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Message started by Slingky on Aug 4th, 2019 at 5:51pm

Title: Hello from Washington State
Post by Slingky on Aug 4th, 2019 at 5:51pm
Greetings,

  I'm brand new to this forum, and am thankful for all the help that I've already received. I was introduced to slinging by a family friend when I was a teenager, was wowed by the slinging stories he told, and have enjoyed slinging recreationally (if only too occasionally) ever since. I'd like to improve my aim and someday be able to capture a really nice shot on video.

  I also enjoy handcrafting different styles / colors of slings and have made around 125 slings in the past year.

  Attached are photos of some of the different kinds of slings that I've made.

Thanks!
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Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Frondeur on Aug 5th, 2019 at 2:39am
Bienvenue from francia!

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by vetryan15 on Aug 5th, 2019 at 3:09am
Welcome from northern maine.  I spent a few months up in the san juan islands, a few years back. Beautiful area

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 5th, 2019 at 9:53am
125 slings in a year :o
You've definitely been keeping busy.

The photos all look great!  Welcome from Pennsylvania!

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 5th, 2019 at 12:43pm
these stories - was there, by any chance, one about killing fish with a big flat stone ?

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Greenjay on Aug 5th, 2019 at 1:16pm
125 slings in a year,I'm envious I just don't have the time.
Howdy from texas

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Kick on Aug 5th, 2019 at 4:21pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 12:43pm:
these stories - was there, by any chance, one about killing fish with a big flat stone ?

All I'll say is: Don't.

Welcome from Finland Slingky!

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Slingky on Aug 5th, 2019 at 7:06pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 12:43pm:
these stories - was there, by any chance, one about killing fish with a big flat stone ?

Nope, our friend just had a bunch of fun stories about slinging that made slinging sound really fun. Then, he showed us how to make a sling with a piece of scrap leather and paracord, and my brother and I were hooked. We had a massive erosion by our house, and so my brother and I would hop down into the erosion and sling rocks up against the sand walls to see if we could knock big chunks of sand off the wall. One of my early lessons in sling safety / clearance came when I started slinging too close to a large boulder that was embedded behind me in the erosion. On one of my backswings, my pouch hit the boulder, then bounced the rock out of the pouch and into my left shoulder.  :P Oops. Shoulder smarted, but coulda been worse.

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Rat Man on Aug 5th, 2019 at 9:17pm
Hi Slingky;
    Welcome from New Jersey.  Nice looking slings.

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by TheJackinati on Aug 6th, 2019 at 9:48am
Howdy from Western Australia. ;)

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 6th, 2019 at 10:28pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 5th, 2019 at 12:43pm:
these stories - was there, by any chance, one about killing fish with a big flat stone ?


@CA: It must be true because an old shaman showed it to me in an ancient book. There was only one copy and it erased itself as soon as I read about it, so I can’t show it to you and you’ll just have to trust me! LOL

...and howdy from Texas!  Those are some nice looking slings.

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Genghisken on Aug 7th, 2019 at 8:50am
Greetings,

I really like the way you craft your slings  -- in fact I believe I just ordered two from you on Amazon unless someone is copying your style.

At any rate I'm sure I'll be coming to you later to commission a longer sling, once I'm more comfortable slinging again.

I had woven a double strand pocket sling 12 years ago but I can't even remember how to braid anymore.  I used to toss tennis balls with it when the wind cooperated.  I like your slings better.

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Kindor on Aug 7th, 2019 at 10:50am
Very nice looking slings slingky, welcome from Oregon.

Title: Re: Hello from Washington State
Post by Slingky on Aug 7th, 2019 at 7:20pm

Genghisken wrote on Aug 7th, 2019 at 8:50am:
Greetings,

I really like the way you craft your slings  -- in fact I believe I just ordered two from you on Amazon unless someone is copying your style.

At any rate I'm sure I'll be coming to you later to commission a longer sling, once I'm more comfortable slinging again.

I had woven a double strand pocket sling 12 years ago but I can't even remember how to braid anymore.  I used to toss tennis balls with it when the wind cooperated.  I like your slings better.

@Genghisken
Thanks for your encouraging thoughts here and in the other post :) In terms of the Amazon order, yes, that was from me and I shipped it out yesterday eve. before dinner. I think the ETA from the Post Office said this Friday. When your package arrives and you open the box, make sure that you DON'T pitch the invoice. Unbeknownst to you, you ended up being my first order on Amazon, and milestone customers can have interesting things show up in their box or on their invoice (besides the slings) that they won't want to throw away.
I'm game for a commissioned sling, so whenever you're ready, feel free to zip me a line. With many thanks, Slingky


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