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Message started by David Morningstar on Jan 26th, 2018 at 5:53pm

Title: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 26th, 2018 at 5:53pm
                         V ENCUENTRO  INTERNACIONAL  DE  TIRO  CON  HONDA                           



                                                     "Dia de les illes Balears 2018"



Estimados amigos y amigas;



Me complace comunicaros que solo falta un mes para nuestro encuentro internacional que, un año mas tendra

lugar en la isla de Mallorca del jueves 1 de Marzo al domingo dia 4 de Marzo del 2018.



Este encuentro que habra actividades del tiro con honda, desde; Entrenos, talleres Competiciones (Tanto en la modalidad de Piedra como tambien en Pelota, Charlas y varias visitas culturales.



Si deseas imas información al respecto, no dudes en contactar con nosotros y con mucho gusto te informaremos.



Adjuntamos unas ofertas que ofrecemos para lo que es estancia de hotel y comida, es decir unos precios especiales parar participantes y acompañantes.



Proximamente os mandaremos mas información sobre este evento que ya cumple cinco años.



Saludos



Pep Ribas Ribas

pepribasribas@hotmail.com

Federacio Balear de Tir de Fona

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 26th, 2018 at 5:55pm
V INTERNATIONAL SHOW MEETING WITH HONDA



                                                     "Dia de les illes Balears 2018"



Dear friends;



I am pleased to inform you that there is only one month left for our international meeting that, one more year will have

place on the island of Mallorca from Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4, 2018.



This encounter that there will be activities of the shot with sling, from; Trainings, workshops Competitions (Both in the modality of Stone as well as in Ball, Talks and several cultural visits.



If you want imas information about it, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly inform you.



We enclose some offers that we offer for what is hotel stay and food, that is, special prices for participants and companions.



Soon we will send you more information about this event that is now five years old.



Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 26th, 2018 at 5:58pm
V. INTERNATIONALES SHOW-TREFFEN MIT HONDA



                                                     "Dia de les illes Balearen 2018"



Liebe Freunde!



Ich freue mich, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass für unser internationales Treffen nur noch ein Monat verbleibt, ein weiteres Jahr

Ort auf der Insel Mallorca von Donnerstag, 1. März bis Sonntag, 4. März 2018.



Diese Begegnung, dass es Aktivitäten des Schusses mit Riemen geben wird, von; Trainings, Workshops Wettbewerbe (sowohl in der Art von Stone als auch in Ball, Talks und mehreren kulturellen Besuchen.



Wenn Sie imas Informationen darüber haben möchten, zögern Sie nicht uns zu kontaktieren und wir informieren Sie gerne.



Wir fügen einige Angebote hinzu, die wir für Hotelaufenthalt und Essen anbieten, dh Sonderpreise für Teilnehmer und Begleitpersonen.



Bald werden wir Ihnen weitere Informationen über diese Veranstaltung, die jetzt fünf Jahre alt ist, senden.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 26th, 2018 at 5:59pm
V МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЕ ПОЕЗДКА С ХОНДА



                                                     "Dia de les illes Balears 2018"



Дорогие друзья;



Я рад сообщить вам, что на нашу международную встречу осталось всего один месяц, и еще один год будет

место на острове Майорка с четверга, 1 марта по воскресенье, 4 марта 2018 года.



Эта встреча о том, что будут действия выстрела с подвеской, из; Тренинги, мастер-классы Соревнования (как в способе Каменного, так и в Ball, Talks и нескольких культурных посещениях.



Если вы хотите получить информацию о IMAS, не стесняйтесь обращаться к нам, и мы с радостью сообщаем вам.



Мы прилагаем некоторые предложения, которые мы предлагаем для проживания в гостинице и питания, то есть специальные цены для участников и компаньонов.



Вскоре мы отправим вам больше информации об этом событии, которому сейчас пять лет.


Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Mersa on Jan 26th, 2018 at 6:47pm
Although I probably won't make it this year any info sent my way will help with the planned 2019 trip

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by kicktheotter on Jan 27th, 2018 at 9:45am
I won't be able to come this year but I will one day!

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Morphy on Jan 27th, 2018 at 12:52pm
^Ditto. Looking forward to it.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by JH on Jan 27th, 2018 at 4:05pm
I cant wait to see all the vids. I am too busy myself to go there. And I don't think slinging in front of an unknown audience would help much with accuracy lol. Remember the most accurate shots happen when no one is looking. Do they still count?!  :D

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 28th, 2018 at 12:00pm
NOOOOOOOO !!!

I can't take any more 'cultural' visits !

There is only so many piles of rocks you can look at - often after 3 hours walking round in circles - I'd rather go back to the hotel for some actual socialising :-)

problem is a brisk 3 hiur walk to look at some old rocks - is cheap. And pep does love cheap :-)

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Morphy on Jan 29th, 2018 at 10:43am
If I do ever manage to make it down there I think I'm going to skip most of the tours. I'll probably spend most of my time slinging and trying out the local cuisine.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 30th, 2018 at 12:29pm
Yeah, it doesn't actually work like that. If you want to be at any of the events you really need to be on the bus.
Otherwise you're just an antisocial git, :-)

Looks like i'll be there a few days early, so hope some of the mallircans will let me use their ranges for some proper practice.
more importantly, just ordered large bittle of bedbug killer !
evil little bastards aren't getting me this year !

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Morphy on Jan 30th, 2018 at 8:44pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 30th, 2018 at 12:29pm:
Yeah, it doesn't actually work like that. If you want to be at any of the events you really need to be on the bus.
Otherwise you're just an antisocial git, :-)

Looks like i'll be there a few days early, so hope some of the mallircans will let me use their ranges for some proper practice.
more importantly, just ordered large bittle of bedbug killer !
evil little bastards aren't getting me this year !


Wow. Good to know.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by RS on Jan 30th, 2018 at 10:12pm
if it were possible to get there on a motorcycle from the southeastern usa, i'd be on my way to you now.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 31st, 2018 at 4:54pm

RS wrote on Jan 30th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
if it were possible to get there on a motorcycle from the southeastern usa, i'd be on my way to you now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16iDMqX7LZg
Just saying :whistle:

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by woodssj on Feb 13th, 2018 at 7:16pm
I'm looking at shooting for 2019, quite possibly. Please post everything possible so I can incorporate that information into my planning.

This looks like it's the event not to miss, though.

I'll make it eventually...

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Norddeutschland on Feb 23rd, 2018 at 12:05pm
Where on Mallorca will this competition happen?

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by David Morningstar on Feb 24th, 2018 at 7:04am
Almost certainly Palma, Castillo de San Carlos. Its military museum now with some big guns for defense of the harbour.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 24th, 2018 at 7:20am
yeah we're there on march the 1st - as part of the balearic islands festival.
We hold the individual world championship at the fort in the morning (jaegoor is the current world champion, my money is on guelu as an outside runner this year)  and then repair to the city itself to do a sling demo and wander around the world's largest farmers market.
The rest of the week we generally have a competition in ses salinas and a team and international comp on sunday. 
Various visits to undifferentiated piles of rock - cos it's cheap, visits to schools to teach slinging - love those. And the odd pleasant surprise. Cave svisit and visit to pebble beach lasy year were very welcome.

Bernat - the mayor of ses salinas is a keen slinger, so we generally rock up there at some point during the week. Tends to be a more relaxed atmosphere and - of course where i won my trophy a couple years back.

At various points throughout the week we will be lectured at in spanish for 3-4 at hours at a time (feels like days).
usually a sign to repair to the nearest bar !
Although the sneaky buggers coupled the evening lecture with trophy presentations last year so we got stuck at the bloody lecture. 

Last year in Palma was hilarious, as I accompanied the 'barbarians' as they got stopped for photos every 10 metres, it wasn't a fast walk :-)
And yes, uwe has bare feet.  The man is half hobbit !

There's something very odd about that photo as christian is as tall as diego, but looks the same height as uwe, weird.

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Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 24th, 2018 at 5:55pm
well it's saturday night, I'm flying out early monday, jaegoor the poor sod is flying middle of sudnay night - and we still have no idea what hotel we need to take the taxi too :-)

Do have a sort of schedule that looks suspiciously underfilled.

watch this space....
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Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 25th, 2018 at 5:39am
printed boarding passes.
got slings to finish making, moulds to find, suitcase to pack, pockets to empty before I close the case - and oh yeah, finding out which bloody hotel we tell the taxi to take us to tomorrow morning !

Jaegoor's got about 10 hours before he heads to the airport - and no clue where he's going when he gets to palma at around 3am !

Oh yeah and I'll finally get to soller on tuesday. Hopefully got a training session arranged as well :-)


Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by kicktheotter on Feb 25th, 2018 at 9:34am
I'm so jealous. One day I will be there!

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Teg on Feb 25th, 2018 at 11:03am
Good luck to all participants!

Viel Glück für alle Teilnehmer!

¡Buena suerte a todos los participantes!

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 25th, 2018 at 12:09pm

Kick wrote on Feb 25th, 2018 at 9:34am:
I'm so jealous. One day I will be there!

finland's not that far - go for it :-)

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by kicktheotter on Feb 26th, 2018 at 7:42am
This time it was timing. I've started a surgical practice placement (almost a nurse). Next year I should be graduated and employed so it should be possible to get there.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 6th, 2018 at 9:15am
well folks I'm back.
Here is the news......

For those of you who haven't been following me, david morningstar, jaegoor or Ukranian Alex or any of the guamians or spanish slingers on facebook, whatsapp or (presumably) twitter - I will put together an overview video at some pont soon and post some pics here as well.

This year - due, we believe, to internal spanish/catalan politics - we didn't get to sling at the castle or the festival of the islands. But with less places to be, the rest of the time was more relaxed with more socialising and much less walking :-)
So many thanks to Pep Ribas Ribas and the balearic slinging federation for organising everything and being the brunt of all our complaints.
We love you really Pep :thumb:

In the end it all worked out well and a grand old time was had by everyone who attended.

So less busy than other years, but on the whole I think - more enjoyable.
If I hadn't picked up a vicious sore throat and cold on tuesday after freezing my bollocks off in soller, I'd actually be feeling quite human now. In previous years by this point I felt like death, warmed up, cooled down, warmed up again and repeatedly poked with a sharp stick.
Okay I did have 12 hours sleep last night, but still felt relatively good.

Kudos and major thanks have to go to Joan oliver Ramon: https://www.facebook.com/Metgejoan
Not only the only mallorcan to offer myself, jaegoor and david somewhere to train. But he also picked up up from the hotel, bought us lunch and gave us all a goodie bag !
Just one of the good guys !


Okay so the big stuff this year.
Last year we had two visitors from guam, interested to learn more about their ancestral skills. They made a lot of friends and promised to come back with a small army !
They went home: they built sling ranges, they got permission to play sling golf, they held competitions, they made various types of slings. Including one that can be made in 30 seconds.

They came back in force - 8 guamians, with 6 active slingers and an irishman ! (for good luck, lol) and they conquerored !

Between them they are taking home the first every sling trophies to guam.
7 OF THEM !

Josiah the 7 year old won 3, Roman (don't call me ramon) De La Cruz won a trophy for most dianas in one comp and a third place in the final day's international. Brandi also won 2 trophies. One for simply being the Only international female (she still scored well) and one 2nd or third (can't remember) in proper competition.

Alexandr Krzheshovsky took home 2 trophies to Ukrainia. He's spent a year training hard and it showed !
This year with some amazing advances to google translate he was finally able to communicate in real time with the rest of us. Even offline the google translate app is phenomenal. With online access it can become a realtime 2 way speech translator.
It just blew me away.
We found out what a great guy he is - we knew it - but it's amazing to actually converse with someone you don't have a language in common with.

When you have a group of people that come from so many different countries and cultures, being able to communicate reliably in a language different to your own is fantastic.
And just looking at the ukranian words on the screen and hearing it spoken - there is no other way on earth, I'd be able to talk to ukranian alex any other way. 

Had a couple of 'lads' rock up from switzerland this year. Swiss Alex and Swiss Martin.
Roman renactors who were interested in learning more about the sling.

So as if language wasn't already an issue, we now had: Swiss Alex, Ukranian Alex and English Alex (that would be me, for those of you who don't know my off-line identity).   

For the sake of ease on score sheets: I'm Alex, Ukranian alex is: Alexander and Swiss Alex is Swiss Alex :-)

Some new spanish guys as well.

Competition wise, Silvio did well again. Winning the internationals only comp outright and getting a respectable 2nd in the world championship.
 
Everything else was either won by menorcans or Ibithans. Mallorca, even with home ground advantage (and deliberately hiding all the good rocks on the final day), did very poorly this year.
Young Raoul (or as I call him: mini Luis) from menorca, in his first year slinging as an individual adult, won the over all championship !
Great lad, and destined to become a true future ambassador for the sport !

Menorcan and ibithan teams won just about all the team comps. With ibithan women taking most of the individual trophies that guam or menorca did not win.

Given that there are less than 20 slingers on the whole of menorca - this is an incredible achievement.

On the world stage: in 1 year Guam has gone from a few guys looking to reconnect with their ancestral roots, to the leading sling nation in the world.
They have more active slingers than all the balearic islands put together.
They held more competitions last year and they have advanced the cause of slinging in a way nobody has ever done before - anywhere !

There is a new world order in slinging folks, driven by the sheer charisma and relentless enthusiam of Roman de la Cruz. A man it's impossible to dislike, who once set upon a course will accomplish it - no matter the obstacles.      

And you know what ?  If slinging is ever to become an olympic sport, forget spain, forget the balearic islands: it will be done with the Fokai spirit and drive and enthusiam of Guam !

You heard it here first :-)

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by kicktheotter on Mar 6th, 2018 at 9:57am
Awesome! My jealousy is growing with every post but also my determination to come next year :D

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by David Morningstar on Mar 6th, 2018 at 4:09pm
Yep, Guam were the big news of this event, great people and great slingers! Ireland has a sling champion now, as does Switzerland. The younger Balearic slingers did very well so this isnt just a passtime for old men, which it did rather look like back in 2011 at the first International.

If you arent there next year, you will be robbing yourself. Do it!

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by 13North144East on Mar 7th, 2018 at 1:53am
Hafa Adai and Good Vibrations,
Speaking for Guam, were entirely stoked and absoliutely pumped to be apart of this. After watchibg everyone sling the 3 days we were able to attend, we respect the many different styles of slinging and the varieties of sling craft. Though were competing were all aiming for the same target, and w8th that--for sling sport as a whole. We really believe in its greatvpotential and happy to finally join in with all the efforts. Strength in Numbers! Thanks deep for the Balearic Islabds and its slingingpeole and ancestry--without their momentum of efforts, slinging on Guam wpuld have likely remained as pasttime and passion and sñinging as sport would have alower summit. Onra! Will try to stay connected on this forum. Thank ypu Alex for ypur support and for your faith in Guam. This runs miles with us. And thanks for every one i  this forum. We are looking forward to learn more about world slinging and to help grow and cultivate this great path.

Title: Re: Fifth international competition in Mallorca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 13th, 2018 at 7:32am
The three Slinging Alexes:
Left to right as you're looking.
Ukranian Alex, English Alex and Swiss Alex.
I'm not a total midget, they're just both tall dudes :-)

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