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Reply #60 - Oct 22nd, 2013 at 2:10am
 
This is the saddest news that I have heard in a long time.  He really did a lot for slinging.  Not even two weeks ago I taught kids how to throw tennis balls with the sling he sent me when I started throwing.  Sad day.
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Reply #61 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 7:40pm
 
In the "Hi from the UK" thread, I mentioned how to make a quick Aussie-style seat-belt sling.
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Reply #62 - Apr 4th, 2014 at 11:53pm
 
This is so strange.
This morning I woke up and, being the last day of my spring break, I sat there thinking about what to do. I noticed on my shelf my old sling, the golf ball sling I made almost 2 years ago. I went out back and tried slinging again, and frankly I was terrible. At least the rocks went forward!
Anyway, over the last two years I've forgotten about slinging. But I didn't forget how kind the people of slinging.org were for me though. We all have rough times but I was on the verge of killing myself and the kindness from this little forum got me through it. A few slings sent from a few members, including Aussie, and the rocks in my backyard gave me something to take my mind off my problems, and I'll never forget that.
I wish Aussie could know how he saved my life, because in a way he did. And after seeing this post for the first time today I strung up one of the pouches he sent me and tomorrow I'm going to go to an open field and let 'er rip!
If anyone knows of a source for the belt that he used to make his slings, even if I have to order if from Australia, I'd like to know. I'd like to make a few of his pouches, and if I can afford it, send a few out to members here.
RIP Aussie, you were a great guy I never met. Stardust to stardust, and the world keeps turning.

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Reply #63 - Apr 5th, 2014 at 1:21pm
 
Aussie was such a great man.
Leather can be used instead of the belting.
Also, duct tape laminated over Tyvek can also be used.
It is easy to assemble too!
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Reply #64 - Apr 18th, 2014 at 7:16am
 
Aussies slings were made from used Australian post office conveyor belt.
You should find used conveyor belt material in  the skip at any modern factory Smiley

And yeah, he was a supremely generous man.
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Reply #65 - Apr 18th, 2014 at 11:21am
 
Did Aussie ever publish the template somewhere ? I remember seeing something on inch-ruled paper. In fact, the instructions for the Aussie sling deserve to be on a stickie.

RIP our Ludek !
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Reply #66 - Apr 18th, 2014 at 2:04pm
 
Thearos wrote on Apr 18th, 2014 at 11:21am:
Did Aussie ever publish the template somewhere ? I remember seeing something on inch-ruled paper. In fact, the instructions for the Aussie sling deserve to be on a stickie.

RIP our Ludek !


Aussie posted a pattern with some instructions on this thread: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1332178857/22#22

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Reply #67 - Apr 18th, 2014 at 4:47pm
 
Thanks, Timothy. Means a lot coming from you !
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Reply #69 - Aug 15th, 2014 at 10:58am
 
Oh my...I was gone for this long? That's so sad..
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Reply #70 - Apr 21st, 2015 at 1:17am
 
i wasn't able to interact with Aussie on here sadly, but from what I've seen he is an amazing guy and was a major role model for many slingers. i only wish i would have been able to talk to him here....  Cry
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Reply #71 - Apr 30th, 2015 at 7:51am
 
I was just reading some of this thread.... I wonder if his surviving family knows how much he impacted our community.
Im sure they would be proud to read this thread.
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Reply #72 - Jul 1st, 2015 at 4:45am
 
Aussie pouch-- found the sling yesterday, the letter that accompanied Ludek's gift a few days before that.
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Reply #73 - Jul 7th, 2015 at 3:37pm
 
And we impacted on his life too.

His brother found ludek through the forum and they were reunited after a lot of years. Think they lost touch when ludek moved to australia.

I'm not sure if he ever posted that in the open forum or just in the moderator section.
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Reply #74 - Jul 7th, 2015 at 9:52pm
 
Wow-- he never mentioned that to (or if he did, it slipped my mind). He did mention his daugther, who visited the UK just at a time when for family reasons I was abroad.
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