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“Strike a Shilling”
Jan 26th, 2024 at 3:07pm
 
Partly inspired from this thread: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1636237960/0

The challenge:
Strike a ~1” coin off a stick at ~20m

https://youtu.be/FR2STeiIv24
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Reply #1 - Jan 26th, 2024 at 6:00pm
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 26th, 2024 at 10:19pm
 
Excellent! Thumbs Up

I like this one.  I think we need to get this challenge going.  We need a challenge to get us through the next couple months to the egg challenge.  I'll give it a go as weather allows.
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Reply #3 - Jan 29th, 2024 at 5:06am
 
https://youtube.com/shorts/TsHUWdh9W-c?si=mypY15Vi6qQB_i32

Failed first 100 times

Some very close ones.
Using an Australian 20c piece on an arrow.
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Reply #4 - Feb 4th, 2024 at 11:20pm
 
I had my first go at this today.  No hit unfortunately.  I used tennis balls and threw a little over a 100 attempts.  I got the stick a couple times, and had a few other close ones.  It was a fun slinging activity in general.  I'll try it again the next time I have a chance.
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Reply #5 - Feb 5th, 2024 at 2:42pm
 
I really like it. It's excellent for training. If its angled right, it shines brightly, and can be easily seen.
Since making room for 20m, I've struck the same coin 9 times. And as far as I'm concerned, each dent is adding value. Grin
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Reply #6 - Feb 5th, 2024 at 6:43pm
 
Archaic Arms wrote on Feb 5th, 2024 at 2:42pm:
If its angled right, it shines brightly, and can be easily seen.

I'm kinda cheating actually.  I have a coin sized washer that's painted orange.  So it's really easy to see.  It's one I still have from when we did the aerial coin target challenge.

9 times is crazy! Thumbs Up
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Reply #7 - Feb 5th, 2024 at 8:03pm
 
Goodness gracious it's humbling to see such precision. Very nice shots! I'm going to need to try this at some point.

One day we may start seeing challenges like a quarter at a quarter of a kilometer Grin
Probably not, but a man can dream of such a stonethrow. And such eyesight for that matter haha.
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Reply #8 - Feb 6th, 2024 at 10:23am
 
How heavy is that stone, AA? and it seems like you're back to a long(er) sling in that video.

It's been pouring around here lately so I haven't had time to go attempt this.
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Reply #9 - Feb 6th, 2024 at 4:55pm
 
Caspian wrote on Feb 5th, 2024 at 8:03pm:
One day we may start seeing challenges like a quarter at a quarter of a kilometer
Probably not, but a man can dream of such a stonethrow. And such eyesight for that matter haha.


I would love to see how far we can push it. When I get the chance, I'll shoot at it from 40m, but I imagine it will be quite a challenge... The further the distance, the sharper the impact angle.
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Reply #10 - Feb 6th, 2024 at 5:12pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Feb 6th, 2024 at 10:23am:
How heavy is that stone, AA? and it seems like you're back to a long(er) sling in that video.

It's been pouring around here lately so I haven't had time to go attempt this.

I have a few sets of stones. I think those were around 160 or 170g, but I've been using 200g since. In terms of lengths, ~54cm and ~70cm are what I've been comparing.
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Reply #11 - Feb 7th, 2024 at 7:37am
 
how do you plan to make it visible to the camera from 40m?
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Reply #12 - Feb 7th, 2024 at 3:36pm
 
Sarosh wrote on Feb 7th, 2024 at 7:37am:
how do you plan to make it visible to the camera from 40m?

If the coin is tipped back slightly, it's bright from the shooting line. With a zoomed in camera behind me, it should hopefully get the full trajectory.
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Reply #13 - Feb 9th, 2024 at 8:51pm
 
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Reply #14 - Feb 10th, 2024 at 5:56pm
 
Hell yeah joe making it look easy and style points with the curve !!
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