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Hiya from Minnesota!
Jul 22nd, 2020 at 9:24am
 
Hello! I have been interested in slings all of my life, and after watching a primitive technology video on one, I decided to make one.
This last week, I went into the woods and stripped the inner bark of an elm tree, and spun into rope. Not very supple, but it did the trick.
I used a stiffened piece of rag as the pouch, which worked for about 3000 casts. I will have to replace it soon, since it slowly tears itself apart.
It's a little ghetto, but it did its job for a while.

I started with an overhead cast, but I find that a single quick spin is a lot more accurate. Is this throw less powerful?
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Reply #1 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 9:31am
 
Welcome, your in the right place to learn all you need to know.
Keep developing your own technique and enjoy it.

As for power that will come with a well executed technique.

Enjoy
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Reply #2 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 10:40am
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #3 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 1:51pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #4 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 1:59pm
 
Howdy from North texas.
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Reply #5 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 3:28pm
 
Welcome,

From Friendly Fridley, MN.
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Reply #6 - Jul 22nd, 2020 at 11:38pm
 
Hello, warm welcome!
I relate a lot with your story, knowing about slinging beforehand but then making one after the primitive technology video.
Some techniques have an inherently long power-strokes, Balearic for example, but the majority power comes down to a refined technique just like Mersa said. The real trick is learning how to without causing strain or injury, then you can practice as much as you want.
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Reply #7 - Jul 23rd, 2020 at 12:37am
 
Howdy from South Texas!
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Reply #8 - Jul 23rd, 2020 at 3:39pm
 
Welcome from New Jersey, NimNom.  I've made some pretty ghetto slings out of necessity myself.  BTW, I shrunk your picture for you.
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