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Reply #7350 - Jul 18th, 2022 at 12:52pm
 
A slinging session. 100 stones. 23m target, sofa-sized graffito. One rotation sidearm. 33% hit rate. Bah.
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Reply #7351 - Jul 18th, 2022 at 1:02pm
 
Just curious, have you ever tried a Y or T pouch sling ? the stones you throw seem like an excellent candidate for a sling that puts less spin on the projectile. Whenever I have such stones and used a conventional sling it felt terrible, the thicker and fatter the sling the worse it got. it even screws with my long term practice, because of the erratic release screwing with the release timing in my head (because while my release could have been perfect, the path the stone took was random, so I thought I released wrong, and I adjust my release automatically, while it wasn't the release timing that needed adjustment) , this creates this terrible feedback loop dilemma. Solution is either to use consistent ammo or really reduce internal friction (and target distance, but which at 20 m, seems pretty minimal already) and or heavier ammo. Consistent ammo, while amazing, and really makes a sling shine, is hard to get, so I prefer the solution of reducing internal friction by T pouch, and heavier rocks, at least 150g. If one doesn't desire a change in pouch design, I'd recommend at least 150g rocks, possibly slimmer cords wich also reduce spin, and more of a lob throw.
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Reply #7352 - Jul 23rd, 2022 at 4:08pm
 
Made this sling from wool
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Reply #7353 - Aug 16th, 2022 at 5:42am
 
At 15m, I stand a pretty good chance of hitting my target.
At 20 m, I hit the target maybe 40%
At 23-4m, I hit the target 20-33% of the time.

Question: what is the best distance at which to practice ? Usually I 'm at 23m just because of the shade, but I wonder if I should be closer.
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Reply #7354 - Aug 16th, 2022 at 10:39am
 
Your results are correct with your equipment because :

I can be wrong, maybe the photo isn't good but your sling seems "ended badly". Too tight in places and too loose in others. Perhaps it is normal with this type of sling. I think that a pouch made with leather is better with this stones. This prevent an angle of the pebble from hanging a wire that protudes. But it's just my idea.

On the other hand, working with these stones is very formative. Hard to control, the slinger has to be even better. The design of the sling is important.

I'm agree with Lacumo. These stones are nice.
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Reply #7355 - Aug 16th, 2022 at 6:18pm
 
You may well be right ! I should try slinging with my authentic balearic sling and see if I'm better !
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Reply #7356 - Yesterday at 3:56am
 
I sometimes train with bad stones on a rock about 30 meters. My results are equivalent to yours. With my cement eggs, it would be 100 %. But for me, the challenge is formative.

A balearic sling is a good idea. Because the fibers are tightened and oriented "in the axis" of the path of the stone. Just my idea.

I am interseted by your new results and your conclusions. There is a small technical question about the sling.
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