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ThracianSlinger26
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Hello from Romania!
Aug 20th, 2018 at 8:36am
 
Hello!I've been slinging for some time,and i've decided to sign up on this forum!
Q&A!
When did i start slinging?
I was about 7 or 8 years old when i started slinging...
What was your first sling?
My first sling was just a long strip of cloth.Big rock in middle,swung it for some time,and released.It wasn't great,my accuracy was 0%,but it kinda worked.....kinda....As i got more into slinging and slings,i made my first "real" sling.Hemp cords,electrical tape pouch,looked better,worked way better,but my accuracy was still 0%
Favorite sling design?
Rockman,Balearic split pouch,and Palestinian,as the ammunition i use are big,jagged rocks.
Favorite material for making slings?
Vegetable fibers and leather.Mostly jute cordage,and thick buffalo leather.I worked a bit with paracord,but jute cordage is still the best in my opinion.
Favorite slinging styles?
Sidearm,followed closely by overhead.
Other favorite primitive weapons?
Cudgels/Shillelaghs,Bolas,throwing sticks,and Atlatls.I have quite a bit of experience with whips,even though they don't count as primtive weapons (or any weapons...)
How accurate am i with the sling?
I'm not that accurate,but i can consistently throw fist size rocks at a big distance.I can also hit a rabbit size target from about 4-5 meters.Doesn't sound that great,but i'm proud  Wink
I will gladly answer any other questions!


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Reply #1 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 9:48am
 
Welcome! The rockman is one of my favorite designs too. Out of the slings you own, what do you use the most?
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Reply #2 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 10:22am
 
Flint Austone wrote on Aug 20th, 2018 at 9:48am:
Welcome! The rockman is one of my favorite designs too. Out of the slings you own, what do you use the most?


I really use what i feel like....i think the rockman is what i use the most,but it's not consistent.Right now,i don't make a lot of balearic split pouch slings,as they are no longer my favorite design (it was for a while,because that was the only type of sling i could braid  Cheesy).I use the palestinian style when i feel like having a lot of fun,without any target in mind (being so large,this type of sling is not accurate at all).
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Reply #3 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 10:43am
 
I've used a few Balearic, while they are really good i personally dont understand the nonstop praise they seem to get around here, but maybe its just me. I would use my rockman slings more but they take up too much space in my pocket. What do you use to weave the pouch? Jute or hemp?
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Reply #4 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 10:55am
 
Flint Austone wrote on Aug 20th, 2018 at 10:43am:
I've used a few Balearic, while they are really good i personally dont understand the nonstop praise they seem to get around here, but maybe its just me. I would use my rockman slings more but they take up too much space in my pocket. What do you use to weave the pouch? Jute or hemp?


Generaly jute.....Good quality hemp cordage is quite rare in my area.
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Reply #5 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 11:03am
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #6 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 11:15am
 
Kick wrote on Aug 20th, 2018 at 11:03am:
Welcome from Finland!


Thanks! I'm searching for my ball of twine so i can start braiding another sling   Tongue
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Reply #7 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 6:00pm
 
Welcome
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Reply #8 - Aug 20th, 2018 at 8:15pm
 
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Reply #9 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 9:04am
 
and from the southwest USA  Smiley
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Reply #10 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 10:29am
 
Quote:
I have quite a bit of experience with whips,even though they don't count as primtive weapons (or any weapons...)


Oh yes they do !
Whips have pretty much always been used as weapons and damn nasty they can be too !
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Reply #11 - Aug 23rd, 2018 at 9:30pm
 
Welcome from a slightly less humid part of Texas!
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Reply #12 - Aug 29th, 2018 at 6:07am
 
Welcome from Canada!
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Reply #13 - Aug 29th, 2018 at 10:10pm
 
Welcome from Alabama, in the humid part of the southeastern US.  Hot, to but mostly really humid.
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