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Reply #45 - Oct 15th, 2017 at 8:53am
 
Well I'm much more accurate than when I started slinging.
I got really good with this ball a while ago but I've been practicing with rocks lately. Feel like it took longer than it should have today.
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Reply #46 - Oct 15th, 2017 at 12:08pm
 
I have noticed when switching between different sizes/weights my accuracy goes completely to pot. It's quite surprising how quickly the body adapts and then falls into a rhythm with a certain type of ammo.
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Reply #47 - Oct 15th, 2017 at 5:09pm
 
I actually started getting reasonable grouping straight away I just couldn't hit the bottle/can , I started with a can but it kept blowing away , I had no water at that point and the can I was using was 200ml where as the bottle was a little bigger at 600ml . I hit my phone (camera) 3 times and phone went flat so I had a break In between can and bottle.

With rocks I find that the way it releases from the pouch effects my accuracy most if I have smooth rocks I have a much more consistent grouping. 
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Reply #48 - Oct 16th, 2017 at 7:53am
 
With the changing weight maybe there is some possibility you can adjust, (maybe?), especially if you practice a lot at it. With poorly shaped ammo, its virtually impossible.

Not sure why it took me so long to understand that as a slinger, but once I used a really good, consistent set of ammunition for awhile and then switched back to poorly shaped ammo, it became apparent real fast how badly it can affect your accuracy.

Im convinced people who dont see a big difference arent slinging at small enough targets for it to matter.
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Reply #49 - Oct 16th, 2017 at 9:09am
 
I've been trying to switch it up between tennis balls and rocks (and a giant ball bearing) and so not rely on just the one type of ammo too much. It's good to practice a variety of weights and sizes and densities in my opinion.
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Reply #50 - Oct 16th, 2017 at 9:16am
 
Yeah I agree, consistent ammo makes training a lot more progressive.
It transfers some of your aiming to odd shaped projectiles but bad release tendencies and aerodynamics make grouping hard.

I want to try get a few more days were I can practice soon.

Still need to sort out a good hunting ammo.
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Reply #51 - Oct 19th, 2017 at 9:07am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 21st, 2017 at 8:07am:
throw with your opposite hand using a style OTHER than underhand Smiley

So left handed for right hand slingers and right handed for lefties.

Probably harder than anything suggested so far Smiley


I was doing it a few years ago and it wasn't that bad. My brain already knew what to do, my body didn't take long to catch up
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Reply #52 - Oct 31st, 2017 at 9:56pm
 
Im super uncoordinated with my left side. Everything sport wise anyway.

Anyone had any chance to try anything???
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Reply #53 - Nov 1st, 2017 at 6:52am
 
We had heavy rain for about 2 weeks then a few days ago the snow came and it's been freezing ever since. Any serious slinging for me will have to wait until Spring Sad
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Reply #54 - Nov 1st, 2017 at 9:15am
 
i found a range at which i can train for longer distances (up to 150m) pretty safely Grin. my throws have some issues that doesn't show at the short range up to 30m. Sad
the stones are released with a downward & right angle of attack...
working on it .
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Reply #55 - Nov 1st, 2017 at 11:06pm
 
Yes sir. Long ranges sure reveal alot. Great way to get better on accuracy if that interests you.

The best way I know to get a perfect release: use light ammo and longer distances (40-50 meters). It will really magnify all your problems. If you can get accurate doing that, you are just plain good.


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