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Personal Preference: Where do you wear your loop?
Mar 24th, 2010 at 4:46am
 
I watched a video of a Balearic champ early in my study with his on his middle finger. Just copied that thinking it was the established best if it's what the champion used. I've since learned there's rarely a best.
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Reply #1 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 8:43am
 
I started with the ring finger, and it feels best for me.
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Reply #2 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 11:41am
 
  I am new to slinging but I have always worn it on my second and third finger, aka the middle finger and ring finger.  I for one would not put it on only one finger because if for some reason you didn't release when throwing a heavy projectile, you don't want your finger to take off with the sling and stone.
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Reply #3 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 11:49am
 
I have always had the loop on my second and thirds (middle and ring) fingers and held the relese cord pinched between the last joint of my first and second (pointer and ring) fingers.  I used it at first because I had no one to tell me that I should hold it another way, and now its just what I do.  I try other grips sometimes, just for fun, the same way I try other slinging styles.  I havn't tried a wrist loop yet, maybe I'll try that one next...
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Reply #4 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 11:56am
 
LukeWebb wrote on Mar 24th, 2010 at 11:41am:
I for one would not put it on only one finger because if for some reason you didn't release when throwing a heavy projectile, you don't want your finger to take off with the sling and stone.


Ha, that's why I started on two fingers too. It seemed to me that there was too much power in a throw to put it on one finger joint, and, knowing me, I'd probably find a way to lose my finger.  Three seemed too constrictive on my hand, and so it was settled.
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Reply #5 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 12:36pm
 
at the second knuckle of the index finger. i find this to be the most accurate for me.
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Reply #7 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 8:24pm
 
I like the loop on the inside of my third finger, but the cord runs between my first and second finger pinched between th knuckles.
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Reply #8 - Mar 24th, 2010 at 9:37pm
 
I use my thumb for the retention cord.
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Reply #9 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 1:33am
 
I use the same style as Dork, looped on the third and threaded through the first and second.  Although I use a wrist loop on my mega sling.
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Reply #10 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 4:55am
 
EtC. - Just as I was about to post this I thought "This has probably already been asked a bunch of times". So I did a quick search, and,... I apparently don't know how to do searches.  Wink
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Reply #11 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 7:06am
 
Still an interesting thing to discuss.
A bit off topic, but recently I tried holding the release knot between my pointer and middle finger between the middle part of the fingers. I haven't really tried slinging any rocks or anything with it, for fear of a bad misfire, but it feels interesting. Has anyone else tried holding the release cord somewhere else besides with the thumb?
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Reply #12 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 9:13am
 
Et Cetera wrote on Mar 25th, 2010 at 7:06am:
Still an interesting thing to discuss.
A bit off topic, but recently I tried holding the release knot between my pointer and middle finger between the middle part of the fingers. I haven't really tried slinging any rocks or anything with it, for fear of a bad misfire, but it feels interesting. Has anyone else tried holding the release cord somewhere else besides with the thumb?

One of our ladies on the forum (Eoraptor?) started slinging like that. When I heard about it I tried it, and my accuracy dropped but my "feel" (i don't know how to describe it. I knew when I messed up better than with my normal release) was greater. I generally have my retention loop on my middle finger: outside for power, inside resting on my index finger for accuracy. I also use a strap wrapped around my hand (narrow grip) on some slings and like it, and I will be making a Jaegoor-copy sling with a toggle to try. I have a feeling it will be awesome. Cheesy
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Reply #13 - Mar 25th, 2010 at 4:16pm
 
Et Cetera wrote on Mar 25th, 2010 at 7:06am:
Still an interesting thing to discuss.
A bit off topic, but recently I tried holding the release knot between my pointer and middle finger between the middle part of the fingers. I haven't really tried slinging any rocks or anything with it, for fear of a bad misfire, but it feels interesting. Has anyone else tried holding the release cord somewhere else besides with the thumb?


i learned to sling with the knot between the pointer and middle finger, but since i was using just a piece of cord it kept on getting tangled because it was too close together. eventually changed to the thumb.
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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2010 at 6:10pm
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Mar 25th, 2010 at 9:13am:
Et Cetera wrote on Mar 25th, 2010 at 7:06am:
Still an interesting thing to discuss.
A bit off topic, but recently I tried holding the release knot between my pointer and middle finger between the middle part of the fingers. I haven't really tried slinging any rocks or anything with it, for fear of a bad misfire, but it feels interesting. Has anyone else tried holding the release cord somewhere else besides with the thumb?

One of our ladies on the forum (Eoraptor?) started slinging like that. When I heard about it I tried it, and my accuracy dropped but my "feel" (i don't know how to describe it. I knew when I messed up better than with my normal release) was greater. I generally have my retention loop on my middle finger: outside for power, inside resting on my index finger for accuracy. I also use a strap wrapped around my hand (narrow grip) on some slings and like it, and I will be making a Jaegoor-copy sling with a toggle to try. I have a feeling it will be awesome. Cheesy

That's how I'd describe it too. Exactly the way I'd describe it.
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