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Fall 2010 Best Shot Contest - Official Thread

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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:07 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
qwerty wrote:Does it have to be a launcher or can it be some other sort of device? (homemade crossbow)


Here's something to aspire to ;)

He's from kansas what a surprise :D
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:10 am

If a human can be that good, I wonder what a robot or other computerized targeting system could do? I've heard about I think a system for tanks called Excalibur or something, but never for bows...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:52 am

Something to inject some interest in this, here's my entry :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwiCYiDx-pg[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:48 pm

Keep it on topic! :x
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Unread postAuthor: ThornsofTime » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:42 pm

calling D_hall..... calling Vera....

make it happen brother!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:56 pm

Cool as it would be, that can't happen. As D_Hall has said, video of VERA would take rather more to get cleared for public release than photos, so it's not going to happen in time. This is fortunate for everyone else.

Also, D_Hall doesn't seem like the kind of person who's up for competitions.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:46 pm

Almost the end of November and not enough entries to justify a contest in my opinion. Is it just a general lack of enthusiasm on the forum, or is the timing a little off, in the sense that holding such a contest in Summer would mean better weather (proper northern hemisphere summer I mean, you silly Aussies and Kiwis with your upside down weather! :D) for filming outside, as well as having more free time?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:59 pm

I have to agree, as much as I don't want to wait for you Northern Hemisphere folk to get your act together, the contest woukd feel a bit cheap if it would end like this with so little entries.
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Unread postAuthor: Matt_NZ » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:20 am

For me it wasn't that i wasn't enthusiastic about this contest.
Its just that I don't have access to decent equipment for filming.
Sure there are members who lack interest in it, but i sense there must be others like me who wish they could enter.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:46 am

Time has been an issue for me and it would take a lot of effort to make a shot worthy. I could simply video a shot, but it wouldn't be anythng special without investing a lot of time to make it great. And for me, in order to take a single shot, I have to drive out two hours into the desert or risk getting arrested and/or fined.
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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:47 am

ok fine JSR here is one from an Aussi :roll:
after i read your post i was like "ok fine, ill give it a go" so well here is what i came up with in like five minutes, shot was done at 27x with a 4ml chamber hybrid with 1m x 8mm barrel target was two cans ether side of an axe shot with a lead slug, well the axe was the cans were hit with slugs (plural) :lol:
have to admit the video isnt the best but it comes with pictures

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS9xZj8tKv8[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:56 am

Sweet! Of course it would have looked better close up shot in high speed, but fantastic shot!
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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:06 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Sweet! Of course it would have looked better close up shot in high speed, but fantastic shot!


thanks, yes i would have loved to be able to do that, hey i know why dont you give it a go just to see what it would look like? :lol:

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:10 am

ilovefire wrote:why dont you give it a go just to see what it would look like? :lol:


I just might :P next weekend though, full week ahead.
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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:21 am

well i will be looking forward to seeing what you produce :)
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