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Slinging from New Mexico
Oct 23rd, 2020 at 2:46pm
 
Been really into slinging intensely since August. It's been a great COVID hobby. Watched the Invicta Balearic Slingers video, bought a cheap sling on Amazon which I had a blast with, and then started making my own crude slings and buying a few better ones.

The ancient history of the sling fascinates me but slinging itself is definitely what's holding my attention, and I'm finding a lot of pleasure just slinging tennis balls to the dog and trying out different styles. Still can't throw Balearic to save my life, but my helicopter and simple underhanded are solid. My accuracy is slowly improving. Am teaching my young sons to sling as well.

Here's what I'm working with. The nice braided paracord slings are from Practical Paracord. The one that's folded up is my go to, a simple "butterfly" pouch that fits in my pocket, ~42".

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Re: Slinging from New Mexico
Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 3:01pm
 
Welcome from Finland! That's a nice collection. I wouldn't worry too much about Balearic. I was slinging for 4 or 5 years before I got the hang of it and I'm still crap Cheesy Great to hear your helping the next generation of slingers Cheesy I wish I had learned early.
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Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 6:01pm
 
I see a few of channings smiley slings, good stuff and welcome to the forum
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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 8:06pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:13pm
 
Welcome aboard from New Jersey!
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Re: Slinging from New Mexico
Reply #5 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 5:10pm
 
Howdy from North Texas.

What part of New Mexico are you from,if you don't mind me asking.
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Reply #6 - Oct 26th, 2020 at 10:30am
 
Thanks everyone. I'm from Albuquerque. But yeah, Kick, I wish I had learned earlier too. I grew up on Staten Island and spent countless hours as an adolescent, bored on a rocky beach throwing rocks without a sling.
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Reply #7 - Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:19pm
 
Greetings from South Texas from a former Albuquerquean!  Man I miss eating Dion’s pizza with green chile and pepperoni. 

Is that an asymmetric sling at the very back?
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Reply #8 - Nov 5th, 2020 at 12:57pm
 
Nah, it's not an asymmetric sling. It's one of EasyAnt's, pretty solid sling but nothing special.

I've finally gotten over my NY pizza chauvinism to acknowledge that Dion's is actually pretty good.
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Reply #9 - Nov 20th, 2020 at 5:21am
 
Seems like New Mexico would have a decent amount of stones right? I always had good luck with ammo out west. Welcome to the forum! We do have a SITH starting up. You might consider joining if that sort of thing interests you.  Wink
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Re: Slinging from New Mexico
Reply #10 - Nov 20th, 2020 at 11:39am
 
welcome from southeastern NM!! there are rocks here, caliche mostly, and i'm on the edge of texas so i got some access to red sand (and its clay). i have yet to make glands from said clay but am sure the pulverized caliche would work great as it becomes quite solid when it dries out.
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