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Reply #15 - Mar 15th, 2004 at 12:51pm
 
Wow, this sounds awesome!  As I'm hitting the same weather as MGreenfield, I'll have to wait until it warms up a little, but I'll make my target and post my scores by the end of the week!  MGreenfield, this rules!

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Reply #16 - Mar 16th, 2004 at 8:04am
 
Well,  we have another slinger  in the target challenge. My son Anthony--11-- using his 28" sling scored 5 twice and 6 as his best! He was using the overhand release. He asked his baseball coach if he thought they would let him pitch this year with his new "arm extension" Grin
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Reply #17 - Mar 16th, 2004 at 8:07pm
 
.....old guy, mgreenfield, hopped out of truck after work today & slung a 7, new record.   Definite improvement in short time, by concentrating on target & using standard (tennis ball) ammo.   Maybe there's hope!!  mgreenfield
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Reply #18 - Mar 17th, 2004 at 7:59pm
 
...so  much for hope!  Undecided.   Slung 10 "frames" this eve.  Scores 5,4,5,4,6,4,4,3,5,2.  Lessons:  It's gonna take a lot  more practice, and quit when you're ahead.   Cheesy
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Reply #19 - Mar 17th, 2004 at 9:40pm
 
Practice makes Perfect!

Those aren't bad scores.

I slung last night by flood lights. They are the kind that work by motion detectors. The balls kept bouncing past me an ending up in our fish pond Undecided I think I spent more time fishing them out then slinging. I had a couple 4s and 5s and one 6 at 25'

We are waiting for more of you slingers to join the fun Grin Grin
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Reply #20 - Mar 18th, 2004 at 11:13am
 
I want to join, but Itīs taking time for me to make that target....- I havenīt even started yet  Undecided
This weekend we will not be at home so much.. So there is again not so much time over.. But I hope I soon will be able to join!!!

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Reply #21 - Mar 20th, 2004 at 7:52pm
 
Ok, it was a beautiful 50 degrees outside today, so my target went up in the back yard and my brothers and I went at it.  I got several respectable 4's while my "no good, stinkin' brother" got a two 5's and a 6! 

What was especially cool is that there was consistant ammo and distance so that we were better able to work on technique.

In addition, I'm a newspaper photographer by trade, so with my really cool digital camera, we took some movies and then went inside to critique our form.  That might be the best tool for improvement that we've got.

Thanks MGreenfield for coming up with this challenge!

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Reply #22 - Mar 20th, 2004 at 8:35pm
 
Ok Arch!

Don't you just love it
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Reply #23 - Mar 21st, 2004 at 1:20pm
 
In the SCA they allow slingers in their simulated medieval combat, and tennis balls are used, but sliced halfway through. I guess they're softer that way, and certainly don't bounce much.
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Reply #24 - Apr 3rd, 2004 at 6:10pm
 
This not forgotten by ol' Greenie, fellow target slingsters.  My target still up in the garage.   Just spending time lately "adjusting form", ....a nice way of saying "starting from scratch trying to develop a method that will let smaller, uncoordinated ol' guys put more distance on the missile".    Can it be done?  Grin.   Just wasting time? ???   mgreenfield
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Reply #25 - Apr 3rd, 2004 at 6:32pm
 
mgreenfield
  Yes it can be done!! Cheesy

Because If you think you can, or you think you can't, in either case you'll be right.  Tongue

Therefore think you can and it is done.........Grasshopper.
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Reply #26 - Apr 4th, 2004 at 5:34am
 
Mgreenfield,

I'm sure you can. Proper shots don't require a big effort to get quite qood ranges. I see the unused potential in your throw, believe me. Maybe, it would be good idea to try a bit longer sling. You would get a better stone feeling and your arm would get some relief. I know every change of our habits is uncomfortable but after some practice it may work better.

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