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Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:14pm
 
Seeing as this is the place to be for slingers I was hoping that some people might be interested in a little friendly competition.

Originally I was thinking like a challenge board. Anyone can set a challenge or try and complete one.
I haven't though of all the challenges but think there could be some fun ones.

Some of my ideas
Long distance measured
Puzzle piece ( land a projectile in a perfect size hole/space)
2 shot ( throw first shot in air then hit target with second shot before 1st lands).
Catch and couch , catch a incoming projectile and fire it back in one movement.

These are just some ideas .

Feel free to put as many down as you like and maybe if enough interest is shown we can have a little game
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Reply #1 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 3:15am
 
Mersa wrote on Aug 20th, 2017 at 7:14pm:
Puzzle piece ( land a projectile in a perfect size hole/space)
2 shot ( throw first shot in air then hit target with second shot before 1st lands).
Catch and couch , catch a incoming projectile and fire it back in one movement.


those challenges seem too extreme to me.
start with : what is the max distance from which you can hit a beer can with 5% accuracy. (don't go closer than 10m)
i believe most of us will not go much further than 10m Tongue
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Reply #2 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 4:12am
 
How about most consecutive shots on 50cm disk at 10m

Flat shot have 2 rings set up 5 m apart and throw flat thou both.

Think I'd like a board that has practical doable challenges and near impossible feats .

Persistence and a video camera can make for amazing stuff

Make a slinging highlight reel if guys could pull some of it off
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Reply #3 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 5:57am
 
another one.
hit a balearic target when you are behind a wall , pavise or other fortification that blocks direct view. you would aim by peeking before throwing.

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Reply #4 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 6:30am
 
Have a tree or pole in the way and curve left or right
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Reply #5 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:07am
 
throw with your opposite hand using a style OTHER than underhand Smiley

So left handed for right hand slingers and right handed for lefties.

Probably harder than anything suggested so far Smiley
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Reply #6 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:16am
 
I've just got the hang of slinging with my right hand!
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Reply #7 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:45am
 
I like the consecutive shots on a diana one. Very simple and easy to see hits.

It would interesting to sling something like a whiffle ball or some other very light projectile and see if you can make it curve all the way back to you like a boomerang.
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Reply #8 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 9:10am
 
I've been throwing in the wind lately that one is possible for sure (wind not spin) boomerang.

Even consecutive hits in multiple styles .

Looks like a bit of interest

I'll let the thread simmer for a bit and then write up a draft challenge board.
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Reply #9 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 7:42am
 
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Consecutive hit challenges:
1: Hit a Balearic target from 10m+ slinging both left and right handed.
2: Most consecutive hits on the Diana 10m+
3: Most consecutive hits on Balearic target in different styles 10m+

Distance challenges:
1:Longest distance hit on a soda can
2:Longest tennis ball throw on flat ground
3:Longest distance open class

Other challenges
1: Hit Diana curving around vertical obstacle 10m+
2: Hit Diana over horizontal obstacle 10m+ vision impaired.
3: Throw and catch a light ball in the wind without moving.



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Reply #10 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 12:34pm
 
Are we talking making videos of us particpating or just posting our results?
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Reply #11 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:09pm
 
and are we going to tell jaegoor whistle
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Reply #12 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:21pm
 
I've got a suggestion. I saw this video from Mick Grewcock who is an amateur bowyer and archer where he was trying to hit an old hi-viz jacket on a stick and I realised I'd never considered slinging at a "human" target which is somewhat strange considering one of the more famous historical uses of the sling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7f5FmpDhBc

Maybe we could have slinging at a human target and aiming at particular parts of the body. It's already been discussed how supposedly some slingers were skilled enough to hit certain parts of the enemies faces so maybe something similar with a cardboard cutout? Too ghoulish?

Also Jaegoor should have his own category. It's like putting an Olympic athlete up against a fun-runner Cheesy
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Reply #13 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:31pm
 
Just make sure when you translate it to German to get the distance to target correct for Jaegoor. 100 meters right?

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Reply #14 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 3:29pm
 
Kick wrote on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 2:21pm:
to hit certain parts of the enemies faces


to recreate that : put two beer cans side by side and try to hit the one you chose... Tongue
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