Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Sling length for distance. (Read 295 times)
Spang
Novicius
*
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 2
Sling length for distance.
Oct 12th, 2020 at 10:03am
 
Hi, does anyone know whats the best length sling for distance? I mean is there a point where youv'e reached optimal length and you are not going to get any further by using a longer sling.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
TOMBELAINE
Descens
***
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 173
france
Gender: male
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #1 - Oct 12th, 2020 at 10:50am
 
70 cm for a lanyard because it's the best length for the length of my arm.
So, I reach 80/100 meters with an underarm throwing.
But I'm not looking for distance.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Spang
Novicius
*
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 2
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #2 - Oct 12th, 2020 at 11:13am
 
Im getting a 160g smooth beach stone about 110 metres with a 27inch balearic sling. A 100g stone about 170 metres with a 46 inch paracord sling. I then lengthened the paracord sling to 53 inches but couldnt throw any further. Im using a kind of helicopter/sidearm for all the throws.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Online



Posts: 3147
Finland
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #3 - Oct 12th, 2020 at 11:14am
 
How long is a piece of string? Cheesy
It can be very variable and personal to each person. It depends on a lot of factors: height, arm length, slinging style and probably more that we aren't even aware of. I would say experiment with different lengths. It's what I always say but I think it's the best way of finding what works for you.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Sarosh
Funditor
****
Offline



Posts: 738
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #4 - Oct 12th, 2020 at 12:27pm
 
~90cm
I know that 1.2m doesnt feel as good as 90cm for me, don't know how it is in between

Edit:
with very thin cords it might be comfortable to get even longer than 90cm , havent experimented for a while.
Back to top
 

"The main reason we stop doing something we love is because we forget our love of doing it for enjoyments sake and replace it with the desire to be good at it."
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Oxnate
Descens
***
Offline


Crus de agnus Dei con
quilon menthae.

Posts: 174
Minnesota
Gender: male
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #5 - Oct 14th, 2020 at 10:02pm
 
Kick wrote on Oct 12th, 2020 at 11:14am:
How long is a piece of string? Cheesy
It can be very variable and personal to each person. It depends on a lot of factors: height, arm length, slinging style and probably more that we aren't even aware of. I would say experiment with different lengths. It's what I always say but I think it's the best way of finding what works for you.


And the weight of the object being slung.
Back to top
 

Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine:  'Yea' isn't the word you want.  It's 'yeah'.  'Yea' is an anachronistic word you see in the King James bible. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Spellcheck, I shall fear no misspellings for thou art with me.  Thy dictionary and thy thesaurus, they comfort me.
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Online



Posts: 3147
Finland
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #6 - Oct 15th, 2020 at 2:07am
 
Also true.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Rat Man
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 12205
New Jersey, USA
Gender: male
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #7 - Oct 16th, 2020 at 12:35pm
 
   When I first started slinging I experimented with some crazy long slings.  Initially I did get more distance with them.  As my technique improved such long slings were unnecessary.  I found that my optimum sling length for distance or anything else is half my height.  Many but not all agree with this.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
JudoP
Senior Member
****
Offline


Rocks away!

Posts: 486
UK - South West
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #8 - Oct 16th, 2020 at 1:59pm
 
Traditionally people will argue longer = better, up to the point where mass and air resistance of the cord become too much (this length can be increased by using thinner/lighter cords). This does seem to be backed up in the records.

Personally I throw most powerfully with the figure 8 technique which cannot be done with excessively long slings. My maximal distances are achieved with a 37'' paracord sling which is close to the limit for traditional techniques and my build (6ft tall).
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Online



Posts: 3147
Finland
Re: Sling length for distance.
Reply #9 - Oct 16th, 2020 at 2:40pm
 
It's definitely on a curve. My longest sling is I think still my one Tibetan sling which is ~126cm (it used to be 124cm but I just measured it now and it seems it's stretched) from retention loop to the centre of the pouch. It is NOT good for distance. It's very fun to use and it's not like it can't get any distance, but it just can't get the same distances as much shorter slings.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Masiakasaurus, Rat Man, Mauro Fiorentini, Bill Skinner, Chris, David Morningstar, Curious Aardvark) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)