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Reply #1005 - Mar 9th, 2020 at 2:19pm
 
Mersa wrote on Mar 9th, 2020 at 7:15am:
there used to be a page where some distances by members was recorded, is this page still somewhere???


There you go: http://web.archive.org/web/20130115101218/http://slinging.org/index.php?page=sli...
You might have to scroll a bit in time to get the most recent one before the page went down.
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Reply #1006 - Mar 11th, 2020 at 9:09pm
 
Which of these techniques should I start with as a beginner?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYwRKxTziHY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6kdRs4x1fs
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Reply #1007 - Mar 12th, 2020 at 12:20am
 
My advice would be to do what feels natural to you.

Anecdote time.  A long time ago when I first tried to sling, I started with an overhand throw.  That was just the way I envisioned it should be done.  I was absolutely terrible.  90% (if not more) of my throws were way too high, or straight in to the ground.  I did about 4 or 5 sessions with of that and quit.

It was years later before I tried slinging again.  I was just circumstance, but I have a few apple trees in the yard where I live now.  I was throwing some apples (rotten, bug eaten, etc.) out into the surrounding trees and brush, and had the thought I should try my old sling.  This time I used an overhead rotation and a sidearm throw.  It was just what I did naturally at that time.  And it worked!  Don't get me wrong, I still wasn't good.  But it was way better than what I had done before, so I kept doing it.  And that's how I ended up here. Wink

Try a variety of techniques and work with what feels natural to you.
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Reply #1008 - Mar 12th, 2020 at 3:39am
 
The first style I started with was helicopter and it was only 2 weeks ago on the last day of the Mallorcan competition that I realised I am actually most accurate with Greek style. Keep experimenting. Think about how your body moves and bio-mechanics. Find some of the really good slingers on YouTube and try and copy their movements. I would always say take it slow to begin with. Practicing with an empty sling is a good idea just to get the basic movements down.
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