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Reply #960 - Oct 31st, 2018 at 12:50am
 
Thanks. Is it possible for a picture of the pointy ammo in the pouch? I also want to try make some clay bullets. Any ideas on that wil be appreciated.
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Reply #961 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 9:33pm
 
Curious Aardvark 3D prints rollers for making clay bullets a consistent shape. Look in the marketplace for more info.
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Reply #962 - Apr 16th, 2019 at 10:33am
 
Is there a way to waterproof acrylic yarn?
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Reply #963 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 12:09pm
 
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I haven't been able to find anything on waterproofing acrylic yarn specifically.  I saw it mentioned that acrylic yarn may have some natural resistance to water damage because it's a synthetic fiber.  I'm not sure if that's accurate or not.

I was able to find a resource on waterproofing hemp cordage using wax.  There is a video on the technique here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFploVWswZ0.  This is similar to what I do with bow strings.  I heat beeswax over a candle, and rub the softened wax over the string.  Then I pull the string through my fingers to press the wax in to it and remove excess.

You can also try a general Internet search on waterproofing cordage.  I found some other products, but some of the processes seemed a bit involved.  I don't know if wax will work with yarn, but it may be worth a try depending on the application you're planning for it.  Are you going to have a sling battle with water balloons? Cheesy
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Reply #964 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 9:10pm
 
cram wrote on Apr 16th, 2019 at 10:33am:
Is there a way to waterproof acrylic yarn?


Acrylic absorbs water like nylon does but it shouldn’t really hurt it. It will absorb water from the humidity in the air too.
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Reply #965 - Apr 21st, 2019 at 1:39am
 
Thanks! Though I'm not working with yarn anymore, I'm now working with jute, and I'll have to try that waxing thing. Smiley
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Reply #966 - Apr 21st, 2019 at 12:36pm
 
I'm having trouble with distance, I can only sling up to 50-60 meters(my sling is 29 inches)  Cry
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Reply #967 - Apr 21st, 2019 at 1:59pm
 
What sling style are you using?
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Reply #968 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 2:18am
 
Kick wrote on Apr 21st, 2019 at 1:59pm:
What sling style are you using?

Side arm Balearic-ish.
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Reply #969 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 2:43am
 
Maybe try out a few different styles. It might be that you just haven't found that style that you really click with yet. Getting some video can also be useful, even if you don't upload it here. If you do upload it then there are a fair few slingers around to offer advice Cheesy
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Reply #970 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 3:56am
 
Thanks, I'll definitely try out different styles.But I'm not gonna film myself because I'm camera shy Cheesy
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Reply #971 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 9:54am
 
I get that but it can be good to film yourself just so you can see exactly how you're throwing.
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Reply #972 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 12:24pm
 
Well Ima try filming myself but I'm definitely not posting it  on any site Grin
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Reply #973 - May 3rd, 2019 at 10:47pm
 
cram wrote on Apr 22nd, 2019 at 12:24pm:
Well Ima try filming myself but I'm definitely not posting it  on any site Grin


    Whether or not you post a video of yourself slinging here is of course entirely your decision but if you want to get to the root of your problem as quickly as possible it's absolutely the best way.  Many members have done it. 
    If you choose to not post a video of yourself here don't worry... just keep working on your form.  Slinging is all about form... strength means little.  Eventually you will get it.
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Reply #974 - May 4th, 2019 at 6:10am
 
You could try using better ammo if you aren't already Cram. Smooth pebbles will go a lot further than jagged rough stones, and you can make clay balls or glandes if you can't get hold of good enough stones.

As for technique you just gotta work on coordination and full body movement probably.
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