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Hello from California/Texas
Mar 20th, 2019 at 12:58am
 
Hello,

Although I am from California, I am currently going to school in Texas.

I started slinging in September (around six months ago) after a game of Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ). In the game, humans try to avoid getting tagged by zombies during the week, but humans can stun zombies for a short period of time using Nerf darts or socks. At the end of the week, someone suggested using a sling to throw socks so I could hit zombies from a long distance since I refused to pay for a Nerf blaster. It sounded like a good idea to me, so I made some slings, and I have been practicing several times a week since then. Unfortunately, balled up socks hurt when thrown from a sling, so they will not be allowed in future HvZ games. Nerf Rival balls are still allowed though.

Currently, I am interested in the physics of slinging, and improving my range an accuracy.

HvZ:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans_vs._Zombies
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Reply #1 - Mar 20th, 2019 at 1:18am
 
Hello from Western Australia.
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Reply #2 - Mar 20th, 2019 at 12:30pm
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #3 - Mar 20th, 2019 at 2:27pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #4 - Mar 20th, 2019 at 9:17pm
 
Welcome An Origamian! Would love to see a pic of your sling(s)
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Reply #5 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 10:09am
 
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Unfortunately, balled up socks hurt when thrown from a sling,

no they don't Smiley
Not unless you're putting a rock in the middle !

I really must get a 'how to make sockballs' video made.
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Reply #6 - Mar 22nd, 2019 at 6:44pm
 
Welcome from northern maine,  I have to agree,  rolled up socks dont hurt, I had a few children under age of 10 playing dodge ball with socks as ammo. Plus I have played adult dodgeball with socks,  it definitely doesn't hurt.
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Reply #7 - Mar 23rd, 2019 at 1:43am
 
Here are pictures of three of my slings.

The one with a small pouch is just a five strand sheepshank.
The medium sized one is a woven five strand sheepshank.
The large one was made using CodeMaker's single strand paracord sling tutorial. As you can see, the outer sheath of the paracord broke, so I am making another using Mersa's tutorial.
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Reply #8 - Mar 24th, 2019 at 10:39pm
 
Too bad about the break. That looks like it was a real nice sling.
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Reply #9 - Mar 30th, 2019 at 12:05pm
 
Welcome!  What part of Tx are you in?
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Reply #10 - Mar 30th, 2019 at 7:57pm
 
I am in East Texas in Longview.
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Reply #11 - Mar 30th, 2019 at 11:24pm
 
LeTourneau?  I seriously considered going to school there, but became a Red Raider instead.
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