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Re: International Competition Rules
Reply #30 - Jul 3rd, 2020 at 7:33am
 
yeah but sand flows much easier, is denser, is usually free or at least very cheap and doesn't make as much of a mess if the baloons burst Smiley
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Reply #31 - Jul 3rd, 2020 at 8:45am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jul 3rd, 2020 at 7:33am:
yeah but sand flows much easier, is denser, is usually free or at least very cheap and doesn't make as much of a mess if the baloons burst Smiley


On the flip side if I get hungry while slinging my flour balloons I can make a cake from my ammo.
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Reply #32 - Jul 4th, 2020 at 10:52am
 
New challenge! Throw an egg up then use rusty balls of flour and sugar to make egg batter in mid air. Extra points for icing.
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Reply #33 - Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:09am
 
Kick wrote on Jul 4th, 2020 at 10:52am:
New challenge! Throw an egg up then use rusty balls of flour and sugar to make egg batter in mid air. Extra points for icing.

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I think I'll pass on that one.
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Reply #34 - Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:19am
 
Next minute Jaegoor uploads a video  Grin Shocked
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Reply #35 - Jul 4th, 2020 at 2:43pm
 
Mersa wrote on Jul 4th, 2020 at 11:19am:
Next minute Jaegoor uploads a video  Grin Shocked



“Speaking of sling cake making I just happened to...”

Yep that sounds about right.  Grin
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Reply #36 - Sep 9th, 2020 at 1:30am
 
I'm going to google it, but just in case I can't find it, does anybody have the specs for the size of the square target, metal round middle, and height for the target?
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Reply #37 - Sep 9th, 2020 at 2:42am
 
Go to page 1 of this thread  Grin
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Reply #38 - Sep 9th, 2020 at 5:16am
 
Good grief, wow, I can't believe I missed that lol.  Thanks!
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Reply #39 - Nov 1st, 2020 at 6:44am
 
I like these rules, 10, 20, 30 metres and any sort of sling.

What do you class as a kid? Under 15? Under 13?
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Reply #40 - Apr 4th, 2021 at 6:07am
 
Not sure if this was covered, but it's there a common or specific stone weight/size for competitions?
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Reply #41 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 11:55am
 
quentonium wrote on Apr 4th, 2021 at 6:07am:
Not sure if this was covered, but it's there a common or specific stone weight/size for competitions?

Oh no-one answered this. Oops. There are no rules on size/weight of ammo, just ammo type. Tennis balls you use... well tennis balls. Stones, you can use ones provided at the competition but all the good ones get grabbed as soon as the crates are put down. Often you get left with mismatched and chipped ones. Makes for a good excuse if you aren't doing so hot... Some people bring their own ammo, rocks or clay. With lead, I don't know if there is a specific rule against it, but if there isn't a specific rule, there is an unspoken one.
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Re: International Competition Rules
Reply #42 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 5:31am
 
Hmm interesting, never thought about lead in competition before.

My guess would be that there's just no point, 20 or 30 metres (mainly in ibiza) zero benefit from using lead.
And while I've never noticed any attempts at health and safety in the Balearic Islands, my guess it's possible that even they draw the line somewhere. whistle

Plus lead's expensive and stones are free (if illegal to remove from the beaches they are gathered from,).

But stone Weight's vary from pep Salinas at around 800gms all the way down to Marcos at around 80gm.

For the record Jaegoor likes 180gm stones.

And bless him if you ask nicely, Marcos will let you use his stones Smiley

So, I hear you ask, what is the benefit of using heavier stones ?

Simply put you are less likely to overthrow.
Pep salinas throws in a fairly high slow arc, he pretty much only misses by throwing short.
I like really light ammo and pretty much miss by always overthrowing.

So there is a lot to be said for splitting the difference and going for a mid range heavish stone like Jaegoor does.
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Re: International Competition Rules
Reply #43 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 5:49am
 
For the generic non-balearic rules, use some common sense
Don't use stones that will shatter into dangerously sharp shards.
Clay is a great alternative and can be made into any size and shape you like.

Although the edible ammo stone huevos invented really cool and highly recommended for a totally environmentally friendly ammo.
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