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Re: How many throws in a session?
Reply #15 - Jul 26th, 2020 at 5:24pm
 
When I get the chance to throw, which is rare right now due to a confluence of reasons... (Don't do grad school at twice the recommended pace.) It depends on how much time I have, but about 100 per hour or so I'd say. That's usually at a lake or river, throwing bank stones of varying quality. On average, I'd say about 100 at a session.
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Reply #16 - Jul 27th, 2020 at 9:32pm
 
In my original answer I said I do 100 throws on a good day... well with the pandemic and all, Iíd say 50 is a good day, and 30 is probably more common.
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Reply #17 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 10:05pm
 
Finding that while using a heavier sling--you do n not always need ammunition for progress.

Can still develop skills of controlling the sling.
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Re: How many throws in a session?
Reply #18 - Aug 4th, 2020 at 10:15pm
 
30 is a good session for me these days.  It don't take many to keep the edge.  Key is regularity, no matter how short the session.  And if you can't get real time, put in some time imagining a session as real as you can.  You might be surprised at how well that works. 

I hadn't used a throwing stick for small game for years and rabbits are so thick around here this year, I up and got me over a dozen in a couple weeks. Two in one day.  One was 40 yards out and I over threw him by about 3 feet.  As it dropped in on him, he saw it swooping in and he bolted, ran away straight into it. 

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Re: How many throws in a session?
Reply #19 - Aug 5th, 2020 at 7:28pm
 
Lately Iíve been trying to sling as much per session as I can , but Iím not sling fit anymore, I feel a shoulder tweak coming on
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Re: How many throws in a session?
Reply #20 - Aug 5th, 2020 at 11:31pm
 
Mersa wrote on Aug 5th, 2020 at 7:28pm:
Lately Iíve been trying to sling as much per session as I can , but Iím not sling fit anymore, I feel a shoulder tweak coming on


I would suggest to reduce power a bit, focus on twisting your torso and really exaggerating that movement. It seemed to help me, my forearm tendon has been getting sore and doing that relieved a lot of wear and tear on it recently. I really should take a rest though. I've been doing minimum 100 shots/day for a few months now. (telework is great for slinging).
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Re: How many throws in a session?
Reply #21 - Aug 6th, 2020 at 3:38am
 
It was the day of long range slinging that got me. I rarely throw full power.
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Re: How many throws in a session?
Reply #22 - Yesterday at 4:17pm
 
Something I don't remember if I've shared before...Arm wrestling.  Many years ago, I noticed a marked improvement in my slinging during a time that I had been arm wrestling a lot with friends.  You get a boost from fast twitch muscle fibers that are conditioned to the fast engagement under heavy load at the start, and through the duration of, an arm wrestling match.  Connective tissues are also greatly strengthened ideally for our sport.

If you don't arm wrestle, one can use one's own sling as a great exercise tool.  Wrap it over the wrist and down the back of the forearm, then around the elbow to the other hand which provides resistance while you do 'wrist curls'.  Believe it or not, this wrist curl is perhaps the most critical part to accurate high speed slinging, as it is used during the crucial, final ramp up to full speed through the moment of release. It helps with virtually any style of slinging.

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