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Reply #30 - Oct 2nd, 2020 at 7:33pm
 
I think it may depend on the throw.  But I know my own throws have contact with the release cord.

I have a black walnut tree in my yard.  Once they fall to the ground, I just sling them out into the brush.  Autumn has arrived and I actually did this yesterday.  If you're not familiar with a black walnut, underneath the outer shell is this black tar-like stuff that stains everything like crazy.  When slinging, some of them always break open a little bit and leave that black stuff on the release cord of the sling.

Here's one of my slings that I've used for this.  You can see the cordage is stained where the black walnuts push passed the release cord.  This is another reason that I would love to get a high speed camera one of these days.  I'd like to see some close-up, slow motion videos of the release.

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Reply #31 - Oct 2nd, 2020 at 10:40pm
 
Joe, totally off topic. If you ever have animal skins, apparently walnut husks have ~20% tannin content. Tannins can be used to tan hides. I've used oak bark and ponderosa pine. Oak is really strong and it is only around 10-15% tannin content.

Also, I'm going to use my wife's Pixel 3a and a bluetooth remote tomorrow to shoot some 240 fps video from overhead and hopefully of the release from different directions. Some of David's footage shows quite a bit of contact. If you haven't seen them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJjFK68mn0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDTO1VYoMXw
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Reply #32 - Oct 3rd, 2020 at 9:19am
 
Didn't know that about the walnut husks.  That's not something I've ever done before, but maybe someday.

Thanks for linking David's videos.  I've watched a number of his videos but hadn't seen those ones.  That's kind of what I was expecting to see.  A roll off the release cord until it's pushed out of the way.

Also, it looks like David's channel has a bunch of videos from Mallorca that were posted a couple weeks ago.  Just mentioning in case anyone want to check them out.  It looks like a bunch of short clips.
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Reply #33 - Oct 3rd, 2020 at 3:35pm
 
I'm in one of those clips Cheesy
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Reply #34 - Oct 3rd, 2020 at 8:00pm
 
Kick wrote on Oct 3rd, 2020 at 3:35pm:
I'm in one of those clips Cheesy

I saw that! Thumbs Up
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Reply #35 - Oct 3rd, 2020 at 8:08pm
 
Kick, you're just racking up those claims to fame!
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Reply #36 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 1:49am
 
Like I said in the other comment, you just have to find a niche enough hobby and you'll climb the ranks in no time  Wink
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Reply #37 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 2:03pm
 
  I like split pouches the best  . I have tried many others but find that the split pouch wilo fit a variety of shapes and sizes  , and tends to release far cleaner than anything else.
     due to the way they are made they are very easie to adjust ,make them about six inches long and then adjust to desired length
  keep the attatchment holes large and even,  and leave the cord loose in them to establish equilibrem .    At least ,these are my thoughts and experience .
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