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Slinging 100 Tennis Balls
Aug 29th, 2022 at 9:37am
 
This was just going to be a normal practice session, but I was using an old favorite sling that I haven't used for several months so I decided to record it.  The results were pretty good so I cut a video together.

This video includes what is possibly the best 10 ball round (Balearic scoring) that I've ever done.

https://youtu.be/HOnnhv2YAEE
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Reply #1 - Aug 29th, 2022 at 6:36pm
 
Great slinging joe .
Achieving 100 points out of 100 throws is an awesome feat!!
Some great individual rounds in there too. 15+6 is a great score !!
Have you tryed a cinching fingerloop, will stop it flopping around
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2022 at 7:06pm
 
Great video and great slinging!† †Your yard and target are the stuff some of my dreams are made of.

I'm a city apartment-dweller who's exiled by circumstances to slinging irregular rocks at beer cans along the Amtrak main line, so I envy private backyard targets and reusable ammo like tennis balls.† †Oh, well -- at least I've got my own private slinging grounds, my ammo is free and the next piece of ammo is always right next to my feet!† †
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2022 at 8:23pm
 
Thanks guys!

@Mersa - The 15+6 was the main reason I decided to put a video together of the session.† I thought about only using that round, but I wanted to see what my score was for the whole thing.† The 100 was a surprise.† As I was going through the video and adding in the score, I thought I had a shot at 90.† And as I got closer to the end I thought 100 could be reached but figured I would miss it by a point or two.† It felt really good to reach that.† Especially with a couple sixes right at the beginning.

@Lacumo - Just like everyone else on this forum, you have an open invitation if you're ever in western Pennsylvania and want to stop by for some slinging.† Give me enough of a heads up and I can make a whole bunch of ice balls for the event!† Smiley
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Reply #4 - Aug 30th, 2022 at 8:12am
 
Mersa wrote on Aug 29th, 2022 at 6:36pm:
Have you tryed a cinching fingerloop, will stop it flopping around

Forgot to answer this.† I have used cinching loops.† I'm fine with the ones that need to be pulled tight and pretty much stay in place.† I'm not a big fan of the ones that are able to freely loosen and tighten depending on whether the cord has tension on it.

I shortened up the loop on that sling I was using.† It should be fine now.† I'll hopefully find out tonight.† I'm hoping to get out for another 100 round after work.
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Reply #5 - Aug 30th, 2022 at 10:01am
 
https://youtu.be/AbgrxbyobzM
I did my attempt. It was a pretty good session. Iíd expect to score around 100-110 judging by my averages so this score was pretty good.

I really like the formats we play and how different the feel is mentally.
100 ball felt like I didnít know my score so I was much more relaxed but thinking Iím behind but not counting exactly.

Editing took me way to long on my phone
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Reply #6 - Aug 30th, 2022 at 10:18am
 
Congratulations to you both (Mersa and JoeMeadmaker) for your performances.

With 100% of the bullets returned, this dog is a real champion.† Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Aug 30th, 2022 at 11:25am
 
Awesome man!† 39 Ds is crazy!† Shocked

And I agree 100% on the format.† It's nice to just forget about the score and find out where you end up.

Great round!
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Reply #8 - Sep 3rd, 2022 at 11:36am
 
Great idea Joe!  I got 101, 25 dianas and 24 misses.  Waaaay too many misses Tongue
Short version:
https://youtu.be/2K8Bxjju9SE

Even edited, itís 5 mins long, but if youíre a glutton for punishment hereís the 15 minute uncut version:
https://youtu.be/pDUvmtyCixY
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Reply #9 - Sep 3rd, 2022 at 12:15pm
 
Cheers buddy!  It's awesome to see others doing this.  It wasn't really intended as a "challenge".  I was just recording a practice session.  But it's awesome seeing what it turned into.  I can't wait to see some more.
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Reply #11 - Oct 26th, 2022 at 12:24pm
 
   Your videos are always well done and a great addition to the forum.
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Reply #13 - Oct 27th, 2022 at 2:04pm
 
Good round Blindsquirrel.  Definitely agree about the focus.  Doing 100 in a row is a very different thing.  Very much in the 'marathon rather than a sprint' kind of thinking.

I saw you keeping score while going.  I wonder if that adds an advantage or disadvantage (or neither).  Every time I've done it, I have a general sense of whether a particular round is good or bad.  But I never tally any score until reviewing the video later.
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