PREMIUM‘Slepetan’ enthusiasts embrace camaraderie, dream big at traditional slingshot tournament

first_imgTopics : game traditional Tangerang slingshot festival Competition tournament sport Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Facebook Google Sofyan, a 46-year-old resident of Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta, felt nervous as he walked into a vacant lot in Paninggilan subdistrict in Tangerang, Banten, to participate in a slepetan (traditional slingshot) competition on Sunday.His hands were shaky and sweat dripped from his face as he prepared to face off against two other competitors.He needed to knock down 10 cans in front of him consecutively by slinging amo (iron pellets used as projectiles). However, his nerves got the better of him and he was only able to hit five targets.“Well, I have competed at several small-scale slepetan competitions before. I have practiced a lot at home, but for some reason the practice didn’t help, as I felt the pressure of being watched by so many people here [at the competition],” Sofyan told The Jakarta Post after his turn.Sofyan was one of 93 competitors… Linkedinlast_img

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