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Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Reply #15 - Feb 14th, 2016 at 2:15am
 
Please please PLEASE take as many photos and videos as you can for us sad bastards that don't have the means to come to this amazing event!

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Reply #16 - Feb 14th, 2016 at 6:08am
 
nah - did all that last year Smiley

Though no doubt david will run his usual stream on facebook.
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Reply #17 - Feb 15th, 2016 at 1:42am
 
ah well I understand and I don't blame you. CA you are there to experience everything and I personally wouldn't want to waste my time filming when I could be having fun.

I do look forward to David's videos though Smiley
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Reply #18 - Feb 15th, 2016 at 7:20am
 
lol there are lots and lots and lots of videos of last years meeting on youtube. Then there are the millions of pics on facebook.

I'll probably take videos and pics - and I'll upload some. But I've got a few gigs worth from last year and I just can't be arsed uploading everything.

I might do a single big file for downloading via mailbigfile again.
we'll see Smiley

Your best bet is to start saving money now - for next years meeting Smiley
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Reply #19 - Feb 24th, 2016 at 7:00am
 
right cleared my memory card on the camera.
Got various translation programs on my new tablet (and thousands of pictures and videos)and a really neat pocket spanish dictionary/phrasebook/useful little gadget for walking around with.
Got a hi output four port usb charger for toys.

Taking a balearic legal, shephards sling with me that I'll try and use and decided to use balearic style throwing as well. Been practicing in my head all week Wink

The sling Was made for me with a sliding finger loop.
Really nice sling, figured it was time for an outing. And given how shite I was in the competitions last year, figured a total change couldn't hurt Smiley 

Got to do some admin and make a distance sling and pack my cases and I'll be ready friday morning Smiley

What i won't be ready for is saturday morning.

Apparently we need to be up and ready to leave the hotel at 09:30 - which as spain is an hour ahead of the uk is actually 08:30.
So actual gettig up time for showering and breakfast around 07:00

I don't usually wake up in the morning till 09:00 !

I hate morning people lol


There are two hotels being used this year.
One is a pretty basic 2 star - but only 50metres from the beach !
the other is a 4 star with gym, pools etc - but half  a mile from the beach.

Tough call - but I think I'd like the one by the beach Smiley
Hoping it'll be a pebble beach and not one of those crappy golden sand ones whistle

I need a lot of practice lol

Both hotels have wifi so I will most likely make a nightly update. Depending on speed of wifi, might even do videos.

have to see what the facebook app is like on the tablet. Might do that as well.
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Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Reply #20 - Feb 27th, 2016 at 4:15am
 
Saturday morning.
Waiting for pep in the hotel.
Pretty much it so far.
Lol
More lster tonight
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Reply #21 - Mar 5th, 2016 at 10:54am
 
well another year gone, just about recovered from the brutal schedule pep always sets.

And this year for the first time the big individual competition was won by our very own Jaegoor Smiley

One hell of a performance, dropped just one shot out of ten with a bullseye in there as well.

And for anyone who can bang in shot after shot during practice/ Let me tell you it's a whole different ballgame when you're stood in front of a crowd of cheering 'spaniards'.

second competition - I came third, even had to win a sling off. Odd competition all the good guys sucked and the three of us who won would not usually be anywhere near there.
So I have beaten both luis pon livermore and Jaegoor in a slinging competition - probably won't happen again Smiley
But hey - take your victories where you can right  dancing banana

I put mine down to the fact that we'd had a good hours warm up at the beach a little earlier in the day.  First decent amount of slinging I've done for quite some time.

So out of three competitions non-spanish speaking foreigners took away two trophies for the overall competition.

First german and first englishman to ever win anything in sanctioned balearic slinging competitions.

yea for us Thumbs Up

Next year I might actually practice and use my clay ammunition. whistle

Actually the most impressive slinging I saw was also jaegoor.

he and hector were playing around at the lunchtime bbq, slinging jaegoors sand balloons at a wall.

Hector drew a small circle - about 15 cm across.

jaegoor didn't miss it once.
The guy is good Smiley 

It's one thing to be able to hit a big target at a set distance. quite another and more impressive feat to hit a small random target at a random non-practiced distance.
Repeatedly.
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Reply #22 - Mar 5th, 2016 at 12:11pm
 
Awesome stuff! It would be cool to get some media coverage of the competition in the future.... Cause the world needs more slingers!
Congrats to all involved Tongue
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Reply #23 - Mar 5th, 2016 at 3:02pm
 
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Reply #24 - Mar 6th, 2016 at 3:35am
 
Hi felows.
I've been in the international slingers meeting, was an honor for me. I'm happy to meet you; vip, very interesting people. Congratulations for the winners. Best regards for all. You can see the vid.
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Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Reply #25 - Mar 6th, 2016 at 3:59am
 
gracias  Grin Grin
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Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Reply #26 - Mar 6th, 2016 at 4:03am
 
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Reply #27 - Apr 4th, 2016 at 2:51pm
 
aurelios video demonstrates that in practice I pretty much never missed the target.
Even with a shepherd sling and a balearic style. Alas did not work in the competition.

If life was only practice Wink

You probably can't tell from the above picture, but I was one very happy aardvark on the occasion that things did work  Smiley
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Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Reply #28 - Apr 12th, 2016 at 6:45am
 
okay here's a massive set of photos from all this years competitions.



- Dia 27/02/2016  (Ajuntament de Palma) https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157664466307069

- Dia 28/02/2016 (Ets Antigors)                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157665081706502

- Dia 29/02/2016  (Ses Salines)                     https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157663161847253

- Dia 01/03/2016  (Castillo San Carlos)        https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccds/albums/72157664833825459

Pretty much pics of everybody.
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The 29th are my favourites - for obvious reasons Smiley
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Re: Third International Meeting: february - march 2016
Reply #29 - Apr 15th, 2016 at 4:42pm
 
This was the field they wanted to do a distance competition in.
We took one look at it and said, 'don't be daft - how much of your village do you want wrecked ?'

180 metres to the houses. Talk about lack of health and safety.

So we had a target comp instead.
Which i came 3rd in - in case you hadn't realised whistle   
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