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Reply #15 - Nov 22nd, 2021 at 11:49am
 
so do you warm up before?
some of you could get 5 dianas with a good warm up
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Reply #16 - Nov 22nd, 2021 at 1:50pm
 
There are no rules on a warm up.† The important aspect is to decide when you're recording your official entry for the contest, and then only use that.† Anyone can record round after round, and then take the best one.† That's what we're trying to avoid.

For me personally, I've been doing one short warm up.† I'll go out and throw about a dozen balls.† Then wait about 5 - 10 minutes.† And then record my entry.† There have been a couple entries that were done with no warmup at all.† I haven't been brave enough to do that yet.† Cheesy
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Reply #17 - Nov 22nd, 2021 at 3:52pm
 
My round with no warm up was terrible! Smiley I like a bit of a warm up, but I think Joe's method is probably the most like what you'd get in a competition. If I recall correctly, according to Kick, sometimes he'd wait ~30 minutes or after warming up before it would be his turn to sling.

So, whatever you want to do should be fine. Honestly, it's not like there is much on the line, so even if someone does warm up a lot and does really well, the rest of us are just going to be happy that they did well! I know I'm pumped whenever anyone gets a diana!
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Reply #18 - Nov 23rd, 2021 at 4:04am
 
I have mostly been going in cold for my rounds just because, like IG said, at the International it can be a long time standing around not slinging before you get your go. Honestly though, it's not that important. Picking and choosing which rounds is against the spirit of the competition, but a warm up is fair enough in my book. I might try and do more warm ups for my next entries, but that's mostly because I really do need to warm up as it's (quite literally) freezing over here Cheesy
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Reply #19 - Nov 23rd, 2021 at 8:47am
 
Iíve been doing mine mostly cold as well. I may have a few throws prior to ready my muscles but not rounds of recorded throws to cherry pick.  Last week I actually had some rounds before so I thought Iíd make it more fair by shooting 5 different styles in each round. It lowered my average but it was still an ok score. I think the timestamp makes it good. If itís on the hour you know itís a pretty unique round and even if youíre warm itís still making it count when you need it to.. continuously filming all 10 throws also reduces cherrypicking .

Basically if your cherry picking in this comp you either really love to cheat or you are good enough to compete anyway. And the fact that itís week to week shows whoís getting better scores overall. So another factor against ďcheatingĒ

I think itís bern pretty honest so far
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Reply #20 - Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm
 
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!
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Reply #21 - Nov 24th, 2021 at 10:47pm
 
Dan wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm:
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!

About time! We'd love to have you!
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Reply #22 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 9:36am
 
IronGoober wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 10:47pm:
Dan wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm:
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!

About time! We'd love to have you!

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Reply #23 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 9:39am
 
Fantastic! The more the merrier!
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Reply #24 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 12:52am
 
Could you guys show your slings that you use for the competitions or in this post?  Im new to slinging and Id love to see what you guys are using for each event.
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Reply #25 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 4:36am
 
I've mostly been using the Finnish flag Smiley sling I got from Channing. Really love using it.
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Reply #26 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 9:54am
 
Dan wrote on Nov 24th, 2021 at 8:30pm:
Might come out of retirement for a round soon. Looks fun!


Nice man† Wink

Kick, your sling has a vaguely mocking, menacing look to it.

It sent me a PM saying "naama kuin petolinnun perse". I dont know what it means but I dont think it was complimentary.
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Reply #27 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 10:03am
 
I first started with a paracord and leather pouch sling.  But I've switched over to this one for the last couple contests because it's better with lighter weight projectiles.  It's made of hemp and linen.
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