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Message started by IronGoober on Nov 2nd, 2022 at 2:44pm

Title: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by IronGoober on Nov 2nd, 2022 at 2:44pm
First off, have you ever seen so much testosterone during a golf related activity? LOL. I didn't know it was even possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e846Pw1vIwA

But seriously, we need almost exactly this format. 8 golf balls 5 minutes. They have to land in bounds and final resting spot is the distance. It would be very entertaining to participate or to watch.  We could even do different sling length classes. Or just limit the sling length and have one event... But I like the idea of sling length classes.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Mersa on Nov 2nd, 2022 at 5:58pm
Iím into a long drive slinging competition, god dam why canít we all live closer!!!!

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 2nd, 2022 at 8:56pm
I think it's a cool idea.  Same issues could come into play as any distance slinging though.  Lots of space is needed, and you have to be able to find the projectiles after.  Although that shouldn't be difficult with tennis balls or golf balls.

I like the idea of breaking things up by sling length.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Mersa on Nov 3rd, 2022 at 10:02am
And sling ammoís . Longest tennis ball anyone??

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by IronGoober on Nov 3rd, 2022 at 10:43am
It's harder than it sounds! Best I've heard was 100 yards, roll included.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 3rd, 2022 at 12:02pm
Yep that's the beauty of using tennis balls, getting any real distance is hard and you don't need a lot of space.

But golf balls are fun :-)
Getting them to in a straight line is tricky.
You won't do it with a sidearm throw :-)

As far as the testosterone goes, it's something in the water over there.

If they held that comp in the UK, they'd be casually strolling back for a sip of tea between hits.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Morphy on Nov 3rd, 2022 at 2:34pm
Yep tennis balls would be my choice. No losing ammo and the handicap is the same for everyone.†

Golf balls would be fun as well though some of you guys might need to pack a lunch before setting out to find them.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 6th, 2022 at 12:35pm
Or learn a new way to sling ;-)

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Sarosh on Nov 6th, 2022 at 1:22pm
we need people shooting lead at 218mph first
maybe volound has already done it but we need more people doing it regularly.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by Rat Man on Nov 8th, 2022 at 6:56pm
   You'd definitely get the best distances with golf balls but it might be hard to tell exactly where they land.  I agree that tennis balls would be a better choice because they wouldn't fly as ridiculously far and golf balls do. Also they're bigger and consequently easier to see and follow. 

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by IronGoober on Nov 8th, 2022 at 10:40pm
There isn't a whole lot of variation with tennis balls though. Getting the difference between a good and a bad throw would be much harder, whereas with a golf balls it would be much easier. I think just appropriating the Long drive golf range is the way to go. Maybe not practical but a man can dream.

Title: Re: Long Drive competition - We need something like this
Post by IronGoober on Nov 9th, 2022 at 4:17pm
I just got 98 yards with a tennis ball and a 30" sling using a nice bounce and roll on the baseball infield. Separation between my best throws is only like 10 yards. With golf balls it's more like 50 yards.

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