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Message started by Curious Aardvark on Jan 3rd, 2019 at 7:13am

Title: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 3rd, 2019 at 7:13am

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"VI INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF SHOOTING WITH HONDA"

      CONFIRMED: Mallorca 1, 2 and 3 of March 2019

EXTRA OPTION: Menorca or Ibiza 24, 25, 27 February 2019
                              

Dear Friends;

First of all go back to wish a Happy New Year 2019 !!


And secondly, as you already know, the "VI International Shooting Meeting with Honda" will take place
in Mallorca at 10 am on Friday, March 1, 2019 to Sunday, March 3 at 8 pm.

It is recommended to arrive the day before, that is, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at any time.

To march also recommend to leave after 20 hours or better yet to leave
the next day Monday, March 4 at any time.


EXTRA OPTION:

From Mallorca, take a boat to visit the island of Menorca or Ibiza (we deeling) for 3 days.

PRICES:

€ 50 Price per person per day in a single room with breakfast and dinner (Food outside the hotel).

€ 40 Price per person per day in a double room (2 people € 80) with breakfast and dinner (lunch outside).

For the round trip boat trip whether it is to Menorca or Ibiza would be € 100 per person.

For any information you want to know, please contact me at: pepribasribas@hotmail.com

Wishing we can see each other very soon,

Many Greetings

Pep Ribas Ribas

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Mersa on Jan 3rd, 2019 at 7:36am
Very tempting but I might have to hold off another year.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by JudoP on Jan 3rd, 2019 at 7:22pm
I would really like to go this year, just gotta see if I can grab the time off...

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Kick on Jan 5th, 2019 at 4:32am
I want to come to this one so badly and I really thought I would be able to but I have practical trainings now over the time which I can't miss or I won't graduate... I'm so close then I shall finally be free!

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Sarosh on Jan 5th, 2019 at 11:57am
Same as Kick, I'm chasing the carrot.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by slingingrocksforfun on Jan 5th, 2019 at 6:12pm
Hi,
Two questions for forum.
First, are there any irish boys or girls thinking of going?
Do the rules still require more than three rotations before release?
I am a one rotation underarm slinger, would my technique be allowed?
An old shoulder injury limits mobility.
Srff

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 6th, 2019 at 8:02am
sling any style you like.
the rules have never really been observed. They state you have to make 2 rotations overhead. The majority of the slingers don't use an overhead technique. The classis balearic is actually a waist level and behind your back windup - not helicopter.
To be fair nobody really knows why the rules exist. Pep (bsf cheffe, doesn't see any point in them either - I have had that conversation)


Yes there should be some irish guys coming this year - shimmy (kristopher kennedy - think that's how it's spelt), is going to bring a few.
He works for fokai in ireland, so is technically an honorary chamorro :-)
But he's definitely bringing at least a couple from ireland - as far as I know.

Drop him a line.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Clothing--Brand-/The-Grasshopper-Lounge-231952397218113/   

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by slingingrocksforfun on Jan 6th, 2019 at 12:32pm
Hi CA. Thanks for reply.
Another Question if i may.
What are the target distances, i usually practise at about 36 to 40 metres?
That facebook page link does not seem to work?
Cheers
Srff

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 7th, 2019 at 6:45am
works for me
just google fokai and the grasshopper lounge.

distances:
men and teams: 20 metres
women and kids: 10 metres

teams can have women and kids.

20m looks really short when you're up there.
But bear in mind you're not on your own at your familiar practice range.
You're out in the public with people shouting and cheering and other slingers throwing to either side of you.
Nerves play a fairly important part :-)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Blue Raja on Jan 8th, 2019 at 12:22am
Not this year - our son's wedding is March 2.  Will start planning for next year.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Frondeur on Jan 8th, 2019 at 4:55am
sweet dreams...


Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 8th, 2019 at 6:28am
it works out quite pricey this year.
100 euros for a return ferry ticket over a few miles of water seems a bit steep to me.
But then I haven't taken a ferry anywhere for at least 20 years - so what do i know :-)

I'll be going 0 not sure where the money's coming from yet though :noidea:

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funda_iucunda on Jan 10th, 2019 at 3:38pm
Happy New Year!
after one year break I will join the competition again. I have already booked a flight to Mallorca.

funda iucunda

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by JudoP on Jan 15th, 2019 at 2:08pm
Whereabouts is the competition in Mallorca and what do people do getting there from the airport?


Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 16th, 2019 at 7:01am
now that's always fun :-)

On a good year pep will have booked hotel rooms and you take a taxi from the airport to the hotel and the desk clerk has your name on a list and you go to your room. (stop laughing david)
Last year was more fun.

david, silvio and I did an extra couple of days. when it came time to go to the official hotel, pep changed it.
so we went to one hotel in arenal to be told it was tho one across town. We dutifully trundled our suitcases across town - to be told that pep had changed it back to the original hotel - while we were in transit.
At which point we stayed where we were that night and got them to pick us up in the bus the following morning.

Now pep is  a last minute kind of guy. It's not unheard of for him to send the hotel details while you are on the plane to mallorca - in fact that's fairly standard.

But theoretically - contact pep and tell him you're going and he will send you the hotel details.  :D ;D
It's never happened like that yet - but we live in hope :-)

No clue where the comps and meals will be - you have to wait for the official schedule - which i believe we got on the bus last year.

If you plan on turning up mid-week, let someone know and we'll tell you where we are, hotel rooms are never an issue :-)
If you're lucky someone will pick you up from the airport - if not, it's a taxi job - bring cash !
The swiss guys did that last year, just appeared mid competition.

@funda iacunda - is that you jorn ?
we missed you last year :-)
silvio had no official translater ;-)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 16th, 2019 at 9:54am
well that's my flights booked.
going out on the 22nd feb and back on the 4th.
I can fly direct from birmingham (20 minutes drive away) and just about the only airport we can do a dropoff for free (well technically you get dropped off at the train station and take the maglev to the airport - but it's still free !)

£145 with a cheapo insurance policy and 22kg luggage.
Might take some clay with me this year. 

Now i just need to find some money for the hotels !

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Sarosh on Jan 16th, 2019 at 10:03am
I was wondering are there any camping sites close to where the competition takes place?

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 16th, 2019 at 10:43am
no idea as - at the moment - we have no idea where the competitions will be :-)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by JudoP on Jan 16th, 2019 at 1:55pm
Are the hotels always (relatively) nearby to Parma airport then?

I just don't fancy getting stuck with a massive taxi bill tis all.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 17th, 2019 at 1:18pm
taxi bill is pretty much always the same - no matter where your hotel is. Always around 20 euros.
If it's a nearer hotel they seem to conjure random extras from thin air.
They don't seem to expect a tip - last year we got to arenal and the clock read 13 euros. Then it just racked up extras till it hit 20.
The farther you go the less extras they seem to add.
I have NEVER worked out the pricing system. I suspect it's a topic for the 'here be maths' section of the forum :whistle:

We've been at the far end of palma harbour and pretty close to the airport in arenal - both taxi trips were the same price.
There are also busses at the airport - never taken one, but presumably they take you where you need to go.

Dependng on when you fly in, there might be other slingers around going to the same hotel.
When you land, hang a sling round your neck and if there's anyone around they'll spot you and say hello :-)  (or 'hola' or 'guten tag')

Unless you're flying out at an ungodly hour of the night the bus will usually drop you at the airport for the flight home. One reason it's best to fly back on the monday - as we all get dropped at the airpoirt en masse :-)

Depending on where we'll be based there is usually a hotel for the first night until the bus in the morning. Sometimes we're based along the harbour, sometimes we're further inland.

Best hotel we had was in ses salinas - cracking place, great food !
Whereas last year we were in a real shithole with awful food.
But we did find a superb restaurant very nearby. 

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by JudoP on Jan 17th, 2019 at 1:41pm
Ah yeah 20 euros is absolutely fine.

I'm just checking that I can get the 28th off as I might have to be doing some workshops in the day, but if not I'll come  on the day after and planning to fly back on the Monday.

It sounds so good. I'm making a new balearic sling specifically for this, never quite perfected the design but hopefully this will be the best yet.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 18th, 2019 at 7:20am
if you let pep know when you're arriving he should be able to arrange a pick up. We'll be back on mallorca then (probably).

also have a word with david - you might end up on the same plane as he's flying from manchester (probably - I think he flew from liverpool last year) on the same day.
Can't miss him. He's the really tall guy who looks like gandalf, wearing a lemmy cowboy hat - sat at the bar with a beer :-) 

Only way to contact him is: david colter on facebook.

Weirdly, last year, our flights landed within 10 minutes of each other. 

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funda_iucunda on Feb 9th, 2019 at 4:48pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 16th, 2019 at 7:01am:
@funda iacunda - is that you jorn ?
we missed you last year Smiley
silvio had no official translater Wink


Yes, it's me, Jörn. Last year was sad for me. Happy to join you again this year!

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 11th, 2019 at 6:34am
and no translator job this year ;-)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by JudoP on Feb 11th, 2019 at 6:03pm
Well- everything is booked, I'm officially coming along!

Looking forwards to meeting so many other slingers!

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 12th, 2019 at 2:40pm
what dates you flying on ?

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by JudoP on Feb 12th, 2019 at 6:22pm
In on the 28th at about 10:30 Majorca time. Then I'm flying back late morning on the 4th, Bristol airport.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by hubert on Feb 13th, 2019 at 12:14pm
ich bin vom 28. bis 4. auch dort

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 14th, 2019 at 6:56am
hmm, could be going to ibiza on my own !

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funditor on Feb 14th, 2019 at 4:34pm
I will be coming also from 28-4th with support of Schlingel Team Austria - three slingers friends of mine...

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funditor on Feb 14th, 2019 at 4:34pm
To be fair Ferenc is actually Hungarian, so time to add an additional Flag ;)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 15th, 2019 at 6:22am
is anyone else going to ibiza ?
anyone ???????

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Mersa on Feb 15th, 2019 at 7:03am
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MXXRHpVed3M

Sorry, this is all I could think of.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funditor on Feb 15th, 2019 at 7:40am
Hope you enjoy your cozy time with Pep ;) perhaps some people from Mallorca are coming?

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 18th, 2019 at 7:14am
well just had chat with pep, we're back in the hotel amic horizonte this year.
Advantages:
Short walk from porto pi shopping centre :thumb:
Decent food :thumb:
Decent rooms :thumb:
Good showers - unlike last years hotel.
The tap water is good to drink - this is not so at all mallorca hotels.
Nice lounge
Reasonably priced beer
Fairly near airport - not that that makes any difference to taxi fares.
Reasonable wifi - I'll be able to watch the rugby over the weekend :-)

Disadvantages:
The coffee can best be described as brown and warm.
You have to pay for table water at the evening meal - David you owe just about everybody for table water, ya mooching scrounger  !
Bed bugs :-(


But I have my big spray bottle of bed bug killer spray.

So I'm good to go :-)

Once I've done mine - it'll be 10 euros a room ;-)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funditor on Feb 18th, 2019 at 3:53pm
Thanks for the infos!
What bed bug killer spray will you use? I would like to buy some too ;)

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 19th, 2019 at 11:38am
this is the stuff I have.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0117OTXD2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Didn't need it last year, so it's still unopened.

I'll do the bedside furniture and mattress when i arrive.
Might not need it, but better safe than chewed to bits like last time !

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funditor on Feb 21st, 2019 at 12:09am
Saturday seems to be in Ses Salinas, althlugh there seem to be some errors on the Poster...
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Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 21st, 2019 at 9:55am
the 4th is monday when we all fly back home.
saturday is the 2nd.
so we're in calvia on the 1st.

Think that's the sports ground we were at last year.

Title: Re: 6th International Slinging Convention
Post by funditor on Feb 21st, 2019 at 12:18pm
Was it last year not at Castello San Carlos,  as the years before, where this video of myself with an epic title ;)  was shot? -  ;)
https://youtu.be/9C11w3vD2ok

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