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Feb 16th, 2017 at 1:46pm
 
Greetings from Denver Colorado!

I watched a youtube video on slinging and immediately became obsessed. I made my first sling out of a torn up pair of pants and some string. I've been practicing at parks in my free time and my only thought is why don't more people do this? It's like archery but WAY cheaper and it takes more practice to git good.
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Reply #1 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 2:17pm
 
That is one reason that slinging appealed to me.

A new recurve bow, set of arrows, quiver, archery target, all sorts of other bits and pieces - I dread to think how much.
A bit of string and maybe some leather or heavy cloth (if it's braided you don't even need leather or cloth) - Basically free.

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Reply #2 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 7:24pm
 
Exactly! It's also super light and pocket sized so I can practice during lunch break and don't have to worry about carrying so much stuff.
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Reply #3 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 8:53pm
 
Welcome basianbits! Used to live in westminster. 78 and stuart.  Smiley
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Reply #4 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 10:59pm
 
You in CO?
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Reply #5 - Feb 17th, 2017 at 1:20pm
 
Hello from Alabama. 

I sort of envy you, there are no rocks where I live, so either I drive 30 miles to the closest gravel bed or I carry my rocks with me when I ramble. 

And I have to make the ones I carry. Grin
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Reply #6 - Feb 17th, 2017 at 8:05pm
 
BaysianBits wrote on Feb 16th, 2017 at 10:59pm:
You in CO?


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Reply #7 - Feb 18th, 2017 at 4:29pm
 
Its wayyyyy cheaper, and you can take it anywhere with nobody staring at you like you're a serial killer or something!!! Cool Welcome to the forum, feel right at home, you're in the right place. Cool
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Reply #8 - Feb 21st, 2017 at 5:39am
 
Aww, wish I knew there were slingers in the area. I was in Brighton & Arvada last summer/fall. Tongue
(No longer in Colorado, unfortunately.)

But yeah--the cheapness, effectiveness, and portability were what won me over as well. Cool
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Reply #9 - Feb 21st, 2017 at 11:23am
 
The old pants/string sling. I wonder how many of us got started on that set up? Wink Yep, it's a great sport, and the fact that it can be put in your pocket means it tends to pair up well with all sorts of outdoor activities. I ended up looking at the ground so much for good stones I got into mushroom hunting as well. If your inclined take a look at the slings and slinging thread. There are all sorts of good ideas for your next sling. From fairly simple to elaborate.
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