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Message started by IronGoober on Nov 1st, 2020 at 10:13pm

Title: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Nov 1st, 2020 at 10:13pm
Time to vote for the Pumpkin Challenge! Everyone is encouraged to vote!

The winner of the challenge is getting a portable slinging target.
https://www.dangergoods.com/products1/danger-goods-portable-sling-target

The rules are simple, please vote for the video that is the best using the following criteria:

1. Entertainment value,
2. Difficulty,
3. Encompassing the spirit of the sling. (whatever that may mean to you, personally.)

Voting for yourself is discouraged.

Please watch the entries, and don't forget to vote in the poll. Voting is currently set to close December 1st.

Entry 1: Kick https://youtu.be/jzDIvx98TCY
Entry 2: Jaegoor https://youtu.be/ldW49nXWDOo
Entry 3: PracticalParacord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFs0K25lP9s
Entry 4: NooneOfConsequence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESabnoRsKdQ
Entry 5: IronGoober https://youtu.be/T-fIUb-66zw
Entry 6: PracticalParacord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z34SUYmRlSM
Entry 7: joe_meadmaker https://youtu.be/Y-ZCJO0AuqY
Entry 8: Mersa https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4J5971dsMlQ
Entry 9: Dawesome21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lpiLypNoa4
Entry 10: Practical Paracord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAmMR7iZ7VA
Entry 11: A-city https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxilAbAT3OA
Enrty 12: AlbionSlinger Part 1:https://youtu.be/X-G0Om63oQE
† †† †† †† †† †† †† †† †† †† †† † Part 2: https://youtu.be/7L3ZHabEkSc

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 2nd, 2020 at 3:38am
This was a really hard choice. If I had known how stiff the competition was going to be I wouldn't have rushed my entry so much. Next year is going to be interesting :D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 2nd, 2020 at 11:31am
pumpkin at 30 metres !
Bonus points to practical paracord !
That's a damn hard target !

Awesone entries all round.
major congratulations guys - not ewntirely sure the trebuchet counts, but hell why not :-)

I went ot get a pumpkin friday -, sold out :-(
never happend before, first year i can remember I didn't have a pumpkin outside the house.

And yes i am usually the man looking for easter eggs on the saturday and advent calendars on the 1st december.


Although for the last few years I HAVE NOT been christmas shopping on christmas eve :-)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Nov 2nd, 2020 at 5:25pm
Great Challenge Everyone.
Was a pleasure working with you all and in my eyes everyone is deserving of a vote, a great community!!
Again well done!!!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 4th, 2020 at 8:52am
Nice, glad to see some votes coming in!† :)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 4th, 2020 at 10:17am
I got a vote!? Thank you kindly!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 5th, 2020 at 4:37pm
Man, that was a tough choice, but you got my vote Joe, both because your video told a story (entertainment value) and because of your excellent t-shirt choice (MAJOR style points ;D)


Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 5th, 2020 at 6:54pm
Thanks man!

This is exciting.† We've got a heated race for second place!† :D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 5th, 2020 at 9:12pm
Ha! With only 4 votes, Iíd hardly say my lead is locked in, even if it is double the second place crowd :)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Nov 6th, 2020 at 12:35am
Currently a 4 way tie for 2nd, or does that make all of us in 5th place?

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 6th, 2020 at 11:01am
Either a tie for 5th, or a tie for 2nd with the next place being 6th.† I usually prefer the latter method because 2 votes would be the second highest count at the moment.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Nov 8th, 2020 at 5:55pm
Canít let this thread fall off, keep voting people!!!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Nov 9th, 2020 at 3:43pm
I wasn't here for most of this but well done all.  ;)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Nov 10th, 2020 at 12:02am

Morphy wrote on Nov 9th, 2020 at 3:43pm:
I wasn't here for most of this but well done all.† ;)

I'm not gonna lie, I was hoping you'd be around for your own entry, but c'est la vie. I remember one of your watermelon slinging videos that was impressive.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Nov 10th, 2020 at 9:16am
I have an idea for next year. Looking forward to it.  ;D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 10th, 2020 at 9:50am
I'm definitely going to up my game next year. This year I rushed it. No matter. Plenty of time to plan :D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 11th, 2020 at 8:58am
You were also fighting against bad weather Kick... you had a much narrower window to film than most of us.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:40am
That is true. It's been raining all day today and it gets dark at 4pm so...

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Nov 12th, 2020 at 11:52pm
I know we have more than 13 members...

Come on guys! Vote!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 14th, 2020 at 10:59pm
13?! Thatís only slightly more votes than contest participants! 

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 17th, 2020 at 6:02pm
Well, at this point I don't think it's going to affect the results drastically or change anyone's votes, so I might as well announce the winner of the random Razor Glande facemask drawing...

Congrats Mersa! 

I hope you like it!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Nov 17th, 2020 at 6:04pm
The wonder from down under takes it. Well done my friend.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Nov 17th, 2020 at 8:20pm
Thanks Nooc!!
Iíll make sure it features in many videos to come  ;D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 17th, 2020 at 9:05pm
Congratulations Mersa!† You've got one of the podium spots for this one!† :thumb:

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Nov 17th, 2020 at 9:35pm
Iím already planning next yearís pumpkin challenge, I know exactly what Iíll be doing and itís a serious challenge in itself, as always filming will be a very hard part of it, Iím glad we have the sith and trash sling challenge to do over the next few months but I will revive the online challenge thread in the near future for our continuous improvements in ridiculous challenges.

Just as a teaser Iím thinking about a few that might need to be done at night

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 18th, 2020 at 6:50am
Congrats! Night? We have plenty of that here during winter :D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 18th, 2020 at 8:22pm

Mersa wrote on Nov 17th, 2020 at 9:35pm:
Just as a teaser Iím thinking about a few that might need to be done at night

I'm intrigued.† And I'm in!
Unless it's vampire hunting with little oak spiked projectiles.† Way too dangerous.† :D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 18th, 2020 at 10:32pm
I think the biggest challenge of night slinging is getting good video of what you did... I am also intrigued though Mersa.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Nov 19th, 2020 at 2:00am
Omni-directional LEDs, taped to a battery (like maybe a 'C'). The only way to do it, in my opinion, nothing else would be bright enough. I've tried with glow-in-the-dark balls. Digital cameras can't pick them up. Even throwing in low light, movement gets really blurred because the shutter speed is so low.

Or.

You could light something on fire. That would work too.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Nov 19th, 2020 at 9:24am
Is there no glow paint possible strong enough to work? I've actually been considering activating several glow sticks, breaking them open and mixing the liquid with glue. I know those tend to be pretty bright at least for a while. Though if it's just a thin film with glue that may not be enough.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 19th, 2020 at 10:06am
for night time slinging - you can buy 'kits' for things called 'throwies'.
Basically a bunch of leds a bunch of batterias and some strong magents.
To make a throwie you simple sellotap the three components together and throw it at something metallic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAIxSm0v0Xs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psbt2JvjWg0

https://www.amazon.com/led-throwies/s?k=led+throwies

So what you do is embed the throiwe in clay or quick setting cement. Or simlt taope a couple to a clay missile that has the correct shaped void for the throwie.

Make the clay missile, then press the throwie into the side to create the right shape. let clay dry, tape throwies into void/shape.

If not using magnets - then you just need the 3volt batteries and 3 volt led's.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Nov 19th, 2020 at 7:55pm
I like it but itís not what I had in mind but the more I think about it it might be a good way to make the challenge easier to do , because at least knowing where your projectile ends up might make the challenge easier.

To be continued,

Back to voting people!!!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Tomas on Nov 21st, 2020 at 7:10am
Always pretty cool to see how everyone slings differently!
I have got to get in on this next year!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 21st, 2020 at 11:13am

Tomas wrote on Nov 21st, 2020 at 7:10am:
I have got to get in on this next year!

Definitely!† I was surprised how many participants we got this year.† Hope to see even more next year!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 21st, 2020 at 5:52pm

Tomas wrote on Nov 21st, 2020 at 7:10am:
Always pretty cool to see how everyone slings differently!
I have got to get in on this next year!


My slinging was terrible!† I cringe every time I watch my little chicken wing motions :)
Normally I would use Byzantine, but I was really nervous about using rocks (Much heavier than my normal tennis balls) in my backyard while distracted by filming too.† I am surrounded by things and people that I really donít want to hit with rocks if a shot went off in an unexpected direction, so I stuck with an underhanded throw that I wasnít really used to. My form ended up looking pretty bad!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 9:11am
I missed... so much... My slinging was rubbish.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 12:12pm
You guys are far too hard on yourself. Pumpkins can be wily creatures. Very difficult to hit. Canít wait to take part in this next year. If I have my way explosives and rubber chickens will feature heavily in the video. I mean...did you expect anything else?

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:50pm

Morphy wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 12:12pm:
You guys are far too hard on yourself.

+1 to this.† Come on guys!† Unless I recall incorrectly, both of you got a gold star from CA for your videos.† :)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Tomas on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:52pm
I'm calling dibs on a pumpkin pinata!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:54pm
But self deprecation is my life! I'll never give it up!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 2:28pm

Tomas wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:52pm:
I'm calling dibs on a pumpkin pinata!

Oh man!† That is such a good idea!



Kick wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:54pm:
But self deprecation is my life! I'll never give it up!

Fair enough.† ;D

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Nov 26th, 2020 at 2:28pm
4 more days members! If you haven't voted for your favorite, please do so!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by RickkyBandit on Nov 30th, 2020 at 8:21am
Man, these were all great! Had to go with A-city though! that was a proper banger!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Dec 1st, 2020 at 7:20pm
Hours left can the polls change???

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Dec 1st, 2020 at 10:59pm
And the winner with 5 out of 19 votes is NooneOfConsequence! 

... 

So, does that mean it just doesn't matter?

...

Lol.  PM me your address NOC! and I'll get it sent tout suite.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 12:09am
Hey thanks everyone!†
Everyone did a great job, and I hope we continue to see increasing levels of involvement in these challenges. This was my first pumpkin challenge, and I should have tried it years ago!†

@IG, this prize will be put to good use right away.† Iím sure it will make an appearance in future challenges too :)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Mersa on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 2:03am
Congratulations Nooc!!
You had my vote from the first time I saw your video.
Great job !!!
I also received the face mask and Iíll make sure it features in videos soon.

To everyone else who participated whether it was competing or just voting. Thanks!!!
What a great challenge it was this year!!
Next SITH
Then EASTER

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Kick on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 4:45am
Well done all but especially NooC. You've set the bar high going forward. Looking forward to more challenges. In still working on the Trash Sling challenge but hopefully will film me throwing it tomorrow or Friday.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 8:45am
Great job NOC!† Congrats! Very well deserved.† :thumb:

Awesome challenge everyone!† Can't wait for the next one.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 9:49am
Nice!! Well deserved too. All the videos were fun to watch really. This is a great Halloween tradition.  ;)

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 12:22pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 2nd, 2020 at 9:49am:
Nice!! Well deserved too. All the videos were fun to watch really. This is a great Halloween tradition.† ;)


My 6 year old thinks so too!  He is going to grow up thinking these things are perfectly normal.  That's just the way it is: After you carve the pumpkin... you're supposed to smash it to bits :)

It's definitely going to be a tradition in my household!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 5th, 2020 at 5:43pm
Christmas came early!† Danger Goods sling target unboxing video will be posted shortly.
CAE6BD74-D3DB-45CE-B2B4-C7C3692C3E71.jpeg (78 KB | 2 )

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by Morphy on Dec 6th, 2020 at 1:04pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 5th, 2020 at 5:43pm:
Christmas came early!† Danger Goods sling target unboxing video will be posted shortly.



Suh-weeeet!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 7th, 2020 at 5:49pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Xjw0f7nMg

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 7th, 2020 at 9:03pm
Awesome!† Once familiar with it, what do you think the setup and takedown times are for the target?

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 7th, 2020 at 9:59pm
5 mins is a pretty good estimate. Itís just like a standard 2-pole tent... in fact I am 95% sure that they made the target from a open-faced beach shade tent design with some small modifications.

Takedown is maybe 2 mins (edit... ok probably 5 mins to roll up and pack it back in the bag nicely), but you do need to sweep out the floor area before you pack it up.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge! Vote for the winner
Post by IronGoober on Dec 7th, 2020 at 10:49pm
Nice!

I hope it holds up. A similar one I had (see below) didn't have the target backstop and I punched some holes in it near the fiberglass poles pretty quickly.  Hopefully the backstop helps with that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjsbSQm1bpo

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