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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Oct 1st, 2023 at 12:22am

Title: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 1st, 2023 at 12:22am
I saw that the clock on my computer has ticked over to October.† I figured it was a good time to start a post for the Pumpkin Challenge.

As usual, you just need to hit, crack, smash, and in general bust up a pumpkin with a sling.† Videos can show skill, creativity, or just be entertaining.† Or all of the above. :)

Here's some links to the past few for quick access in case anyone wants to check them out.

2022 - https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1665115162
2021 - https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1631682323
2020 - https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1599189469

There's been a lot of great ideas and a lot of fantastic slinging in the Pumpkin Challenge!† This one is getting pretty tough to come up with something new and exciting.† Although I'll note that 'new and exciting' isn't in any way required.† If you just want to set up a pumpkin and hit it with a stone, do it!† We want to see it!

No real time limit on this.† A number of us will be going to the international competition this month.† So we'll run with this challenge to the end of November or somewhere around there.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Oct 1st, 2023 at 12:31am
I have a plan.
After Ibiza as soon as there are pumpkins on the shelves.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by IronGoober on Oct 1st, 2023 at 1:31am
I think I might re-visit last year's challenge I did...and actually do it this time!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 1st, 2023 at 12:59pm
Awesome guys!

I have my plan too.  Although no idea how it's going to turn out.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Nov 4th, 2023 at 7:37am
Plan didnít entirely work but here it is

https://youtu.be/NiuPf8KKNLk?si=5uKV9j1UQ5svXSaU

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by IronGoober on Nov 4th, 2023 at 12:14pm
Oh, man. I gotta get on it! Awesome work, Mersa!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 4th, 2023 at 11:29pm
Awesome hit Mersa!† Great recap on the toughness of bloody pumpkins! :thumb:

I think I've got my sling almost done.† Trying something new out.† I'm planning on an initial test tomorrow.† If things look okay, I'll be a go!

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Nov 10th, 2023 at 11:51pm
https://youtube.com/shorts/-OptgXIpBsY?si=4sC2rRy1hADktB5r

A little bonus data

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 10th, 2023 at 11:57pm
Define 'awesome'
That's when you're on slinging.org replying to some posts, and then you see Mersa is logged in too and just posted a link to a new video!† :D

I like the entry and exist comparison. :thumb:

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 3rd, 2023 at 9:04am
My pumpkin challenge video is uploading right now, so I'll have it linked in a half hour or so.

But wow!  This was a quiet year for the pumpkin challenge.  Other than Mersa's video above, I'm only aware of two others.

Practical Paracord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqrL2W2T9nU
Kinetic Slinger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KCKodjo10U

All good though.  I guess everyone has been as busy and distracted as I've been.  This year is sure going by fast.

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 3rd, 2023 at 9:11am
And the HD processing finished faster than I expected.

Here we go: https://youtu.be/a7gtLZcyFSE

Title: Re: Pumpkin Challenge 2023
Post by Mersa on Dec 4th, 2023 at 4:35am
Great birthday video to wake up to

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