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Message started by balearic-sling on Jan 13th, 2015 at 12:25pm

Title: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by balearic-sling on Jan 13th, 2015 at 12:25pm
The weekend of the 27-28th of February of 2015 In Mallorca, the Balearic slinging federation, is going to do de 2nd international slinging tournament.
Five years ago we did the first one, with people from all around the world (England, Germany, Canada, Tibet, south America, Switzerland, Poland…) now is time for the second one.
If somebody is interested, we are throwing to a target at 20-25 m distance, and the Balearic federation is going to help as much as possible to everyone  with special prices and offers, accommodation, flights, boat, meals…
If you are interested, please send a message or an email to federacio@tirdefona.org

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 13th, 2015 at 1:38pm
I'm in !

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by balearic-sling on Jan 13th, 2015 at 2:08pm
yes!! percfet! it will be good see you another time!

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 14th, 2015 at 6:49am
Have to sort out my passport - but I'd definitely like to come.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 14th, 2015 at 2:09pm

I have booked the flights. I will arrive into Palma on Thursday 26th and leave on Tuesday 3rd.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by student_researcher on Jan 26th, 2015 at 2:01pm
Hello,
I am I am a bachelor degree student of Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East at Masaryk University in Brno the Czech republic. I am currently working on my master's thesis which is a continuation and extension of my previous bachelor's work titled as Re-assessment of Objects Referred to as Sling Missiles in the Prehistoric Archaeology of the Near East.
So I am interested in the sling, slinging and sling shots.

..and I contacted federacio@tirdefona.org for more information but still no answer. Can you tell me how the tournament is organised. I would like to attend as an observer and maybe do the interviews with slingers. I would like to also know how is it with the accommodation in Mallorca.

:)

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by balearic-sling on Jan 26th, 2015 at 4:29pm
Hello, the thing is, the competition it will be on sunday, on saturday there is a teams tournamemt of the balearic league , we do six during the year and one will be thtat weekend so all internatinal slingers can see hos it goes, the same day we are thinking in doing a conference and a class of making slings, explaining slinging techniques from videos and other surprises. At the moment is all i know. The federation has hotels rooms reserved for the participants.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 26th, 2015 at 7:22pm
Can someone translate these emails I've received. I presume they're for posting on the site, I don't read spanish:

email 1:

Quote:
    H E L L O;

DESEARIAMOS CONTACTAR CON PERSONAS QUE PODRIAN ESTAR
INTERESADAS EN VIAJAR A MALLORCA PARA PARTICIPAR EN ESTE
EVENTO QUE REPRESENTA; DEPORTE, CULTURA, HISTORIA Y QUE
ES PARTE DE NUESTRO PATRIMONIO MILENARIO BALEAR, EL

                                 T I R O     C  O N     H O N D A

La intencion de esta Federacio Balear de Tir de Fona (Tiro con Honda),
es volver a organizar un encuentro internacional del tiro con honda, el
cual incluiria un amplio programa de; Charlas, Exposiciones, Taller de
confeccion de hondas, mini curso de aprendizaje, tirada con todos los
participantes, tambien la posibilidad de poder presenciar a los mejores
lanzadores de Baleares, pues habra una competicion con participantes
de las islas de Mallorca, Menorca e Ibiza, etc. etc, ademas de realizar
varias visitas culturales dentro de la isla de Mallorca.

              INFORMACION  DEL  2º  ENCUENTRO  INTERNACIONAL

Este encuentro daria inicio el viernes dia 27 de febrero y finalizaria el
domingo dia 1 de Marzo 2015
(lo ideal seria llegar el dia 26 y marchar el lunes  dia 2 por la mañana)

Depende de donde se salga hay vuelos Low Cost de diferentes ciudades
españolas, tambien hay barco a la isla de Mallorca, desde el puerto de
Denia en Alicante o desde Valencia.

Nosotros hemos contactado con estas navieras y tambien con hoteles, y con
unos precios especiales os podemos ofrecer por 200 € un pack todo incluido
por 200 €, que incluiria; Ida y vuelta del barco desde Denia o Valencia, hotel
de 3*** con pension completa (4 noches) y varias visitas de interes cultural.

En caso de que haya niños menores de 12 años dispondrian de un descuento
del 50 %, osea que el precio seria de 100 € por cada menor.

El que deseara venirse totalmente por su cuenta, pues nos comprometemos
a ir a recibirle al puerto o aeropuerto y llevarlo en donde se hospede.

Para cualquier informacion podeis contactar conmigo y os podre informar.

Saludos



Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 26th, 2015 at 7:24pm
Email 2:

Quote:
Hola;

Adjuntamos, por si es de su interes,  poster de la conferencia que tendra lugar
en la feria de turismo FITUR el proximo sabado dia 31 de enero a las 12:00 H
en el stand de las islas Baleares.

"Historia del Tiro con Honda y las Islas Baleares", sera el titulo de la misma,
contando como conferenciante con D. Adolfo Dominguez Monedero, que es
Catedratico de Historia Antigua por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Deseando poder contar con su presencia,

Atentamente, le saluda


balearic_slin_comp_800x499.jpg (83 KB | 179 )

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 26th, 2015 at 7:28pm
Oh yeah and the first one mentions money, I presume for competitors ?
Again - no clue :-)
Do I get it, or do I have to pay it ? :noidea:

German or dutch, I'd have a fighting chance - but not spanish :-(

Also think I'm going to have to get some t-shirts made. Got to advertise the site after all lol

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by student_researcher on Jan 27th, 2015 at 12:18pm
Can you tell exactly where the conference and tournament will be?
in Palma or where?

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Thearos on Jan 27th, 2015 at 1:27pm
I believe it says that for 200 Euros you get 4 nights room and board and ferry, it's a special package deal they negotiated (but perhaps you want to check that). Get in touch with them to confirm ?

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Caldou on Jan 27th, 2015 at 1:42pm
Quick answer, cause I still (mostly) can read spanish but I will need some serious convincing to try to make nice english sentences :
They can get you a discount if you come by boat from Denia or Valencia, take 4 night in a 3star hostel with full pension (well, the 3-meals-a-day thingie) and some cultural visits around. All this for only 200€. 50% if you're under 12 :P
If you want to be independant, they still can pick you from wherever you land and bring you where you sleep.
They recommend that you come the thursday and leave on the next monday.

They don't say where it will take place more than "Mallorca"... But the conference take place saturday the 31st of january. It doesn't say if you need to be clothed like in the picture to enter.

here it is said that the competition will take place in Soller.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 27th, 2015 at 2:06pm
hostel or hotel ?

Don't fancy a hostel.

Biggest problem at the moment is flights.
Because it's out of season there are no direct flights - or none that I can find.

So currently trying to find the shortest duration 1 stop flight.
Looks like you either go via madrid or zurich.
Never been to switzerland, mind you never been to spain either :-) 

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Caldou on Jan 27th, 2015 at 2:12pm
Hotel. my mistake. Don't try to speak another language without a dictionnary when tired :P

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Thearos on Jan 27th, 2015 at 3:19pm
Perhaps fly to Valencia or Denia, then take the ferry ?

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by algorias on Jan 27th, 2015 at 6:00pm
The ferry from Denia or Valencia is actually included in their 200€ special deal. A direct flight to either of those cities is gonna be hard to find, I think.

Caldou got the gist of the first email, the second one is actually about a presentation of slinging that will be held on the 31st of January at FITUR (spanish tourism fair)  taking place in Madrid.

CA, if you end up going via Zürich airport, that's literally 5 mins by train from where I live. Tell me your flight number so I can come shoot rocks at your plane  ;D

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Steven on Jan 27th, 2015 at 11:11pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 26th, 2015 at 7:22pm:
Can someone translate these emails I've received. I presume they're for posting on the site, I don't read spanish:

email 1:

H E L L O;

We would CONTACT PERSONS MAY BE
INTERESTED IN TRAVEL TO MALLORCA TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
EVENT REPRESENTING ; SPORT , CULTURE , HISTORY AND
IS PART OF OUR ANCIENT HERITAGE BALEAR, EL

                                 R O C T I O N H O N D A

The intent of this Federacio Balearic Fona Tir ( Shot with Honda )
is re- organizing an international meeting of slingshots , the
which would include a comprehensive program ; Lectures, Exhibitions, Workshop
preparation of slings, mini training course , chuck all
participants also the possibility to witness the best
Balearic launchers , because there will be a competition with participants
the islands of Mallorca , Menorca and Ibiza , etc. etc , in addition to performing
several cultural tours within the island of Mallorca.

              2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

This meeting daria start the day Friday, February 27 and end on
Sunday night March 1, 2015
(ideally would reach the 26th and march on Monday morning Day 2 )

It depends on where Low Cost flights from different cities are there out
Spanish , there are also boat to the island of Mallorca, from the port of
Denia in Alicante or from Valencia.

We have contacted these shipping and also with hotels, and
Special prices you can offer for 200 € all inclusive pack
200 € , which would include ; Return the boat from Denia and Valencia hotel
3 *** with full board (4 nights ) and several visits of cultural interest .

If you have children under 12 years would have a discount
50% , meaning that the price would be € 100 for each child.

The fully wishing cum on their own, because we commit
go to meet him at the port or airport and take you on where you stay .

For any information you can contact me and I pus report .

regards

[/ quote] from translate.google.com

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 28th, 2015 at 6:09am
cheers - that's sort of what i figured it said :-)

Although I really liked the fact that I'd had spanish translated into english by a frenchman :thumb:

Now that's international !

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 28th, 2015 at 6:11am

algorias wrote on Jan 27th, 2015 at 6:00pm:
The ferry from Denia or Valencia is actually included in their 200€ special deal. A direct flight to either of those cities is gonna be hard to find, I think.

Caldou got the gist of the first email, the second one is actually about a presentation of slinging that will be held on the 31st of January at FITUR (spanish tourism fair)  taking place in Madrid.

CA, if you end up going via Zürich airport, that's literally 5 mins by train from where I live. Tell me your flight number so I can come shoot rocks at your plane  ;D


lmao - now that's funny :-)



Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Morphy on Jan 30th, 2015 at 4:59pm
Wow... Sounds fun... Haven't slung a rock for a while now but it sure would be fun to go all the same.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Jaegoor on Feb 4th, 2015 at 4:40am
The time until the big meeting is very low. Information unfortunately. E mail takes forever to get an answer. That just makes me very sad.  :( :( :( :( :-/ :-/ :-/ :-[ :-[ :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 5th, 2015 at 7:45am
well My passport is now sorted. 6 hour roundtrip to peterborough.

and yeah, so far no answer on email saying I'm coming.

Also need to get hold of david for general info.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Jaegoor on Feb 5th, 2015 at 8:28am

There is no commitment for housing. Slowly, the time is very short

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 6th, 2015 at 7:04am
hotels, should be some still open.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by David Morningstar on Feb 9th, 2015 at 6:17am
I just got this information about hotel bookings:

Hello David;


We do it for you, because they give us a special price.

We deeling with diferents companys, but in the next days we confirm you the hotel.

Please we need:

How menny people is coming ?

Day and time you arrive ?

Day and time you fly back ?

Later I tell you the finale price, if the room is singel or doubble.

Regrads

Pep Ribas Ribas
0034-607-800439

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 9th, 2015 at 2:40pm
flights booked :-)

Getting into palma about 17:00 on the 26th.

So just waiting on pep for hotel info.

I did find  a ridiculously cheap deal last night, but I'll wait for pep's reply before booking anything myself.

This is going to be fun :-)

Ryanair want £20 for a suitcase. I think for 5 days I'll need a case. Still works out under £200

***

So ryanair charge £20 for a suitcase and german wings charge £16.
Given the amount of stuff you can't take in carry on luggage, It's not exactly optional.

Oh well, done now.

Just waiting on pep ribasribas for hotel costs.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by balearic-sling on Feb 10th, 2015 at 12:22pm
ok people,  we have slingers from more than ten countries in the competition, problably the biggest tournament of all the times. If you are interested you still have time to come to mallorca on the 26,27, 28 of february and 1 of march.
problably we are going to be more than 60 slingers!!!!

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 11th, 2015 at 6:29am
Excellent :-) :thumb:

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 15th, 2015 at 6:59am
Translation needed :-)

[edit]“ II  TIRADA  INTERNACIONAL  DE  TIR  DE  FONA “

“ LOS  HONDEROS  BALEARICOS “



La federacio Balear de Tir de Fona esta preparando un amplio programa de actividades relacionados con el tiro con honda, estas tendrán lugar desde el 27 y 28 de febrero hasta el dia 1 de marzo, Dia de les illes Balears.

Algunos de los lugares en donde se ubicaran estos, entrenos, competiciones, exposiciones, charlas, visitas culturales serán; Arta, Felanitx, Sa Pobla, Castillo San Carlos y Castell de Bellver.


Durante estos tres días no solo participaran honderos de Mallorca, Menorca e Ibiza, si no que también vendrán representantes de los siguientes países; Inglaterra, Suiza,  Republica Checa, Alemania, Holanda, Austria, Rumania, Marruecos, Uruguay, Tibet, entre otros posibles.


Tambien se desplazaran personas desde ciudades españolas como; Madrid, Aragon, Valencia, Cordoba, Malaga , Almeria, Granada, Cartagena, Arande del Duero y alguno mas que todavía se pueden añadir.


Para este importante encuentro internacional la federacio Balera de Tir de Fona cuenta con la ayuda y colaboración de; Govern Balear, Consell de Mallorca, los Ayuntamientos de Palma, Artá, Felanitx y Sa Pobla, Balearia, asi como de unas importantes cadenas hoteleras.


En los próximos días se dara a conocer exactamente los lugares, días y horarios de cada una de estas actividades clasificadas deportivas, culturales, patrimonio de nuestras islas y también con un importante toque turístico ya que estas personas tendrán la oportunidad de conocer la isla de Mallorca desde otros puntos de vista aparte de sol, playa, fiesta o relax.



Pep Ribas Ribas[/edit]

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 25th, 2015 at 1:06pm
I'm so jealous. I hope everyone has a great time! Next year I will make it all the way from Washington State USA.

Take lots of photos please!!!!

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by balearic-sling on Mar 10th, 2015 at 1:46pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WugxG6LR5sw

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 10th, 2015 at 2:38pm
lol just how many times are you going to post that video luis ?
:whistle:

Next meeting is 2017 end of feb - beginnig of march
And I would be delighted if even one american made it :-)

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 10th, 2015 at 4:52pm
http://www.tirdefona.org/Actas/Actas2015/TIiradaInternacional01032015.pdf

http://www.tirdefona.org/Actas/Actas2015/crestaitx28022015.pdf ;) ;)

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Morphy on Mar 10th, 2015 at 5:03pm
Did the international group compete against the balearic slingers as well? Or were they a separate group?

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 10th, 2015 at 5:19pm
there were two tournaments. I have not understood correctly. was not logical

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Thearos on Mar 10th, 2015 at 7:02pm
Is distancia 1 20 m, and distancia 2 30m ?

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 11th, 2015 at 8:58am
distances were 10 metres for kids and women
and 20 metres for everyone else.

In the team competitions everyone competes at 20 metres Including kids and women.

And no it wasn't particularly logical.

So basically there was a team competition where they had 2 rounds of 5 shots each.

Us foreigners got shoehorned into that and had 1 round of 5 shots each.
That was the saturday in sa pobla

Then there was the main international competition where everybody competed together. We all had 2 rounds of 5 shots each.

That was in the sea fort in palma.

Unfortunately - due mainly to time taken up by speeches - we never got a chance to sling at 30 metres.
And given that most of us were slinging high I reckon we'd have stood a better chance of hitting a 30 metre target than a 20 metre :-) 

These are all things that will (hopefully) get sorted for 2017.
Along with time for us foreigners to do some real practice.

Balearic practice consists of a long line of people throwing 2 rocks each.
Personally I like a good 100 throws as a warmup. And had to do most of these with an empty sling.

But heh given that I'd never slung at a balearic target before, let alone in a competition and hadn't actually slung anything much at all over winter (it's too dark when i take the dog out) - I'm just chuffed I wasn't last in either competition and didn't blank in either - which surprising number of locals did. 

Couple hours intensive practice and I'd be up there.
I'dalso like to have tried out different styles and a baleric sling - but again we just didn't have either the time or the opportunity.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by Morphy on Mar 11th, 2015 at 4:24pm
When I read the schedule you posted C_A it seemed like it was a very busy couple of days. I would prefer the ability to spend the first day there just gathering and sorting rocks in preperation for the tournament. Maybe I misread it though?

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by lobohunter on Feb 23rd, 2016 at 3:04pm
I do wish I kept my eye on the forum more. its to late for me to be able to come. but I would certainly love too. It is a goal of mine

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by lobohunter on Feb 23rd, 2016 at 3:05pm
oh 2017 count me in.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 24th, 2016 at 6:52am
Oh hell yeah I want the forums official sasquatch there :-)

The odds are this is now a yearly thing.

so plan for the last week march next year mate :thumb:

If we could field an actual slinging.org team, that would be awesome :-)

Not sure if there'll be five of us there this year - or if jaegoor would join ;-)
he does have his own slinging organisation after all.

But it'll be something I'll discuss.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by lobohunter on Feb 24th, 2016 at 3:36pm
that should be  a go for me. just received my new pass port last month so far only used it in Mexico.  that's before I have any hikes planned  Ill do my best to make it

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 25th, 2016 at 5:57am
this is the thread for this years meeting: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1452773455

think you missed it completely lobo :-)

I'm off tomorrow morning, packing and last minute stuff today.

Title: Re: 2nd INTERNATIONAL SLINGING COMPETITION IN MALLORCA
Post by 13North144East on Jun 4th, 2016 at 1:48am
Hafa Adai Folks,

My name is Roman Dela Cruz, I hpe that things are well for you all.

iI was born and raised in Guam--the only place in the world with a Slingstone on its national flag (so ive heard). Our people used to be tremendously skilled with the slingstone in precolonial days and now were at the dawn of a Sliingstone Revival. We are hoping if anyone might be able to help with any information on slinging tournaments/world championships/etc... that we might be able to send a team to. We believe that competing overseas could be a good goal to work towards to keep our folks motivated. if there might be an International Organization that we might be able to work, wed love to make contact and see how we might be able to move forward.

any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance. Rock On!

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