I think if you define a specific goal and strive to reach that goal, you may be able to reach "perfection." But that is essentially setting your own definition for perfection. You can be amazing at making close range rapid-fire ariel hits, but somewhere in Ecuador is some guy that can hit a potato 10/10 at 100 meters. To truly reach perfection you would have to be as good as a human can be at every aspect of slingshot shooting. Close range, long range, rapid-fire, instinctual, aimed, stationary targets, moving targets. If you look at the best shooters in the world on any given platform you'll see that they've all picked a specialization. And even within that narrow specialization they have chosen, the best of the best are challenged by others.
In short; there's always going to be somebody out there that's better than you, in one way or another. Until you can say that there isn't, you haven't reached perfection.
I said what your saying to start the topic. Of course I have my own ideas about what skill is. I cant see a potato at 100 meters but good for the one who can. It would be good to see some shooting video of you nailing your targets as we can all learn from each other. I can see now it was my mistake to use an incorrect title to this topic. Yes there will all ways be those who come along and be better by what ever that is in our judgment. From what I see of MJ I think he is going to be nailing everything in sight so some of the other Big Dogs will have to step aside. Just for the Record I am one of the Little Dogs.
Now lets see you shoot.
I was simply doing as you asked in the first post: Articulating my ideas on skill and perfection. Not just slingshots. I'm a self-professed horrible shot with a slingshot. There's a video of me in this topic- http://slingshotforu...ve-a-way/page-2 -struggling to keep 10/10 on a 2-liter soda bottle at 10 paces. I'm thinking you could watch that as many times as you care to and not learn anything, but there it is. I also plan on shooting a video or two tomorrow for the Pocket Predator contest and I won't be none too surprised if I go 0/10.