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Reply #15 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 4:59pm
 
So Pep has asked if I can be the representative for Finland Grin I may or may not be working on a Finnish flag themed sling...

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Reply #16 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 5:37pm
 
That's so awesome you're going Kick!  Like CA, my finances just don't align with an oversea trip this year.  I've already got a tentative plan for next year, to get through the holiday season with less money spent.  If I can manage that, the trip could possibly happen.

Definitely go for a Finnish sling. Smiley
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Reply #17 - Jan 15th, 2020 at 8:02am
 
don't forget that next year is the big sling event in guam - so I'm aiming for that next year, not mallorca Smiley
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Reply #18 - Jan 15th, 2020 at 9:13am
 
Can I make both? We'll see but Guam would be amazing to visit anyway Cheesy
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Reply #19 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 6:43am
 
you can't make both in 2021 as they will be happening, pretty much at the same time and anyone who can be, will be in guam Smiley

It's just the time that the 500th (or 400, have to check) anniversary of spain invading guam falls.

I know it seems weird to celebrate the date when your culture got subsumed by someone elses - but any excuse for a party right Smiley
Also it's celebrating the resurgence of the chamorro culture in recent years - driven in no small part by the sling and the traditions surrounding it.

Plus since spain sold guam to the United States for a glorified military base - the spanish seem to have kind of come back into favour somewhat.

Given all the slingers they have on the outlying islands, I think 2021 could well end up being the the largest gathering of competitive slingers in recorded history. 
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Reply #20 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 9:41am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 16th, 2020 at 6:43am:
you can't make both in 2021 as they will be happening, pretty much at the same time and anyone who can be, will be in guam Smiley

It's just the time that the 500th (or 400, have to check) anniversary of spain invading guam falls.

I know it seems weird to celebrate the date when your culture got subsumed by someone elses - but any excuse for a party right Smiley
Also it's celebrating the resurgence of the chamorro culture in recent years - driven in no small part by the sling and the traditions surrounding it.

Plus since spain sold guam to the United States for a glorified military base - the spanish seem to have kind of come back into favour somewhat.

Given all the slingers they have on the outlying islands, I think 2021 could well end up being the the largest gathering of competitive slingers in recorded history. 


Looks like I'm heading to Guam then. Maybe...
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Reply #21 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 10:23am
 
you'll be the finnish slinging champion Smiley
Maybe get sponsorship to help with the costs.
simply turning up in mallorca and slinging your first throw in a competition, will make you that Smiley

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Reply #22 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 1:19pm
 
Is there any update on this event?
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Reply #23 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 3:45pm
 
Well I now have my flights so I'm definitely going and my dad will also be there. He's coming over from England to cheer me on and do some cycling Cheesy
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Reply #24 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 6:26pm
 
Unfortunately I'm going to miss Mallorca this year but I'm going to try my best to get to Guam or Mallorca next year , perhaps I can look into some sponsorship or establishing an Australian team, I know there's 3 west Aussie slingers and one in Tasmania , maybe I'll make a post and see what I can gather up.
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Reply #25 - Jan 22nd, 2020 at 10:20am
 
I got some more practice in this time with stones. I honestly didn't do too well but I did land this shot which I'm very happy with Cheesy

https://youtu.be/FXb9Mic2Nn8
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Reply #26 - Jan 22nd, 2020 at 2:24pm
 
Nice hit!
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Reply #27 - Jan 23rd, 2020 at 1:44am
 
Thanks! There were a lot of misses either side of this hit but being able to upload it straight with no edits was pretty nice Cheesy
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Reply #28 - Jan 23rd, 2020 at 8:24am
 
whatever that is, put it on a pole. You need to throw at a target nearer head height Smiley
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Reply #29 - Jan 23rd, 2020 at 10:22am
 
It's a bloody big metal pan. Believe me, if I could I would. It was a battle to get it just to stand up Cheesy All I had was a really rubbish stick. There's a big heavy log that has a branch that's pointing straight up near-by. I might have a go at dragging it over a bit and see if that works better. My one wish is a big garden I could set up a proper target range. Luckily, most of my shots have been going too high so I should be fine for the competition Cheesy
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