine MŁnze zu treffen. 😁

    Jaegoor, challenge accepted. :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 8th, 2020 at 7:48pm
    Great hit joe , I still havenít had a good slinging session since the pendulum. I have a small amount of time today so maybe I can squeeze an attempt in.

    Thanks for keeping up the challenge I really enjoy the challenge thread.

    Both coin and nail are going to be filming nightmares

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Mar 9th, 2020 at 3:38am
    I'm still recovering from a nasty cold (not corona virus) that I picked up in Mallorca (or more likely one of the 3 airports I passed through on the way to Mallorca) so it might be a little while until I can get out and do the egg challenge but I definitely want to have a go at it.

    Mersa wrote on Mar 8th, 2020 at 7:48pm:
    Both coin and nail are going to be filming nightmares

    Jaegoor filmed himself hitting the coin with the camera being behind it and down to the side. I think I'll try something similar to that and pray I don't take out the camera...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 9th, 2020 at 6:35am
    i had an attempt today but unfortunately i wasn't able to do it. had some extremely close calls but no hits. i was not slinging the best today and hope ill find some more time soon.
    i boiled my eggs to get a little more durability out of them. i still want to try something if i find the right spot but finding filming hard.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 9th, 2020 at 10:14am

    Kick wrote on Mar 9th, 2020 at 3:38am:

    Mersa wrote on Mar 8th, 2020 at 7:48pm:
    Both coin and nail are going to be filming nightmares

    Jaegoor filmed himself hitting the coin with the camera being behind it and down to the side. I think I'll try something similar to that and pray I don't take out the camera...

    What I'm thinking for the coin is to have the camera behind me and to the side, but near the ground and angled up.† I don't want to start losing coins in my yard, so I'm going to get some metal washers that are coin-sized and spray paint them orange.† I think that will help them to be visible in the air and on the ground.

    I'm actually not sure if this challenge was intended to be an aerial target, but that's what I'm going with.† Kind of like hitting the flipped coin out of the air.† I definitely have a concern that I just might not be able to get a hit with this one.† First attempt will be next weekend as long as weather permits.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 9th, 2020 at 11:15am
    Aerial coin hit it is , at least filming will be easier. Shots gonna be more luck than skill but (at least for me) letís step the coin up to next after egg challenge and the nail challenge can be last

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 9th, 2020 at 3:06pm

    Mersa wrote on Mar 9th, 2020 at 11:15am:
    Shots gonna be more luck than skill

    Ha!† That thought goes through my head while setting up for every challenge. :D

    Although I hope with each challenge, a little bit less luck is needed than the time before.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 10th, 2020 at 5:00am
    So I got the Easter Egg challenge done today but not without a few hiccups.

    I started with a setup that was an egg balanced on a post , I had some close calls but no direct hits (one glance posted below)

    Then my carton of eggs blew of a rock and smashed all my spare eggs

    I was not happy with my filming and was struggling in the wind, my hair kept getting in my eyes and I was struggling.

    So I moved spots, I got out of the wind but had nowhere to put the egg, I was ready to give up.

    Then I found a piece of bailing cord, I was able to tie a small cradle for the last remaining egg, and I hung it from a tree.

    I wasnít able to get the lighting right for me throwing and the egg so I just filmed the egg,

    Then the gods gave me strength and believe it or not I hit it first throw with the new setup, from roughly 12m .

    So happy to tick this off as I have no time to attempt it in the coming week.

    Next up coin toss
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=07EBBAB4-0C8F-4E69-B875-3B4C1DA05E95.MOV (7118 KB | 14 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=056E310B-8053-46E4-9453-99AE43C09C85.MOV (8115 KB | 13 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=A4727021-7FB1-484C-96C3-63D2B97D65BF.MOV (4018 KB | 13 )
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    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Mar 10th, 2020 at 8:31am
    Awesome shot! I'm hoping to get the egg done this week. I have work tomorrow but, if the weather is ok, I should get this done on Thursday.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 10th, 2020 at 10:19am
    Great hit Mersa!† I like it!

    I hope your weather is cooperative Kick.† I'd love to see another broken egg here! :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 11th, 2020 at 7:18am
    Thanks guys. Iím going to do my best for the next challenges but I might get my ass whooped trying.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Mar 11th, 2020 at 10:02am
    It's been raining all day today.


    I miss Mallorca...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Mar 12th, 2020 at 10:01am
    I love it. Eggs are wily targets.  Well done! ;)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 18th, 2020 at 12:37pm
    Coin hit attempt.† I switched the camera to a portrait orientation rather than widescreen because it worked better with the angle I was using, and with throwing things up in the air.† The washers I used didn't show up great, but still pretty well.† I like how the video came out overall.† Except for one thing, but you'll see.

    https://youtu.be/7cp6oKy-ZRg

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Mar 19th, 2020 at 5:55am
    Some really close shots there. Great video!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 19th, 2020 at 3:09pm
    Thanks man!† I think on my next attempt I'm going to get a little more selective with the coin tosses.† On the first round I took a shot no matter where the washer went.† Toward the end I was getting pretty consistent in the area I was throwing them, but still not perfect.† The next time I try this, if a toss isn't right where I want it, I think I'll let it go.† That should give me more higher percentage chances.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 22nd, 2020 at 4:36am
    Great work joe, Iím waiting for a day where I got some clear blue sky, I have my ammo sorted(a pile of super light plastic balls) that way I should have consistent ammo and be able to attempt this at a public park. Gonna be a hard shot , feeling like itís gonna beat me this challenge.

    Jaegoor raised the bar again, William tell, and with an actual person, I could attempt it on a manikin no problem but a person would give me target panic for sure.

    Just got back from a 3 day camping/hunting trip, Iím quite happy with my social distancing. Now back to slinging.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 22nd, 2020 at 8:10am
    Sounds good.† I've got everything set for a second attempt at that coin today.† It's supposed to be sunny and mild, so should be perfect.

    Yeah, Jaegoor definitely got the ideas stirring.† I've been trying to think of a good way to set up an arrow and sling apples at it.† But to have the apple protected in the event of a miss (because there will be a lot of them :)).† I was thinking about some kind of a netting around it.† Not sure though.† That's a ways off anyway.† Still need to get that coin hit, then a nail.

    Your trip sounds pretty awesome.† I've just been staying at home and keeping the cat company.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 22nd, 2020 at 8:52pm
    Second attempt trying to hit a coin (metal washer) out of the air.

    https://youtu.be/Liy4zlDBFZw

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 22nd, 2020 at 10:00pm
    Yeah boy!!!!
    Thatís awesome!!
    Great slinging, Iím going to have to get out there soon!
    Those hits looked awesome!!
    Great job on challenges so far!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 2:53am
    Awesome! Great stuff!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 23rd, 2020 at 10:12am
    Thanks guys!† That was a really fun slinging session.† Although that's usually the case when you're getting some good hits.

    When I did my first session, I was a little hungover.† Maybe that's why it didn't go as well ::).† It may have also been the familiarity of having done it once.† In the second go at it, my throws were just so much better.† Not just the sling throws, but the coin throws as well.

    On to the nail.† I might wait on that until after Easter though.† I think I know how I want to set it up, but still considering options.† Some extra practice time will definitely be good for that one too.

    Looking forward to seeing your next one Mersa!† You too Kick if you jump in on any of these.† ;)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Mar 29th, 2020 at 7:14pm
    Hey Iím thinking we put a hold on any upcoming challenges.
    Iím not sure about you guys but there are some pretty extreme social distancing measures in place where I am. I might still get a chance at the coin toss I have some extremely light ammo I might be able to use at a park and not push myself by leaving town to sling.
    So basically Iím asking if we can hold off on the challenges

    1: Hammering a nail
    2: Hitting an object of a persons head.
    3: Hitting a frizzbee/ horizontal flying target.
    4: Sticking ammo onto an arrow.

    In the meantime Iím hoping we can discuss a small series of challenges that we could all do at home (slinging of course).
    Itís very rare that everyone is home like this and I think we can likely get a few more people to join if we post this as an entirely new thread on the general notice board.

    I was thinking generalised ammo like a ping pong ball

    Maybe a few challenges could be
    Land ball in cup
    Curve through door or window
    Bounce through hallways to a cup

    Somewhat easy challenges that people might join in on, give each challenge a week and make a scoreboard/leaderboard

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 29th, 2020 at 8:39pm
    I have no objections to a temporary pause.† It will allow me to try some others things along the line of defending myself with a shield while I try to attack myself with an ice ball. :D

    I'm also totally game for some indoor challenges.† I'm currently working from home.† Some little sling challenges could be just the thing to drop in here and there throughout the day.

    I'll have to look around.† I don't think I have any ping pong balls.† Might need to order some.† Although I'm pretty sure I have some little plastic practice golf balls.† Those should work if I can find them.

    Feel free to start the new thread whenever you're ready Mersa.† I'm in!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 5th, 2020 at 9:40pm
    So I got some blue sky and had a small attempt while walking the dog.

    20 throws and no hits but a few were super close, much more achievable than I first thought. Hopefully I can get another session in later today or soon enough.
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=13253862-6055-4DFC-9009-B0DC06D70934.MOV (2010 KB | 10 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=21C6ED10-70C9-4899-98FB-7526486DB222.MOV (5812 KB | 9 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=EBD4F718-2518-492E-99BB-589DEDE84227.MOV (5735 KB | 9 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=6EE1AA0F-856E-4498-98F6-74A5CC4BA81D.MOV (8102 KB | 11 )
    BE392FE4-323D-4F41-AB29-AC5D4ADBD5E5.jpeg (70 KB | 9 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 6th, 2020 at 2:37am
    So I got another attempt in,picked a pile of 75 rocks, so many extremely close calls that I started throwing multiple coins in my last 15 or so rocks, got a solid hit around 6th try with multiple coins. Was grouping good just need that lucky element to play itís part, I swear a couple just spun at the right time and would just miss.

    Anyhow I think Iím happy with this submission but will continue to try to get this done with a single coin in slow motion on my gf phone when I can bother her and the weather is right to see the coin.
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=AE874049-7852-4D96-97B8-8D2B04A54E11.MOV (4022 KB | 10 )
    B01E02B8-6F92-46D4-82C9-863C82DE5AF5.jpeg (69 KB | 8 )
    FB1C361E-A566-47AB-9655-9683D4419991.jpeg (36 KB | 8 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 6th, 2020 at 8:32am
    Excellent!† Those slow motion shots are fantastic!† I like the pics you included too.

    It can definitely drive you crazy when the throws are coming so close but not getting contact.† I will attest to that.† Great hit on the group coin throw!† I like it!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 6th, 2020 at 4:41pm
    It was fun, I really enjoyed it for the most part, just hard now with social distancing, I would usually get odd looks from people when slinging but now just being outdoors seems like a sin.

    Came up with a cool idea but Iíll save it for now , much the same as this but a slight twist.

    Iím still pretty interested in a ďcorona virus challenge ď
    Need to come up with a few ideas for easier challenges we can do indoors or in confined areas.
    I was thinking maybe a leader board with points
    A tournament??
    And maybe run week long challenges and the participants get to vote the winner and scores are added each week.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 6th, 2020 at 10:49pm
    Can't wait to hear the twist. :)

    I'd like to do some small indoor challenges.† I still haven't looked to see if I can find some suitable projectiles.† I'll try to remember to do that tomorrow.† Don't think I like name "corona virus challenge" though.† I think we just need a new topic called Indoor online challenge, or something like that.† Indoor challenges could definitely carry on when all this craziness is a thing of the past.

    I think a week is good for simpler challenges.† Maybe two weeks if something is a little more difficult or requires some setup.† We could start with something easy.† How about a ricochet off a wall and in to a bucket?† Or is that too simple?

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 7th, 2020 at 12:19am
    I think stuff like that is perfect, ping pong ball into a cup etc.
    I must admit Iím pretty bored these days and a little indoor challenge could help. Really only worth it but if we get a few people on board. You and I do quite a few challenges in general.

    Really enjoyed the coin challenge. I think Iím going to try shooting clays when this mayhem ends. Thatís pretty high on my slinging to do list.


    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 15th, 2020 at 8:17pm
    First indoor challenge.† No description here.† You'll have to take a look. :D

    https://youtu.be/U8iPQugU7nQ

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 15th, 2020 at 10:12pm
    Awesome!! Nice sword collection too!!
    Is that my key ring sling??

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 16th, 2020 at 9:12am
    It is.† The size makes it perfect for golfball-sized ammo indoors. :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 16th, 2020 at 10:32am
    Oh, I forgot to mention, if anyone else wants to participate in the first indoor challenge, you don't need to do exactly what I did.† The basic idea is just to get two hits in a row.† It can be two hits on one target, or one hit on two different targets.† Definitely have fun with it and feel free to add some flare if you want.† I was about 15 ft (4.5 m) from my target and used little foam balls, but any distance and projectile is fine.† Hope to see some other entries. :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 16th, 2020 at 5:59pm
    I love it! It's snowy and wet outside so I'll be doing this tomorrow. Just need a good target...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 16th, 2020 at 11:08pm
    Here is some indoor throws
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=17691972-32A7-46AE-9B91-6C86762D64F2.MOV (2686 KB | 16 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 17th, 2020 at 5:11am
    It's up! And this is absolutely the best video I've ever made. It's a little different to Joe's and I actually only got the one hit, but I didn't want to keep trying and annoy the neighbours too much. Or my girlfriend...

    https://youtu.be/YnK2yx3RTdc

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 17th, 2020 at 5:38am
    Nice kick always be prepared!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 17th, 2020 at 6:27am
    I took every shot sat up in bed and I have to say it was a lot easier than I expected :D I can't remember who brought up sitting and slinging and whether it was possible in a thread a little while ago, but, I can say now from experience, along with seeing Pepe in Mallorca do it, it isn't even that hard :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 17th, 2020 at 1:47pm
    Great stuff guys!  Awesome slinging!

    I really like your take on it Kick.  Very entertaining.

    I've got an idea for the next one.  So that might be coming early next week depending how well it works.  I'm once again hoping to get out this weekend to finish my "Back up 10 feet challenge".  I got busy last weekend and wasn't able to.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 18th, 2020 at 7:35pm
    looks like winter has arrived early today. bit of rain out. wouldn't mind trying the 10 feet challenge if i get a chance.
    hopefully covid restrictions ease up and we can resume some serious challenges again.

    i enjoyed the coin challenge alot.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 19th, 2020 at 10:12pm
    Hope you get a chance to try the 'back up 10 feet' challenge Mersa.† I got through it today.† A very tiring experience.† I always forget that the seasons we're experiencing are reversed.† As you're coming in to winter, we're starting to see regular warm days.† Still getting a drop in temperature here and there though.

    And for those days that aren't nice out, here's Indoor Challenge #2!† This one took me longer to get than I thought it would.

    https://youtu.be/UVgd_s3xBAc

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 20th, 2020 at 2:26am
    I had a quick test go at this because I wasn't sure of my sockball would bounce well. It's possible but ooo boy that's hard. I'm loving these challenges.I'll hopefully get it done later today. First I have to smash up a wooden pallet with a staffsling.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 21st, 2020 at 2:52pm

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Apr 15th, 2020 at 8:17pm:
    First indoor challenge.† No description here.† You'll have to take a look. :D

    https://youtu.be/U8iPQugU7nQ


    lol interesting overhand technique. Always looks counter intuitive to me, but a number of people seem to use it effectively.

    Now as to your reasoning for your target selection I'm going to say you got that wrong and while you were slinging at the knight.
    The little immortal strangling demon got you.
    The knight is SLOW, the gollum is FAST.
    Always kill the fast bastard first !

    And yes - a somewhat worrying sword collection ;-)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 21st, 2020 at 10:23pm
    Oh, what's wrong with having a few swords around the house?† ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 21st, 2020 at 11:41pm
    Absolutely nothing joe.
    I can see nights on the mead ending in armoured battles, lucky I live so far away otherwise we would have way to much fun.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 24th, 2020 at 6:36am
    Indoor challenge two done!

    It was so easy!

    Sort of...

    https://youtu.be/u4b7a-GzsVM

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 24th, 2020 at 12:57pm
    Yes!† Awesome!† The miss attempts are so funny.† Mine was the same way.† So many misses, and so many misses on the second throw.

    I've almost got the third one ready.† There is one last throw and I just cannot get two in a row.† I'd just say heck with it, but the two in a row has become kind of the thing for these.† I'm going to try again tonight.† Here's hoping.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 24th, 2020 at 1:09pm
    Can't wait! I'm loving them :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 24th, 2020 at 8:32pm
    Bounce bounce, had the same thing as kick in the first few throws but then I found a good spot to aim for and they almost landed in my hand.

    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=AE823758-4C7A-44CF-91E5-C0C078B5CB78.MOV (8780 KB | 12 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 25th, 2020 at 12:49am
    Alright man!  We've got this going!

    I didn't get a chance to try to complete the third one tonight.  Definitely tomorrow though.  At least an attempt.  I like it because I actually don't know if I'll get it.

    If anyone else has any ideas, feel free to put them out there.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 25th, 2020 at 3:26am
    Looking forward to seeing it

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 25th, 2020 at 8:29am
    The biggest problem I had was using the cupboard door. They kept hitting the handle and the edge of the door, but it was literally the only usable corner in our flat.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 25th, 2020 at 11:12pm
    I got it!† It's basketball time gentlemen!

    No ball, no problem.† Grab a rolled up sock or whatever you have.† No basket, no problem.† Grab a bag, box, or empty garbage can.† Hang it from a door, set it up on a table, use whatever you have!

    The long shot is the big one for this challenge.† I was standing about 16 feet (4.8 m) from my basket, but no set distance.† Do what you can with the space you have.† This one was a lot of fun!

    https://youtu.be/5VEHUs0yPA0

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Apr 26th, 2020 at 2:31am
    Oh boy does that look hard. Good job on getting two shots, because I'm wondering how I'm going to do one!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 26th, 2020 at 4:33am
    Yeah this ones gonna take a few goes Iím thinking. Not too sure how Iíll go about it but Iíll get onto it soon

    Great shots by the way, long shot looked lite it took a few attempts to nail 2

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 26th, 2020 at 9:35am
    You are correct!† I've got at least a couple hours into throwing that long shot.† :-[

    It was most frustrating a few days ago because I would make the first shot and the second wasn't even close.† I felt much better yesterday because the second shots were bouncing off the rim or hitting the net.† I could see I was getting very close.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 29th, 2020 at 12:57am
    Here is my basketball indoor challenge no3 submission.
    I started with a smaller ďbasketĒ but I was hours into it without even one going in so I made a bigger target so I could do the double.
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=C3B1C9C6-8406-467E-BF27-DB41BE39F47B.MOV (8416 KB | 16 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=3D7B3D04-3020-4698-ABDA-FCCDE23554DA.MOV (4626 KB | 12 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=798A0F18-30B0-492D-847C-94F6BF9F409C.MOV (5329 KB | 11 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=6E95F7D5-91BA-4E83-A10D-6DEF7A2781FE.MOV (6822 KB | 14 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=3C9CF9EA-8325-422F-8E41-7E51054A0137.MOV (3825 KB | 12 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 29th, 2020 at 11:33am
    Holy crap man!† Into a cup!† :o
    That was an incredible attempt.† The switch to the bucket was definitely more in line with what I was picturing.† Nice slinging! :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Apr 29th, 2020 at 2:16pm
    I had a few hours under the belt on the cup attempt and I just couldnít get it to go in, maybe one day

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Apr 30th, 2020 at 3:10pm
    Great stuff guys! This thread really should be stickied or placed at the top. It's almost become it's own subforum lol.  ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 1st, 2020 at 7:32am
    I second getting it stickied. I have yet to try the basketball one but I've had a string of shifts at work. I have the one day off for May Day and then I'm back for a long stretch so I would want to get it done today but I'm also rather liking lounging around eating May Day donuts and other treats (Vappu is serious business in Finland, corona or not) so let's see :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by JudoP on May 1st, 2020 at 10:41am
    Nice longsword collection there Joe. They're on my 'to buy' list when I get my own place. What better to hang over the fireplace!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 1st, 2020 at 11:02am
    Thanks!† Completely agreed, great to hang over a fireplace.† And everywhere else. :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on May 2nd, 2020 at 9:17pm
    Itís a thread thatís been going for a while , would be nice if we had a few more competitiors and maybe even some type of leaderboard system, catch The Jaegoor

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 7th, 2020 at 9:27am
    I've had crazy work shifts so haven't managed to get around to the indoor challenge, but I think I have an entirely new challenge idea. In this video:

    https://youtu.be/Yq1N8I4XwtY

    Skallagrim discounts the use of a sling as a melee weapon right off the bat and it got me thinking. Could a melee hit with a sling be made into a challenge? Perhaps loading a sling, hitting a target with the sling like it's a flail, not losing the stone (or other ammo) and then slinging at and hitting a further away target? I've not tried this at all and won't be able to get it done today, but I have three days off in a row coming up and I think I might have a go at this :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 7th, 2020 at 10:35am
    So I posted this and was like "Well I could always do the basketball challenge now..." and it didn't take too long :D I wasn't throwing from that far (student flat...) butit still was pretty difficult. Fig. 8 was what changed it for me. I was trying underarm and finding it impossible, but fig. 8 worked really well. It could be argued that it was just brute forcing it's way into the bag, but to those people I say... yeah maybe. Another great challenge :D

    https://youtu.be/IMc1R95h4oU

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 7th, 2020 at 10:46am
    I agree.  I think the dismissal of the sling was a little premature.  If you have a sling with a cupped pouch, you could seat a rock or whatever in it, then tie the cords together around it.  Then you would have your flail and the weight wouldn't fall out.

    I like your challenge idea.  If weather permits, I might have a go at that too.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 7th, 2020 at 10:50am
    Nice job on the basketball challenge Kick!† It's like your doing the slam dunk from a distance. :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 7th, 2020 at 10:57am
    I actually forgot about the slam dunk until I packed everything away and took the bag down  ::) But yeah I thought this was enough. I had a long week at work so didn't want to drag myself out to the field but still wanted to do a bit of slinging. This was just perfect :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on May 7th, 2020 at 7:27pm
    Nice stuff kick, Iíve been enjoying the indoor challenges

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 9th, 2020 at 7:40am
    I had a quick test go today hitting the metal pan with a stone in the pouch. Every time, the stone came out... As a one shot hit, it would absolutely work, but it's perhaps not a long lasting weapon :D I also tried indoors with a sock ball against a cupboard and I was able to keep it in the pouch and then sling it against the wall so it might just have to be an indoor challenge if stones won't stay in the pouch. More testing required!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 9th, 2020 at 11:54am
    I should never have doubted Skall :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EfHSNqNg_8

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 9th, 2020 at 11:43pm
    I saw the new video from Skall as well.† I'm glad he went back to revisit some things.† And also that other people got on his case about it. :D

    AND.....

    Here is my video on the sling melee hit with a follow up throwing hit.† Oh wow, this was tough.† I actually changed the sling, the balls I was throwing, and the technique I was using before I finally got it.† Very challenging, but a lot of fun.† I had a great time setting things up too.† Hope everyone likes it.

    https://youtu.be/vFIQMolDArI

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 10th, 2020 at 3:16am
    Awesome! That's way better than what I'm going to be able to do :D I'll try anyway today :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 14th, 2020 at 3:28pm
    I was all set to do it and then a massive headache came out of nowhere and ruined that idea. Then the next day it snowed. A lot. And now I've been working and don't have a day off until Monday. My only day off... I really can't wait to win the lottery and then never have to work again. I should probably get around to buying tickets...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 14th, 2020 at 9:28pm
    It's all good.  I've been trying to think of something for the next one but don't really like any of my ideas so far.  These indoor challenges seem to be getting progressively more difficult, which is fine.  But I'm thinking something interesting, but also fairly simple, for challenge number 5.  If anyone has any ideas, let them be heard.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on May 15th, 2020 at 2:42am
    Iím also playing catch up, hopefully Iíll do the melee hit soon.
    Iíll also start brainstorming

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Jaegoor on May 29th, 2020 at 8:05pm
    LŲschen Sie eine brennende Kerze mit einem Stein. ZerstŲren Sie die Kerze dabei nicht.
    Distanz 10 bis 15 m ;)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 29th, 2020 at 8:12pm
    I love the idea!  I thought about that one too.  The problem will be finding a day that has absolutely no wind, so the candle won't get blown out.

    I'll add it to my list.  I still need to try hitting a nail.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on May 30th, 2020 at 6:59pm
    And I still need to do my melee hit. I havenít had as much time as usual and have been back in the city. Long story short my mother has is very sick and Iím caring for her so Iím not getting much free time. Iíll try get the melee hit done in the next week and maybe we can start outdoor challenges again . Covid restrictions are lifting on the 6th where I am

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 31st, 2020 at 12:30am
    Sorry to hear about your mother Mersa.  I hope she's okay.

    And take your time man.  It's still going to be a couple weeks before I can even attempt the nail challenge.  My accuracy has been so far off lately, I want to do a couple slinging sessions without a target.  Just throwing at nothing in particular.  I hope that will will get my body mechanics back in line and clear my head.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on May 31st, 2020 at 6:11am
    I'm very behind on the challenges. Still haven't done the melee hit one.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jun 15th, 2020 at 2:10am
    Sorry sorry sorry, Iíve taken so long to attempt this and I just rushed in a video. Not the best filming but it will do. No double on this one just didnít have the time but a submission none the less.

    By the way I hit the gnome.
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=C615EB48-E1AB-4244-994D-78873952A15B.MOV (3028 KB | 12 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 15th, 2020 at 8:31am
    Good throw Mersa!† You usually get the hits pretty quick.† Was this the same?† I remember it taking me probably a couple of hours to get my melee hit.† I found there were two options.† Just barely touch the first target so the sling isn't disrupted much.† Or get the sling going hard and power through it.† Most of my attempts were the easy touch.† But I remembered Kick mentioning the use of a sock ball.† After switching to that, the more powerful hits worked.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jun 15th, 2020 at 10:01am
    It was literally one attempt. First shot . I actually didnít have time to really try but got that on film so Iíll call it good enough. I think if I hit anything substantial Iíd knock the ball out.
    Are we going to continue back to normal. I might be able to getafew slingung sessions in. I need some slinging motivation

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jun 15th, 2020 at 3:58pm
    I have 4 days free from work and my plan is to get the melee hit down (I suggested it and I still haven't done it  ::) ) and I might try and get the 10m challenge done. Honestly, I don't know if I'll bother filming it because I have the one video and it takes SOOOO long to film and edit (still two videos I haven't done) but I'll keep notes on how many shots it takes.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 15th, 2020 at 5:37pm
    One throw!?† That is crazy.† When I first started I actually tried putting baseball caps on a couple of the plastic jars I was using. :D

    It looked really funny, but made them way too heavy.† The sling was affected too much by the melee hit.† Just couldn't keep the ball in the pouch.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jun 15th, 2020 at 7:37pm
    I think the sling as a general rule wonít hold the amo with a serious melee hit.

    Letís wait for kicks submission then resume the slinging challenge as normal. Can vid restrictions have eased and I should be able to find a day or 2 a week to attempt some tasks.

    What are our next challenges going to be??

    Are we at the nail hit??

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 15th, 2020 at 10:28pm
    I think we have to choose something that Jaegoor has not done yet.

    Ich denke, wir mŁssen etwas auswšhlen, das Jaegoor noch nicht getan hat.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 15th, 2020 at 10:28pm
    Sounds good to me.† There's one more video I'd like to do before jumping into another challenge too.† I've been trying to get it done for a couple weeks now, but my weekends keep getting busy with other stuff.† This coming weekend or the next I should definitely be able to get it done.

    And, yes.† I think we're ready for the nail challenge.† We can finally complete the big challenge set.† Remember a long time ago when we were planning the pendulum/egg/nail triple challenge...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jun 15th, 2020 at 10:58pm
    Ok Iíll hold tight just now and see how this all progresses.

    What did you have in mind IG??

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 15th, 2020 at 11:09pm
    Oh, I didn't. I was just saying we have to try and challenge Jaegoor somehow  :)

    We could do a hat trick of some sort, have to get 3 hits in a row on something? I dunno. I like the idea of combining challenges. Swinging target with a hat trick?  For Jaegoor it can be 3 nails.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jun 16th, 2020 at 1:24am
    For Jaegoor itís 3 pendulum nails while blindfolded with his left hand!!!  ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 18th, 2020 at 1:57pm

    Mersa wrote on Jun 16th, 2020 at 1:24am:
    For Jaegoor itís 3 pendulum nails while blindfolded with his left hand!!!† ;D


    ... donít forget heís riding on a unicycle too!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Jun 24th, 2020 at 2:57pm

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jun 18th, 2020 at 1:57pm:

    Mersa wrote on Jun 16th, 2020 at 1:24am:
    For Jaegoor itís 3 pendulum nails while blindfolded with his left hand!!!† ;D


    ... donít forget heís riding on a unicycle too!


    While singing an A cappella rendition of ďWake me up before you go goĒ by Wham!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 24th, 2020 at 4:33pm
    The mental image of this is amazing....

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Teg on Jul 6th, 2020 at 10:46am

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jun 18th, 2020 at 1:57pm:
    riding on a unicycle


    Reminds me of an old challenge of mine:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-_UAZ_ooOU
    Good times  8-)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 6th, 2020 at 6:22pm
    I recently got a new bike (well the bike is new for me) and I've managed to relearn to cycle with no hands on the handlebars. My previous bike was weirdly balanced so that it was impossible to try it without the front wheel turning. Now that I can do it, I was thinking of cycling, loading a sling and doing a drive-by on a target :D Not sure how I'll film it but a crash will make for a good YouTube video :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Teg on Jul 7th, 2020 at 10:59am
    As an unicycle rider, I recommend to do it with an unicycle than a bike. Easier to jump off and less likely to have a painful meeting with the metal frame should things go wrong† ::).
    FYI: cross country skis are fun as well to sling on. And its a softer fall ;).

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Jul 7th, 2020 at 8:45pm

    Kick wrote on Jul 6th, 2020 at 6:22pm:
    I recently got a new bike (well the bike is new for me) and I've managed to relearn to cycle with no hands on the handlebars. My previous bike was weirdly balanced so that it was impossible to try it without the front wheel turning. Now that I can do it, I was thinking of cycling, loading a sling and doing a drive-by on a target :D Not sure how I'll film it but a crash will make for a good YouTube video :D


    Make sure you have a Snoop Dogg song playing as you do the drive by.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 8th, 2020 at 7:34am
    Drive by sling???
    I think we have a challenge!!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 8th, 2020 at 8:32am
    If you guys want to make this official, I think I've got a pretty good idea. :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 8th, 2020 at 8:51am
    I'm game :D The weather's crap and I have next to no days off but as soon I as I can I'll be out there and most probably flying over the handlebars :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 8th, 2020 at 9:10am
    Letís do it, itís something I can probably get done unlike the other challenges that need my slinging range and a fair bit of time. Im away from home at the moment and my slinging is suffering, no range and only my rubber ball for a while now.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 15th, 2020 at 12:46am
    hands-free cycle-slinging is the first step down a slippery slope to the apocalypse...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 15th, 2020 at 3:37am
    Damn I love that song. I completely forgot about it.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 17th, 2020 at 3:58pm
    We'll I've had Handlebars by Flobots stuck in my head and I've now had plenty of time to practise cycling no handed. I'm as good now as I was when I was 15 so pretty darn good :D I've also actually done it. I've slung a stone on a bike! It was just on the way back from work (late night with no one around) and I managed a low power helicopter shot using a really short sling from Loki. I could probably use a longer sling without problems but wanted to play sade to start with.

    Video shall be coming soon :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 17th, 2020 at 10:14pm
    Looking forward to it!

    I've got my run planned out.† I don't want to go into any details in case it doesn't work out like I have it pictured in my head.† I want to try the new Y-sling I made this weekend, so the drive-by might have to wait another week.† I'll see how things go.

    Also have to try to get that nail challenge in at some point.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 18th, 2020 at 12:15am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 17th, 2020 at 10:14pm:
    Also have to try to get that nail challenge in at some point.


    Yeah I need to do that one too. I found a perfect plank of wood for it and I have nails so I just need to get out there. My work shifts have been seriously crazy so I just haven't had the time. I had 5 shifts in a row, then one day off, then another 5 in a row, then 4 in a row with one being a 12 hour shift and now, finally, I have two days off. I need a holiday.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 18th, 2020 at 1:16am
    Well that was kinda fun, feel like Iíd kill it on a skateboard.

    Bonus angle thanks to my GF
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=2109E746-18C0-4EEC-ACCA-429C5E712A1F.MOV (3403 KB | 15 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=8E6886DD-BD01-4D61-AC81-6DC18A165C25.MOV (3435 KB | 15 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 18th, 2020 at 1:41am
    Damn it Mersa! I was hoping to get it done first! Damn good shot though :D I'll hopefully be getting it done today.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 18th, 2020 at 5:52am
    Ok so I went out pretty early and got it done. Also lost my tennis ball and rock and bent my back wheel...

    But I got it done! Video coming soon.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 18th, 2020 at 6:20am
    Sounds interesting, canít wait!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 18th, 2020 at 12:51pm
    Great shot Mersa!† You make all the throws look easy!  :thumb:

    I won't be able to get mine in today.† Maybe tomorrow morning.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 18th, 2020 at 5:10pm
    Took less than 10 tryís, was harder to ride on the bumpy road one handed than it was to throw.

    Just a heads up as well, you donít want to get your sling tangled in your wheels. Thatís for sure.

    I literally came home for the weekend so Iím glad I could do it

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 18th, 2020 at 8:11pm
    This thread is probably the most entertaining part of slinging.org for me. What Iíd really like is a little more participation from other members. We have had a good little thing going between myself, kick and joe but I know there are other slingers on the forum that are well capible of these challenges.
    Maybe a small incentive would encourage more activity?
    Could we perhaps start a challenge with some type of judging or voting?
    I would love a online tournament and 10+ competitors?
    If we got 8 or 16 we could do it as a VS contest.
    Start with easier tasks and vote or judge the winner of each pair until thereís a ultimate winner. A prize might encourage a few more participants. Maybe even teams?

    I think that this thread being in the ďsportsĒ area gets it overlooked a lot.

    Iím not in the best spot to be doing challenges as usual but this thread really gets my motivation going and keeps me improving.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 18th, 2020 at 11:21pm
    I'm with you man.† This thread has not only kept my interest, but has been a great help to keep me practicing.

    I would also like to see more participation.† I thought the indoor challenges had a chance to do that, but didn't seem to.† That was basically a 'create your own challenge' event.† Although admittedly I had a good time with it and posted a bunch of things in a pretty short span of time.† There was also NOC's trash sling challenge (not in this thread specifically, but I think it counts), which had a prize.† But only a few entries were posted by the end.

    I think there's a lot of reasons why folks aren't able or don't want to participate.† But if anyone is willing to share their own reason, I would be interested to hear.† Is it available time, video recording capability, lack of interest in crazy chance hits (like hitting a coin out of the air ;))...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 19th, 2020 at 12:26am
    Personally I would love to join in, but I canít justify the time right now.  I am on total lockdown right now, so if I canít do it in my backyard, it isnít happening, and most of my ďfree time ď happens after dark when my children are unconscious for the night.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Greenjay on Jul 19th, 2020 at 1:22am
    I do some of the challenges I just don't have the ability to record or post them,good Ammo is also an issue most of my practice is done with acorns :P.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 19th, 2020 at 3:33am

    Mersa wrote on Jul 18th, 2020 at 5:10pm:
    Just a heads up as well, you donít want to get your sling tangled in your wheels. Thatís for sure.


    This was why I was using the shortest sling I own that can still hold a tennis ball :D


    joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 18th, 2020 at 11:21pm:
    I think there's a lot of reasons why folks aren't able or don't want to participate.† But if anyone is willing to share their own reason, I would be interested to hear.† Is it available time, video recording capability, lack of interest in crazy chance hits (like hitting a coin out of the air )...

    I think it's all of those reasons. There are some that I still haven't done just because finding the time for them has been difficult. My work shifts have been pretty insane recently and because I'm so tired after my shifts I then put off everything until the next free day which then means I have almost no time to go out slinging before I have to start doing something else. I think as well for me, I've found I'v not wanted to film everything because the filming becomes a distraction from the slinging and then I know it will need at least a tiny bit of editing so it's more work that takes away from the slinging.

    All that being said, I agree that this is easily one of the best threads and I love having that motivation to go and sling but also to try new ways of slinging. I think it would be difficult to get enough participants for a competition but maybe starting a fresh thread that doesn't look as intimidating (up to 30 pages now :D) and that has the challenges clearly written out could help get people on board.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 19th, 2020 at 9:20am

    Greenjay wrote on Jul 19th, 2020 at 1:22am:
    I do some of the challenges I just don't have the ability to record or post them

    Even if you can't record a video, I think all of us would enjoy hearing about your experience with the challenges.† Let us know how you set things up, and how the slinging went.† :)



    Kick wrote on Jul 19th, 2020 at 3:33am:
    I think as well for me, I've found I'v not wanted to film everything because the filming becomes a distraction from the slinging and then I know it will need at least a tiny bit of editing so it's more work that takes away from the slinging.

    I agree with this.† The days of slinging just to sling are awesome.† No worrying about setting up a camera, getting a great shot, or having to edit later.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 19th, 2020 at 12:56pm
    Video is done!

    https://youtu.be/gR2KSd24pZA

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 19th, 2020 at 9:29pm
    Awesome Kick!† Nice throw!† I'm not sure how you guys are managing that one a bike.† Probably because I haven't been on a bike in a couple decades.† It's just quite amazing to me.

    I got my video done too.† This has to be some kind of record for the fastest we all completed a challenge and posted a video.† I don't have a bike, and had to use a mode of transportation that's a bit more stable.† So I tried to make the throw itself more difficult by increasing the distance.

    https://youtu.be/u1q2s6etJSQ

    Great stuff with this one guys!† I hope we still see another entry pop in here though.† :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 19th, 2020 at 10:15pm
    Great work guys!!
    Love the lawnmower, great way to do the chores and the challenge at the same time.
    Nice turn around for challenge submissions.
    If Iím lucky I might get to try it on a skateboard.

    What are our upcoming challenges??

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 20th, 2020 at 4:19am
    Great hits! Mine were incredibly close so I'm thinking of trying again once my back wheel is unbent. Should we do the nail challenge next? That one is going to take a really long time for me to do I'm guessing.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 20th, 2020 at 2:05pm
    I think the nail is the next one on my list.† It's been hanging around too long and needs an attempt.† So I'm good with that plan.

    Maybe once the nail is done we can do a brainstorm of ideas and see if anything interesting comes up.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 20th, 2020 at 6:04pm
    Iíll do my best for the nail challenge but Iím not really equipped for it where I am currently. With some luck Iíll make it work

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Jul 21st, 2020 at 9:42am

    Mersa wrote on Jul 18th, 2020 at 8:11pm:
    This thread is probably the most entertaining part of slinging.org for me. What Iíd really like is a little more participation from other members. We have had a good little thing going between myself, kick and joe but I know there are other slingers on the forum that are well capible of these challenges.
    Maybe a small incentive would encourage more activity?
    Could we perhaps start a challenge with some type of judging or voting?
    I would love a online tournament and 10+ competitors?
    If we got 8 or 16 we could do it as a VS contest.
    Start with easier tasks and vote or judge the winner of each pair until thereís a ultimate winner. A prize might encourage a few more participants. Maybe even teams?

    I think that this thread being in the ďsportsĒ area gets it overlooked a lot.

    Iím not in the best spot to be doing challenges as usual but this thread really gets my motivation going and keeps me improving.


    Over the last several years Iíve had to put life on hold but Iím very close to being done. I hope next year will be the first one where Iím not stupid busy all the time. The best Iíve been able to do is write down a to do list of all the interesting things I see here to try for later.

    One thing you may want to consider is the fact that all of these challengers are in one thread. For those who might want to join in but havenít  been keeping up with this adventure you three have been taking part in reading a 30 page thread is pretty daunting to get caught up.

    Not saying if you made individual threads  there would suddenly be a huge influx but it might help draw people in to things easier.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Way of the Sling on Jul 21st, 2020 at 11:46am
    I've nearly got setup for slinging and filming, so I will likely be another contender for the challenges. Love outdoor ones like the 10 feet step back challenge idea, which will be my first attempt. I would like to see that challenge in some form become a standard for slinging, as it's very well rounded.
    Only problem is that it takes 1 hour to do. To make it shorter and more challenging, perhaps you have to hit the target within 10 shots in order to advance to the next distance?
    10 shots move back 10 feet.

    I really like the idea of getting more people together for challenges, and the idea of teams is exciting. I also think that some friendly competition would help motivate people to practice more.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 1:51pm
    @Way of the Sling - That's awesome!† It will be great to see someone else giving the challenges a shot.

    I like your idea for a variation on the 10 feet challenge.† I had a similar thought.† Remove the time limit.† As you said, give yourself a certain number of shots to hit the target.† If you get a hit, you move back feet.† If you don't get a hit, you move forward 10 feet.† Continue until you're tired.† You could also just have a goal to reach a certain distance mark.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 4:36pm
    We should have a sticky(ed) thread where each post is a separate challenge and the post has a list of all of the entries, and a "winner". We can then modify each entry as more challengers post their entries. That is the only decent way I can think of to keep track of all of them.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 5:33pm
    Ok, Since everyone has been avoiding the nail challenge, I am throwing down the gauntlet!

    https://youtu.be/M-Q4ygiqa-A

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 5:58pm
    Awesome video NOOC !!! I really like your approach.
    I guess thereís no more procrastinating, the nail challenge is on!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 7:39pm

    IronGoober wrote on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 4:36pm:
    We should have a sticky(ed) thread where each post is a separate challenge and the post has a list of all of the entries, and a "winner". We can then modify each entry as more challengers post their entries. That is the only decent way I can think of to keep track of all of them.


    This^.

    Ideally the challenges should be more accessible to newer members if thatís an option.

    Also, prizes would be cool for bigger challenges.

    And , because I am a total nerd, ranks as people pass certain challenges they can go up in pretend internet rank. Again, nerd, so this comment was inevitable.  :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 8:19pm
    I agree somewhat.

    Iím proud that this thread has survived the whole time since I posted it but perhaps itís time to make a dedicated thread for each challenge.

    But I also canít let it go , ha ha

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 9:50pm
    I think this thread is fine to introduce challenges, but for those who want to see a quick summary and don't want to wade through 30 pages of posts, another summary thread would be perfect.  It makes it really easy to watch all the entries that way too and might get more visitors to the site interested in slinging.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 11:48pm
    I think a completely separate board for online challenges would work the best.  Then there could be a separate topic for each challenge.  Which would allow for discussion, rules, etc.  But all the challenges would be listed together in one place.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Jul 23rd, 2020 at 3:13am

    Mersa wrote on Jul 22nd, 2020 at 8:19pm:
    I agree somewhat.

    Iím proud that this thread has survived the whole time since I posted it but perhaps itís time to make a dedicated thread for each challenge.

    But I also canít let it go , ha ha


    We definitely shouldn't let this thread die. It's too iconic now :D I'll be attempting the nail challenge soon and I might have another go at cycling and slinging. I did ok with it but I feel I could do a bit better now I know what's required to make it work. Should be getting my bike fixed tomorrow so hopefully it won't be too long until I get that done.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 24th, 2020 at 12:16am
    Here's a little more inspiration for the nail challenge ;D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 10th, 2020 at 2:53pm

    Mersa wrote on Mar 22nd, 2020 at 10:00pm:
    Yeah boy!!!!
    Thatís awesome!!
    Great slinging, Iím going to have to get out there soon!
    Those hits looked awesome!!
    Great job on challenges so far!!



    How did I miss this?!

    "Yeah boy" literally came out of my mouth as I watched your video Joe. Noice! you got the split ice ball from the hit for real this time.

    I'm gonna have to try this. The frisbee hit sounds like a fun one too. I was wondering if I could get a mini-disc and dual-sling to try and get an aerial hit (Thanks for the suggestion Mersa, it may not have been this thread). I guess I'll have to try.

    Also, NOOC, just so you know, your post did not go unappreciated. I love that sketch and it was a well-placed post.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 10th, 2020 at 7:46pm
    Thanks!† I had to look back through the thread to see which one that was.† :D

    The coin hit was definitely a tough one.† After not getting a hit on my first attempt, it's the first challenge I recall having the thought 'I might not get this'.† But the second attempt went much better.† I do love the aerial challenges.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 10th, 2020 at 7:53pm
    Yeah I agree the coin challenge was super fun , really any of the aerial challenges have been fun. I also really love the pumpkin Halloween challenges because itís almost based on destruction and those buggers can be tough. Already got plans for this yearís Halloween challenge.

    Joe has kept me working since he joined this thread!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 11th, 2020 at 1:42pm
    I really can't wait for the Halloween challenge. This year I'm going for it and getting a massive pumpkin.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 13th, 2020 at 3:15pm

    IronGoober wrote on Aug 10th, 2020 at 2:53pm:
    Also, NOOC, just so you know, your post did not go unappreciated. I love that sketch and it was a well-placed post.


    Ha! It doesnít bother me if a post is noticed or not. I post my nail-related content in confidence, because I know that I am holding the #1 spot in the nail challenge... we just wonít mention that I am also dead last because there are no other entries ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 13th, 2020 at 4:08pm
    Watch this space for the nail challenge...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 14th, 2020 at 12:28am
    I'm going to try to get at it this weekend too. I just have to find a space where I can film and throw stones...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:26pm
    I hit the nail, but ultimately failed.† There was a surprising result from this challenge.† Here's take #1:

    https://youtu.be/lGAZbsjd4bo

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:48pm
    Stones man! You gotta go with stones.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 14th, 2020 at 3:20pm

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:26pm:
    I hit the nail, but ultimately failed.† There was a surprising result from this challenge.† Here's take #1:

    https://youtu.be/lGAZbsjd4bo

    I am confused by this result. What are those made from? Punching into cardboard shouldn't be that difficult... er.. provide that much resistance. I'm confused how they broke unless they are very fragile or brittle to begin with.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 14th, 2020 at 4:01pm

    Kick wrote on Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:48pm:
    Stones man! You gotta go with stones.

    I humbly take my scolding. :-[

    The next time I'll be properly equipped!



    IronGoober wrote on Aug 14th, 2020 at 3:20pm:
    I am confused by this result. What are those made from? Punching into cardboard shouldn't be that difficult... er.. provide that much resistance. I'm confused how they broke unless they are very fragile or brittle to begin with.

    They're some kind of plastic.† I was also surprised that they broke.† And also that the nail wasn't hammered in.† With the silicone, the street hockey ball weight is 120-130 grams.† I thought that would be enough.† But the glue between the pieces of cardboard must have strengthened that pretty significantly.

    I do wish I had a high frame rate camera to see exactly what was happening.

    I like this though.† Now it's not just a challenge of accuracy, but also hitting it hard enough.† I'm looking forward to the next round.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 14th, 2020 at 6:56pm

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 14th, 2020 at 2:26pm:
    I hit the nail, but ultimately failed.† There was a surprising result from this challenge.† Here's take #1:

    https://youtu.be/lGAZbsjd4bo


    Nicely done Joe!  Welcome to the nail challenge, and impressive shooting on that tiny target!  If youíre going to fail, then hitting the target repeatedly but having the ammo fail is a great way to do it :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Aug 15th, 2020 at 6:51pm
    Nice man thatís a tiny target. How heavy is that bag target? Is it strong enough to resist the impact from a stone and drive the nail in? Iím surprised a street hockey ball broke so easily! You would think they could take a beating. Oh well, if it means another vid Iím not complaining!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 16th, 2020 at 11:05am

    Morphy wrote on Aug 15th, 2020 at 6:51pm:
    Nice man thatís a tiny target. How heavy is that bag target? Is it strong enough to resist the impact from a stone and drive the nail in? Iím surprised a street hockey ball broke so easily! You would think they could take a beating. Oh well, if it means another vid Iím not complaining!

    That's a good point Morphy.† I didn't think about the weight of the entire setup.† I weighed my archery target and it's 32.8 lb.† I think that should be enough.† We'll see on the next round.† I'm hoping to try again tomorrow or the next day.

    And I did a closer examination of the street hockey balls, and think I see something that contributed to the damage they took.† When I filled them up with silicone, there were gaps where the silicone didn't reach.† So certain areas on the surface of the ball had to deal with the addition impact (because the weight of the ball was much higher), but didn't have the silicone behind the plastic for additional strength.† Both of the balls broke in an area that had a gap in the silicone.† This is visible for the second broken ball in the video.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Aug 16th, 2020 at 3:28pm

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 16th, 2020 at 11:05am:

    Morphy wrote on Aug 15th, 2020 at 6:51pm:
    Nice man thatís a tiny target. How heavy is that bag target? Is it strong enough to resist the impact from a stone and drive the nail in? Iím surprised a street hockey ball broke so easily! You would think they could take a beating. Oh well, if it means another vid Iím not complaining!

    That's a good point Morphy.† I didn't think about the weight of the entire setup.† I weighed my archery target and it's 32.8 lb.† I think that should be enough.† We'll see on the next round.† I'm hoping to try again tomorrow or the next day.

    And I did a closer examination of the street hockey balls, and think I see something that contributed to the damage they took.† When I filled them up with silicone, there were gaps where the silicone didn't reach.† So certain areas on the surface of the ball had to deal with the addition impact (because the weight of the ball was much higher), but didn't have the silicone behind the plastic for additional strength.† Both of the balls broke in an area that had a gap in the silicone.† This is visible for the second broken ball in the video.


    I tried injecting silicone caulking into a small dog tennis ball to give it more weight and make it stronger. To my knowledge itís never actually hardened. I would love someone to sell thick, 2-3 ounce  small ammo thatís suitable for gym walls and such. Iíve been looking for something like that but havenít had much luck.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 16th, 2020 at 4:07pm

    Morphy wrote on Aug 16th, 2020 at 3:28pm:

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 16th, 2020 at 11:05am:

    Morphy wrote on Aug 15th, 2020 at 6:51pm:
    Nice man thatís a tiny target. How heavy is that bag target? Is it strong enough to resist the impact from a stone and drive the nail in? Iím surprised a street hockey ball broke so easily! You would think they could take a beating. Oh well, if it means another vid Iím not complaining!

    That's a good point Morphy.† I didn't think about the weight of the entire setup.† I weighed my archery target and it's 32.8 lb.† I think that should be enough.† We'll see on the next round.† I'm hoping to try again tomorrow or the next day.

    And I did a closer examination of the street hockey balls, and think I see something that contributed to the damage they took.† When I filled them up with silicone, there were gaps where the silicone didn't reach.† So certain areas on the surface of the ball had to deal with the addition impact (because the weight of the ball was much higher), but didn't have the silicone behind the plastic for additional strength.† Both of the balls broke in an area that had a gap in the silicone.† This is visible for the second broken ball in the video.


    I tried injecting silicone caulking into a small dog tennis ball to give it more weight and make it stronger. To my knowledge itís never actually hardened. I would love someone to sell thick, 2-3 ounce† small ammo thatís suitable for gym walls and such. Iíve been looking for something like that but havenít had much luck.


    I've been using lacrosse balls and hoping they catch on. They are heavy (~143g), but solid rubber, so they are pretty durable. Sling them against a hard backstop and you might wish you hadn't though, I was just throwing them and the bounce back was severe, hurt to catch. There is a hacky-sack like version that I used in my recent videos that are the same weight and size, but don't bounce. They are meant for indoor lacrosse practice.

    Actually, recently, I've been doing a lot of practice at 25 yards using a balearic circle for a target and I switched to rusty balls. They work way better than what I thought. I am throwing at >80 mph against a wooden backstop and they just keep taking the beating. I've had to replace the outer balloon on some after about a month of slinging everyday.

    Joe, I really think Kick is right though, gotta go with rocks. You just need to find something to stop the rocks, or paint them so you can find them later.  I was going to try to get to the challenge this weekend, but it's been 105 F outside everyday and isn't getting below 80 at night, so I've been lying low. It's also uncharacteristically humid...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 16th, 2020 at 6:46pm

    IronGoober wrote on Aug 16th, 2020 at 4:07pm:
    or paint them so you can find them later

    This is exactly the thought that I had.† I think I still have the orange paint I used to paint the washers for the coin challenge.† I hope it hasn't dried up.† I'll find out as soon as I find some good rocks.

    I know what you mean about the weather.† When I was recording the nail challenge the temperature wasn't too bad, but it was soooo humid.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 16th, 2020 at 11:39pm
    I actually went and bought a net for catching stones, but haven't set it up yet. It is built for catching golf drives. It should hold up well for missed shots, if I have another target to take the main brunt of the shots.  It was sort of expensive, but I don't mind since this is one of my major hobbies.  I ordered it from "Just for nets". Amazon has a few of them ready to order, but I went to their main website to get a thicker cord, 3mm I think, and 0.75" spacing between knots.

    With all of the space that you have, I think it would work well. You could just hang in on your swing-thingy. You certainly wouldn't need to worry about losing stones then.  You can also put a baseball pitching mat in front of it, or just a standard balearic target. Eventually, I will find a better way to hang my net and do something similar (it's 10' x 10').

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 17th, 2020 at 3:27am
    Well I completely failed the nail challenge. I set it all up with a wooden board wedged into the log I use to hold up targets, nail part way hammered in. I did two practice helicopter throws, missed both and realised I needed to turn the whole thing around or lose all my stones to the long grass, got it set up again, started recording, threw one stone with fig 8, hit way low and catapulted the nail... somewhere.

    Nail now lost, I decided to take it out on the wooden board. I took 6 stones with me and came back with one. All the rest went to the long grass on the other side of the practice area. I now remember why late summer sucks so much at my slinging spot.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 17th, 2020 at 8:30am
    A simple pvc frame fillled with sand should be good enough to hold a backstop if you donít want to dig holes.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 17th, 2020 at 11:12am
    Sorry to hear things didn't go well Kick.  Getting everything set up just to make this challenge possible is pretty tough.  Then a perfect hit is still needed.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Albion Slinger on Aug 17th, 2020 at 1:41pm
    Good hits Joe!
    Could always fill the balls with ice, which would certainly drive a nail in!
    Will have to get around to the nail challenge myself. 
    Attempted the 10 feet step back challenge the other day with my 22" sling, and got to 120ft around the 45 minute mark where I just stopped. More practice is in order, as my 15" is still a lot more accurate even at that distance...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Aug 17th, 2020 at 2:18pm
    Lost ammo, the bane of every target slinger. Hence the reason a backstop is the hidden 4th component of slinging. Sling, slinger, ammo, backstop. Or do like I did and convince your young child your ammo is dinosaur eggs and let them gather them for you to prevent Jurassic Park from coming true.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 17th, 2020 at 3:04pm

    Morphy wrote on Aug 17th, 2020 at 2:18pm:
    Lost ammo, the bane of every target slinger. Hence the reason a backstop is the hidden 4th component of slinging. Sling, slinger, ammo, backstop. Or do like I did and convince your young child your ammo is dinosaur eggs and let them gather them for you to prevent Jurassic Park from coming true.


    I tried that, but my kids started hiding all my ammo in the weeds because they wanted to see the dinosaurs.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Morphy on Aug 17th, 2020 at 3:37pm


    NOOCís kids be like...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 17th, 2020 at 6:34pm

    Albion Slinger wrote on Aug 17th, 2020 at 1:41pm:
    Good hits Joe!
    Could always fill the balls with ice, which would certainly drive a nail in!
    Will have to get around to the nail challenge myself.†
    Attempted the 10 feet step back challenge the other day with my 22" sling, and got to 120ft around the 45 minute mark where I just stopped. More practice is in order, as my 15" is still a lot more accurate even at that distance...

    Thanks!

    My concern with filling the hockey balls with water and freezing them is they might break.† I think the cold temperature would make the plastic more brittle, along with not allowing the ice to expand.† It might work though.† Might be worth doing one just to see what happens.

    And good job on the 10 feet challenge.† The longer distances definitely start to get tiring when you get into that second half hour.† I need to give that another try.† I haven't done it again since my second video.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 17th, 2020 at 9:34pm

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Aug 17th, 2020 at 8:30am:
    A simple pvc frame fillled with sand should be good enough to hold a backstop if you donít want to dig holes.


    I learned 9 years ago, PVC isn't always the best choice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnyQI3pgN8Q&t=95s

    keep watching until 2:11, haha.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 18th, 2020 at 2:57am
    I have to say, though no doubt that was annoying, they were spectacular looking failures. That corner piece just exploded :D I know C_A made a PVC target and used a specific type that is very tough and can survive even rocks but I now can't remember what type that was.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 18th, 2020 at 1:14pm
    I think he said it was polypropylene pipes. I tried to find them, but they are special order around here.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 18th, 2020 at 8:03pm
    Sorry Iíve bern a little MIA.
    Great stuff joe, accuracy seems good , pretty sure your halfway there.
    Bad luck kick , more nails next time ??
    Ig smashing that frame !!!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 19th, 2020 at 2:32am
    Nail challenge is hard, failed on my first attempt but was good to learn, definitely want a completely different set up and big rocks.

    Tryed 3 different setups but wasnít happy with any and filming wasnít ideal. Got some clips of close calls and fails
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=11140ACB-092E-4F2F-BDF8-6A7D3AB30DB6.MOV (2799 KB | 7 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=08F6C50F-7DB4-4F5A-B9B1-72F71B4D4A2F.MOV (6573 KB | 6 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=073773D6-D8CC-4261-9BD3-37CED2645FE2.MOV (5397 KB | 4 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 19th, 2020 at 8:32am
    Nice attempt!  This one is definitely tough.  I don't remember any challenge where all of us came back with a failure after the first attempt.

    I found some rocks to try this again.  They're pretty random in size so that's going to add some difficulty, but hopefully they will work.  I haven't had a chance to paint them yet (don't want to lose them in the yard and hit them with the mower later), but should be able to before the end of the week.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 19th, 2020 at 1:26pm
    You're definitely getting enough power to hammer a nail in. I think for my next attempt I'm going to go with the same set up but tie the board down so it doesn't move. I think that should stop the nail going too far. I don't have any days off for a while so who knows when I'll get it done but let's see.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 19th, 2020 at 10:55pm
    Video upcoming. Not a full drive of the nail, but I was having trouble driving it with a hatchet. It's hard wood! And I think my nails were too long, 1 3/4"(44.5 mm) I consider this one completed.
    NailSide_small.jpg (223 KB | 2 )
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    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 19th, 2020 at 11:21pm
    Wow!† That looks great!† Our first completion (other than Jaegoor that is :)).

    Looking forward to that video. :thumb:

    I have my rocks all ready to go, so hopefully I'll have another attempt this weekend.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 19th, 2020 at 11:48pm
    Here is my entry.

    16 throws to hit it. I really got lucky. I tried about 50 throws after this and only came close a couple of times to hitting it.

    https://youtu.be/chWbx5uX1As

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 19th, 2020 at 11:57pm
    Great stuff IG , I think your setup was pretty good , great slinging and a good hit. Good filming too.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 20th, 2020 at 7:42am
    That definitely counts. Great slinging! Really like the sling design as well. I really want to do this one. Hopefully I'll get the time soon.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 20th, 2020 at 10:12am
    Great slinging man!

    And nice shirt. :thumb:

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 20th, 2020 at 10:22am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 20th, 2020 at 10:12am:
    Great slinging man!

    And nice shirt. :thumb:

    I thought you'd like that shirt. I think it might be the same color as your's... you have impeccable taste.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 20th, 2020 at 10:25am

    Mersa wrote on Aug 19th, 2020 at 2:32am:
    Nail challenge is hard, failed on my first attempt but was good to learn, definitely want a completely different set up and big rocks.

    Tryed 3 different setups but wasnít happy with any and filming wasnít ideal. Got some clips of close calls and fails


    I love that you left little chunks of the sling stone on the bigger rock. And yeah, definitely enough power to drive the nail, going with a shorter nail is the way to go.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 21st, 2020 at 3:11am
    Ok Iím gonna get this , itís a challenge just to try get it on film and ever setup has itís downfalls so far. I think I really need big rocks just to even some odds . Lots of close hits and still no nail. Camera batteries donít help either.
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=5BADB7EE-4FB8-45FD-B4E5-B565D0AD4D1C.MOV (2658 KB | 7 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=D4C383F1-C6C2-43BE-BE6D-981D80933B81.MOV (1275 KB | 7 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=933D2D49-9D35-4C6B-95FD-0405E5E8C267.MOV (4035 KB | 7 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 21st, 2020 at 9:28am
    Real close shots!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 21st, 2020 at 10:22am
    I like your idea with the log Mersa.† I might try that if my next attempt fails.

    I got my rocks painted so I don't lose them.† I'm planning another attempt tomorrow.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 21st, 2020 at 11:40am

    Mersa wrote on Aug 21st, 2020 at 3:11am:
    Ok Iím gonna get this , itís a challenge just to try get it on film and ever setup has itís downfalls so far. I think I really need big rocks just to even some odds . Lots of close hits and still no nail. Camera batteries donít help either.


    Oooh, so close! Good attempt.

    I just used my phone to film. I didn't have a tripod, I screwed a 1x2 (1.9cm x 3.8 cm) board to a 1 x 12 and then just used a rubber band or string to keep the the phone in place on the upright 1x2. That has been my filming setup for all my recent slinging videos. It works surprisingly well. You could also just take a board like a 1x2 with a sharpened end and hammer it into the ground, then rubber-band the camera onto it or tie it on with string.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 23rd, 2020 at 9:52pm
    No spoilers from me here.

    Attempt number 2: https://youtu.be/ibcacvvfRfQ

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 23rd, 2020 at 11:19pm
    NOICE!  Great hit! and so many cl-ooo-ose ones!

    Those rocks were no-nonsense! The wedge was a good idea to brace it to make sure it drove in properly. Frame that stone!

    On a related note, I challenged PracticalParacord to this challenge, and he had a great entry. I won't post it since it isn't my video, but you can find it on his YouTube channel.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 24th, 2020 at 1:03am
    Great stuff joe, Iíll be trying to get my final attempt in this week and hopefully can get it done , definitely a hard challenge

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 24th, 2020 at 2:13am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 23rd, 2020 at 9:52pm:
    No spoilers from me here.

    Attempt number 2: https://youtu.be/ibcacvvfRfQ


    That is definitely a good looking shirt there Joe ;D
    Nice slinging too!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 24th, 2020 at 2:16am
    All these great entries... I guess I need to figure out a backstop for rocks so I can make a more serious attempt at the challenge.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 24th, 2020 at 8:38am
    Awesome Joe! I really want to have a proper go at it without the instant failure. The problem is that this is my only day off for a while and the weather keeps going from gorgeous sunshine to complete downpour. I can't risk the camera so I think I'll have to put my attempt off for a while longer.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 24th, 2020 at 2:11pm
    Thanks guy!† This one is a tough one.† I love the additional interest in this challenge.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 24th, 2020 at 2:27pm

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Aug 24th, 2020 at 2:16am:
    All these great entries... I guess I need to figure out a backstop for rocks so I can make a more serious attempt at the challenge.


    3/4" plywood works well, but if you need something bigger...
    http://www.justfornets.com/high-impact-golf-nets/

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 28th, 2020 at 1:07am
    Wooooohooooooo
    That was a challenge.
    I must have hit everywhere but the nail in this challenge. I had a hard time with this. Originally I was throwing from aprrox 12m but finally got lucky and got a good hit on film at 5-6m. A close distance shot for sure but itís a pretty good clip so Iím submitting this as my final attempt.
    Despite the fact that it was so close Iím pretty happy with the outcome. It almost destroyed my phone but I got a good slowmo clip and drove the nail in good.
    After I got the hit I celebrated with all my remaining nails put close together and just went for it.
    Hope you all enjoy!!!

    † †† † V

    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=5E2719CD-B4C7-49D6-935C-F1DA46E87A73.MOV (2542 KB | 8 )
    http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=DA64A3B7-636D-4EBC-B3A9-D783F02940F7.MOV (4238 KB | 7 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 28th, 2020 at 8:22am
    Awesome hit my man! Your pendulum-egg-nail trinity challenge is complete. :thumb:

    Definitely a scary bounce.† I haven't been brave enough to set up a camera close to a target yet.† Although I have something in the works that a target camera should work really well for.† So my old phone may need to get put in harm's way.

    Your distance is good.† I was only doing 5 m.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 28th, 2020 at 9:26am
    Great job! I still need to get this one.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 28th, 2020 at 11:40am
    Nice job! That slow-mo was really cool, what were you using to film? I want to get something that can do slow-mo and get an overhead and side view of me slinging to analyze my mechanics and form.

    The trifecta was great too. I still think you need a one place repository with all of your good slinging hits...


    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 28th, 2020 at 1:41pm
    Thanks guys.

    I just use my iPhone. I have a highlight reel on my instagram account I was thinking I should screen record it all and post as a video on YouTube but Iím lazy and canít be bothered setting up an account

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 28th, 2020 at 3:45pm
    Nice shooting! 

    @IG: you can film at 1000fps for a reasonable price if you know where to look...

    https://www.amazon.com/Casio-Exilim-EX-FH20-Digital-Optical/dp/B001G0N5H8/

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 28th, 2020 at 11:10pm
    So is this the end of this thread?
    Is it time to post individual challenges on the general slinging section?

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 28th, 2020 at 11:17pm
    I still think we need a sticky-ed thread for challenges and just update (modify) the post with additional entries. Or maybe even just a new section for challenges.

    I'm really enjoying these.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 29th, 2020 at 1:24pm
    I went out for round 2 of the nail challenge and was out there for 2 and a half hours.






    Didn't hit the nail once.

    I hate the nail. Got darn close a number of times and cracked the board but that nail... That damn nail...

    I will destroy it!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 29th, 2020 at 4:15pm
    Don't give up Kick. It just takes that one shot!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Aug 29th, 2020 at 7:48pm
    I feel your pain kick!!
    I must have hit a perfect circle around my nail multiple times in multiple attempts. And glanced one small stone off the nail but no drive in.
    These are the type of challenges that scream consistent ammo.
    I was having a hard time with stone sizes as well, the big heavy stones are what you want , more surface area and more oooomph. Gets the nail driven in good.

    I trust you will get it kick
    Iíve seen monster ammo fly from your pouch before.
    Good luck moving forward, hopefully next session

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 30th, 2020 at 2:29am
    One big problem I'm having is losing my ammo to the grass.last time I went out with 6 stones and came back with one. This time iwent out with 6 and came backwith zero. Its amazing how they just disappear so easily.

    With using big ammo, I'm getting tempted to take the staff sling with me next time...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 30th, 2020 at 1:22pm

    Kick wrote on Aug 30th, 2020 at 2:29am:
    I'm getting tempted to take the staff sling with me next time...

    That would be cool!

    I'm with the others Kick.† Stick with it.† You'll get it!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 30th, 2020 at 1:26pm

    Kick wrote on Aug 30th, 2020 at 2:29am:
    One big problem I'm having is losing my ammo to the grass.

    Are you able to paint them?† I don't know how much that would help with very tall grass.† I painted mine orange so I wouldn't lose them.† Granted that was just in my yard so the grass isn't very high.† But it did make them stand out like a sore thumb.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Aug 30th, 2020 at 3:28pm
    I don't have any paint on hand but I could get some. The problem is that the grass is just so tall and thick it wouldn't matter. I've found the best way of finding them though is to stamp all the foliage down and find them by standing on them. Even then, they travel so much and it can be so difficult to track them from where I throw, it really seems they just completely disappear.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 1st, 2020 at 8:16pm
    Are we close enough to Halloween to announce the pumpkin challenge??? Perhaps someone has a prize they could offer up ?
    Shall we post a thread in the main discussion section??

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Sep 1st, 2020 at 10:46pm
    If there is a prize, that suggests a winner. How would a winner be determined?

    Also, I'd be willing to put up one of DangerGoods.com's portable targets. In the spirit of continuing challenges (but that hopefully don't necessarily require stones) and supporting someone that is trying to grow slinging.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 1st, 2020 at 11:09pm
    I think a new thread could be good. I really want to get a good sized pumpkin this year. Most years I go for a smaller cheaper one but they are always much harder as well so I never get a good hit on them.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 12:39am
    Just brainstorming.

    Perhaps each entry gets a vote and we canít vote for ourselves? Have a date the video needs to be uploaded by?
    Some non competitor judges?. Just some thoughts.

    As for the challenge, just hit a pumpkin, any hit or clip is an entry

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:06am
    Obviously we want it to resemble something fair, and the best way to do that is to establish criteria before the contest starts. In the unlikely event of a dispute though, the person putting up the prize should have the deciding vote.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:10am
    I don't have pumpkins available yet at the store.† But as long as we have a good bit of time, I think an announcement can be made now.† This should definitely be the next challenge we do.



    IronGoober wrote on Sep 1st, 2020 at 10:46pm:
    How would a winner be determined?

    I think that part is easy.† Once we have all entries in the topic, we just add a poll to it.† Anyone can vote for any of the entries.† So we could set a cutoff date by which entries must be posted.† And then have the poll up for a week or two.† Any thoughts on that idea?



    IronGoober wrote on Sep 1st, 2020 at 10:46pm:
    I'd be willing to put up one of DangerGoods.com's portable targets.

    That's an amazing prize!† Very generous of you IG! :thumb:

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:13am

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:06am:
    Obviously we want it to resemble something fair, and the best way to do that is to establish criteria before the contest starts.

    I think a minimum distance is all we really need.† With things like this I've usually tried to be at least 40 feet (12.2 m) from the target.† But we can back that up a little if everyone is in favor.  Or shorten it for that matter.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:30am
    If one of the goals is to attract new slingers to the community, then there should be bonus points for entertainment value, and the videos should be posted on YouTube for maximum exposure.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:40am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:13am:

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:06am:
    Obviously we want it to resemble something fair, and the best way to do that is to establish criteria before the contest starts.

    I think a minimum distance is all we really need.† With things like this I've usually tried to be at least 40 feet (12.2 m) from the target.† But we can back that up a little if everyone is in favor.† Or shorten it for that matter.


    40í would disqualify me. I canít eek out more than maybe 35í in my backyard, and going somewhere else to film is not practical for me right now, but then again... I havenít participated in this yet anyway :)

    Maybe put a size restriction on pumpkins for short range? Or... unless there is a limit to how many shots you can take, this isnít really an accuracy contest, so why limit it at all?  If the goal is entertainment value, then range doesnít matter. If the goal is to demonstrate skill, you could use a smaller pumpkin at short range and it would still be a challenge, but restricting shot counts is unenforceable, so any shot (near or far) might just be a demonstration of luck.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:45am
    I like the vote idea. The criteria for how to win isnít as clear, because each vote is based on different opinions, but itís as good as any other system.

    @IG... thatís a very generous offer. That prize really ups the stakes!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:52am
    Will staff slings be allowed? Not that I'm asking for any particular reason... ;)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 9:37am
    I'm kind of leaning toward Mersa's description, "just hit a pumpkin, any hit or clip is an entry".

    I think the more complex we make it, the less likely we are to pull in another participant or two.



    Kick wrote on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 8:52am:
    Will staff slings be allowed? Not that I'm asking for any particular reason... ;)

    You're no doubt asking for a friend. ;)
    I personally don't have any objection to that.† Although with a staff sling, that better be a big rock, and you better smash that thing! :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 10:07am

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 9:37am:
    Although with a staff sling, that better be a big rock, and you better smash that thing!

    I think I can arrange that...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 1:03pm
    Ok... my predictions:

    Joe Meadmaker is going to crush a pumpkin with a block of ice
    Mersaís pumpkin will be experiencing a freefall when it suddenly collides with a rock in mid-air.
    Kickís going big... both pumpkin and boulder-glandes

    Everyone else is a wildcard :)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 1:57pm
    The most difficult part about the target as a prize is getting it shipped outside the US if it were necessary.

    I am with NOC, I think entertainment value should be the deciding factor, just so more entries can be possible. I don't care how the winner would be decided though, polling is fine with me.

    I agree it should be simple for entry, include a slinging aspect and a pumpkin, the rest is up to the person posting the video.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 4:41pm
    I think weíve got the criteria.

    Pumpkin challenge:
    Must use a sling (staff slings and alike are accepted)
    Must hit a pumpkin
    The distance and difficulty are open
    Trick shots and creative ideas are welcomed
    Winner determined by poll or votes
    Submission prior to Halloween??

    Are we ready to start a new thread to try rally some troops

    By the way I found out pumpkins float last year, that is all Iíll say  ;D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 4:59pm
    Sounds good to me!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 3rd, 2020 at 2:19pm

    NooneOfConsequence wrote on Sep 2nd, 2020 at 1:03pm:
    Kickís going big... both pumpkin and boulder-glandes

    ::)

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 3rd, 2020 at 6:43pm
    Happy for someone to start a new thread if they like I think itís been discussed enough. And should be plenty of time to figure out a pumpkin and sling it

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by IronGoober on Sep 3rd, 2020 at 11:21pm
    The challenge has been set! Hopefully I got the details correct.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 4th, 2020 at 3:57am
    The weather here has been awful today and yesterday (my only days off for a little while...) so it might be a while but hopefully I'll get the nail challenge and pumpkin done during the same slinging practice.

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 4th, 2020 at 7:41pm
    Nail in a pumpkin? Iím liking that idea kick

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 5th, 2020 at 1:29am
    Oh i didn't mean that but now that you say it...

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 5th, 2020 at 4:23am
    Two birds one stone???

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 5th, 2020 at 11:18am

    Mersa wrote on Sep 5th, 2020 at 4:23am:
    Two birds one stone???


    Hmmm... does it still count as the pendulum challenge if the slinger is swinging instead of the target?

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 5th, 2020 at 3:26pm
    Swinging nail in a pumpkin on a bike (someone else needs to try slinging on a bike it's really fun).

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 10th, 2020 at 12:43pm
    Nail Challenge video finally up!

    https://youtu.be/RpMCZXZkYS4

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 10th, 2020 at 1:19pm
    Nice Kick.† So close.

    I love the slow motion destruction part.† The stretched out sound of the impacts had a strangely relaxing effect.† Similar to a thunder storm.† Great video!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 10th, 2020 at 1:29pm
    Thanks! Maybe someday I'll have another go at it but I just got too impatient :D

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 10th, 2020 at 5:53pm
    Nice video Kick!  This is definitely a hard one!

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 10th, 2020 at 5:59pm
    Hereís a preview of my nail challenge entry. My wife found a portable soccer/tennis net for $12 today at the store.† Since I finally had a rock-worthy backstop, and since it was a nice overcast day for shooting video, I made a real attempt at the nail challenge.† The rocks were fairly large, and I think I got the edge of the nail from 10 yds (Hit 1), and I might've grazed it again with one shot from 7yds (Hit 2). I will need to look more closely at the video.
    The mud on the end of the nail is because the target kept falling forward into the mud.†
    Video coming... eventually :)
    summary.jpg (279 KB | 2 )

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Mersa on Sep 10th, 2020 at 6:11pm
    Great video kick, I feel all your pain, the nail challenge was a hard one for sure

    Title: Re: Online challenge
    Post by Kick on Sep 11th, 2020 at 1:58am
    Thanks! You got some big dents in that wood NOOC. Can't wait to see the video.

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