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Nov 25th, 2023 at 10:06pm
 
I was fortunate enough to be invited to a great event recently. Rasul from the 'Bay Slinging' club organized an event in Cupertino, CA.  We played sling dodgeball with tennis balls for about an hour.

This was one of the most fun events I've been to for slinging. Thanks Rasul!

Here is a video of all of the hits (and 'outs') from the day. We all wore safety glasses.  We were going to used socks, but they needed to be held together with something to work effectively, so we just took off some power and did it with tennis balls.

I'll let him fill an any other details if people have questions.

https://youtu.be/orKcgtM_B1E
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Reply #1 - Nov 26th, 2023 at 3:03am
 
Hi John,

Thanks for making this post! The event wouldn't have been the same without you. I'm very glad you had fun.

I'll try to post the rules of the game (and other details) soon, in case anyone wants to recreate the game.

Also, we will probably have another slinging dodgeball this upcoming weekend.
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Reply #2 - Nov 26th, 2023 at 7:11am
 
Looks like great fun.  The tennis ball is perfect IMO.  It has just enough sting to make it interesting but it won't really injure anyone.
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Reply #3 - Nov 26th, 2023 at 7:46am
 
Tennis balls work very well. Sock balls covered with two balloons fly excellently.https://youtu.be/suwLfksonh4?si=j2qaEr8hspDy67bB
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Reply #4 - Nov 26th, 2023 at 12:41pm
 
@Jaegoor Yes! We would have done this, but we didn't have any balloons, only socks. For the next event I'll be sure to bring some balloons.
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Reply #5 - Nov 26th, 2023 at 8:47pm
 
That looks like such a blast!  Cheesy
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Reply #6 - Nov 27th, 2023 at 10:27am
 
That looks really fun!
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Reply #7 - Nov 28th, 2023 at 11:29am
 
This is sweet just up the road in oregon
Give me invitation next time and I'll see if I can dropvdown
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Reply #8 - Nov 28th, 2023 at 2:05pm
 
Looks like a very enjoyable game. I imagine the range will take the sting out of the tennis balls too.

This kind of PvP slinging would be really fun for a variety of games. Capture the flag, siege type games with defenders having cover, zombie style games too.

I could imagine simulated combat with these too, like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfC55_tCtU4. You can already see the beginning of team strategies emerging, may give us some further insight into how slingers were used on the battlefield.
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Reply #9 - Nov 28th, 2023 at 3:40pm
 
This is just too good, it’s cool seeing a bunch of slingers in one place in a casual context, competitions are great and they do hold a place within any community, but seeing something grow into the point where it can be seen in mass outside of large organised events is pretty special.

Keep it up folks, awesome video
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Reply #10 - Nov 28th, 2023 at 11:51pm
 
Hi everyone, glad to hear you are all loving the idea of this!

Judo, I have definitely considered trying out some games such as CTF, king of the hill, etc. Even a LARP-like event could be cool (some sort of historical recreation like they do in the islands)

lobohunter, we would love to have you with us! We will probably have one this weekend, but I'll make sure to keep you updated on our future ones ahead of time. If you'd like to keep in touch, feel free to message me on my personal slinging page on instagram (@stoneslinging), the club page (@bayslinging), or even PM on here.


Apologies for not posting the ruleset yet, I'll probably get to doing it this weekend. I have been swarmed with college applications recently, but they will be over with soon!
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Reply #11 - Nov 28th, 2023 at 11:54pm
 
joe, rat man, eino, blargslap, thank you all for your kind words!

Jaegoor, your suggestion sounds great. Me and John (and the others) will try this out for our next match!
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Reply #12 - Nov 29th, 2023 at 8:01am
 
2.5”  wool dryer balls work great too. 
Add some color powder and it becomes “sling paintball “

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz8p4RrrrAA/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
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Reply #13 - Nov 29th, 2023 at 12:54pm
 
We've actually thought about using dryer balls! Just need to figure out a way to get a bunch of them for less money
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Reply #14 - Nov 30th, 2023 at 8:09am
 
If you buy 200-500 of them, just go straight to Alibaba and buy bulk from China.
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