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Message started by Banshee on Sep 30th, 2019 at 5:09pm

Title: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Banshee on Sep 30th, 2019 at 5:09pm
Summer 2020    events include:  javelin, shepherd sling, marathon, water bag relay, and more!      Sling accuracy at 20m.  also distance challenge,  and speedloading!

Title: Re: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Sarosh on Oct 1st, 2019 at 5:32pm
Please make some videos of it. Sounds very interesting  :D

Title: Re: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Banshee on Oct 1st, 2019 at 11:19pm
Aye! should be good! We use 160 gram lacrosse balls, so with bounce and roll we cast ~300 yards! Being round, they fly quite straiqht! I practice 30 yards from a concrete wall, a perfect shot lands back at my feet. We wanted to avoid metal weapons, but axe throwing is popular in bars here.

Title: Re: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Kick on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 3:42am
If only Finland was a little bit closer to Colorado...

Title: Re: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 7:40am
for distance, would make more sense to measure to where they initially land - no idea what a lacrosse ball is like. But that would be pretty easy with tennis balls.

With bounce and roll, you'd probably be best off with a moderately long sling and a really good underhand throw as the spin of the ball would then work to your advantage.
Though would depend on the terrain as well.

Sounds excellent though - any idea on the sort of numbers of competitors you expect to get ?

Title: Re: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Banshee on Oct 8th, 2019 at 6:53pm
we are alongside a celtic festival, they get 50k.  Speedloading at standard 10m target...fastest five stones(lined up on a table) to hit the board. normal point system, five casts. must have all hits! 8-)  surface= soccer fields,  people argue less, and utilize different styles when you let it roll to a stop, for the distance casts. Some guys drill it flat and bouncy! ;D

Title: Re: Paleolympics in Colorado Springs
Post by Slingbasket on Oct 9th, 2019 at 11:59am
Is there a flyer or any more information?

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