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Question: Lobbing vs. Throwing

Lobbing    
  6 (12.8%)
Throwing (flatlining)    
  21 (44.7%)
Both have their place    
  18 (38.3%)
I like to kick rocks.....    
  2 (4.3%)




Total votes: 47
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Nov 16th, 2013 at 4:50pm
 
Could you give me the pros and cons of both lobbing and throwing the projectiles and which is the best technique?

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Reply #1 - Nov 16th, 2013 at 4:51pm
 
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Reply #2 - Nov 16th, 2013 at 5:04pm
 
All guess what is my position.  Smiley
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Reply #3 - Nov 16th, 2013 at 5:48pm
 
This is a much debated aspect to slinging. In my personal opinion power and accuracy are of the utmost importance. you may find it easier to lob rocks and hit a target at the start, but learn to control powerful shots and you will never go back. Cool

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pros.

Power/kinetic energy/ damage to target, speed, more accurate(IMO), distance.

cons.

Possibly harder to master for some people, harder to control if you do not have a strong upper body, can be quite loud when you crack the whip.  
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Reply #4 - Nov 16th, 2013 at 7:52pm
 
I like to do both depending on what my objective is. If I want to drop a rock on top of something then lobbing it is. If I never want to find the rock them I throw it. There is a happy medium to though.
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Reply #5 - Nov 16th, 2013 at 10:40pm
 
I think we need to define “throw” and “lob”.  I think of a slow high toss when I hear lob and a flatter faster shot with a throw.

Is it about trajectory and speed or just trajectory? The longest record throws might be considered to be lobs because they are thrown on a high 45 deg. mortar trajectory but are thrown with maximum force.

I guess I throw at targets and throw really hard and high for distance. They are both effective and fun!
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Reply #6 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 3:48am
 
Not to be a nitpicker,just longest shots would be about 38-40 degrees for a nice lead gland. Depending on sectional density and aerodynamic properties.
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Reply #7 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 7:31am
 
I read the other thread but will add to this one:)

I always try to have a strong effective shot. Casual slinging; I often don't put 100% power into my shots. But I can send a straight shot within 30 meters and not have to max myself out.
I think one of the most appealing things about slinging is the power that is created. I Doubt anybody ever hunted with a lob
Unless its suppose to fall on a group of animals.
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Reply #8 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 9:13am
 
Though the lob has its place, like in a target shooting competition,  I like to pulverize my target.  Most times I'd rather throw, hard.
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Reply #9 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 10:35am
 
I like stones zipping,almost leaving a vapor trail behind  Shocked
But sometimes i've lobbed fist sized stones in a high arc,in a lake, or on dusty ground.
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Reply #10 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 1:08pm
 
Throwing all the way for me. I'm actually less accurate if I lob because I'm not used to it.

You can read more about it in the thread we just had here http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1383243780

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Reply #12 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 4:40pm
 
But seriously-- learn to lob, too. It helps with shot placement.

This summer, I was shooting straight at my usual target and missing, at 23 m or so. And we're talking a very large target. Then, because my arm was sore, I lobbed, and hit it plumb in the middle. The next five shots I lobbed, and they hit the same spot. It almost felt like cheating. And these were not weak shots, but involved egg-sized things dropping and shattering against the cliff face with satisfying cracks and puffs of stone chips and dust.
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Reply #13 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 5:10pm
 
You should be able to do both as each one has meritt and application.

I suggest adding another category - "BOTH"
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Re: Lobbing vs. Throwing
Reply #14 - Nov 17th, 2013 at 7:08pm
 
When I said lob, I meant the thing you see in all of these target competitions y'all post where they throw it like a panzy. My stance is that a sling is a weapon, not a game of cornhole  Grin.

Power and strength make a weapon. However I see a lob being useful in the ancient military. When groups start closing, rain mortars on their heads; however, they probably lobbed it, just with power. Throwing it strong and high.

By kinetic energy, a lob should be the most powerful attack, if thrown with force. In parabolic trajectories, the maximum force/KE is at both the starting and ending points. Anywhere in between is less force and the closer to the center, the less force. But when you throw it like a three year old, no matter how parabolic your trajectory is, it should hit with the power of a 3 year old's sling throw.

I had my answer before I posted this, I just wanted to see the general opinion on this. Cool
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