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Brand New Slinger
Sep 4th, 2006 at 1:45pm
 
Hello! My name is Rhea and I just recently started slinging. I read the directions for making one in a survival book and decided to have a go at making my own. Three hours later - after overcomplicating pretty much everything - I'd made a sling out of faux leather upholstering material and part of an old nylon clothesline. I was amazed to find it actually worked, and became rather enchanted with the device. Of course, after going online and finding some better information about slings and their construction, I've begun planning a better one. Grin

So far, I've only worked with an overhand throw. I'm proud to say I've successfully made it past the "Oh, crap! I hope it doesn't land on my head!" phase. Wink Of course, knowing me, I'll have plenty more moments like that - just not as many and not all in a row. Tongue
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Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2006 at 4:36pm
 
Hello Rhea,
I know the "I hope it doesn't land on my head," stage, and worked around it by using balls rather than stones. But I must agree that stones are great to sling.

Welcome to the site, I hope you like it here.
We can always use some more girls.

Willeke
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Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2006 at 4:43pm
 
welcome to the site.  sounds like you are off to a good start.

i wish you many strong slings and true glans.

and yes; it is good to have another lady slinger here.  it is a shame there are not more
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Reply #3 - Sep 4th, 2006 at 9:23pm
 
Welcome stone_scorpio,

May the stones stay away from your head!

Have fun slinging and making your new sling.

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Reply #4 - Sep 5th, 2006 at 3:39pm
 
Hei, Scorpio is a girl!
Welcome to slinging.org lady!
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