Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
throwing orientation...observation. (Read 1005 times)
rob
Junior Member
**
Offline


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

Posts: 74
throwing orientation...observation.
Jul 25th, 2004 at 4:26pm
 
was experimenting today.

discovered that i get the best accuracy when i point my opposite (non-sling) shoulder at the target.

this means i end up standing perpendicular to the target.
Back to top
 

&&"...with slings of twisted wool from which they showered their missiles to break the ranks of the Trojans."
 
IP Logged
 
Hobb
Senior Member
****
Offline



Posts: 329
Denver, CO
Gender: male
Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Reply #1 - Jul 26th, 2004 at 11:21am
 
Me, too, with the underhand or side-arm casts.  With overhand, I stand more towards the target, at about a 45 degree angle.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Yurek
Funditor
Past Moderator
****
Offline


The best thing, is a good
sling.

Posts: 942
Poland
Gender: male
Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Reply #2 - Jul 26th, 2004 at 11:47am
 
My body position is more lateral to an aim, similar to that one  on my avatar but usually the left hand isn't so scenically erect Wink

Jurek
Back to top
 

In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
IP Logged
 
David_T
Funditor
Past Moderator
****
Offline


Hooked on Sling'n

Posts: 756
Greenville,SC
Gender: male
Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Reply #3 - Jul 26th, 2004 at 12:49pm
 
What's an "avatar" Yurek?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Matthias
Past Moderator
*
Offline



Posts: 1418
Gatineau/Ottawa QC, Canada
Gender: male
Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Reply #4 - Jul 26th, 2004 at 1:04pm
 
Net-Speak for the little "Yurek slinging" icon under his name... yup, you need to know a whole second language. (avatar is bit of an old-school concept if you can call anything on the web that!) I don't know what the kids are calling them these days - probably something spelled shorthand with mostly numbers!

http://www.google.ca/search?q=cache:i_1XVuGhjREJ:huminf.uib.no/~jill/archives/ph...

Ahh...Those were the days!

Matthias
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Douglas
Senior Member
****
Offline


Just give me a good stone
and plenty of room!

Posts: 260
Kalifornia
Gender: male
Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Reply #5 - Jul 26th, 2004 at 1:29pm
 
There was an documentary on tv a while back (Scientific American Frontier with Alan Alda) in which novel ideas for training athletes were discussed.

One involved throwing sports; they found that accuracy was improved by properly "addressing" the target - looking at the target and pointing at it with the free hand. The term is, I think, proprioception.
Back to top
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Chris
Slinging.org Administrator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 1284
USA
Gender: male
Re: throwing orientation...observation.
Reply #6 - Jul 31st, 2004 at 6:12am
 
I find that pointing with my free hand at my target boast my accuracy considerably when using the overhead twirl technique. 

Chris
Back to top
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Mauro Fiorentini, Curious Aardvark, David Morningstar, Masiakasaurus, Rat Man, Bill Skinner, Chris) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)