Thursday, July 29, 2010

Slinging at Crescent Beach BC

Two recommendations for slinging at the beach. First, make sure nobody is around. This can be difficult since beachs usually have at least one lonely walker looking for seashells or beached whales. Second, bring a target. Despite the ubiquitousness of the perfect slinging rocks, there were few targets to be found. Occasionally the seagulls were tempting.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sling Games: Target Tree

After much practice slinging at many many trees I am throughly convinced that the one thing that will improve your sling close to 100% of the time is...
a larger target... and of course a little bluegrass playing in the background.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sling Games: Sleeping like a Rock

The goal of this game is to bask in the glory of being surrounded by
so many perfect slinging stones that you can even swim in them. As
you can see, I scored high on this game and will have to move to
another one if I want a challenge.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sling Games: Straight Up

The goal of Straight Up, aside from practicing the completely inapplicable skill of slinging tennis balls straight up in the air, is to have the tennis ball fall as close to your position as possible. Counting the distance by paces, this one was three paces away, obviously if the tennis ball hits you on the head, you win... or lose rather.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Slinging at Crescent Beach

Here's the challenge. Stand 20 paces from any object about a foot in diameter and sling away until you've hit the object twice. Divide your score of 2 hits by the total number or throws. A perfect set will be of course 2 hits divided by 2 throws with 100% accuracy. The idea here is to aim at repeatability. Anyone can hit anything after an infinite number of throws but how long does it take you to hit the same thing twice? We shall see. To submit a score, send a YouTube link of an un-clipped video of the event to

Glen Moore

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Slinging Plans

The beaches here are composed mostly of rock, so I will be traveling to the Pacific Coast this month to get some good sling footage, hopefully be able to catch a rock in mid air, leaving the pocket. I asked a friend of mine to come and he said that he had at one time planned on doing photography and filming making as a career. It was one of those situations when the only possible way it could get any better would be if a chocolate ice cream truck driver ran up to us screaming, "help! my truck has broken down and I need somebody to help me eat it before it melts!"

visit to sling-heaven coming soon

Monday, July 5, 2010

20 paces...18 paces too many

My first idea for a contest aimed at improving accuracy was this: five slings at twenty paces aimed at a common everyday item, the milk jug. "Difficult, yet do-able" I thought. Well, I was half right. On this attempt I slung zero out of the five. So I'm posting this video for two reasons. First it's a good baseline, we can only go up from here. It's a kind-of "before" picture for the slinging world. Second, I've included floating "o"s that show the approximate strike spots for the stones which is a bit encouraging as I was at least close on three of the shots. I was reminded that David wasn't slinging at june bugs. Perhaps I should increase the size of my common everyday item to something a little closer to his preferred target size, a lake perhaps.
Reconsidering the rules