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Re: Move back 10 feet challenge
Reply #75 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 8:37am
 
Thanks guys!

Kick wrote on Sep 22nd, 2020 at 11:58pm:
I really need to have another go at this one with the sling and maybe the staff sling too. That could be interesting to see how I do.

That makes two of us.† I've been meaning to do this again with a sling, just haven't done it.† Maybe after the pumpkin challenge.† A staff sling comparison would be cool!


IronGoober wrote on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 12:58am:
I wish I had 60 yards in my yard!

When I bought my house, that was one of the things I was looking for.† I wasn't slinging at that time, but I was making bows and wanted to be able to shoot them in the yard.


Mersa wrote on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 4:00am:
are you a gap shooter , or instinctual?

Generally I'm an instinctual shooter.† Although when doing this video I switched to gap once I reached some of the longer shots.† This is the farthest distance I have ever shot this bow, and the lack of practice at 100+ feet made instinctual shooting almost impossible.


Mersa wrote on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 4:00am:
Whatís your poundage too?

The bow in the video is 44 lb. @ 28 inches.† The length is 64.25 in (163 cm) from nock to nock.
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Reply #76 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 11:25am
 
I find a close distances Iím better probably just gripping and ripping it but at longer distances Iím much better using my point as a reference, face walking has been a game changer also, I might try copy you and do this with my bow too , whatís the target size ?
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Reply #77 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 12:28pm
 
Yep, I'm definitely with you on the technique change for different distances.† Especially when shooting far and trying to get the angle dialed in.† I've never used face walking.  But just getting a consistent anchor point is probably one of my biggest problems.† I'm usually pretty close, but it tends to vary a bit for close vs. far shots.

Target size is 2 ft X 2 ft.† So about 61 cm X 61 cm.† It would be very cool to see you give this a shot.† I think I mentioned before, my biggest concern was shooting constantly for that amount of time.† I didn't want to have terrible shots at the end because of fatigue.† The long practice sessions worked great because at the end of the challenge I would have had no problem shooting another 100 arrows.

One more thing I'll mention, the backstop was invaluable.† I think I had about 7 or 8 shots clear the top, but it saved so much time when gathering up arrows.† I was looking at getting an actual arrow catch, but opted to just use a piece of plywood.
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Reply #78 - Jan 3rd, 2022 at 11:06pm
 
Joe, we should give this another go. I think we could both do better. But you need to get a golf net to speed up recovering ammo.
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Reply #79 - Jan 4th, 2022 at 1:56am
 
This was a fun challenge. But for now Iím TRYING to get back into slinging random stones.
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Reply #80 - Jan 4th, 2022 at 10:16am
 
I would be game.† As soon as my yard dries up or freezes.† All through the holidays it has been mild and rainy in my area.† I've had nothing but mud and puddles of water for a few weeks.† The temperature has dropped off though so hopefully that's going to be done.

I don't think I'll need a net.† I'll 100% be going with ice.† If it's really cold, I should be able to gather up anything around the target.† The rest can be left where it falls.

Are you thinking we switch to a balearic target?† That's pretty much my easiest option right now.† Although it is a lot bigger than that little pallet I used to use.† It does have the advantage that a round could be done where any hit is good, and another round where a diana is needed to back up farther.† It will be interesting to see how much difference there is.


@Mersa - Why back to random stones?† Had enough of those tennis balls?† Wink
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Reply #81 - Jan 4th, 2022 at 5:05pm
 
Yeah Iíve been training almost exclusively with tennis balls for a while now. Wanna get back into some stone slinging and just walking around slinging.
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Reply #82 - May 15th, 2024 at 8:55pm
 
Joe, we need to do this one again!
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Reply #83 - May 15th, 2024 at 10:13pm
 
Oh yeah!† It's been a while.† The last time I did this was a 100-Round version (instead of an hour) and it was right before I broke my ankle.

I would need to decide where I want to make an attempt.† My yard is pretty long, but if using a balearic target I can get to the end way before the hour time limit.† Or some of the other rules ideas could be tried out.† An easy change is a round where a diana hit is needed before you back up.† Or we could even do a 2 point requirement, so a diana or two quads.† Diana is probably easier to explain (although tougher to do Smiley).
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Reply #84 - May 28th, 2024 at 6:27am
 
You could make it more interesting by taking a step back for every hit, and a step forward for a miss.

You'll automatically get to a distance where you can reliably hit the target.
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Reply #85 - May 28th, 2024 at 6:55am
 
I think I like stabyhouns idea.

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Reply #86 - May 28th, 2024 at 5:59pm
 
@Staby It's definitely a good idea. I've done it for training, but it isn't as good for a challenge between competitors (I suppose you could limit the number of shots)

I've got my session recorded, just need to edit and post. (only 30 minutes instead of an hour this time)

I like the idea of 100 shots instead of 30 minutes. I should try that too.
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Reply #87 - May 29th, 2024 at 9:23pm
 
Moving back and forth with every hit/miss is good for training, but it can be a lot of moving around.† A variant is to do two more throws at a particular distance.† As an example using two throws, if you hit both on target you move back, if you hit only one you stay at that position, and if you miss both you move closer.† It definitely works well.† It's a different concept than this particular challenge.† It will certainly help you find the distance where your accuracy starts to drop though.


IronGoober wrote on May 28th, 2024 at 5:59pm:
I like the idea of 100 shots instead of 30 minutes. I should try that too.

It's definitely much easier than watching a clock.† Grin
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Reply #88 - May 31st, 2024 at 6:20pm
 
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Reply #89 - May 31st, 2024 at 6:50pm
 
IG, you got further in 30 minutes than I did in an hour. It was a bit windy when I tried it, but my biggest problem was probably getting the right distance with tennis balls. After 100 feet you really have to start chucking them or have a big arcing lob shot. I will probably try again and see how I do
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