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Reply #15 - Oct 1st, 2018 at 4:53pm
 
I may need to buy a pumpkin this weekend , I'm going to put it out there that 10m is a good distance with one camera. We should be able to see the hits . I'm still hoping to punch holes in it not smash it open , I was even going to potentially buy lead to try reduce my surface area so I can try make a face .
I'm pretty excited for this .

Thanks ca that's very generous , will make me more nervous now there's something at stake !!

As for jaegoor I wouldn't exclude him , just ask that he makes a challenge suited to his skill , perhaps moving ??
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Reply #16 - Oct 2nd, 2018 at 6:38am
 
a swinging pumpkin ?
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Jaegoors after a really big mould anyway.

But yep 10 metres is a good distance for a pumpkin.

Think that's about how far I was when i killed one in wyoming - damn that was over 10 years ago !

So if we keep the comp open till after halloween - then you can use the carved pumpkins, which is less of a waste Smiley

Should still look pretty good as most people don't do a very good hollowing job Smiley
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Reply #17 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 9:45am
 
Well I tried my best.

4 hits: first one wasn't caught on the camera, one was a glancing blow, third took the top off and the 4th was a direct hit but wasn't caught on camera and really just mashed up the skin.

Misses... A lot. Forgot to count but more than a hundred throws most probably Cheesy To be fair I'm out of practice (I'm always out of practice) and it is a pretty small pumpkin.

In fact it's a red kuri pumpkin/squash which I just found a picture online of cut in half. Yeah I don't think I'm going to be able to smash one. They are super dense. If I can find a "normal" pumpkin that's not too huge and is pretty cheap I might have another go.

https://www.google.fi/search?q=red+kuri+pumpkin&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0a...

I might upload some of my attempts on a separate thread just so I can get some feedback on my technique but I can put up the hits here.
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Reply #18 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:16am
 
2nd and 3rd hits.

The 2nd hit was a glancing blow, the 3rd took the top off the pumpkin.

Files were too big for the forum so I've finally put my YouTube account to use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp_ugqEedqw
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Reply #19 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:44am
 
Put it on a stand Smiley
And put a bit of effort into the throw lol
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Reply #20 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 12:48pm
 
I was going to bring a box with me but then managed to forget that Cheesy

I was really just trying to hit the bloody thing rather than go for any power. It's also bloody cold now so didn't want to strain myself this early in the competition Cheesy
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Reply #21 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 8:32pm
 
Good stuff kto.
I have hit pig melons before there also much tougher than they look.
Good start to the challenge.
Distance ??
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Reply #22 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 8:58pm
 
It looks like you smashed it pretty good. Great start to the thread.
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Reply #23 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 2:17am
 
I was about 10m roughly. I paced out 15m, looked back and thought "I am never going to hit it" so moved in a bit. Was still a challenge Cheesy
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Reply #24 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 3:59am
 
First blood!!!
Awesome! Iíve been practicing shooting at my cup on a brush pile and keep barely missing it or hitting the branch itís on. I think I could hit a pumpkin but Iím gonna practice another week or two before I get my pumpkin
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Reply #25 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 4:25am
 
Oh yeah I forgot to add the shots showing the damage to the pumpkin:

https://youtu.be/DTTwa723QEc
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Reply #26 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 4:31am
 
The 4th hit which I didn't get on film (my girlfriend got cold and I felt guilty enough making her stand around watching me mess around in a field so she went home while I stayed on) but it was basically a direct hit. Not the best photos but you can see it mashed it up.
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Reply #27 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 8:59pm
 
Man, if you can hit that small a pumpkin youíre doing real well! I bet you would have really done some damage to a larger more hollow one
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Reply #28 - Oct 6th, 2018 at 2:24am
 
I purchased my pumpkin today.
A jarrahdale grey pumpkin.
About 5 inch tall by 9 inch diameter.
Weighs just under 4 kilograms.
Cost $3.50 Australian.

Wish me luck

This thing is a lot harder than I imagined I'm gonna need to hit it hard.
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Reply #29 - Oct 7th, 2018 at 11:33am
 
Canít wait Mersa
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