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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Feb 17th, 2023 at 3:48pm

Title: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 17th, 2023 at 3:48pm
Hey folks!† This topic is for the Practical Paracord Online Slinging Competition.† It's been going for well over a year with no signs of stopping.† I think we need a pinned topic for it.† There was a topic created when it first started.† You can see that here if you'd like to check it out: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1636952325.† But that was created at the beginning of the comp, so rules hadn't been fully established yet.† I think we need new a topic with all the current info, so here we go.

If anyone isn't familiar with the Online Slinging Competition that's hosted on YouTube by Practical Paracord, it's a weekly competition that happens every Saturday at 12:00 PM Central Time US.† All slinger are welcome to join.† There are all levels of expertise in the competition.† There are folks who have been slinging for a while and can hit targets reliably, and there are also beginners who are just starting out.† Everyone is welcome!† It's also a great way to practice regularly and get feedback if you're new to slinging.

So here's the rundown of the competition.† And if you don't want to read this post, you can get instructions on how to enter from Channing right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMSZFo9qNFw.


Target: Standard Balearic Target
[list bull-blackball]
  • 4 ft (120 cm) X 4 ft (120 cm)
  • Diana (center circle) 20 in (50 cm)
  • Height: Target center is at 5 ft (160 cm)† *Itís fine if itís a little bit off.† No one is measuring.

    Sling and Style: Any sling and any style can be used!

    Distances and Projectiles:
    [list bull-blackball]
  • 13 m (42.6 ft) - Tennis balls are required at this distance
  • 20 m (65.6 ft) - You can use any projectiles you want at this distance

    Scoring: Standard Balearic Scoring
    [list bull-blackball]
  • Diana hit = 2 points
  • Other target hit = 1 point
  • Tie breakers are decided by the highest number of dianas

    How To Enter: Record your competition entry and upload it to YouTube as an Unlisted video.† Email the link to Channing (Channing@practicalparacord.com).† He'll grab a copy and add you to the competition.

    Your round should start at the beginning of an hour.† So at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, etc.† At the beginning of your recording, hold a watch or smartphone up to the camera to show the time.† This is to help ensure that rounds aren't being cherry-picked.† All entries are pre-recorded, but the intent is to get things as close to a live competition as possible.

    The competition is (usually) streamed live on Saturday, and entries must be submitted by Friday.† Earlier in the week is better if you're able to so Channing has time to cut the video together.  Any entries sent in through the week will be part of the competition.

    Extras:
    "Hard mode" - Send the day and time you will record your round to Channing ahead of time.† If you're watching the live stream on YouTube and in the chat, you can also announce your entry time for the next week there.† This isnít required, but definitely shows the round wasnít cherry-picked.

    Challenges - Sometimes different challenges will be announced for the competition.† Some examples are the egg challenge (which involves hitting an egg with a sling) that happens around Easter and the pumpkin (which involves hitting a pumpkin with a sling) that happens around Halloween.† When challenges happen, they are discussed in the live stream, but they'll be posted here too.

    Not in the Competition Yet: And last, if you're not in the competition yet (or don't plan to be) but still want to watch live on Saturday, come and join us!† We'd love you to jump in the chat and say hello.† Or if you're thinking about joining the comp, the live chat is a great place to ask any questions you have.

    Cheers everyone!

  • Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 17th, 2023 at 3:49pm
    I will try to update this post with a link to the most current competition as soon as I have it.

    20 August 2023 - Week 87 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebo0tMfrLlM

    *I'll fill in these missing ones when I get a chance.† Or they're all on his YT channel.

    1 July 2023 - Week 80 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boVLaCY7nJ8

    24 June 2023 - Week 79 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO-7VscIsYw

    17 June 2023 - Week 78 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxTpaWtJ4RQ

    10 June 2023 - Week 77 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvCZlx3MB7Q

    3 June 2023 - Week 76 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM3EXeaNcEw

    27 May 2023 - Week 75 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFJVZqteblU

    20 May 2023 - 74th - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMJjILChIFM

    13 May 2023 - 73rd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZvmwlMKQ2w

    29 April 2023 - 72nd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4seUYiUqw

    22 April 2023 - 71st: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtDPCJieTA

    16 April 2023 - 70th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBM-4c06FF0

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by Mersa on Feb 18th, 2023 at 6:49am
    Great information Joe!
    Well presented

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 18th, 2023 at 11:49am
    Today's competition live in about an hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmXcxpS4Bac

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 26th, 2023 at 9:51am
    Sorry I didn't have this updated before the competition kicked off.  I was out of the house.  The second post in this topic with the competition links has been updated.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 11th, 2023 at 11:28am
    Today's competition in about 1.5 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWastocc-Aw!

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 21st, 2023 at 12:12am
    Channing has announced a trick shot for next weekend's competition.† You can see his video announcement here: https://youtu.be/Nv7Qex99-L4.

    But here's the rundown of it.† You can do any trick shot you want.† Just record it and send him the link along with your competition entries.† If you're not entering the competition, no problem.† You can still submit a trick shot if you want.† Just send him a link to the video and he'll run it with the others during the competition next weekend on March 25.

    Just to mention, this is not the Egg Challenge we're doing for Easter.† You can submit a trick shot using an egg if you want.† But the Egg Challenge entries will be shown next month on the PP Competition.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 5th, 2023 at 9:43pm
    Just a head up, it was announced that the competition this coming weekend will be streamed live on Sunday instead of Saturday.† It will be at the same time.† So if you want to see it, tune in 24 hours later than normal.† :)

    I don't know if Sunday will become the new regular day, but will update things here if it does.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 16th, 2023 at 5:46pm
    The official time for the live stream of the weekly competition has been moved to Sunday at 5:00 PM Central Time US.† Channing had to do this because of other demands on his schedule.† I know this will make it more difficult for some of our fellow slingers around the world to tune in.† Hopefully this will only be a temporary change.

    Here's this week's link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBM-4c06FF0.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 21st, 2023 at 11:53pm
    No link yet, but I heard from Channing that the next live stream competition will be tomorrow (Saturday) at 3:00 PM Central time.

    Go figure after I said it was moving to Sunday.† The day and time might be moving around for a little bit.† We'll see what happens.

    ________________________________________________

    ***Update: This week's link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtDPCJieTA

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 8th, 2023 at 8:04pm
    There was no competition last weekend.  Channing didn't have time to cut the video together because of work.

    All entries (for week 73) are going to run next weekend.  As well as the entries for week 74.  And also for week 74, Channing said that distances should be done in reverse order.  So instead of 13m being the first distance of your rounds, it should be the last.  This could be interesting.  I wonder if we'll see higher scores at 13m because everyone will be warming up at farther distances.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 13th, 2023 at 12:11pm
    Here's the link for today.  Competition kicks off in just under and hour!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZvmwlMKQ2w

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 22nd, 2023 at 10:38pm

    joe_meadmaker wrote on Apr 16th, 2023 at 5:46pm:
    The official time for the live stream of the weekly competition has been moved to Sunday at 5:00 PM Central Time US.† Channing had to do this because of other demands on his schedule.† I know this will make it more difficult for some of our fellow slingers around the world to tune in.† Hopefully this will only be a temporary change.

    Here's this week's link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBM-4c06FF0.

    Follow up on this.† The competition is happening on Saturday at 12:00 PM Central Time again.† Basically what happened is the live stream was skipped one week (May 6th).† So now all the entries are submitted a week ahead of time and Channing has the whole week to cut the video together for the live stream.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by IronGoober on May 23rd, 2023 at 12:51pm
    Is it back to normal or reverse (30,20,13) for week 76?

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by Blindsquirrel on May 23rd, 2023 at 3:39pm
    .

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 4th, 2023 at 10:06pm
    An update on the reversed distances (starting at 30m and ending at 13m) that has been going on. Week 77 entries (which should already be submitted at this point) are the last ones for this (at least for a little while).† Recorded entries for Week 78 (which should be submitted this week) should start at 13m again.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 29th, 2023 at 10:42am
    No competition today.  Channing is out of town.  Week 84 will run next weekend.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 20th, 2023 at 11:49am
    The competition (week 87) didn't run yesterday.† It was delayed until today.† Kicking off in just over an hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebo0tMfrLlM.

    Title: Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 18th, 2023 at 5:00pm
    No competition this week.  The competition will resume next week and run on the 28th of October.

    The plan was to record Week 95 in Ibiza during the Slinging World Cup.  This didn't happen because we didn't have time.  A bunch of the guys were still there and recorded a little competition on Monday, but I don't know if Channing is considering that Week 95 or not.  So next week will be Week 95 or 96 of the OSC.

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