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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 14th, 2020 at 10:08pm

Title: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 14th, 2020 at 10:08pm
Itís that time again!† As everyone gets ready for SITH, thereís no better way to sharpen your sling-making skills than to build a sling out of trash and maybe even win some prizes!

Hereís the rules:
1. The sling must be made of at least two materials, and at least one of the materials should be garbage.
2. Post a video on YouTube showing you successfully making 5 consecutive throws using ammunition that weighs more than 50g... preferably a tennis ball, but rocks are ok if you donít have any tennis balls on hand.† Indoor videos are ok too, but we need to see some real throws to make sure your sling holds up.
3. You may make multiple entries. No repeats from last year though. Try something new!

Thatís it! Be creative.† †Bonus points for entertaining videos that tell a story. Videos must be posted by April 1, 2021. The prize is a Grim Workshop fishing card and cordage tool (photo below) . Joe Meadmaker is also putting up some mead!

Have fun!

Updates:
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Here are the entries in order of submissions:

Kick: https://youtu.be/14Ac4gUOOns

joe_meadmaker: https://youtu.be/dXSQnTlheCg

Nooc: https://youtu.be/NZk64NVig20

Morphy: https://youtu.be/49y4vprYmNg

Mersa: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MtIINzsIS8A

Peashooter: https://youtu.be/vjuWU82RGkI

Prize photo:


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Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 15th, 2020 at 6:11am
Awesome! My one last year was a bit of cheat I feel so I'll have to see what I can do this time.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 15th, 2020 at 11:12am
Nice!† I was wondering if you were going to post this challenge again.† I thought of doing it myself.

As the reigning champion of the Trash Sling Challenge, I'll donate a prize for the winner of this year's challenge.† Just a hint.† It will come in a bottle.† ;)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 15th, 2020 at 1:30pm
Now I'm very interested.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 15th, 2020 at 11:28pm
Ooh!  I might have to actually compete this year and give up my role as dictatorial judge!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 16th, 2020 at 4:53pm
I'd like to see that entry!† Even if it means this challenge will turn into a poll like the pumpkin challenge, or some other method of voting.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Nov 16th, 2020 at 6:07pm
Iíll get involved in this for sure, but I really want to push myself this time .

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 17th, 2020 at 12:38pm
Joe, how much cash can fit in a bottle? I'm not picky any amount over a hundred will do!

Ok I'm tentatively in on this one. The SITH one is going to be a beast but this will give me something fun to mess with. Let's kick some trash.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 17th, 2020 at 2:30pm

Morphy wrote on Nov 17th, 2020 at 12:38pm:
Joe, how much cash can fit in a bottle? I'm not picky any amount over a hundred will do!

I will consider.† But you'll have to post the most amazingly super awesome video that has ever been posted on slinging.org before.† :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 17th, 2020 at 4:08pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Nov 17th, 2020 at 2:30pm:

Morphy wrote on Nov 17th, 2020 at 12:38pm:
Joe, how much cash can fit in a bottle? I'm not picky any amount over a hundred will do!

I will consider.† But you'll have to post the most amazingly super awesome video that has ever been posted on slinging.org before.† :D


I'll see myself out...  ;D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 17th, 2020 at 6:47pm
Itís really not that hard to make a decent video. All you need to do is tell some sort of story (as opposed to being overly focused on technical nuances of slinging), make copious use of jump cuts (removing excessive repetition and unnecessary motions that can be assumed like reloading ... this goes along with not being too technical) in your editor of choice, and grab some free music from filmmusic.io

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Nov 17th, 2020 at 10:47pm
All music is free if you know where to get it my good man. The viruses that come with it are just a bonus.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 17th, 2020 at 11:57pm
Ha! I mean royalty free. It costs nothing but a line in the credits for attribution, and itís 100% sanctioned for use in your video. I had a specific song I wanted to use in a video announcing the birth of my son several years ago, and to keep it all above-board, it cost me $200 for a non-commercial license to use the song one time! I can usually find something that fits the mood of my videos on filmmusic.io these days.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Nov 24th, 2020 at 9:40pm
I was just told about this after posting pics of a trash sling. can't wait to make something upcycled!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Nov 25th, 2020 at 2:43am
I got mine finished yesterday. I'll be taking it out later this week :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 25th, 2020 at 4:15pm
Looking forward to it Kick!† I have the raw materials for mine.† Although I might try to do a couple this year since there is so much time.† I'll be getting to that as soon as my SITH sling is done, which is getting there.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 9th, 2020 at 10:43am
Done! I took so long all the snow seen in the video is LONG gone.

Not the most successful but it was darn fun :D

https://youtu.be/14Ac4gUOOns

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 9th, 2020 at 2:57pm
Oh man!† I'm working on something extremely similar.† It's all good.† I'm happy to be a copycat.† :D

Nice sling Kick!† How would you rate the strength?† Do you think it could go for a while, or likely to break after a fairly small number of throws?† From your video, I wasn't sure if the rock just slipped out or if the sling actually broke.† Not holding up for very long is the concern I have with the one I'm putting together.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 9th, 2020 at 4:55pm
I'm not sure entirely. I think it could last a fair while. Abrasion moght be a problem but I always use smooth stones so it would take a while to wear out. It has a fair amount of stretch but I can't tell if that's the twining "evening out", the fibres pulling apart or the plastic itself stretching. I haven't pushed it all that far but it seems sturdy enough to last a fairly long time so I would say it's survival-situation-friendly. I've think it would have to be a pretty heavy rock to straight up snap it.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 10th, 2020 at 1:41am
Love it Kick! 

I really need to get mine started. Itís going to take a while if I can pull off what I hope to build :)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Dec 10th, 2020 at 3:24am
Great stuff kick, I might see what trash builds up over Christmas and see what I can get

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Dec 10th, 2020 at 5:22pm
Lol seems like it's a common theme

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 11th, 2020 at 7:08am
I laughed multiple times during the video. Something about taking bread out of your sling before use struck me as amusing. And dropping the rock in front of your (I assume) significant other definitely reminds me of some of my experiences. I plan on using whatever Ricky bandit uses to send me his SITH sling in for making my sling. Slingception I think it's called.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 11th, 2020 at 2:48pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 11th, 2020 at 7:08am:
And dropping the rock in front of your (I assume) significant other definitely reminds me of some of my experiences

She found it hilarious...

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 11th, 2020 at 11:18pm
Trash Sling entry number two!† I might do another one if something interesting comes to mind.† But this sling worked better than I expected, despite being a little finicky.

https://youtu.be/dXSQnTlheCg

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by IronGoober on Dec 12th, 2020 at 1:01am
Joe, NICE! You adjusted to the new release timing really quickly.

You're into disc golf too! I've been hittin' the disc golf hard since March.  What do you think about trying to do a video on Brodie Smith's tagline for the end of his videos? It could be entertaining... I'm thinking of doing one myself.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 12th, 2020 at 10:30am
Thanks man!

The basket got put in because there used to be a trampoline in that spot (junky one that came with the house).† I got rid of it, and then that area (all by itself) turned into a garden of goldenrod, stuff with thorns, and other weeds.† Being that I had to dig it out anyway, I wanted to do something more interesting than just plant grass.† It is cool having a basket in the yard.† I'm much more of a casual player.† My year sounds like it's been the opposite of yours.† I've only been out a few times.

I'm fairly certain I know the tagline you're talking about.† I've thought about trying that quite a few times.† I think I have an idea for a pouch that would work.† The problem is I can't think of any way to keep the disc flat during the throw and into the release.† But because that the trash sling is done, this could be something to look into.† :)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by IronGoober on Dec 12th, 2020 at 2:58pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 12th, 2020 at 10:30am:
I think I have an idea for a pouch that would work.

There was a post from J or Sarosh a while ago that mentioned that a "Y" sling was able to sling flat stones and get them to spin correctly. I have yet to try it, but I think a scaled up version for a disc would be the best thing.  It would be fun to try.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 12th, 2020 at 6:03pm
That's a good thought.† That might work better than what I had in mind.† I was thinking more of a net pouch that would wrap around the disc.† A Y-pouch would give three points of contact too, which could help with stability.† I think I'm going to give that a try and will post any results.† I'll start a new thread though so we don't distract from the Trash Sling Challenge anymore than we already have.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 17th, 2020 at 2:59pm
How did I miss this for several days?!
Great video Joe!  Nicely executed. It seems like bag-based cordage is all the rage this year. I love the ďnaturalĒ pouch too.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Dec 17th, 2020 at 5:11pm
Yeah joe great stuff, Iíve been a little pre occupied, Iíve only sling once in the past 2 months since the pumpkin challenge, need to get my but into gear

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 17th, 2020 at 8:20pm
Thanks guys!



NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 17th, 2020 at 2:59pm:
I love the ďnaturalĒ pouch too.

That was the first part.† The soap was gone and I was about to throw the bottle in the recycle bin.† Then it hit me, 'You know, the top of this thing looks kind of like a pouch...'

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 17th, 2020 at 9:52pm
I know that feeling. I had a plan for my trash sling, but then today I found myself squirreling away new trash and thinking I could make a sling from an unexpected source. I might have to do multiple entries.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Dec 17th, 2020 at 10:44pm
This may have already been covered but I like the concept and am so ready to get started I have no time to read this whole thread to see if this had been previously discussed...

So what constitutes and defines trash? 
Some people have some unique garbage...

How do we know someone isnt gonna say "well of course I threw away the hair from my horse's tail and mane after I shaved them" or some outlandish thing lol...   ;)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 18th, 2020 at 4:43am
I think it will have to be a case by case basis. By the way, I have a load of sisal fibre just hanging around in a bin so I think that's probably trash...

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 18th, 2020 at 10:03am
So far we have left it up to self-interpretation. When the competition is big enough that we have a $10,000 cash prize, we may have to rethink that a bit.

I think I spelled it out more last year. The main criteria for trash is that you canít buy something (like a roll of yarn) just to make the sling, but itís ok to use store-bought things like yarn or glue as long as the majority of the sling is ďtrashĒ.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 18th, 2020 at 10:17am

Blnkfrst Nolstnam wrote on Dec 17th, 2020 at 10:44pm:
How do we know someone isnt gonna say "well of course I threw away the hair from my horse's tail and mane after I shaved them" or some outlandish thing lol...† †;)


What a coincidence, I threw away my leather scraps and paracord yesterday.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 18th, 2020 at 10:27am
Hereís my original description:


NooneOfConsequence wrote on 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.

Good luck!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Dec 19th, 2020 at 12:51pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 18th, 2020 at 10:17am:

Blnkfrst Nolstnam wrote on Dec 17th, 2020 at 10:44pm:
How do we know someone isnt gonna say "well of course I threw away the hair from my horse's tail and mane after I shaved them" or some outlandish thing lol...† †;)


What a coincidence, I threw away my leather scraps and paracord yesterday.


:-? :-[  Now u see that's what I am talking about that isnt trash u just storing ur leather scraps in a trash can with some other things that maybe of no use...  lol...   Or maybe u should take ur garbage out more often...    ;D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Dec 19th, 2020 at 7:07pm

Blnkfrst Nolstnam wrote on Dec 19th, 2020 at 12:51pm:

Morphy wrote on Dec 18th, 2020 at 10:17am:

Blnkfrst Nolstnam wrote on Dec 17th, 2020 at 10:44pm:
How do we know someone isnt gonna say "well of course I threw away the hair from my horse's tail and mane after I shaved them" or some outlandish thing lol...† †;)


What a coincidence, I threw away my leather scraps and paracord yesterday.


:-? :-[† Now u see that's what I am talking about that isnt trash u just storing ur leather scraps in a trash can with some other things that maybe of no use...† lol...† †Or maybe u should take ur garbage out more often...† † ;D


Cabinets and drawers are for the filthy bourgeoisie. I keep my supplies in my garbage can along with my other trash like a sensible man.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 19th, 2020 at 10:07pm
The only sensible thing to do is make a sling out of the garbage can itself!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Dec 20th, 2020 at 3:41pm
LMAO...  Now we r talking nooneofconsequence but I fear it will be a bit stiff might take some time to limber it up...

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 20th, 2020 at 5:07pm

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Dec 21st, 2020 at 3:03pm
Lmao...  Does a lion limber up before he takes down a gazelle... Speaking  of twinkies I would love one...

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 20th, 2021 at 1:29am
Finally got around to working on my trash sling again.† Iíll be throwing with it tomorrow if I can, and then I will need to work on the video. Hereís a little preview/teaser.
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Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 22nd, 2021 at 12:22pm

I've just knotted up a couple of old bootlaces to a plastic bread bag. I'll have a chuck tomorrow if the weathers nice.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 22nd, 2021 at 1:44pm
Welcome to the challenge DM!† Canít wait to see what youíve got!

Shockingly, my freeze-dried cantaloupe sling was a failure... on to the backup plan.† Thatís going to delay my video for a few more days.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 28th, 2021 at 12:37am
Well... several after more failures I finally think I have a functional trash sling. Iíll try slinging some tennis balls tomorrow if I have time. 

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 28th, 2021 at 7:57am
Awesome!  Looking forward to yours as well David!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 28th, 2021 at 9:22am
Good news! I finally got a pouch and cord combination that actually worked. I managed to film a few shots this morning (surprisingly accurate), and now I just need to compile and edit the footage. I canít promise that itíll be as entertaining as the pumpkin challenge, but it was certainly as complicated of a project... especially with all of the failed attempts.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:19am
Finally done!
Here is my entry into the second annual Trash Sling Challenge:


https://youtu.be/NZk64NVig20


...also, I put a list of entries on the first post so everyone can see all the entries in one place.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:33am
Those truly are some trash slings :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:47am

Kick wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 10:33am:
Those truly are some trash slings :D


That was the goal!
I was trying to make the trashiest functional sling I could come up with... it took a few tries to get to the ďfunctionalĒ part :)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:52am
Great video. Love that tool you used for making plastic cordage. +1 for the trauma shears as well.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:57am
Awesome!† I laughed so hard during the tests with the first sling.† Your dog had to be thinking, 'He's usually way better at throwing than this'.† :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 1st, 2021 at 12:31pm

Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:52am:
Great video. Love that tool you used for making plastic cordage. +1 for the trauma shears as well.


I love medical shears!† †Did you know the TSA will actually let you carry them on an airplane?

I am a little bummed about giving up on the plastic cordage before figuring out that I really just needed to wet the corn husks, but I wanted to get my entry posted, so I opted not to keep filming.

@Joe LOL! My dog was almost as confused as I was!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by IronGoober on Feb 1st, 2021 at 1:46pm
Loved it.

I wonder if you could have been able to get away with a single strip of the plastic cordage, instead of braiding it? 

What was the inspiration for the food waste theme? (loved the supergluing scene)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 1st, 2021 at 2:30pm

IronGoober wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 1:46pm:
Loved it.

I wonder if you could have been able to get away with a single strip of the plastic cordage, instead of braiding it?†

What was the inspiration for the food waste theme? (loved the supergluing scene)



I definitely could've used a single strand.† There's plenty of strength there, and a multi-stranded soda bottle cord is definitely not ideal, but I thought using a single strip would be way less entertaining :)

The food theme was not intentional.† Most of the trash generated in my house comes from the kitchen, and I definitely don't want to make any slings from trash found in the diaper pail! (...or do I??? Hmmm)†

Plastic bags have already been done a few times.  There's still plenty that could be done with those materials (trash bag Balearic anyone?), but I was looking for something a little different just for the challenge of working with new materials.†

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 3:25am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 2:30pm:
trash bag Balearic anyone?

Well now I know what I'm doing for my next attempt...

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 3:47am
Great stuff nooc, I have all my materials I collected over Christmas I just need to make some time to craft something up

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 8:14am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 12:31pm:

Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:52am:
Great video. Love that tool you used for making plastic cordage. +1 for the trauma shears as well.


I love medical shears!† †Did you know the TSA will actually let you carry them on an airplane?

I am a little bummed about giving up on the plastic cordage before figuring out that I really just needed to wet the corn husks, but I wanted to get my entry posted, so I opted not to keep filming.

@Joe LOL! My dog was almost as confused as I was!


These are the ones I use at work. If your other ones ever break I can vouch that these work very well.

[url]XSHEAR 7.5Ē Black Titanium Coated Extreme Duty Trauma Shears. Tough and Durable Medical Scissors for The Paramedic, EMT, Nurse or Any Emergency Healthcare Provider https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZQBO4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8EW69168DEPY3VBNGDG1[/url]

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:24pm
https://youtu.be/49y4vprYmNg

;)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:45pm
Iíd say nice slinging there Morphy, but Iíd be lying ;D

Love it!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:48pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:45pm:
Iíd say nice slinging there Morphy, but Iíd be lying ;D

Love it!


Some of the best compliments Iíve ever received have been lies. Please donít let my lack of skill stop you.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 12:04am

Morphy wrote on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:48pm:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:45pm:
Iíd say nice slinging there Morphy, but Iíd be lying ;D

Love it!


Some of the best compliments Iíve ever received have been lies. Please donít let my lack of skill stop you.


Oh no!  Thatís not it at all. Itís MY lack of skills at lying that holds me back, but itís not a lie to say that your ziplock rock-chucking skills will beat my cantaloupe sling powers any day of the week.

You know, it just occurred to me that you might supercharge your trash sling if you plugged it into Vetís thumb plane!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 2:09am
Hahaha. Makes me want to put a usb drive in my next bow. Or your SITH sling.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 9:34am
I'm still upset that, first you cut the tab off my SITH, and then after using it yourself, you just threw it in the trash.  [smiley=angry.gif]


Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 9:43am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 9:34am:
I'm still upset that, first you cut the tab off my SITH, and then after using it yourself, you just threw it in the trash.† [smiley=angry.gif]


Actually what I was going to do is send it to you a couple days before your real SITH sling and pretend I was actually serious lol. But no that's too far even for me.

I had more hope at first. My shots weren't too far off. Well some. But as it went on it became laughably bad. I need practice .† :'(† ::)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 11:38am
Nice!† Your second and third shots trying to beat the falling rock were pretty darn close.

Good attempt on the trash sling too.† You might have been the first to pull stuff out of the trash as opposed to just using stuff that was going to go in.† :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 12:38pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 11:38am:
Nice!† Your second and third shots trying to beat the falling rock were pretty darn close.

Good attempt on the trash sling too.† You might have been the first to pull stuff out of the trash as opposed to just using stuff that was going to go in.† :D


Thanks Joe. Well my first shot with the normal sling I actually had a bit of hope that I might get a lucky hit. But that was not to be. I always have fun slinging though. Regardless of how bad I may be.† ;D ;D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 2:31pm
The confidence with which you wielded the scissors instantly told me you cut the wrong length :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 2:42pm

Kick wrote on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 2:31pm:
The confidence with which you wielded the scissors instantly told me you cut the wrong length :D


LOLOL. Touchť sir touchť.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by IronGoober on Feb 4th, 2021 at 1:58am

Morphy wrote on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 10:24pm:
https://youtu.be/49y4vprYmNg

;)

I thoroughly enjoyed the title, despite it being false. No one would hit the target with those garbage stones.

Have you ever noticed that your power-pull (power-stroke or whatever you call it) is almost exactly like your over-shoulder throw?  The one video that you just did the one throw and then decided that, "yeah, that was ok, and gall darn it, I'm a good person".   Anyway, just an observation.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Feb 4th, 2021 at 7:34am
Ive actually never even considered that IG. Ive been learning a lot recently from you all. What you saw in that video was not "quite" how I throw. I realized that afterwards. Reverting to bad habits and all that. Can't wait to get some decent ammo made and start practicing again.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Feb 5th, 2021 at 7:10pm
I will try get this done today

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Feb 23rd, 2021 at 12:55pm
I still have to make a video but I have finished my sling despite the universe's better attempts at stopping me so if my video sucks forgive me and plz dont close the contest I am trying lol...

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 23rd, 2021 at 3:32pm
Awesome!  Canít wait to see what you came up with.

And if your video looks like trash... itíll fit the theme of the competition ;D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 25th, 2021 at 4:38pm
Well, time is getting short, so itís probably about time to announce a prize to encourage people who are on the fence to jump in.

The winner will receive a Grim Workshop fishing card and a slightly used Grim workshop cordage tool, complete with spare blades. This is the same cordage tool I used in my trash sling video.


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Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Feb 25th, 2021 at 4:41pm
OOOoooooo now I would actually want to win :D

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 25th, 2021 at 4:46pm
... and winner will be selected by community votes rather than my personal diktat. I am excluding myself from the prize, so it would go to the runner-up if I somehow got the most votes.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 25th, 2021 at 4:49pm

Kick wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 4:41pm:
OOOoooooo now I would actually want to win :D


You have a month to put in as many entries as you want! Obviously votes for each entry will be counted separately.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Mar 2nd, 2021 at 10:02pm
All filmed just need to edit and upload.
Coming soon.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Mar 5th, 2021 at 8:04am
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MtIINzsIS8A

Here you go


Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 5th, 2021 at 10:54am
Nice!† That pouch actually looked pretty fancy.† Looked like a ribbon.
I like the testing with different styles too. :thumb:

Sad ending though.† :'(

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Mar 5th, 2021 at 11:48am
Much nicer looking than my attempt.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Mar 5th, 2021 at 6:57pm
Mersa youre going to have to smear some trash juice on that or something. Its way to nice to be called trash.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Mar 5th, 2021 at 7:42pm
Yeah thanks guys, it was made from a gold ribbon a white ribbon and the sleeves my bow limbs came in. Basically the gift wrapping that came on my bow limbs minus the cardboard box.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 12th, 2021 at 8:05pm
In addition to the awesome prize from NOC, here's what I'll be throwing in.† This is my newest mead.† It's a traditional made from goldenrod honey.† Very unique (in a good way) taste.† I'll actually throw in a bottle for first and second place.† If I win either of those rankings, that bottle will bump down to the third place winner.

Also, if someone doesn't drink or just isn't interested in this as a prize (which is totally cool), I'll send a sling instead.




Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Mar 15th, 2021 at 10:23am
Oooo I would love a sample!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 15th, 2021 at 7:53pm
There's a couple weeks left.† Get a sling made and post a video of a few throws.† :)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 28th, 2021 at 10:40pm
Only a few days left!  Any more entries?

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Peashooter on Mar 29th, 2021 at 1:06am
Iíll try to sneak one in a here, but my video skills leave a lot to be desired.† Pretty happy with my trash sling though.† :)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Peashooter on Mar 31st, 2021 at 1:53am
https://youtu.be/vjuWU82RGkI

Hereís my entry. I hope it worked.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Mersa on Mar 31st, 2021 at 2:08am
Awesome entry pea shooter, looks like a very functional trash sling

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Kick on Mar 31st, 2021 at 5:06am
That's great! That's far tougher looking cord than I thought could be made from masks. Awesome job!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 31st, 2021 at 10:26am
Wow!† Great sling man!† :thumb:

This year is going to be a tough competition.† Every entry has been really good.

Anyone else?!† Get a video posted by tomorrow!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by IronGoober on Mar 31st, 2021 at 10:50am
Love the mask sling. I think I'm gonna have to say it's my favorite so far.

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Morphy on Mar 31st, 2021 at 11:30am
Not only was it very appropriate for the 2020 competition it seemed to work great as well. You had some great shots!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 31st, 2021 at 9:13pm
Itís nice to see some fresh faces. Great shooting and great idea for a trash sling peashooter!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by Peashooter on Mar 31st, 2021 at 11:34pm
Thanks for the compliments yíall  :)

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by StoneHuevos on Apr 8th, 2021 at 1:05pm
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?!

Title: Re: Trash Sling Challenge 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 8th, 2021 at 4:47pm
It was the 1st of April (mentioned in the first post of this topic).† :(

You can still post a video if you want.† I think we would all like to see it.

You can also vote for the winner here: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1617637262.† I don't think anyone is going to catch Peashooter at this point.

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