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Reply #1155 - May 20th, 2021 at 9:51am
 
This video at 20:09 shows how to make it

https://youtu.be/GCYPYWFvssc?t=1209


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Reply #1156 - May 20th, 2021 at 12:33pm
 
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Reply #1157 - May 21st, 2021 at 6:24pm
 
Are there certain cordages that donít stay flat for making slings because I was making a sling and I was doing a three strand braid for the finger loop and then doubled over for three strands of two and which was recommended by someone on this site and it twisted up and was very stretchy
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Reply #1158 - May 28th, 2021 at 4:34pm
 
jw wrote on May 21st, 2021 at 6:24pm:
Are there certain cordages that donít stay flat for making slings because I was making a sling and I was doing a three strand braid for the finger loop and then doubled over for three strands of two and which was recommended by someone on this site and it twisted up and was very stretchy


What material were you using?

Same thing happened to me twice(out of probably 40 slings I braided so far), but it was just due to my bad braiding skills at the time. The material was jute and except for that I never had problems with jute, sisal or any similar twine or cordage.
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Reply #1159 - May 28th, 2021 at 5:50pm
 
Itís some soft non hairy cord that was advertised as macrame cord might so have no idea what it is itís stretchy though
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Reply #1160 - May 31st, 2021 at 9:13am
 
Are there any movies with slings ?
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Reply #1161 - May 31st, 2021 at 2:34pm
 
There's a few. My favorite example is the Battle of Gaugamela scene in the Alexander movie from 2004. In it, a group of slingers and peltasts surge ahead of the phalanxes and harass the Persians. Twenty seconds after, the camera follows a slinger who nails a horsemen in the head and kills him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u73M1iBwW8o
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Reply #1162 - Jun 1st, 2021 at 10:14am
 
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Reply #1163 - Jun 11th, 2021 at 1:20pm
 
I notice sometimes if I focus on trying to aim and cast intuitively rather than logically, my accuracy tends to get better at first, but when I try to repeat that it gets worse overtime and my form deteriorates.

Is there anything other than just practice, practice, practice to help merge that intuitive aiming while also being mindful of the form and steps?
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Reply #1164 - Jun 11th, 2021 at 3:45pm
 
If there's a short cut let me know Cheesy Practice is the be all end all in afraid.
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Reply #1165 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 12:30am
 
Kick wrote on Jun 11th, 2021 at 3:45pm:
If there's a short cut let me know Cheesy Practice is the be all end all in afraid.


I figured, still I can't escape the feeling that my practice is sometimes ineffective, and worrying if there is drill or concept I should be implementing.
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Reply #1166 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 7:56am
 
One thing that can be good is starting off at 10 feet away from the target. When you hit the target, take a step back. When you miss, take a step forwards. The changing distance will force you to learn to adjust shots. It can be good practice.
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Reply #1167 - Jun 13th, 2021 at 8:32pm
 
When you notice you are just thowing, not really practicing, you may be getting tired. Take a break or quit practicing for the day. I like to wander, throwing long shots just for fun.
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Reply #1168 - Jun 14th, 2021 at 10:41am
 
How much material is needed for a balearic sling ?
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Reply #1169 - Jun 14th, 2021 at 12:20pm
 
Are you using fibres or string? How thick are you going for? How long? It's hard to say. Best method is to start making one and see how it goes Cheesy
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