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Message started by maxibon on Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:15am

Title: hey crew!!
Post by maxibon on Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:15am
My name is max and im a 19 year old from South Western Australia. ive been slinging for about 6 months and have loved every minute of it. Ive finally stopped being a lurker and made an account! Im  super excited to meet you all and pick everyones brains, learning the intricacies, physics and general knowledge of this sport.
I use a single strand split pouch sling made by my good buddy (who alot of you already know) Mersa, which is pictured below, and i use a weird technique thats got a bit of figure 8 and a bit of overhand in it. any tips or comments on my technique would be greatly appreciated!
thanks heaps everyone hope to hear from you soon!

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=144b6160e19f45fcbdd7d8e2686aa7f6.MOV (447 KB | 20 )
sling_004.jpg (144 KB | 2 )

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Mersa on Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:25am
Welcome Maxiii!!!

This dude is definitely the best first time slinger I’ve ever had anything to do with. Was throwing 40m and forwards in the first 15-20 throws he ever tried.

Yeah boi 

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 6th, 2020 at 9:17am
Howdy from South Texas!

The Aussie slingers are taking over!  Well done Mersa. I can see the small influence you had on Max’s choice of slings :)

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Kick on Feb 6th, 2020 at 9:53am
Welcome from Finland! Well if you've got Mersa as a teacher you're already doing better than a lot of us that struggled (and still struggle...) with getting the hang of it on our own :D

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by maxibon on Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:25am
hes a great teacher for sure. i find it easier to get the hang of things when i understand it from a physics and biometric point of view, and Mersa is very good at explaining things that way

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:29am
Hi Max!  Welcome from Pennsylvania USA!

Nice throw.  Definitely an interesting style.  I'll have to give that a try.

Are you another potential candidate for the Australian crew in Guam next year? ;)

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:51am
looks like pretty normal fig 8 to me.

I've occasionally used the hanging start.

Throw looks smooth :-)

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by maxibon on Feb 6th, 2020 at 11:00am
thanks guys, and yes joe im definitely interested in Guam next year, would be a great experience!

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Greenjay on Feb 6th, 2020 at 11:32am
Howdy from North texas.

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 6th, 2020 at 12:30pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:51am:
looks like pretty normal fig 8 to me

I would definitely concede, as you have a much more experienced eye.  Although to me it looks like the rotation of the sling is in a horizontal plane above his head.  I don't recall seeing a figure 8 like that before.  It could also be the angle of the camera.

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Sarosh on Feb 6th, 2020 at 2:19pm
Welcome
Are you a lefty or is the video flipped?
The style seems to be Byzantine . There is no rotation behind the back..

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by maxibon on Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:36pm
i have attached a slow motion video of my technique from a different angle to avoid confusion.
and yes @Sarosh, i am a lefty  :)
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=d68d5da9f011422a921863f8a662e6e6.MOV (1708 KB | 17 )

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by TheJackinati on Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:37pm
Ahah, Another Western Australian.

We've got the best of everything now, you know. Gold, Uranium... and now Slingers! :P

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by maxibon on Feb 6th, 2020 at 9:13pm
we're taking over jackinati!!  ;D

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 7th, 2020 at 7:29am
still a standard fig 8 :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQannIFnMI

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Mersa on Feb 7th, 2020 at 7:40am
I thought it looked very figure 8ish, just a different way then I do it. Naming slinging styles is hard, every one puts their own “spin” on things ;D ;)

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Kick on Feb 7th, 2020 at 8:40am
Different to mine too. Mine is often coming over my head rather than around if that makes sense. Both seem more horizontal.

Title: Re: hey crew!!
Post by Rat Man on Feb 7th, 2020 at 1:30pm
Yo! from New Jersey.  Welcome aboard, Max.  Your form looks good to me.  You will smooth it out more as you gain experience. 

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