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Reply #30 - Apr 22nd, 2013 at 10:09pm
 
Now the T-shirt wrapped golf ball idea has some merit... has anybody tried that?
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Reply #31 - Apr 23rd, 2013 at 5:56am
 
slingmoore wrote on Apr 22nd, 2013 at 10:09pm:
Now the T-shirt wrapped golf ball idea has some merit... has anybody tried that?


Not yet, but I'm not adverse to giving it a go.  However, like I mentioned earlier, I did wrap up a Rusty Sling ball, which is softer than a golf ball, and with a core that heavy and compact, it was just too hard.
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Reply #32 - Apr 23rd, 2013 at 6:05am
 
i thought rusty sling ball was a joke earlier... what is it?  i am now guessing that rusty is someones name and not a reference to a level of oxidation
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Reply #33 - Apr 23rd, 2013 at 6:11am
 
I will also be lazy : http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=search

You may want to set the "This post was made in the last..." case at "(all time)" and check the "Display only one result per thread?" box.
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Reply #35 - Apr 24th, 2013 at 7:12am
 
slingmoore wrote on Apr 23rd, 2013 at 6:05am:
i thought rusty sling ball was a joke earlier... what is it?  i am now guessing that rusty is someones name and not a reference to a level of oxidation


you partially fill a balloon with wet sand, then add several more balloons until you have a rusty ball.

I suspect it loses something in translation as it's one of jaegoors inventions Smiley

there are various variations. I found that while they make good ammo. They have a tendency to deform on release if you sling them hard.
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Reply #36 - Apr 27th, 2013 at 2:02pm
 
how about wrapping a (very) small rock with tape or something? that couldn't hurt TOO much, and the small rock would provide with the weight Cheesy
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Reply #37 - Apr 27th, 2013 at 3:50pm
 
I would've thought that looking at dogs' balls (no, not those ones) would be a start. I sling foam rubber ones that are the same size as a tennis balls but heavier, softer and go further.
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Reply #38 - Apr 27th, 2013 at 7:09pm
 
Can't say I've seen those kind of dogs balls before, but I have got a few of the heavier tennis balls designed for dogs. They have a tendency to split after a while. They don't last as long as a regular tennis ball, and the difference in weight is negligable. The only other dog's balls I've come across are the solid rubber ones. They would just about lay you out cold if you got hit with one of those though!  Smiley

<----He has big balls...Of the tennis kind. He lost his own a long time ago! Shocked


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Reply #39 - Apr 27th, 2013 at 10:13pm
 
Cute dog.
I will be uploading pics of my sand-fabric things.
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Reply #40 - Apr 27th, 2013 at 11:26pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 24th, 2013 at 7:12am:
slingmoore wrote on Apr 23rd, 2013 at 6:05am:
i thought rusty sling ball was a joke earlier... what is it?  i am now guessing that rusty is someones name and not a reference to a level of oxidation


you partially fill a balloon with wet sand, then add several more balloons until you have a rusty ball.

I suspect it loses something in translation as it's one of jaegoors inventions Smiley

there are various variations. I found that while they make good ammo. They have a tendency to deform on release if you sling them hard.



I just made and tried a Rusty today. These things are downright lethal. I would not want to be on the receiving end of one! I suspect they would easily cause a concussion or break smaller bones. Good for target practice, and the one I made comes in at 110gms, and feels much nicer to sling than a tennis ball. It reads better for release timing, sits better in the sling and hits better on the target.


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Reply #41 - Apr 28th, 2013 at 6:57am
 
Mick wrote on Apr 27th, 2013 at 7:09pm:
Can't say I've seen those kind of dogs balls before, but I have got a few of the heavier tennis balls designed for dogs.


These are what I sling for the hound. Can't say if they'd be what you're after but I don't see why they wouldn't be suitable. They're heavy duty sponge and are less than a pound a ball when purchased in multiples.

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Reply #42 - Apr 29th, 2013 at 7:32pm
 
Can you test them on someone?(e.g someone with high pain tolerance and not-so-bright)
I could be the test subject... but I only meet one of the criteria....
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Reply #43 - May 4th, 2013 at 1:00pm
 
squirrelslinger wrote on Apr 29th, 2013 at 7:32pm:
Can you test them on someone?(e.g someone with high pain tolerance and not-so-bright)
I could be the test subject... but I only meet one of the criteria....


I already do. I wouldn't suggest for a moment that my ever-loving girlfriend fits the criteria but that's irrelevant as I always miss.
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Reply #44 - May 9th, 2013 at 2:23am
 
well, shoot.. If you always miss, how do we know if they hurt too bad?  LOL.

I've been noodling this one for quite some time now and I think it's important that they be slightly painful to be hit with, but not be able to cause any actual injuries.  It's a tall order I know.

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