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What Is Your Favorite Slinging Style?
Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:08pm
 
     I use all of the styles but my favorite for targets over fifty yards away is Balearic.  For anything closer than fifty yards I like Underarm.  The style I'm least comfortable with is Pirouette.
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Reply #1 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:19pm
 
To me there are just 3 styles, underhand, sidearm and overhand.

Some call underhand 'granny' style, because it's how old people like to throw.
It's probably true, because it's a very natural movement that produces the least strain on the body.
Your arm is already in the right position by default.
To me underhand is not easier than any other style, getting power and accuracy out of it requires a good degree of practice.



I practice all styles. They are all good styles to learn. I don't have a specific favorite, it depends on the circumstances. But if I am generally target shooting I mostly shoot overhand, but no session is complete without some sidearm and underhand.

What I dislike most about overhand is my release cord smacking the ground.
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Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:23pm
 
What I think is more important regards of style is good consistent posture. How do you stand?  Jaegoor has some good videos on how he stands and his reasoning why
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Reply #3 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:51pm
 
Es gibt nur drei Stile.  Wink

Alles andere. Ob griechisch, atztekisch, oder serbokroatisch. Ist pseudo geschwafel. Sie alle verwenden die gleiche Physik. Und das meiste davon ist sinnbefreit.
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Reply #4 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 6:12pm
 
Depends on what I’m trying to do. At long distances/small targets the most pin point accurate style I’ve used is the figure 8.

However I’ve had reasonably good results with side arm throws with the added benefit of it being more powerful.

That being said I will take a slower hit over a faster miss any day so if I had to use one to stay fed I would use the figure-8.
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Reply #5 - Jun 28th, 2020 at 6:31pm
 
bambula f8
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Reply #6 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 2:41am
 
As is obvious in my videos, I use everything. I think I've tried every single sling style at least for a few practice sessions. The ones I always come back to are Helicopter, which is what I started with and I'm probably most comfortable with, Fig 8 for power shots, Balearic for distance (still need to do a lot more work on it though) and Greek for accuracy. Bambula's Fig 8 is a good one to throw in sometimes as well.

Jaegoor wrote on Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:51pm:
Es gibt nur drei Stile.  Wink

Alles andere. Ob griechisch, atztekisch, oder serbokroatisch. Ist pseudo geschwafel. Sie alle verwenden die gleiche Physik. Und das meiste davon ist sinnbefreit.


I agree that there are three release points, under, over and side, but how you get there is what defines different styles and can have an effect, at least for me, on how the throw turns out.
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Reply #7 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 4:21am
 
No rotor styles work best for me. Byzantine with various release styles and figure 8.
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Reply #8 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 5:13am
 
Auch richtig. Aber es sind dann keine eigenen Stile. Sie gehören immer einer der drei grundstile an. Wie es im kampfsport ebenfalls nur wenige grundtechniken gibt. Diese können aber nahezu endlos variiert oder kombiniert werden.
Natürlich kann jeder dann sagen das ist der und der Stil. Im Grunde wäre das aber falsch.
Was macht einen griechischen Stil zu einem griechischem Stil? Oder byzantinische?
Wer hat es so benannt? Und warum? Gibt es eine historische Abbildung?
Abbildungen folgen immer dem Gesetz der jeweiligen Zeit. Sie eins zu eins zu übernehmen und zu sagen das war so, ist fraglich?
Es ist auch nicht sinnvoll
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Reply #9 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 7:49am
 
Byzantine, Greek or Balearic.
I like fig8 but I find it harder on my shoulder.
Greek has been particularly accurate for me this year.
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Reply #10 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 8:37am
 
I agree with Jaegoor here. It's easier to just say whether underhand, overhand or sidearm is your preferred style. If one simply states Greek or Byzantine it's still not clear whether you mean overhand, underhand or sidearm. Add to that all these different names can give confusion to newcomers who may think there are 101 styles to the sling while there really are just 3 styles. What ritual you want to perform beforehand is personal

I don't like the term Balaeric style especially because to me it is just sidearm and nothing specific to the Balaerics. If you look at the Balearic slingers today there is many variation in how they move and throw before they release sidearm.
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Reply #11 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 9:10am
 
Sort of sidearm/balearic/heli, I also like fig-8 though.
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Reply #12 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 9:38am
 
jauke wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 8:37am:
I agree with Jaegoor here. It's easier to just say whether underhand, overhand or sidearm is your preferred style. If one simply states Greek or Byzantine it's still not clear whether you mean overhand, underhand or sidearm.

But on the other side of that point, if you simply say "sidearm", you could be using helicopter or pirouette.  Which are quite different.  I tend to think of overhand, sidearm, and underhand as the release movements, like Kick mentioned.  But if these are the styles of slinging, what is the term when you include the other movements of the sling and the body?  Should this be called technique?


And on the question, I think of the throw I use as a helicopter variant.  But I rotor at an angle rather than horizontal.
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Reply #13 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 2:56pm
 
Was ist pirouette? Es ist ein Tanz. Eine Spielerei. Physikalisch hat diese Bewegung keinen Einfluss. Sie können mit so einem Tanz alle drei Stile schießen. Aber es gibt keinen vierten.
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Reply #14 - Jun 29th, 2020 at 5:07pm
 
Kick wrote on Jun 29th, 2020 at 2:41am:
As is obvious in my videos, I use everything. I think I've tried every single sling style at least for a few practice sessions. The ones I always come back to are Helicopter, which is what I started with and I'm probably most comfortable with, Fig 8 for power shots, Balearic for distance (still need to do a lot more work on it though) and Greek for accuracy. Bambula's Fig 8 is a good one to throw in sometimes as well.

Jaegoor wrote on Jun 28th, 2020 at 3:51pm:
Es gibt nur drei Stile.  Wink
Alles andere. Ob griechisch, atztekisch, oder serbokroatisch. Ist pseudo geschwafel. Sie alle verwenden die gleiche Physik. Und das meiste davon ist sinnbefreit.


I agree that there are three release points, under, over and side, but how you get there is what defines different styles and can have an effect, at least for me, on how the throw turns out.


Absolutely. The difference between a simple overhand compared to the figure-8 is quite large. The difference between the Apache and the figure-8 is arguably even greater. The wind up plays a huge role in how the mechanics of a throw work.
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