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Reply #45 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 4:10pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 15th, 2019 at 3:58pm:
And then vanished, seemingly from the face of the planet.


flight archers are behind this.

I should look again into the compound sling thread, but do you have matthias' design ?

the compound sling scares me, what if it releases back to your face? double pendulums are chaotic Undecided
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Reply #46 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 8:25pm
 
Not sure about "modernizing" but here are a few ideas I am playing around with to get a little mechanical advantage. Enjoy
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Reply #47 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 8:26pm
 
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Reply #48 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 8:27pm
 
Second concept, instead of the finger the thumb is used
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Reply #49 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 8:27pm
 
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Reply #50 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 9:04pm
 
Nice, I like the look.
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Reply #51 - Feb 16th, 2019 at 2:38am
 
They look awesome but do they have any advantage? The hardest thing with modernising the sling is that it's very difficult to match the control, efficiency and speed of the human hand. Just look at prosthetics. Only the very advanced (and expensive) types come even close to the dexterity a real hand has and they still have a long way to go. I guess with your version the control still comes from the hand but that kind of makes me ask what the advantage is.
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Reply #52 - Feb 16th, 2019 at 3:17am
 
hey photobucket images are back on!
for those interested in compound slings: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1174772635/60#61
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Reply #53 - Feb 16th, 2019 at 3:24am
 
The compound sling is an interesting idea, although I'm sure it makes the simple sling very complicated.
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Reply #54 - Feb 16th, 2019 at 7:26am
 
I think it would take a lot of testing and fiddling to really get a compound sling to a point where it's as usuable as a regular sling and I do wonder if the cons outweigh the pros. Can a coumpound really increase power that much if it ends up being complicated and cumbersome to use?
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Reply #55 - Feb 16th, 2019 at 8:09am
 
it's not about making a sling for regular use. the sling for regular use is already used and will not be replaced.

i dont think it will be easy to use a c.sling not for aiming . it would serve the purpose of casting a projectile so fast and far away that watching it would create bliss.

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Reply #56 - Feb 16th, 2019 at 11:47am
 
After testing I've noticed (for me anyway) that I'm able to incorporate the wrist a little more. I suppose there may be no big mechanical advantage. But sometimes "familiarity" is helpful. I am used to firearms and having a better grip as aposed to a cord or string helps me.

The compound sling is an interesting idea as well. Part of the merit of the sling is it is so simple. Walking to the store is simple to, where trying to explain the complexity of everything involved in order to drive' to the store is another. Even though driving to the store is commen place now thanks to engineering. And yes walking there will always be more "simple" but there are better, or at least different ways Smiley
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Reply #57 - Feb 22nd, 2019 at 11:35pm
 
Just a prototype I'm playing around with, but so far so good. I guess it's just a (throwing apparatus) but I think it looks good and feels great in the hand. It is a simple trigger pull to release. You still have to practice timing. It seems to work with about any throwing style. I'm borrowing from other ideas but I'm not sure anyone has mixed them together as I have yet? Maybe they have. Anyway let me know what ya think.
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Reply #58 - Feb 22nd, 2019 at 11:38pm
 
It also seems pretty flexible with different grip types, again borrowing from other designs but I am a firearms kinda guy, so why not mix it with slinging! Two things I enjoy.
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Reply #59 - Feb 23rd, 2019 at 2:50am
 
Function aside, I love the look!!!
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