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Greetings from Florida
Oct 10th, 2018 at 1:22pm
 
Hey y'all, I've been away from the site a while. I hope everyone is well. I pulled out my bag of slings and realized how long it has been since I went out in a field and through some sporting spheres. I suffered a horrific collar bone shattering in 2010 and it slowed me down a bit. All is well now and I plan on going out later today and throw some golf balls or some baseballs. I included a photo of all of the captive release slings I could find in my bag. My father made all these many years ago.
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Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 2:45pm
 
Some interesting looking slings. Captive release slings are one of the few sling designs I haven't tried out. What do you feel are the benefits?
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Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 3:57pm
 
Greetings
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Reply #3 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 9:06pm
 
Welcome back!
I’ve never tried to make slings like that but I would love to know more.
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Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 12:11am
 
Agreed, I’d really like to try my hand at making one of those. No idea how to do it though, looks quite complicated.
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Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 6:22am
 
lol jax sent me one of those slings some years back.
They take some getting used to.
Both david and I nearly smacked ourselves with it. David ended up with it wrapped round his throat at one point !

You take for granted that the release cord stops the sling from coming back at you - with these captive release slings - nothing slows the cord down !
So it just keep on going and ends up coming right back at your head.

I'm tempted to dig it out again and have a play with tennis balls - we lost the baseballs that came with the sling Sad 

It is a great concept.
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Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:14am
 
It's definitely something I would want to have a go with at some point.
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