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Message started by kicktheotter on Oct 14th, 2016 at 7:34am

Title: Hello from Finland!
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 14th, 2016 at 7:34am
Hi! I'm a long time stalker of the forum and only now got around to getting a log in. I've been slinging now for two years (about) and made quite a few slings along the way. It's so great that for such a "niche" hobby the community is wide and has such great resources. Can't wait to help contribute what little I can :)

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by jeffbonds on Oct 14th, 2016 at 11:42am
welcome from Alabama in the USA

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Bill Skinner on Oct 14th, 2016 at 8:55pm
And another welcome from the US.

I believe Timpa is also from Finland.  Whether or not you are close to each other is another story. ;D

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 15th, 2016 at 6:29am
I've watched a lot of his videos and they're really great but yeah I think he's further North than I am :D

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by curious_aardvark on Oct 15th, 2016 at 11:25am

Kick wrote on Oct 15th, 2016 at 6:29am:
I've watched a lot of his videos and they're really great but yeah I think he's further North than I am :D


I bet that is a relief :-)

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by kentuckythrower on Oct 20th, 2016 at 11:19pm
Hello and welcome aboard!!! It has been a coons age since I've logged onto this site. Happy to see another Finn has taken up this hobby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My wife is Finn!!!!! I'm probably the only American member that understands "SISU"! Maybe we can meet during Vaapu?

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by kicktheotter on Oct 21st, 2016 at 9:47am
Well I suppose I should come clean. I'm actually English but I'm living in Finland and my girlfriend is Finnish and I've been visiting Finland since I was a baby. Lots of open space, forests, lakes, saunas, summer cottages... I may not have been born here but it's definitely home :D

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Kick on Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:16am
Wait a minute! I was slinging for two years before joining the forum!? OK. So I've been slinging now for almost 7 years now. Why wasn't I better by the time I joined and why aren't I better now? :D

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Mersa on Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:18am
You’re a big contributor now!!

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Kick on Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:19am
Some would say I contribute too much :D Edging ever closer to 3000 posts.

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Jauke on Jul 4th, 2020 at 1:06pm

Kick wrote on Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:16am:
Wait a minute! I was slinging for two years before joining the forum!? OK. So I've been slinging now for almost 7 years now. Why wasn't I better by the time I joined and why aren't I better now? :D



On a serious note, many here have this problem including me
We call ourselves slingers of 5 years, 10 years or 20 years, but tis meaningless.
Our actual skill level is determined by how much we train consistently according to a fixed protocol
Having fun with a sling once a week at a park for a lifetime isn't going to make a good slinger

You need consistent practice and method like Jaegoor.
The problem is that we lack time/space and good teachers.
I think give Jaegoor a pupil with time and he could train a slinger in a month that is better than most of us

Many of us suck because we don't take the hobby seriously enough, I hadn't until recently

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Kick on Jul 4th, 2020 at 2:34pm
Very true. Just the short time talking with him and getting pointers during the International was invaluable. I really think meeting other slingers in person is so useful which makes being in Finland, with no other slingers but Timpa up north who I've yet to meet, a little sucky.

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Mersa on Jul 15th, 2020 at 5:10am
Well the global environment might just make my plans for Mallorca fall through again >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Kick on Jul 15th, 2020 at 6:57am
There's still time. A lot can change in just, a few months. I guess that also means it could get worse...

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by IronGoober on Aug 13th, 2020 at 7:21pm

Kick wrote on Jul 15th, 2020 at 6:57am:
There's still time. A lot can change in just, a few months. I guess that also means it could get worse...


When is the international competition usually?

Title: Re: Hello from Finland!
Post by Kick on Aug 14th, 2020 at 10:19am
Last I heard it was planned 26th February to the 1st of May, but I don't know if that's changed.

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