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Greetings from Florida, USA
Oct 28th, 2020 at 2:29pm
 
Hi All,

I used to lurk around here back in the early 2000's in high school, back when I had more time to spend flinging rocks. 15 years later, I'm happy to see the forum is still around!

I used to live in Alabama, southwest end of the Cumberland Plateau, which has all sorts of interesting geology, including readily available river-smoothed stones, and the struggle of living on top of swamp in FL is real. I'm even considering buying a sack of landscaping pebbles from Home Depot, though Tennis Balls and a backstop are the right solution for backyard practice.

I used to have a small pile of braided leather or sinew slings (flat leather pouches), but after various moves they've been lost. Whipped this (attached photo) one up over the weekend (Dacron & leather, doubled 3-strand braid on the loop side, round 6-strand on the release) and made myself sore flinging gravel. It's nice to be back!
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Reply #1 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 3:40pm
 
Welcome from Finland! Well, welcome back I guess Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 3:59pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #3 - Oct 28th, 2020 at 5:11pm
 
Welcome to the forum
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Reply #4 - Oct 29th, 2020 at 7:10pm
 
Welcome back from New Jersey.
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Reply #5 - Oct 29th, 2020 at 10:21pm
 
Howdy from South Texas!
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