World's Most Traveled Slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by bigdh2000, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

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    More ideas

    I got my son to help with the design. If anyone wants a mug I'll try and get a good price

    See #84
     

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  2. vestlenning

    vestlenning Sling it!

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    A mug is a good idea!
     

  3. Gniaffron

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    I like the mug idea too!
     
  4. JanP

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    Update: the slingshots arrived at local customs office. I'll try to pick them up Friday Morning on my way to our German meeting.
     
  5. vestlenning

    vestlenning Sling it!

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    They took their time, but at least they didn't get lost in action - another leg done!
     
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  7. JimRhodo

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    I just love this

    I think this is an epic adventure. Twists and turns, a mission, a journey, a mysterious weapon handed from person to person. Imprisonment. Release. Fantastic.

    Dan. You have created something which captures the imagination and sets it alight.

    Can't wait for the German meet.
     

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  8. JimRhodo

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    A Seafarers Lament

    Seafarer’s Lament
    I am so deeply smitten thro' the helm
    That without help I cannot last till morn.
    Thou therefore take Swish of the Deep
    Which was my pride: for thou rememberest how
    In those old days, one summer noon, an arm
    Rose up from out the bosom of the Ocean
    Clothed in white samite, mystic, wonderful,
    Holding the slingshot and how I row'd across
    And took it, and have carried it, like a king:
    And, wheresoever I am sung or told
    In aftertime, this also shall be known:
    That thou didst pass it on to those
    Most worthy to have borne its smooth-ed form
    Across the oceans vast and moorland bleak
    Cross hamlet small and city great.
    Till last it finds its resting place in deepest darkest Odenwald
     
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  9. seppman

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    Be (Germany) 7.2*E
    Kindlebear (Germany) Longitude: 7.25*E

    are on the list aswell, tho Kindlebear won't be at the gathering.
     
  10. JimRhodo

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    @JanP

    Any news?
     
  11. Gniaffron

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    Well yes, but nothing slingshot related though....
     
  12. Knallfrosch

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    The Slingshot was at the Gathering. The Photos are on Jan´s Phone, so he can post the evidence :)
     
  13. JimRhodo

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    Huzzah!
     
  14. JanP

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    Everything went well. I was Friday morning at 8:00 at the main customs office from Darmstadt. As Norway is not a EU member, they requested my presence when opening the box. Trying to figure out the worth of the two slingshots (so that I can pay my customs fees and taxes) the lady had to hear the full story... to keep it short... No customs fees or taxes for me :cool: After that I packed my tent, slingshots and 2kg of steel balls and hit the road to our Meeting.

    Here are some impressions from our Meeting. All of the German participants (JanP, Knallfrosch and Seppmann) shot the swish and signed it. Also BeMahoney (initially on the old participants list) was there to support us and signed it.

    We did some collective 400 grit sanding on the second one not to damage anything.

    During the Meeting we were focussing on a lot of different things, so only some photos, no videos. There's a photo of myself and Knallfrosch shooting the Swish.

    Next Stop: Reunion Island

    Best Wishes,
    Jan

    PS: The Meeting was great (as always)
     

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  15. JimRhodo

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    @JanP

    Great story to add.
    "The lady had to hear the whole story"
    Wish I'd been there. You could have shared this as part of the whole story.

     
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  16. bigdh2000

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  17. JanP

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    And here a video of me shooting the swish in our warehouse

    Video

    It will leave to Reunion Island tomorrow
     
  18. JimRhodo

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    @janP

    The last photo looked like swish was about to be loaded into a boat for the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Brilliant.
     
  19. Raptor

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    of course we all "swaffel" the slingshot