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Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
Feb 17th, 2023 at 3:48pm
 
Hey folks!† This topic is for the Practical Paracord Online Slinging Competition.† It's been going for well over a year with no signs of stopping.† I think we need a pinned topic for it.† There was a topic created when it first started.† You can see that here if you'd like to check it out: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1636952325.† But that was created at the beginning of the comp, so rules hadn't been fully established yet.† I think we need new a topic with all the current info, so here we go.

If anyone isn't familiar with the Online Slinging Competition that's hosted on YouTube by Practical Paracord, it's a weekly competition that happens every Saturday at 12:00 PM Central Time US.† Any slinger is welcome to join.† There are all levels of expertise in the competition.† There are folks who have been slinging for a while and can hit targets reliably, and there are also beginners who are just starting out.† Everyone is welcome!† It's also a great way to practice regularly and get feedback if you're new to slinging.

So here's the rundown of the competition.† And if you don't want to read this post, you can get instructions on how to enter from Channing right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMSZFo9qNFw.


Target: Standard Balearic Target
  • 4 ft (120 cm) X 4 ft (120 cm)
  • Diana (center circle) 20 in (50 cm)
  • Height: Target center is at 5 ft (160 cm)† *Itís fine if itís a little bit off.† No one is measuring.

Sling and Style: Any sling and any style can be used!

Distances and Projectiles:
  • 13 m (42.6 ft) - Tennis balls are required at this distance
  • 20 m (65.6 ft) - You can use any projectiles you want at this distance

Scoring: Standard Balearic Scoring
  • Diana hit = 2 points
  • Other target hit = 1 point
  • Tie breakers are decided by the highest number of dianas

What To Do: Record your competition entry and upload it to YouTube as an Unlisted video.† Email the link to Channing (Channing@practicalparacord.com).† He'll grab a copy and add you to the competition.

Your round should start at the beginning of an hour.† So at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, etc.† At the beginning of your recording, hold a watch or smartphone up to the camera to show the time.† This is to help ensure that rounds aren't being cherry-picked.† All entries are pre-recorded, but the intent is to get things as close to a live competition as possible.

The competition is streamed live on Saturday, but it's helpful to get your recording to Channing as soon as possible during the week to give him time to put everything together.† The early in the week the better, but a good rule of thumb is to get your entry link to him before Friday.

Extras:
"Hard mode" - Send the day and time you will record your round to Channing ahead of time.† If you're watching the live stream on YouTube and in the chat, you can also announce your entry time for the next week there.† This isnít required, but definitely shows the round wasnít cherry-picked.

Challenges - Sometimes different challenges will be announced for the competition.† Some examples are the egg challenge (which involves hitting an egg with a sling) that happens around Easter and the pumpkin (which involves hitting a pumpkin with a sling) that happens around Halloween.† When challenges happen, they are discussed in the live stream, but they'll be posted here too.

Not in the Competition Yet: And last, if you're not in the competition yet (or don't plan to be) but still want to watch live on Saturday, come and join us!† We'd love you to jump in the chat and say hello.† Or if you're thinking about joining the comp, the live chat is a great place to ask any questions you have.

Cheers everyone!
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Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2023 at 3:49pm
 
I will try to update this post with a link to the most current competition as soon as I have it.

18 March 2023 - 66th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Q6h1WXNCU

11 March 2023 - 65th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWastocc-Aw

4 March 2023 - 64th:

25 February 2023 - 63rd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5HbSpQFkiQ

18 February 2023 - 62nd - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmXcxpS4Bac

11 February 2023 - 61st - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ2Vz-6I3vI
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Re: Practical Paracord - Online Slinging Competition
Reply #2 - Feb 18th, 2023 at 6:49am
 
Great information Joe!
Well presented
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Reply #3 - Feb 18th, 2023 at 11:49am
 
Today's competition live in about an hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmXcxpS4Bac
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Reply #4 - Feb 26th, 2023 at 9:51am
 
Sorry I didn't have this updated before the competition kicked off.  I was out of the house.  The second post in this topic with the competition links has been updated.
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Reply #5 - Mar 11th, 2023 at 11:28am
 
Today's competition in about 1.5 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWastocc-Aw!
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Reply #6 - Yesterday at 12:12am
 
Channing has announced a trick shot for next weekend's competition.† You can see his video announcement here: https://youtu.be/Nv7Qex99-L4.

But here's the rundown of it.† You can do any trick shot you want.† Just record it and send him the link along with your competition entries.† If you're not entering the competition, no problem.† You can still submit a trick shot if you want.† Just send him a link to the video and he'll run it with the others during the competition next weekend on March 25.

Just to mention, this is not the Egg Challenge we're doing for Easter.† You can submit a trick shot using an egg if you want.† But the Egg Challenge entries will be shown next month on the PP Competition.
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