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Message started by Lusitano on May 3rd, 2020 at 5:40pm

Title: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 3rd, 2020 at 5:40pm
Hello all

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mario and I am from Lisbon, Portugal.

I am new to the art of slinging and I am happy to start learning. So far I have made my first sling. I have used  a model provided by this forum.
It has been fun to swing some balls in my backyard although my lack of skill. Hope it improves with practice ;D

Looking forward to meet and learn with you all

Cheers


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Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 4th, 2020 at 5:57am
Hello Lusitano,
What anmunition do you use ? Tennis ball or stone, or others ?
Slinging is a funny way.
Welcome

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 4th, 2020 at 7:49am
Hi

Since at this moment we are mostly restrained at our homes to minimize social distance I am confined to a ver small backyard and I had to improvise my ammunition as well.

I needed some safe ammunition as I have no experience and most likely will fail a lot initially. Since I had some paracord at home I have made some balls from it to throw. This way it is safe and do not have fear or brake something or hurt myself if I fail.

With time and experience I plan to source for more suitable  ammo...

Regards


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Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by TOMBELAINE on May 4th, 2020 at 8:38am
Caution is mother of safety !  :)

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Kick on May 4th, 2020 at 9:45am
Welcome from Finland! We should get C_A to check but I think you're the first member from Portugal :D

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by joe_meadmaker on May 4th, 2020 at 10:18am
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 4th, 2020 at 10:50am

Kick wrote on May 4th, 2020 at 9:45am:
Welcome from Finland! We should get C_A to check but I think you're the first member from Portugal :D


HI Kick,

Hope you are wrong. I was expecting to meet other slinger members from Portugal.  ;)

Cheers

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Greenjay on May 4th, 2020 at 11:56am
Howdy from North texas.

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Rat Man on May 4th, 2020 at 9:26pm
Pleased to meet you.  Welcome from New Jersey.

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by walter on May 4th, 2020 at 11:24pm
Welcome! Love your ammo idea ;)

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by NooneOfConsequence on May 5th, 2020 at 12:57am
Howdy from South Texas!  Love the monkey fist ammo!

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 6th, 2020 at 5:01pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on May 5th, 2020 at 12:57am:
Howdy from South Texas!  Love the monkey fist ammo!


Thanks. Actually after some training I have found out that my slinging accuracy highly improved when I started to use a tennis ball. Ultimately, I now understood that he paracord monkey balls where very light to allow a good feel while I was spinning the sling.  ;D




Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Kick on May 7th, 2020 at 1:20am
Next should be stones then :D

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 7th, 2020 at 7:18am

Kick wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 1:20am:
Next should be stones then :D


If I used stones I would for sure be kicked out of the house by my wife as I would destroy the entire backyard ;D

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Captain_Twine on May 7th, 2020 at 10:21am
Welcome! That's a well-made looking sling; I haven't yet been able to put together a paracord sling myself (I use a braided sling.)

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 7th, 2020 at 11:25am

Captain_Twine wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 10:21am:
Welcome! That's a well-made looking sling; I haven't yet been able to put together a paracord sling myself (I use a braided sling.)



Thanks Captain_Twine.

It was very easy to make the sling. I just used the model provided on this site to cut a piece of leather. I have made a new sling now which is a little bigger since I have swapped to tennis ball as ammunition. The new sling pouch model is also from this site ("Boat Sling").

I plan in the future to make a braided sling (similar to a balearic sling) but it looks so much more difficult to make...  ;)

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Kick on May 7th, 2020 at 11:46am
I've found braided slings are easy to make, difficult to master :D I feel I can now say I make an alright braided sling, but it's taken a long time.

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 7th, 2020 at 12:30pm

Kick wrote on May 4th, 2020 at 9:45am:
Welcome from Finland! We should get C_A to check but I think you're the first member from Portugal :D


As far as I know, mario is our first portugese member - and my memory for this kind of thing is usually right.

The 6 hole sling is a very good place to start.
Also good to see you've attached the cords correctly as well :thumb:

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Lusitano on May 7th, 2020 at 1:43pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 12:30pm:
The 6 hole sling is a very good place to start.
Also good to see you've attached the cords correctly as well :thumb:


Just followed your instructions... :D

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 11th, 2020 at 2:44pm

Lusitano wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 1:43pm:

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 12:30pm:
The 6 hole sling is a very good place to start.
Also good to see you've attached the cords correctly as well :thumb:


Just followed your instructions... :D


lol that doesn't happen as often as you'd think :whistle:

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Morphy on May 20th, 2020 at 8:17pm
Welcome Lusitano!

Title: Re: New Slinger from Portugal
Post by Tejo on May 25th, 2020 at 11:25am
Greetings, Lusitano! Could you post a picture of your new sling? I want to see it.

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