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Reply #15 - Jul 19th, 2021 at 3:46pm
 
https://youtu.be/8pzWMt-udss
A world championship match with teams of 5.

There are a lot of how-to videos, but actual gameplay is not so common.

On the sling molkky side.
I made a 20inch sling to go with the oak cube.
So my rules for sling molkky.

1) you choose either the sling or stick and have to use what you choose for all three throws of your turn. Otherwise people might be in lined to use the sling for the initial break and then go back to the stick to pick off the big points.
I'm anticipating that the sling will be harder Smiley

That's it just the one rule Smiley
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Reply #16 - Jul 20th, 2021 at 6:56am
 
Had a play last night, turns out you can't easily stand the pins up on grass. Well not on our grass anyway whistle
So back to the workshop to see if I had anything big and flat.

After moving the laser and wiggling something out from behind a set of shelves.
I ended up with a 2 metre square folding surface.
Older members might recognise the top of the tripod Balearic target.
As used in Wales for the UK's biggest competition to date.

One thing I have noticed from watching actual molkki games, is that none of the game rules you read online, match how people actually play the game.

Most of the rules say each player has three throws per go and the pins are reset after those three throws for the next player.

In reality, the pins are only ever reset for a new game after someone has hit the 50 points. And players have one throw per go and just take it in turns.
If playing in teams. A member from one team had a throw then one from the next team and so on until a team scores 50 points.

Which makes a lot more sense.

And it's a lot harder than it looks. Lol
The throwing stick us really light, so it's really easy to overthrow.

Also given that both my practice sling throws resulted in a wooden cube in the flower bed.
Full on sling molkki will have to wait till I have a backstop whistle
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Reply #17 - Jul 26th, 2021 at 2:54pm
 
It's definitely a tougher game to play than it looks Cheesy Yeah grass can be difficult to play on.
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Reply #18 - Jul 27th, 2021 at 6:18am
 
The board should help, if one goes on the grass, we'll just stand it up as best we can Smiley

There seems to be two main throwing styles.
1) The bouncing up and down with the bail held horizontal while looking serious.
2) flipping the bail lengthwise while staring into the distance and looking thoughtful.

So the important thing is to decide if you are a Bouncer or a Flipper Smiley
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Reply #19 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 4:16am
 
My family playing Mölkky on holiday down south. If I only was there with a sling...
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Reply #20 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 2:49pm
 
wow impressed they've got them to stand up, that makes my lawn look flat !

so who's who in the picture ?

And of course - who won Smiley
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Reply #21 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 7:24am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 8th, 2021 at 2:49pm:
wow impressed they've got them to stand up, that makes my lawn look flat !

so who's who in the picture ?

And of course - who won Smiley

Don't know who won actually, but in the photo is my mum, two of my sisters, and then each sister's partner.
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