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Reply #15 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 8:10pm
 
I'm with magic beetle.  I have made hundreds of slings of all lengths, materials, styles, etc.  I'm not a fan of short slings.  For some they apparently work well.  I have no use for them.
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Reply #16 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 9:23pm
 
I find them easier to control (length: end of extended hand to shoulder) but also unable to generate enough power.
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Reply #17 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 5:17am
 
Rat Man wrote on Apr 19th, 2019 at 8:10pm:
I'm with magic beetle.  I have made hundreds of slings of all lengths, materials, styles, etc.  I'm not a fan of short slings.  For some they apparently work well.  I have no use for them.



That is funny. For me it is the opposite. Long slings can be fun to throw a few times but I discovered for serious work I have to use a sling shorter than 60 cm. Any longer than that feels to awkward for me at targets 30 meters away. I use Balearic Style and try to mimic Luis Pons Livermore, seeking power and speed, utilizing all of the body. A long sling feels too awkard for me personally with this style, unless I'm just chunking projectiles as far away as possible in a general direction
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Reply #18 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 5:40am
 
I got the latest GoPro Hero 7 Black on the way. It's a serious piece of kit and should be able to record POV slinging videos that are quite crisp.  I will see if I can make some videos with different sling lengths to show what I mean
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Reply #19 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 9:56am
 
Looking forward to seeing the vids Jauke.
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Reply #20 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 10:36am
 
Same here. I never tire of slinging videos. Speaking of which I'm going to hopefully be making some more myself soon.
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Reply #21 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 11:58am
 
I'd be interested in a new video  Smiley
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Reply #22 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 12:03pm
 
My channel has a few already, including the Easter challenge I uploaded on Thursday:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCooqXB4WzYoW0YXasYIvEaQ
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Reply #23 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 5:24pm
 
Hello.

Short slings were used in Southern Spain by cow herders. If you know how to use them properly they are very accurate but with shorter range than the common long one used by goat and sheep keepers. The purpose was to separate two fighting bulls hitting them in the horns or the neck, in order to avoid a valuable animal got hurt, not to kill them with the stone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av1pw0xeCP0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-yvC5f1SWw
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Reply #24 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 11:10pm
 
https://youtu.be/9GTSWAI7lxY
https://youtu.be/N0263QMyMdU

I shoot both. Very short slings and very long. Short slings reach to the floor. They are very accurate and ideal for hunting shooting.

Short slings are ideal for shooting at moving targets.

https://youtu.be/hA8jCanAkTw

https://youtu.be/_qhIhWGEcnc

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