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Re: A thread on aiming
Reply #30 - Sep 19th, 2018 at 10:57pm
 
I'm so glad to hear it was helpful to you Theostravos! That's what this forum is all about, learning from and helping each other. I confess I had forgotten all about this thread. I wonder what present day Morphy would think of this advice? Hopefully it hits the basics at least. Oh my I've become cynical in my old age. I'm reluctant to reread this. Maybe tomorrow.  Wink (Or maybe not).
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Reply #31 - Jan 30th, 2021 at 6:28am
 
It often happens with me when a projectile flies directly at the target, and you are sure that you hit, it turns out that it is not and it falls two meters from your target
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Reply #32 - Jan 30th, 2021 at 8:14am
 
Man that's an old one. I've learned so much since then. I'll have to reread this and see what I got wrong lol.

As for missing the target this definitely can happen with a vertical throw but if you get a swinging target you'll never question if you hit or not.
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Reply #33 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:15am
 
It works flawlessly, imagine how the projectile will fly into the target, my accuracy has increased. Then I imagined a dotted line going from the sling to the target and I hit the target right at 16 yards.
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Reply #34 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:21am
 
Scorpion Vin wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:15am:
It works flawlessly, imagine how the projectile will fly into the target, my accuracy has increased. Then I imagined a dotted line going from the sling to the target and I hit the target right at 16 yards.


That's great Scorp. Amazing feeling isn't it? That's one feeling every single one of us can agree on. I would highly suggest you go to the slingers guide section and search out my chapter on aiming. Believe it or not there was actually a time when I could aim. Now I just pretend to sling for the money and women.
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Reply #35 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:25am
 
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:21am:
Amazing feeling isn't it?

It is a very pleasant feeling when you hit  Shocked Roll Eyes
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Reply #36 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 12:21pm
 
I've always believed (with zero actual evidence) that slinging and golf hit the same pleasure points in the brain.  You have this feeling of being in complete control even when you aren't. It makes you want to keep trying so you can get that next shot of endorphins when you finally get a hit.  Much like a gambling addict, you just keep thinking that you'll get it right on the next throw and never want to stop.  The nice thing about slinging is that it costs significantly less than either gambling or golf Smiley
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Reply #37 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 3:36pm
 
Scorpion Vin wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:25am:
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:21am:
Amazing feeling isn't it?

It is a very pleasant feeling when you hit  Shocked Roll Eyes


30 years on and every good hit feels as good as the first. My conclusion? Slinging is better than sex.
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Reply #38 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:42pm
 
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 3:36pm:
Slinging is better

Really better  Grin
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Reply #39 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:51pm
 
Scorpion Vin wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:42pm:
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 3:36pm:
Slinging is better

Really better  Grin



Hmmm... I think you guys might be doing something wrong, but that's probably a discussion for some other forum  whistle
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Re: A thread on aiming
Reply #40 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 5:19pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:51pm:
Scorpion Vin wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:42pm:
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 3:36pm:
Slinging is better

Really better  Grin



Hmmm... I think you guys might be doing something wrong, but that's probably a discussion for some other forum  whistle


The real fun comes when you can do both at the same time.  Cool
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Reply #41 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 5:39pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:51pm:
I think you guys might be doing something wrong

I really think so, sling is better  Cheesy
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Reply #42 - Feb 1st, 2021 at 8:21pm
 
SerKraus wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 5:19pm:
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:51pm:
Scorpion Vin wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 4:42pm:
Morphy wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 3:36pm:
Slinging is better

Really better  Grin



Hmmm... I think you guys might be doing something wrong, but that's probably a discussion for some other forum  whistle


The real fun comes when you can do both at the same time.  Cool


Sarah is that you?
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Re: A thread on aiming
Reply #43 - Feb 2nd, 2021 at 3:19am
 
I'm still chasing the rush of my first hit. I had made my super rough paracord and slingshot pouch sling, had gathered up some rocks and set up an old, fairly thin plank of wood as a target. First throw was a wide miss but it was at least going forward. Second throw hit the board dead on, split it in two and sent each half tumbling through the air in opposite directions. It was a lucky hit and I was hooked.
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Re: A thread on aiming
Reply #44 - Feb 2nd, 2021 at 5:04pm
 
Scorpion Vin wrote on Feb 1st, 2021 at 11:15am:
It works flawlessly, imagine how the projectile will fly into the target, my accuracy has increased. Then I imagined a dotted line going from the sling to the target and I hit the target right at 16 yards.

Oh yes, this is what I do too. Don't know who but someone on this site told me to do this and it is how I have been slinging since then.

Also, you need to "feel" how you throw.

Kick wrote on Feb 2nd, 2021 at 3:19am:
I'm still chasing the rush of my first hit.

Kick... Please. We are all worried about you. Lay down the sling. Do something else. You have have family, friends, who love you and care about you. You can't control it and need professional help. One day you will pop a tendon and grow a grotesquely large right arm.
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