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May 3rd, 2020 at 5:40pm
 
Hello all

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mario and I am from Lisbon, Portugal.

I am new to the art of slinging and I am happy to start learning. So far I have made my first sling. I have used  a model provided by this forum.
It has been fun to swing some balls in my backyard although my lack of skill. Hope it improves with practice Grin

Looking forward to meet and learn with you all

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Reply #1 - May 4th, 2020 at 5:57am
 
Hello Lusitano,
What anmunition do you use ? Tennis ball or stone, or others ?
Slinging is a funny way.
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Reply #2 - May 4th, 2020 at 7:49am
 
Hi

Since at this moment we are mostly restrained at our homes to minimize social distance I am confined to a ver small backyard and I had to improvise my ammunition as well.

I needed some safe ammunition as I have no experience and most likely will fail a lot initially. Since I had some paracord at home I have made some balls from it to throw. This way it is safe and do not have fear or brake something or hurt myself if I fail.

With time and experience I plan to source for more suitable  ammo...

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Reply #3 - May 4th, 2020 at 8:38am
 
Caution is mother of safety !  Smiley
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Reply #4 - May 4th, 2020 at 9:45am
 
Welcome from Finland! We should get C_A to check but I think you're the first member from Portugal Cheesy
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Reply #5 - May 4th, 2020 at 10:18am
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!
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Reply #6 - May 4th, 2020 at 10:50am
 
Kick wrote on May 4th, 2020 at 9:45am:
Welcome from Finland! We should get C_A to check but I think you're the first member from Portugal Cheesy


HI Kick,

Hope you are wrong. I was expecting to meet other slinger members from Portugal.  Wink

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Reply #7 - May 4th, 2020 at 11:56am
 
Howdy from North texas.
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Reply #8 - May 4th, 2020 at 9:26pm
 
Pleased to meet you.  Welcome from New Jersey.
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Reply #9 - May 4th, 2020 at 11:24pm
 
Welcome! Love your ammo idea Wink
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Reply #10 - May 5th, 2020 at 12:57am
 
Howdy from South Texas!  Love the monkey fist ammo!
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Reply #11 - May 6th, 2020 at 5:01pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on May 5th, 2020 at 12:57am:
Howdy from South Texas!  Love the monkey fist ammo!


Thanks. Actually after some training I have found out that my slinging accuracy highly improved when I started to use a tennis ball. Ultimately, I now understood that he paracord monkey balls where very light to allow a good feel while I was spinning the sling.  Grin



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Reply #12 - May 7th, 2020 at 1:20am
 
Next should be stones then Cheesy
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Reply #13 - May 7th, 2020 at 7:18am
 
Kick wrote on May 7th, 2020 at 1:20am:
Next should be stones then Cheesy


If I used stones I would for sure be kicked out of the house by my wife as I would destroy the entire backyard Grin
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Reply #14 - May 7th, 2020 at 10:21am
 
Welcome! That's a well-made looking sling; I haven't yet been able to put together a paracord sling myself (I use a braided sling.)
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