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Jan 7th, 2019 at 5:41am
 
Hello.

Made my first sling yesterday and then a second one for my 17 yo son. We had fun slinging gum nuts across the road into the bush.

The slings were basic aussie style with cord. Took a total of about 30 minutes to make both.

The son already wants some improvements/modifications to his basic sling. Good things this is such a cheap hobby. Smiley

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Reply #1 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 12:57pm
 
Welcome from northern maine
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Great to have another Aussie, welcome
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Reply #3 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 4:51pm
 
Hi Geoff. Welcome from Pennsylvania.
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Reply #5 - Jan 8th, 2019 at 8:04am
 
Howdy from Texas!
Welcome to your new addiction Grin
Please post some photos of your slings
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Reply #7 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 6:57am
 
what's a gum nut look like ?
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Reply #9 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 4:50pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 6:57am:
what's a gum nut look like ?
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I think this is what he is talking about.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

Scroll down to where it is talking about the seeds
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Reply #10 - Jan 17th, 2019 at 2:23am
 
Nope , look up , Corymbia calophylla fruit , that's your typical gum nut , but it's not a nut
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Reply #11 - Jan 18th, 2019 at 7:52pm
 
Welcome aboard, GeoffN!
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Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 6:57am:
what's a gum nut look like ?
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Australian gum nuts are pretty much nature's version of the Burnswark sling bullets. Round and with a hole.

If you throw them right, they are a joy to sling because they whistle. Bonus points if they are green and fresh off the tree, because they have more mass than the brown ones you pick up off the ground. You can also find them alot in parks, so you can find ammunition pretty easily if you are going for a stroll, at least where I live.

Here is an image. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Gumnuts.jpg
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Yep that's them, well they're more likely Corymbia ficifolia same but different.

If you throw them with hole at the rear they get the best flight, I actually think this shape is pretty areodynamic
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Reply #14 - Yesterday at 12:40pm
 
what sort of size and weight ?
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