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Message started by JazzCat on Feb 16th, 2022 at 8:30pm

Title: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by JazzCat on Feb 16th, 2022 at 8:30pm
Hey all, good to be here!

I got into slinging in December 2021 and was hooked immediately. It started with making a staff sling for my friend to play fetch with his new dog; after realizing how much fun it was I made one for myself too... and then an Aussie seatbelt sling, and then a butterfly pouch sling, and then a TS3 sling!

This forum is undoubtedly the biggest contributor to my interest; I find new inspiration here every day. I hope to continue to learn and practice more, and give back to the community if I come up with anything. I'm currently fiddling with a Y-pouch staff sling using a steel O-ring as a release loop to reduce friction and improve launch consistency. It often swings down into my knuckles after firing, but a captive release system should fix that.

Happy slinging :)
- JazzCat

Title: Re: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by joe_meadmaker on Feb 16th, 2022 at 9:55pm
Welcome from Pennsylvania!

Sounds like you've got quite a bit of experience packed into a couple months. :thumb:

Title: Re: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by Mersa on Feb 17th, 2022 at 4:42am
Welcome from down under

Title: Howdy...
Post by StaffSlinger on Feb 17th, 2022 at 7:19pm
...from Fort Myers, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades
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Title: Re: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by Rat Man on Feb 19th, 2022 at 5:48pm
Welcome from South Jersey!

Title: Re: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Feb 20th, 2022 at 7:18pm
Welcome from Minnesota!

Title: Re: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 14th, 2022 at 12:34pm
Howdy from Texas!

Title: Re: New slinger from Albany, Western Australia
Post by Gyro de Pyro on Mar 16th, 2022 at 4:16am
Thanks for the add! I have David Morningstar to thank for my interest become obsession due to his videos ‘How to make and use the staff sling (fustibalus)’, and then ‘How to sling like a Balearic slinger.’
There are many other instructional videos, but you Sir, you teach like my long ago professional fire arms instructors, to the point that your instruction accompanies all the slings I have made and given away to all my friends - birthdays, or even just because. Thank you.
On the other hand, my wife is not as impressed with you as I once again interrupt a walk to either pick up a nice hefty boondy or sling the same far into Princess Royal Harbour for that entirely satisfying big ‘sploosh’. All the best.

Title: Re: New slinger from St. Louis, MO
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 18th, 2022 at 9:36am
Lol yeah David's been making slinging videos for well over a decade.
I'm even in some of them or at the other end with the camera.

He's got really good at it :thumb:

The how to sling Balearic is still the funniest  video I've ever seen, as well as being one of the best instructional videos out there :-)

Definitely a good place to start your new obsession. :thumb:

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