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When did you start slinging?
Oct 12th, 2005 at 9:36am
 
For curiosity, I would like to know:
When did you start slinging?
What age did you start slinging?
Why did you start slinging/where did you hear about it?

Myself, I started the autumn 2004, so I've been slinging exactly one year now, and I was 11 year old when I started.
I wanted to sling since I first heard about David and Goliath, but I didn't do it before I read The Clan Of The Cave Bear written by Jean M. Auel.

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Reply #1 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 11:51am
 
I started summer this year.  That makes me one hell of a noob.  I started at fifteen.  I first heard about it from the david and goliath.  Then one of my friends showed me a sling that he made.  In the summer I was trying to make a bow out of bamboo  Roll Eyes. I found some string in the closit.  I strung the bow pulled it back and it craked in half and hit me on the head.  So i went to keep the string back in the closit.  That's when I saw an old pair of jeans in the closit and that made me thought and thats where I was cutting up the jeans and slinging tennis balls around the garden.
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Reply #2 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 1:59pm
 
Summer of 1987 - we had a "chat" about this the other day so I decided to see if I could pin it down closer than "a long time ago". Chalk another one up for Auel - I bet she was responsible for at least half of the Atlatl resurgence as well.

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Reply #3 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 2:37pm
 
I have been slinging since 1995. I also started to use and make bolas along with the sling at the same time.
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Reply #4 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 5:32pm
 
I started around last april. (But november if you count staff slings as slinging).
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Reply #5 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 6:13pm
 
I started in 2001 after reading the book Redwall by Brian Jacques.  One of the pictures above the chapters had a picture of a sling and Jacques actually described a little how it was used, so I had to fill in the blanks for myself.
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Reply #6 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 6:15pm
 
August 12, 2005

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Reply #7 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 6:28pm
 
Exactly.
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Reply #8 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 6:28pm
 
What time of day? Grin
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Reply #9 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 8:03pm
 
I was first intoduced to slingings be a welder friend of mine at the trade school. He would sling out at break. Then i picked up a magazine called the Backwoods Man. They have a lot have good articles from primative things to blacksmithing and gun collecting. They had a pretty long article on slings in one months issue. I must have read that article a thousand times. Well the person who wrote it desirves the credit for me starting. I don't remember his name but I owe him a lot.
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Reply #10 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 9:03pm
 
1 or 2 ago i dont really sling to much though just a fan of weapons
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Reply #11 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 9:25pm
 
Roughly 10 years.  There was a rerun of the movie "King David" on TV.  I taped it and saw the slinging scenes over and over.  Cut an old sock up and made my first sling that night.
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Reply #12 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 9:32pm
 
I started in 1985 when I was 14 after reading Clan of the Cave Bear. I continued slinging until I finished high school then didnt do it much until a few weeks ago when I got back into slinging seriously.

Currently concentrating on short range accuracy with tennis balls in the park until I can find a decent long range location Wink
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Reply #13 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 11:12pm
 
first started slinging in 1978. just putsz with it till 1994 until i read cliff savages book from then on i have been avidly hooked
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Reply #14 - Oct 12th, 2005 at 11:26pm
 
Sometime late last year, I made my first sling out of a length of fabric and some old bootlaces. Launched a tennis ball with it on my first try, and I was hooked.
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