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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Mar 9th, 2023 at 9:37pm

Title: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 9th, 2023 at 9:37pm
It's a bit down the road yet, but everyone should start thinking about the egg challenge for this year!

The only rule is you have to break an egg using a sling.† It's definitely preferred that the egg is the target and not the projectile.† But if it's fun and entertaining, do whatever works.† :)

The setup can be anything you want.† Some people lean toward skill type shots, others are more for entertainment.† Both make great videos.† And if you set up something difficult but can't quite pull it off, tell us about it anyway.† Maybe it can be a challenge for others to try!

Cheers everyone!

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**Update: This year's event now has a promo trailer!† Thanks to Mersa for hosting it on his YT channel!† :thumb:

https://youtu.be/lg1_8RE-k70

Also, there's no official cut-off time.  But maybe we can plan for an unofficial cut-off on April 16th.  That's gives everyone more than a month to get videos in.  But if we need to go longer, all good.

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Mar 10th, 2023 at 11:35pm
EGGcellent !!!

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Mar 11th, 2023 at 8:03pm
I think Iím gonna have a crack at my first online compÖ No yolks about it.

Should be a shell of a good time! All-white, will check in soon. Need to scramble and make a YouTube channel

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 11th, 2023 at 11:48pm
Promo trailer for this year's Egg Challenge!

https://youtu.be/lg1_8RE-k70

Everyone break some eggs!  :D

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by Blindsquirrel on Mar 17th, 2023 at 8:06pm
Iíve got my idea, it involves a quail egg, bowling pin pendulum and some tape. Hopefully my skills r up for this task?

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 18th, 2023 at 12:11am
Ha!  I'm looking forward to seeing that one!  :D

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by StaffSlinger on Mar 18th, 2023 at 3:32pm
With the price of eggs these days, this has become the most expensive marksmanship competition on the planet!

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Mar 19th, 2023 at 4:58am
https://youtube.com/shorts/_AoK8cDrcFI?feature=share

Well that was literally the first shot with gravel.
It was a close shot but I didnít expect it to hit straight away. Might have to do another one this year

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 19th, 2023 at 9:06am
Awesome!  Yeah, wow!  That was quick.

Where would you gauge the average size of the gravel (1 cm, 1/2, ...)?

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Mar 19th, 2023 at 8:48pm
Yeah probably 1.5cm at the most but lots of stuff less than 1 cm

Honestly now Iím thinking a normal sling and a handful of small stones is a great option for super close shots .
The air resistance will rob power over distance but at around 5m or less I can see this making sense for specific applications. Mainly a shot to the eyes . You know the saying

aim for the eyes!!!

Perhaps it has some applications in hunting but getting that close thereís probably better options.

Really want to try it again, I got a few ideas

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 27th, 2023 at 7:17pm
Here's mine!

https://youtu.be/a1-bT8Fl1go

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Mar 27th, 2023 at 7:35pm
Great stuff joe .

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by IronGoober on Mar 28th, 2023 at 12:28pm
Even harder to knock just the top off!

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 28th, 2023 at 4:04pm
We got an entry from our friend Sylvain over in Finland!  :D

https://youtu.be/GeCD_wFkFL8

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by StaffSlinger on Mar 29th, 2023 at 8:04am
Great job Silvain!!  Is that how you castrate reindeer there in Finland? 

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 29th, 2023 at 2:40pm
Just as a heads up, Sylvain isn't on the forum.† I told him I could sign him up but he declined for the moment.† I'll keep on him until he says yes.† ;)

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by IronGoober on Apr 9th, 2023 at 5:15pm
Here is my entry. Not very good as I didn't actually get it, but it was a fun challenge.

https://youtu.be/oyUUILLeY-0

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 9th, 2023 at 7:54pm
I like the idea a lot.  Good attempt man! :thumb:

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by IronGoober on Apr 9th, 2023 at 8:01pm
Having to time your wind up to match the eggs' motion is one of the hardest parts of this challenge and something that I just wasn't working that hard to figure out. I'll have to come up with a better method next time. I knew that when they were out at the extreme position, that was the best time to release, as they would come back to the middle by the time the ball got to the eggs, but timing that was just too much to ask with a 3 spin wind up. Maybe something like greek style would be better suited. Also, maybe I'll put them closer together next time so the transit time between eggs doesn't matter as much and if the first egg deflects the ball a bit, it also won't matter as much.

I wanted to put more time into it, but just couldn't seem to get the free time I needed to give it a real good effort.

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by Blindsquirrel on Apr 9th, 2023 at 10:57pm
This was my attempt at the 2023 egg challenge
https://youtu.be/qEa2SNqgIdc
Enjoy and Happy Easter to all

Title: Re: Egg Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 10th, 2023 at 9:34am

IronGoober wrote on Apr 9th, 2023 at 8:01pm:
timing that was just too much to ask with a 3 spin wind up. Maybe something like greek style would be better suited.

Yeah, something without a rotor could make it easier.† Or don't have a set spin count.† I know for mine I get the rotor started and go into the actual throw when the time is right.† Whether it's 2, 3, or 5+ spins, I'll wait for the throw.


Good attempt Squirrel!† A pendulum is definitely a tough target.† And when the target point is as small as an egg, that steps up the difficulty that much more.† The pendulum is my favorite trick shot target by far though.† It's been awesome to see a couple others for this challenge!

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