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"beefy" slings
Apr 5th, 2019 at 2:13am
 
So I made a "beefy" sling, and I notice that it releases a bit late. Do you guys have the same problem with "beefy" slings?
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Reply #1 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 2:49am
 
definitely.

heavier stones will somehow keep the mass ratio the same as of normal slings and it won't be that bad.

tapered release cord may help, that's what others believe . I haven't made up my mind yet.
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Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 3:57am
 
Thanks Smiley
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Reply #3 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 6:15am
 
You gotta match the mass of the projectile to the stiffness and weight of the sling.

Too light a projectile in a beefy sling and it will struggle to open the release cord out of the way and release late.

Too large a projectile in a flimsy sling can be unstable and roll out of the pouch.
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Reply #4 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 7:23am
 
Thanks again Smiley
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Reply #5 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 10:05am
 
what's a beefy sling?
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Reply #6 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 10:14am
 
A sling 1.5 oz+? My slings are close to or slightly over 2 oz.
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Reply #7 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 11:18am
 
magic beetle wrote on Apr 5th, 2019 at 10:05am:
what's a beefy sling?

A "beefy sling", as I would call it(because I probably am the first to use that term)is a sling that is a bit heavy than an average sling.
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Reply #8 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 1:23pm
 
cram wrote on Apr 5th, 2019 at 11:18am:
first to use that term
Not quite, http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1553456361 Wink

But on topic, I've also run in to this problem.  Not very long ago I made a really big sling to throw some ice blocks that probably weighed a couple pounds each.  It was hard to get them to go forward.  I had to release at a point that felt way too early.  It was hard to get used to, but a fun experiment.
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Reply #9 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 1:46pm
 
Small release knot with a tapered release and/or a release tab are highly recommended for heavier slings. Having a smaller release knot is like having a lighter trigger pull in a firearm, it won't guarantee a better shot, but it can definitely help with consistency.
Beyond that, placing the rotor (your hand) of the sling further away from the target will give you more time in which you can release at the appropriate time (earlier) with heavier ammo or with a heavier sling.

Rotor further back:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaeMh8JvQNc



The rotor further forward (closer to the target).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2F5APr3WpY
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Reply #10 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 12:14am
 
walter wrote on Apr 5th, 2019 at 10:14am:
A sling 1.5 oz+?


That’s a precise definition!  Does the length to weight ratio matter too? I would’ve thought that a beefy sling would at least have some cow leather in it too Grin
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Reply #11 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 12:49am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Apr 6th, 2019 at 12:14am:
I would’ve thought that a beefy sling would at least have some cow leather in it too

That was too good Grin
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Reply #12 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 3:38am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Apr 5th, 2019 at 1:23pm:
cram wrote on Apr 5th, 2019 at 11:18am:
first to use that term
Not quite, http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1553456361 Wink

But on topic, I've also run in to this problem.  Not very long ago I made a really big sling to throw some ice blocks that probably weighed a couple pounds each.  It was hard to get them to go forward.  I had to release at a point that felt way too early.  It was hard to get used to, but a fun experiment.

Thanks for pointing that out, now I feel less original  GrinDan wrote on Apr 5th, 2019 at 1:46pm:
Small release knot with a tapered release and/or a release tab are highly recommended for heavier slings. Having a smaller release knot is like having a lighter trigger pull in a firearm, it won't guarantee a better shot, but it can definitely help with consistency.
Beyond that, placing the rotor (your hand) of the sling further away from the target will give you more time in which you can release at the appropriate time (earlier) with heavier ammo or with a heavier sling.

Rotor further back:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaeMh8JvQNc



The rotor further forward (closer to the target).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2F5APr3WpY

Thanks to Dan I will try those out Smiley
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Reply #13 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 4:16am
 
Would the stiffness of the sling material make a difference?
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Reply #14 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 5:16am
 
manospuercas wrote on Apr 6th, 2019 at 4:16am:
Would the stiffness of the sling material make a difference?


Yes I believe it does, if you compare a sisal sling with a similar weight jute or nylon you get a noticeably poorer handling of very light projectiles.

Could be wrong though as I haven't tested it extensively.
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