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Reply #60 - Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:16pm
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 28th, 2011 at 12:07pm:
Realistically I don't know anyone but CA who has any serious designs to make such a competition.

Take note that "world standard" doesn't only mean competition Wink it also mean having some standard you can use to create a sport club, to create a big group of slingers to take over those competitions an win slings made of pure gold.... or maybe bullets, since gold is denser than lead. Wink
So that's make 2 people who have a serious motivation Smiley

Dan wrote on Oct 28th, 2011 at 2:54pm:
5. Distance of 10-20-30 Yards
8. Score is total number of points out of 20 throws, perfect score is 40.

In "World" there is "international" (well hidden, but it is). So I would say "10-20-30 metre" Smiley
But 20 shots are not easily divided in 3 distances, so either 15 (5 each) 21 (7 each) or 30 (10 each) would seem more logical to me Smiley

Other than that, I'm ok with those rules ^^ And for the super slingers, they may want to shoot at greater distances after 30 bullseyes at 30m.
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Reply #61 - Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:20pm
 
I think we are talking about 2 different things Dan, which considering how this thread has gone, doesn't surprise me too much lol...

I like your idea of a casual "anything goes" type competition with bare minimum regulations. Should be fun.
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Reply #62 - Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:56pm
 
Nope I think yards are definitley the right meausurement.  Smiley
At least that's the one I am gonna use.

Anyway I highly doubt anyone will break out the tape measure it's more likely it will jst be 10, 20, and 30 paces.

Caldou I was thinking that they would take all 20 shots from one distance depending on skill level.
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Reply #63 - Oct 30th, 2011 at 1:22pm
 
well given that everyone has different length legs and different sized paces - that's even worse lol

a lot of people outside of the states don't have access to yard measurement sticks or tapes.
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Reply #64 - Oct 30th, 2011 at 3:49pm
 
A meter is really close to 3 feet 4 inches. Easy enough to measure out with a yard stick or with a tape measure. The opposite is a little harder, so I vote for the meter as the official units for slinging.
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #65 - Oct 31st, 2011 at 2:30pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Oct 30th, 2011 at 1:22pm:
well given that everyone has different length legs and different sized paces - that's even worse lol

a lot of people outside of the states don't have access to yard measurement sticks or tapes.



For me I know that and I'll probably take 11-22-33 steps in order to compensate.

Almost everyones "big step" is about a yard. If you are over 6 foot than your normal step is about a yard.

To make it even and compareable I'll do a "yard and a bit" and the difference between the 2 units at 10-20-30 will probably only be a few inches.
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Re: World Standards of Slinging
Reply #66 - Oct 31st, 2011 at 11:30pm
 
The decimal system is better for this type of measurements. Going in units of ten is easier.
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Reply #67 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 8:24am
 
I like to think that I am smart enough to count in numbers other than 10.  Wink

but enough about the meteric system.


I think that we pretty much have finished all the details, I am gonna assymble the target tonight if I have some time. And I think we can get started soon.  Smiley
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Reply #68 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 2:00pm
 
I agree with meters as well. My guess is we have 3 that are actually saying meters and probably the vast majority of those not voicing an opinion would agree with that sentiment as well.  An international forum should use an international unit of measure.

I even put up a ghetto Balearic circle since people are dead set on using the Balearic target. The majority has spoken, who am I to disagree? (Although truth be told that's never stopped me before.  Tongue )
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Reply #69 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 6:25pm
 
If you want to add some difficulty, you can put a CD in the middle of the diana, it should be small enough, right ?
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Reply #70 - Nov 3rd, 2011 at 1:45am
 
Caldou wrote on Nov 2nd, 2011 at 6:25pm:
If you want to add some difficulty, you can put a CD in the middle of the diana, it should be small enough, right ?


Too small actually. One of these days maybe...  Wink
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Re: World Standards of Slinging
Reply #71 - Nov 3rd, 2011 at 8:23am
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 2nd, 2011 at 2:00pm:
 An international forum should use an international unit of measure.

 Tongue )


That pretty much says it all.  Though I was raised with the English system and loathe how Big Brother tried to force the metric system on us, we are an international site, not an American site, so we should use metric measurements.
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Reply #72 - Nov 3rd, 2011 at 8:29am
 
I am pretty American so I'll probably just convert 10 20 and 30 meters to yards and use that as my measurement.  Wink

Also can someone referesh my memeory on the baeleric sling target dimensions.

Anyway I can probably start competeing after archery season ends (next saturday). Looking forward to it guys.
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Re: World Standards of Slinging
Reply #73 - Nov 3rd, 2011 at 9:38am
 
Dan wrote on Nov 3rd, 2011 at 8:29am:
I am pretty American so I'll probably just convert 10 20 and 30 meters to yards and use that as my measurement.  Wink

Also can someone referesh my memeory on the baeleric sling target dimensions.

1.2 meters square, 0.5 meter diana, and 1 meter clearance from the ground.
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Reply #74 - Nov 3rd, 2011 at 6:03pm
 
1.2 m square, 0.5 m diana, and 1,60m clearance from the ground.(up to the middle)
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