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The trash sling challenge!
Nov 10th, 2019 at 11:48am
 
Ok, I have a challenge for yíall... the trash sling challenge!  This isnít a slinging skill challenge, itís a sling making competition. I want to see what happens when people get creative with new sling materials and building styles.
Hereís the idea: make a sling from anything, but you arenít allowed to spend any money on it at all. The sling should be capable of launching a tennis ball at least 5 times in a row (video proof) before it falls apart. You should have at least two different materials in the sling. Bonus points for creativity, complexity, and video production quality. Emphasis is on making the sling from TRASH... i.e.  I donít want you to wander into the woods and make a sling entirely out of scavenged natural fibers, but you could, for example scavenge natural cordage and then make a pouch out of newspaper or a broken plastic cup.

Iíll send the winner a custom  asymmetric tennis ball sling made with [non-trash] braided cordage and leather  recycled from an old couch Smiley

Since we are just about to start the 2019 SITH, Iíll make the deadline for this  challenge March 31 2020.

Good luck!
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Reply #1 - Nov 10th, 2019 at 12:04pm
 
FYI, my inspiration for this challenge came from the video that Tombelaine posted a few days ago:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hq9TWDx5SLk
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Reply #2 - Nov 10th, 2019 at 1:46pm
 
Cool idea!† I've already got a couple things in mind.
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Reply #3 - Nov 10th, 2019 at 4:32pm
 
That sounds great.  I am definitely interested.  How many submissions can each pereon have?
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Reply #4 - Nov 10th, 2019 at 6:35pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Nov 10th, 2019 at 4:32pm:
That sounds great.† I am definitely interested.† How many submissions can each pereon have?


Hmmm... I canít see a reason to limit the number of submissions. Only one trash sling will win, but submit as many as you want. Iíd love to see other people one-up other submissions and build off of each othersí ideas. I think thatíll make this more fun.
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Reply #5 - Nov 11th, 2019 at 6:13am
 
I'm in
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Reply #6 - Nov 11th, 2019 at 6:27am
 
Hmm, made ducktap slings in the past and there's a great video of one of our members making slings from plastic bags.

I will have a think Smiley
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Reply #7 - Nov 12th, 2019 at 8:00am
 
I'm in. It's dark and miserable in Finland currently so I need something to do.
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Reply #8 - Nov 12th, 2019 at 7:06pm
 
I am in this for sure.
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Reply #9 - Nov 15th, 2019 at 1:06am
 
I have a few ideas , I'll see what I find in the bin
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Reply #10 - Nov 15th, 2019 at 2:10am
 
I'm going to be working on mine today. I came up with the idea just last night before falling asleep. Good old hypnogogia Cheesy I think it might just work but I think I would want to make a "making of" video so it might be a while until you get to see my efforts.
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Reply #11 - Jan 3rd, 2020 at 2:56pm
 
OK. So I tried using Blender to video edit and... Yeah that's going to take some studying before I can use it. For now I'll stick to the default video editor which is terrible but I know how to use it Cheesy

I suddenly remembered I hadn't done this video so I thought I would finally get round to it. Now, the question is, have I cheated? I'll leave you guys to judge that. I can always come up with another sling if this is deemed cheating. I still need to do a video showing it being tested so let's hope the weather improves enough not to ruin my camera if I take it outside.

https://youtu.be/QLazuzoaYog
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Reply #12 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 9:42am
 
well if you used a used bag - definitely counts Smiley
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Reply #13 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 10:18am
 
Nice!
Blender is a pain, but once you figure it out itís a great program... especially for the price Smiley
When Blender 2.8 came out, I had to re-learn everything because they completely rearranged the menus.
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Reply #14 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 1:48pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 4th, 2020 at 9:42am:
well if you used a used bag - definitely counts Smiley


A very used bag in fact. It had been used to transport some cut pieces of pine which had been left in the bag a bit long and started getting moldy. Pine resin, mold, moisture and dirt. Very fun to work with I can tell you...

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 4th, 2020 at 10:18am:
Nice!
Blender is a pain, but once you figure it out itís a great program... especially for the price Smiley
When Blender 2.8 came out, I had to re-learn everything because they completely rearranged the menus.


I'll have to devote some time to it this year. For now, the default one is good enough, but I would like to make some nicer videos.
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