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Reply #60 - Nov 10th, 2021 at 10:25pm
 
Thanks guys!  When the whole thing started I was envisioning a perfect throw and the pumpkin exploding into a thousand pieces.  I quickly learned that wasn't going to happen.  There were times I wasn't sure I would be able to put a video together with all the different things happening.  Losing stones, my backstop slowly breaking down, etc.

Here's a little behind the scenes info.  After throwing the small pumpkins, I wasn't going to go back to stones.  I actually tried to put the big pumpkin in the sling.  It was way to big though and would sit in the pouch securely.  Even if it did, it may have been too heavy for me to throw.  I didn't weight it, but I'm guessing it was close to 20 lb.  So I went and found a really big stone to throw instead.


NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 10th, 2021 at 6:33pm:
I considered slinging a pumpkin at a pumpkin, but you beat me to it!

You still could.  I did fail to get a hit.  I didn't know until I saw the video, but the cords got really twisted up when I was throwing the the small pumpkins.  Except for the last one, which came out of the sling pretty clean.  Some practice with those (and the sling I used for them) would have been very helpful, but I just had two of those pumpkins.
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Reply #61 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 6:20am
 
Love the video Joe!
I basked in the glory of the "dinosaur egg" breaking everything, and splitting of the pumpkin in twain.
Even standing if standing in full plate, that would be terrifying  to take a blow from. 
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Reply #62 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 9:38am
 
The stories and artifacts from Guam about "canoe breakers" are looking even more plausible.
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Reply #63 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 7:36pm
 
Wow joe this video is sensational!!!
You definitely won my vote .
3kg slinging, pumpkins on pumpkins. And finally a range that looks like an aftermath of an explosion.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching that !!
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Reply #64 - Nov 12th, 2021 at 3:14pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Nov 10th, 2021 at 10:25pm:
Thanks guys!  When the whole thing started I was envisioning a perfect throw and the pumpkin exploding into a thousand pieces. 


Two words: “pyrotechnics, Joe!”

Your video was excellent, but that’s not going to stop us from demanding more 🤣
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Reply #65 - Dec 6th, 2021 at 11:17am
 
Better late than never?

https://youtu.be/ood4D73j5Ms
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Reply #66 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 8:16am
 
Good video NOOC!  I like how you got to the same point I did at the end.  The pumpkin isn't quite destroyed.  The only thing left to do is go in and do it by hand.  Grin
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Reply #67 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 12:58pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 7th, 2021 at 8:16am:
Good video NOOC!  I like how you got to the same point I did at the end.  The pumpkin isn't quite destroyed.  The only thing left to do is go in and do it by hand.  Grin


Thanks Joe!
It probably would’ve been more on-brand to finish it off with a monkey fist, but my son really wanted to go Office Space gangster on that pumpkin carcass 🤣
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Reply #68 - Dec 7th, 2021 at 11:29pm
 
Rocks in the backyard! You're a brave soul!  Glad to see they got the send-off they wanted.
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Reply #69 - Dec 8th, 2021 at 9:54pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Dec 7th, 2021 at 11:29pm:
Rocks in the backyard! You're a brave soul!  Glad to see they got the send-off they wanted.


Rocks once a year is about as much risk as I’m willing to take Grin

The net caught most of them, but behind that was a vinyl target, then a wooden fence, then a brick wall.   A stray flyer slipping out of the pouch could still hit a window, but it’s not too likely.
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“My final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!  Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!“  -Jesus the Noodler
 
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