SlingShot 5 adapted for postals
Name: SlingShot 5
Track required: 90m straight track run plus 15m extra at one end (may be in a curve, as long as it's 15 metres from the end of the track) and space for run in/out at other end
Equipment required: 5 FITA80 targets, a barrel or cone to ride around, a single timing gate or stopwatch
Start in your non-dominant direction with an arrow nocked.
Canter down the track shooting a single arrow per target drawing the arrows out of the hand or quiver.
At the end of the track switch bow hands and go around the barrel or cone
Canter back shooting one arrow per target drawing all arrow from the quiver only.
3 runs (in each run you go over the track back and forth one time).
Normal IHAA scoring system: FITA80 target - 5 scoring zones - score 1-5pts
Multiple hit bonus:
6pts for hitting all targets on non-dominant side, 3pts for hitting all targets on dominant side
Time bonus/penalty points:
A timebonus is only rewarded if 5 or more targets are hit. Gain 1pt/second faster than a par time of 35.00 seconds for the whole course (up and back again) crossing through the same timing gate at 0m.
Maximum time bonus of 9pts (ie faster than 26.00s incurs no further gain).
Points are deducted at 1pt/sec for riding slower than 35.00s with a minimum total score of 0 for each run (up and back again).
There is no disqualification for time taken.
Developed by: Darran Wardle (Oregon, US), adapted for postals by Arno Hendriks (The Netherlands)
Historic aspect: “They were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed” 1 Chronicles 12:2
Benefits: Shooting with your non-dominant side builds your body equally and betters your archery skills.
Safety notes: None
Added to database: March '14, adapted February '20