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Jul 2nd, 2019 at 8:33am
 
Hi everyone,
Brand new here, never really messed with slings before, beyond slipping a piece of bicycle inner tube over a stick and flinging rocks, apples, etc with it as a kid.
Then I saw some of your videos on YouTube, now I'm sitting here with a lap full of Paracord, making another sling. The first one was a simple sheepshank. I'm hit or miss getting rocks to even go forward, when I remember to let go of the release cord. Sometimes it seems like I get it right (accidentally of course) and the rock really flies. Others, it drops out, or goes only a short distance, or even straight up (ack!)
This is fun so far, and I'm enjoying learning.
Cheers everyone
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Reply #1 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:44pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!  Glad to hear you're having fun. Cheesy

Just keep at it.  Better control will come in time.
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Reply #2 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 5:53pm
 
You'll be surprised how quickly you'll pick up the basics in only a few weeks of practice. Starting off with tennis balls can be safer, but, saying that, I started with 200g+ rocks straight out the gate and I'm yet to break any windows or hurt anyone (except maybe hitting myself with the release cord) Cheesy

Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #3 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 9:19pm
 
Houdy from texas
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Reply #4 - Jul 4th, 2019 at 3:14am
 
Bienvenue here!
You should have seen me at my beginings. i had no idea what I was doing. Grin
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Reply #5 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 9:41am
 
Howdy from Texas!  Keep trying and you’ll get the hang of it. It took me several months to stop throwing tennis balls into my neighbors yards.
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Reply #6 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 11:39am
 
Welcome from Oregon
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Reply #7 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 9:42pm
 
Yo;
    Welcome from New Jersey.  For many of us the fact that slinging isn't easy is at least one of the things that makes it interesting.  We all had to start at the beginning. Hang in there.
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Reply #8 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 11:38am
 
Hello,
I see that you are on the right track ! Wink

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