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Reply #15 - Mar 31st, 2013 at 9:12am
 
I, for one, would love to see this idea take off. I think it would be fun.  Smiley


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Reply #16 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 2:59am
 
Mick wrote on Mar 31st, 2013 at 9:12am:
I, for one, would love to see this idea take off. I think it would be fun.  Smiley


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    I agree!  Wouldn't it be cool to see this on ESPN or Pay-Per-View?  I'd watch it for sure!

    But, we need a plan right?  So...
   
    #1.   Soon, I will be hosting a "Mini-Slingfest" in my town.  My hope is to increase our exposure quite a bit and maybe get a regular "Sling-Golf" Tourney started up at one of our local parks where they have the Disc-golf courses set up.  When people come out to the slingfest, I'll collect registrations and probably hold a drawing for some prize or other. 
   
    #2.   I've been considering going up to our Church's "Men's Retreat" next time they hold one and have a couple of competitions there as well.  Again, collect some Registrants.

    #3.   Maybe get a booth set up at the Renaissance Fair and do some classes, sell some slings, etc. 

     After doing stuff like this for long enough, I may give starting a Funda-Ball League a try.  I figure that I'll need at least 500 registrants in order to have a decent shot...  I think that even getting two teams to start with would be pretty good.  Advertise a little around town and see what people think about it!
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Reply #17 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 3:58am
 
It would be excellant to see it take off. I wish you the best of luck with your promoting of slinging. When I get better at slinging myself, I hope to start getting others interested in it here too. At the moment, I'm just encouraging my kids to try it out and hopefully get others their age interested. I'm happy to make them simple slings for their friends when it comes to that.


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Reply #18 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 6:49am
 
Yeah, that's where I've been at too!  I took the girls out to the park for some target practice the other day and ended up giving slinging lessons to about 7 kids from 6 years old to a 12 year old.  Drew a bit of a crowd too.  Wish I'd been better prepared at that time!
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Reply #19 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 6:52am
 
Mental note to self, carry some simple slings as give aways for the neighbourhood kids, and one or two for the big kids...


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Reply #20 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 4:11pm
 
Well, I not infrequently play extreme long range dodge- the UFOwith friends. It ranges from blunt-foam pointed arrows, to slings with tennis balls and or water baloons.
I would love to see this happen.
I think the Aussie sling would be amazing for this particular target-thing.
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Reply #21 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 4:23pm
 
OK, I'm calling my team, 'Squirrel and Dan as Shooters, they're young and can run around a lot, me and RatMan as the Arty guys, cause we're old and we aint gonna run if we can help it, and Masi as the General.  Sorry Mas, but somebody has to supply the brains...plus you're young enough to run around if needed.
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Reply #22 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 8:46pm
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Apr 1st, 2013 at 4:23pm:
OK, I'm calling my team, 'Squirrel and Dan as Shooters, they're young and can run around a lot, me and RatMan as the Arty guys, cause we're old and we aint gonna run if we can help it, and Masi as the General.  Sorry Mas, but somebody has to supply the brains...plus you're young enough to run around if needed.

Thanks for that compliment. I am working on my accuracy... I can hit a car-sized target from 25 yards 90% of the time, and at 50 yards aound 50% of the time:D
I think you guys know what my target is:o
hahhaa Its actually a large foam panel...
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Reply #23 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 10:18pm
 
Man, I'm getting flashbacks.  Nothing like being picked last for teams..
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Reply #24 - Apr 1st, 2013 at 11:36pm
 
Me 'n' you LS. We'll show these pansies what wild fire is all about huh  Grin


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Reply #25 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 12:12am
 
You know it mate..  I think you just named our team!  The Wildfire!  Love it!

Moreover, Bill made a terrible mistake...

We choose Curious_Aardvark, David Morningstar and Camo_Sling!

You guys are sooooo hosed...  Age and Experience win the game boys..  Age and Experience..
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Reply #26 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 3:51pm
 
LightSlinger wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 12:12am:
You know it mate..  I think you just named our team!  The Wildfire!  Love it!

Moreover, Bill made a terrible mistake...

We choose Curious_Aardvark, David Morningstar and Camo_Sling!

You guys are sooooo hosed...  Age and Experience win the game boys..  Age and Experience..

Age+experiance do not help if you cant move... Arthritis don't either...
LOL..
How bout this- Bill's team VS yours?
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Reply #27 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 5:18pm
 
Ok, so I will recruit for "old world" team...

With Jurek, Teg, Jlasud and Mauro, I don't think it would be boring...

On the "protection" side, could the "shields" used in this video (or some of the same kind) be used by the shooters ? It's foam, the size of your forearm and quite light and could be used to deflect shots.
the helmets they use make it not so easy to breath in after a while, otherwise it would have been ok (it's designed to stop heavy blows with padded weapons, usually, it works, you can barely feel the core until it's half inside your brain... or maybe I was practicising with brutes...)

Can we play in disguises ? I wanna be able to play this "trollball style" Grin (one on this video is wearing some great helmet ^^ ) or with re-enactment dressing  Cool
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Reply #28 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 5:28pm
 
  I have been thinking about shields for the shooters actually!  Now that someone else mentions it, maybe it's a better idea than I initially thought..

  I would leave it to the league to decide what appropriate uniforms would be, but if we want this recognized as a "legitimate" sport, uniforms that are more "sporty" and less "renaissance" might be better...  I think people would just see a bunch of kooks if we dressed like shephards or centurions.  But loose shorts with cargo pockets and jerseys might be seen as a new fangled (and exciting) sport!
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Reply #29 - Apr 2nd, 2013 at 6:06pm
 
LightSlinger wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 5:28pm:
 I have been thinking about shields for the shooters actually!  Now that someone else mentions it, maybe it's a better idea than I initially thought..

 I would leave it to the league to decide what appropriate uniforms would be, but if we want this recognized as a "legitimate" sport, uniforms that are more "sporty" and less "renaissance" might be better...  I think people would just see a bunch of kooks if we dressed like shephards or centurions.  But loose shorts with cargo pockets and jerseys might be seen as a new fangled (and exciting) sport!

Well... I have some light 1/2 inch marine plywood shields I made that can easily stop a tennis ball. they are light, fast, and not too big. I can easily sling with one on, I do it all the time during snowball fights...
I also have a big @$$ 1 1/2 inch plywood shield that weighs nearly 50 pounds Shocked Shocked
My friends whale on it with hammers and I do not feel a thing.
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