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big_sling_gland
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Best time to start.
Jan 10th, 2008 at 4:55pm
 
     There might have been a post on this a while ago but, what is your opinion on when sombody should start slinging?
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Re: Best time to start.
Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 5:15pm
 
Larrry Bray's granddaughter is two and uses a pink sling to hit the side of the barn.  I would say from the time you can throw a rock/ball on is a good place to start.  About 55 years ago my dad taught me and I was 6-8 at the time... I think he would have shown me earlier but was concerned about my having a weapon of that capability until I was a little older.  Wolf197 has a thread on the same subject... look back a ways and you'll find it.

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Reply #2 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 5:24pm
 
Good point but I forgot to add what season is better to start in I did mean to put age too. Smiley
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Reply #3 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 6:12pm
 
Start by training thier grandfather as a friend of mine would put it. no age is too late to start learning the sling. It does help if the puil can stand, walk and throw.

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Reply #4 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 6:13pm
 
sling is a weather independant weapon go out whenever ya have time.

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Re: Best time to start.
Reply #5 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:38am
 
daylight is best, seasons don't really come into it - don't sling if you can't see where the rock is going - though I would add if slinging in winter or autumn with wet rocks - use an aussie pouch. It won't get soggy and the mud doesn't stick either - so you can just put it back in your pocket no matter what you've been slinging :-)
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Re: Best time to start.
Reply #6 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 7:53am
 
The simple answer to when the best time to start slinging is :


                                                 
 NOW !! 
         



Slinging is just like any other sport or physical skill if you start learning when you're young chances are you will be better than if you learn as a doddering old man. But you're 12!!

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Reply #7 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 1:54pm
 
I have already started a-s calm down!
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