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Reply #6165 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 2:35am
 
I'm starting them young, this little guy is out every day chasing the other kids and trying to hit them with his sling
We tried to ban him, but he doesn't care.
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Reply #6166 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 12:48pm
 
Kilisi wrote on Nov 12th, 2020 at 2:35am:
I'm starting them young, this little guy is out every day chasing the other kids and trying to hit them with his sling
We tried to ban him, but he doesn't care.


That boy is gonna be scary accurate in a few years. It’s fun starting them off young.
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Reply #6167 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 6:34pm
 
The sling is a weapon.  Children need to learn not to use it to shoot others.  If you don't learn it, there is no sling.  The boy in the picture does not make his sling himself. If he attacks other children with it, I would cut his sling in front of his eyes.  In my group, a sling doesn't even lie on the floor.  The children in the group learned this very quickly.
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Reply #6168 - Nov 13th, 2020 at 1:48am
 
We bring up our kids a bit tougher over here... This baby is one year old, he's not going to hurt anyone unless they allow him to.

Sling as a weapon should only be a part of training. I use multiple weapons and teach exercises designed to train balance, dexterity, hand speed, situational awareness etc,. Always with offence and defence. The sling I do not rate as the most dangerous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNgUq0B1aus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqpylJquz7A
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Reply #6169 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 6:37am
 
How's the ammo situation over there Killisi? Do you guys have lots of sling stones in your area?
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Reply #6170 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 6:56am
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 14th, 2020 at 6:37am:
How's the ammo situation over there Killisi? Do you guys have lots of sling stones in your area?

We use tennis balls at home but we're running out, they split very quickly. I've got about 50 split ones I haven't decided what to do with.

For stones we only use them when I take the kids out and there's plenty around, but difficult to find somewhere for them to sling and the country has been on lockdown 8 months.
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Reply #6171 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 10:01pm
 
I've spent half the morning having fun with this, I put a tennis ball in for size comparison.
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Reply #6172 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 9:33am
 
My opinion is if the sling is short, it's ok but if the sling isn't short, it's difficult to sling because of the wind.
Just my idea and the test I do.
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Reply #6173 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 6:10pm
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 22nd, 2020 at 9:33am:
My opinion is if the sling is short, it's ok but if the sling isn't short, it's difficult to sling because of the wind.
Just my idea and the test I do.

Yes, you're right. Strip sling you can adjust the length just by wrapping more of the end around your hand. There is no pouch to centre.

For heavy rocks it's better long, wind resistance isn't important with a heavy rock, you're not going to throw it very far anyway. I like hitting things with big rocks and this length is my normal.

I can throw with this length all day, but if I used a shorter sling I'd have some shoulder problems pretty fast.
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Reply #6174 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 2:55am
 
I'm thinking I might make a strap sling but an almost hilariously overbuilt and fancy one Cheesy Kind of take the point of it being super simple and basic and do the opposite. Why? Just because I think it would be kind of funny. I'll be the only one to think it's funny but that hasn't stopped me before.
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Reply #6175 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 3:05am
 
Kick wrote on Nov 23rd, 2020 at 2:55am:
I'm thinking I might make a strap sling but an almost hilariously overbuilt and fancy one  Kind of take the point of it being super simple and basic and do the opposite. Why? Just because I think it would be kind of funny. I'll be the only one to think it's funny but that hasn't stopped me before.

Ahaha cool, do it man. My son split the ends into four thin strips so he could braid them on his. It actually works really well (but lessens the versatility). But I can imagine one with lace borders and other frilly bits being both hilarious and useable.
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Reply #6176 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 3:54am
 
I kind of like the idea of it being a belt/sash that then would be durable and the right dimensions to be a sling. Hmmm... Some planning to do.
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Reply #6177 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 5:00am
 
Kick wrote on Nov 23rd, 2020 at 3:54am:
I kind of like the idea of it being a belt/sash that then would be durable and the right dimensions to be a sling. Hmmm... Some planning to do.

My first and only sling for years was a scarf cut from a bushshirt
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Reply #6178 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 5:55am
 
He's pretty good now. But when he first started the safest place when this guy was slinging (stones) was directly in front of the target.
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Reply #6179 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 7:04am
 
Ha ha I feel like that’s a common thread with beginners, everywhere but where they’re aiming is under fire
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