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Question: Standardize Sling Length?  Or not?

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Standardize Sling Length    
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Reply #15 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 2:12pm
 
Imagine Goliath slinging with Davids sling !!! Roll Eyes

I votet NO! I find restrictions on this ridicioulus!! Tongue
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #16 - Jan 6th, 2014 at 12:33pm
 
Between 10" and 60" then. Otherwise none.

Any shorter or long is useless/dangerous, and that range was stretching it a bit.
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #17 - Jan 6th, 2014 at 1:55pm
 
I say up it to 80 inches.
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Actually restrict it from 15" to 55"
Anything under 15" is more or less as accurate as hand throwing it
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #18 - Jan 8th, 2014 at 10:24am
 
I say no restriction.  I disagree with the generalization of shorter slings being more accurate than longer ones.  Close up shorter ones are probably more accurate, but once past a certain point the short sling's trajectory really start to drop after 10 to 20 meters where a longer sling can sling a flat line drive to and past 50 meters.   Hitting an object with a 10 inch sling at a target that's 50 meters is probably as hard as hitting a target with in 10 meters with a 40 inch sling.

Another question to ask is:  Would it be alright to switch slings in mid competition for the one more suited for the distance?
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #19 - Feb 20th, 2014 at 12:10pm
 
[Figured I'd throw some more in for the sake of discussion]

One more thing that would be annoying is the fact that what makes a sling behave like a long/medium/short sling in the first place is the ratio to the individual slinger's dimensions.
At 6'/183cm tall, and with a 31"/79cm arm, what I consider to be a short sling would be more like a medium-length sling to someone at least a full head shorter than me.


If something based on category (Short/medium/long sling, etc.) were to gain traction, it should at least make it's definition based on ratio, not some arbitrary length.
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Reply #20 - Mar 19th, 2014 at 5:36pm
 
Exactly.  Whether in bow making, sling making or whatever it's all proportional.
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #21 - Dec 7th, 2014 at 2:00pm
 
How about having sling lenth categories? Have a short, medium znd long category. Have a historical replica category, any material category, and an any weapon category. Categories could be expanded & retracted as. Necessary to fit the needs & interest of the competitors.
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #22 - Dec 22nd, 2014 at 10:51pm
 
I think a range of length makes sense.
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Re: The Accuracy Commitee: Sling Length Standard?
Reply #23 - Jan 14th, 2015 at 8:17pm
 
I also agree with what Steven wrote.
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