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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 14th, 2021 at 11:58pm

Title: Virtual slinging competition
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 14th, 2021 at 11:58pm
A lot of forum members are already participating, but in case anyone has missed it, weíve had a weekly virtual slinging competition going for the last 3 weeks. The more the merrier, so please join in if you can. Itís a lot of fun!

The competitions are broadcast live on YouTube by Channing from Practical Paracord every Saturday:

Week 1 summary
https://youtu.be/vfhXkghpwg0

Week 2:
https://youtu.be/iMCv2rr7J6I

Week 3:
https://youtu.be/gN-XNL4-ZeQ

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by IronGoober on Nov 15th, 2021 at 12:09am
It's really fun, gentlemen! (and any lurking ladies)

I urge everyone who reads this to submit something, it is pretty quick and easy to just film yourself taking 10 shots. 2 rounds of 5. We've been using a standard balearic target (120 cm square (4ft) and 50cm diameter circle (20")), but anything can work. Then you just put the video on YouTube [u]unlisted[/u] and email the link to Channing.

There are 3 categories that we've done so far.
1. (Main event) Tennis balls at 13m.
2. Anything at 20m
3. Speed round, 13m, as many points/throws as you can in 60s.



Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Mersa on Nov 15th, 2021 at 2:48am
Yeah itís been super fun so far !!!

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Archaic Arms on Nov 15th, 2021 at 5:27am
Is this going to be ongoing?
I'm going to a retreat centre this week, but I will seek out a tennis court when I get back, and join the fray.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by IronGoober on Nov 15th, 2021 at 10:51am
As far as I know he is going to continue doing it every week.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 15th, 2021 at 2:09pm
+1.† It's been a great event.

A couple other things to note.† You don't have to participate in all events.† You can do just one, or any combination.† Also, some times it's hard to see in the video exactly where a ball hits the target.† So mention in your score (2 points for diana, 1 point for other hits) in the video to make it easy for Channing to tally the leader board.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Morphy on Nov 15th, 2021 at 6:19pm
Got to watch this for the first time the other day. Well done everyone. Good slinging all around.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Kick on Nov 16th, 2021 at 3:45am
I even joined as a co-host for the 2nd one :D It's great fun and it was annoying that I hurt my ankle and couldn't join the third one. Ankle is better now though so I'll be joining again. It's good fun.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 20th, 2021 at 5:27pm
Here's the one from today.

Week 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC_exDwPBXM

The next one is scheduled for next Saturday.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Morphy on Nov 20th, 2021 at 5:59pm
Why must you all tempt me so. Im trying to be lazy here.   ;)

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by IronGoober on Nov 21st, 2021 at 12:07am
Join us. Be weak. It feels good.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Morphy on Nov 21st, 2021 at 8:36am

IronGoober wrote on Nov 21st, 2021 at 12:07am:
Join us. Be weak. It feels good.



I was told about peer pressure with drugs...no one warned me about this though.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 21st, 2021 at 9:26am
Clear your mind, Morphy.  Feel the stone.  Come sling with us.

As I click 'Post Message', I'm doing the Jedi mind trick hand gesture.  So this should totally work.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Morphy on Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:03am
They say mind tricks only work on the weak minded Joe. .... Im In!!!

Ok, but also want to mention I want to invite Jaegoor to also join us in case hes not aware this is going on.  This seems to be the way of the future. Realistically weve actually talked about this for a few years now in passing but something odd is  going on in the slinging community. I dont know if you guys feel it but I do. Things are taking off, progressing and changing for the better. We are connecting now.

Anyways, formal invite to Jaegoor. It almost seems wrong not to have him as part of it too. It looks really fun. You WILL take part.  *mysterious hand wave*  ;D

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:56am
Iam still working on my target,  its definitely NOT balearic. But pallets

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Sarosh on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 11:49am
so do you warm up before?
some of you could get 5 dianas with a good warm up

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 1:50pm
There are no rules on a warm up.† The important aspect is to decide when you're recording your official entry for the contest, and then only use that.† Anyone can record round after round, and then take the best one.† That's what we're trying to avoid.

For me personally, I've been doing one short warm up.† I'll go out and throw about a dozen balls.† Then wait about 5 - 10 minutes.† And then record my entry.† There have been a couple entries that were done with no warmup at all.† I haven't been brave enough to do that yet.† :D

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by IronGoober on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 3:52pm
My round with no warm up was terrible! :) I like a bit of a warm up, but I think Joe's method is probably the most like what you'd get in a competition. If I recall correctly, according to Kick, sometimes he'd wait ~30 minutes or after warming up before it would be his turn to sling.

So, whatever you want to do should be fine. Honestly, it's not like there is much on the line, so even if someone does warm up a lot and does really well, the rest of us are just going to be happy that they did well! I know I'm pumped whenever anyone gets a diana!

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Kick on Nov 23rd, 2021 at 4:04am
I have mostly been going in cold for my rounds just because, like IG said, at the International it can be a long time standing around not slinging before you get your go. Honestly though, it's not that important. Picking and choosing which rounds is against the spirit of the competition, but a warm up is fair enough in my book. I might try and do more warm ups for my next entries, but that's mostly because I really do need to warm up as it's (quite literally) freezing over here :D

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Mersa on Nov 23rd, 2021 at 8:47am
Iíve been doing mine mostly cold as well. I may have a few throws prior to ready my muscles but not rounds of recorded throws to cherry pick.  Last week I actually had some rounds before so I thought Iíd make it more fair by shooting 5 different styles in each round. It lowered my average but it was still an ok score. I think the timestamp makes it good. If itís on the hour you know itís a pretty unique round and even if youíre warm itís still making it count when you need it to.. continuously filming all 10 throws also reduces cherrypicking .

Basically if your cherry picking in this comp you either really love to cheat or you are good enough to compete anyway. And the fact that itís week to week shows whoís getting better scores overall. So another factor against ďcheatingĒ

I think itís bern pretty honest so far

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Dan on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by IronGoober on Nov 24th, 2021 at 10:47pm

Dan wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm:
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!

About time! We'd love to have you!

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 25th, 2021 at 9:36am

IronGoober wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 10:47pm:

Dan wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm:
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!

About time! We'd love to have you!

+1

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Kick on Nov 25th, 2021 at 9:39am
Fantastic! The more the merrier!

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by SAK_Survival on Nov 28th, 2021 at 12:52am
Could you guys show your slings that you use for the competitions or in this post?  Im new to slinging and Id love to see what you guys are using for each event.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Kick on Nov 28th, 2021 at 4:36am
I've mostly been using the Finnish flag Smiley sling I got from Channing. Really love using it.
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Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by Morphy on Nov 28th, 2021 at 9:54am

Dan wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm:
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!


Nice man† ;)

Kick, your sling has a vaguely mocking, menacing look to it.

It sent me a PM saying "naama kuin petolinnun perse". I dont know what it means but I dont think it was complimentary.

Title: Re: Virtual slinging competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 28th, 2021 at 10:03am
I first started with a paracord and leather pouch sling.  But I've switched over to this one for the last couple contests because it's better with lighter weight projectiles.  It's made of hemp and linen.
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