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hey crew!!
Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:15am
 
My name is max and im a 19 year old from South Western Australia. ive been slinging for about 6 months and have loved every minute of it. Ive finally stopped being a lurker and made an account! Im† super excited to meet you all and pick everyones brains, learning the intricacies, physics and general knowledge of this sport.
I use a single strand split pouch sling made by my good buddy (who alot of you already know) Mersa, which is pictured below, and i use a weird technique thats got a bit of figure 8 and a bit of overhand in it. any tips or comments on my technique would be greatly appreciated!
thanks heaps everyone hope to hear from you soon!
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Reply #1 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:25am
 
Welcome Maxiii!!!

This dude is definitely the best first time slinger Iíve ever had anything to do with. Was throwing 40m and forwards in the first 15-20 throws he ever tried.

Yeah boi
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Reply #2 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 9:17am
 
Howdy from South Texas!

The Aussie slingers are taking over!  Well done Mersa. I can see the small influence you had on Maxís choice of slings Smiley
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Reply #3 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 9:53am
 
Welcome from Finland! Well if you've got Mersa as a teacher you're already doing better than a lot of us that struggled (and still struggle...) with getting the hang of it on our own Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:25am
 
hes a great teacher for sure. i find it easier to get the hang of things when i understand it from a physics and biometric point of view, and Mersa is very good at explaining things that way
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Reply #5 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:29am
 
Hi Max!† Welcome from Pennsylvania USA!

Nice throw.† Definitely an interesting style.† I'll have to give that a try.

Are you another potential candidate for the Australian crew in Guam next year? Wink
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Reply #6 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:51am
 
looks like pretty normal fig 8 to me.

I've occasionally used the hanging start.

Throw looks smooth Smiley
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Reply #7 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 11:00am
 
thanks guys, and yes joe im definitely interested in Guam next year, would be a great experience!
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Reply #8 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 11:32am
 
Howdy from North texas.
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Reply #9 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 12:30pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 6th, 2020 at 10:51am:
looks like pretty normal fig 8 to me

I would definitely concede, as you have a much more experienced eye.† Although to me it looks like the rotation of the sling is in a horizontal plane above his head.† I don't recall seeing a figure 8 like that before.† It could also be the angle of the camera.
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Reply #10 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 2:19pm
 
Welcome
Are you a lefty or is the video flipped?
The style seems to be Byzantine . There is no rotation behind the back..
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Reply #11 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:36pm
 
i have attached a slow motion video of my technique from a different angle to avoid confusion.
and yes @Sarosh, i am a lefty  Smiley
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Reply #12 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 8:37pm
 
Ahah, Another Western Australian.

We've got the best of everything now, you know. Gold, Uranium... and now Slingers! Tongue
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Reply #13 - Feb 6th, 2020 at 9:13pm
 
we're taking over jackinati!!  Grin
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Reply #14 - Feb 7th, 2020 at 7:29am
 
still a standard fig 8 Smiley

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