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Apr 23rd, 2008 at 4:11am
 
We normally use diferent slings. A long sling for long distance that all in strait line ------------ it allmoust is 200cm so if you hold-it with the two hands is like 90 cm from the "ring" to the support stone part.
The ones we use for hiting target 50cm +- from the ring to central part.
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Reply #1 - Apr 23rd, 2008 at 8:00am
 
Nice pic - particularly the support stand on the target. Now that looks doable :-)

I think most of us on the forum tend to use a general purpose sling length somewhere between your two sling lengths.

ie: we usually just use the one sling for distance and target.

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Reply #2 - Apr 24th, 2008 at 12:02am
 
Bravo!!! Very well done indeed. Thank for doing such a fine job of representing the slinging community.
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Reply #3 - Apr 25th, 2008 at 8:10am
 
Hello here You have a small interview we made for local tv of The Balearic islands spain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY7EOspW594.

I want to thank to the people ho made this page.
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Reply #4 - Apr 25th, 2008 at 2:01pm
 
Balearic-sling,
Thank you for sharing the video with us.
Great work to smash those bottles!

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Reply #5 - Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:48pm
 
nice video - shame about the talking ;-)

One of these days I'll have to learn spanish lol

Have to admit as well as being a lot more accurate than most of us you're definitely more photogenic as well lol

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Reply #6 - Apr 27th, 2008 at 12:51pm
 
Nice video!!!
Is your sling Espranto, hemp or some other fiber?

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balearic-sling wrote on Apr 25th, 2008 at 8:10am:
Hello here You have a small interview we made for local tv of The Balearic islands spain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY7EOspW594.

I want to thank to the people ho made this page.

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Reply #7 - Apr 27th, 2008 at 2:10pm
 
I agree with the rest, you are doing an exellent job for us slingers.
The video was wery good, but I have almost strained my ears to understand a little of what was said Roll Eyes
It also lead me to some other balearic slinger videos, with many different slinging tecniques.

Seeing your slings gave me reason to roll out the hemp again,and I braided an almost 200cm sling yesterday, and an 110cm long one today. But I still leave the leather unsplit. Both slings seem to work fine. Usually I make them 150-160cm.

Impressing how easy you make it look, that is what many years of practice do to you, I guess.  And it must be nice to live in a place where slinging is considered a normal thing to do, for normal people Smiley
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Reply #8 - Apr 27th, 2008 at 9:29pm
 
Thanks for posting the video!

May be we can get Coca Cola to sponsor a bottle smashing event!
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Reply #9 - Apr 28th, 2008 at 4:15pm
 
Hello I have diferent materials for doing the slings:
PITA is white and is the best one, all is natural, we cannot use sintetic materials, and the pita is the most resistance and flexible.
Other material is "CAŅAMO" is diferent colour a bit more harder, but it works like the same the only thing that the end of the sling (the tail) brakes much faster.
ESparto is very very hard and they used for throwing only tennis balls, and iniciation.
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Reply #10 - Apr 28th, 2008 at 9:42pm
 
Thank you sir, that really helps me with my research.

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balearic-sling wrote on Apr 28th, 2008 at 4:15pm:
Hello I have diferent materials for doing the slings:
PITA is white and is the best one, all is natural, we cannot use sintetic materials, and the pita is the most resistance and flexible.
Other material is "CAŅAMO" is diferent colour a bit more harder, but it works like the same the only thing that the end of the sling (the tail) brakes much faster.
ESparto is very very hard and they used for throwing only tennis balls, and iniciation.

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Reply #11 - Apr 29th, 2008 at 8:03am
 
CAŅAMO is hemp

iv never herd of pita before though ill have to look about on google see what i can find Cheesy
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Reply #12 - May 3rd, 2008 at 12:15am
 
I like the video very much!

another video i found has a great crack noise when the rock flys out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8SbLMyCY58&feature=related

PS. i want that sling!!!!!!!!
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Reply #13 - May 3rd, 2008 at 1:09am
 
wow you are a big guy!
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Reply #14 - May 3rd, 2008 at 10:31am
 
Thank you for loking the videos, the last one you post was me slining in menorca's forest.
I make my own slings with natural elements, and depens for what I'm going to use the sling, Can be more longer or shorter, harder or flexible. I normally sell them. If you want to see pictures or more information ask me.
Thnak you and keep slinging!!!!
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