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cord length Q.
Jan 6th, 2016 at 11:54am
 
My question is about cord length,  I am working on a project,  that would include the minimal amount of cord. I was curious if anyone has any experience with slings that have minimal cord lengths. Talking about less then 2ft.  How it would work, what lengths were used, any issues I should look out for. I do know that shorter cords are better for accuarcy. I tried to search but it was acting up, that is why I am posting here.
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Ryan
The Question in general is. How short is too short for cords on a sling?
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Reply #1 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 2:56pm
 
The question of too short is mainly a question of  height, form, accuracy/power, and preference.

In general, taller men need bigger slings and thus also have longer slings for their "low" range compared to shorter men. Therefore height is a determining factor for many people. However, there are always exceptions like Luis Livermore who is 6'5" and regularly uses a 24 inch sling (center of pouch to base of loop) however his case is a question of form.

Because Luis uses the Balearic form, he is quite comfortable with a 24 inch sling for close range. Other throwing forms would struggle with slings this short just because of the mechanics of the style.

I'm 5'10" and I use a 25.5" sling with the Balearic form. This is my favorite length for accuracy and power at 20-60 meters with 135-150 gram rocks. This is where preference comes in. I know my slinging accuracy would improve with a 24ish inch sling but I choose a little longer because power is important to me as well.

For my shortest 23.75 inch sling my accuracy does improve but my body must do more work to throw with speed so I don't favor it. So in short, you must consider the accuracy/power trade-off as well.
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Reply #2 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 3:43pm
 
height :165cm(5' 4.9")
after trying different lengths in the past:

max distance sling length: 90cm (feels light and that it should go faster but my arm has already reached its top speed,its like sling is using 70% of arm power )

prefered sling length: 62cm (throw feels smooth,its like sling is using 99% of arm power)

minimal sling length: 50cm (feels awkward,its like sling is using 50% of arm power)

but i started to believe that there is no ideal length for height but you feel the best with what you are used to or what you sling all the time with ,if you are talking about 40-110cm.

so if i had to choose between my arm and a 40cm sling i would choose my arm , its much more accurate and faster to reload Tongue

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Reply #3 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 4:10pm
 
Ive never really liked anything much shorter than 30 inches myself. I find my form suffers from trying to make up for the loss of power.
Training with a short sling will make you better cause its easier to feel what the sling is doing.
I find my form is best with a longer sling. I dunno whether that's cause I'm lanky or cause the sling is moving slower.
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Reply #4 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 6:56pm
 
Thanks everyone for the information.
Ryan
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Reply #5 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 9:11pm
 
I find heavier stones work better with longer slings. Longer lever- heavier weight. It makes sense anyways. Too long a sling with ammo that is too light and you run into the law of diminishing returns. And that doesn't take into account what 
happens to accuracy.
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Reply #6 - Jan 6th, 2016 at 9:18pm
 
I do cords by proportion of arm length-fingertip to shoulder for general purpose use, fingertip to elbow for accuracy, fingertip to sternum for distance/power.
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Reply #7 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 9:32am
 
Havent tried my newest creatin yet...
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Reply #8 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 10:04am
 
@Toby,  when you do get a chance to work with that, could you give me your findings, on how well it performed,  and if it's a workable sling 
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Reply #9 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 10:27am
 
LOL Tongue
Have you ever tried to wind a cord around a stone and throw it ? Like amentum/ankyle , but for stones. I think you will have similar results with the sling you made .
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Reply #10 - Jan 16th, 2016 at 11:59pm
 
Agreed. Like with a pair of pants, the slinger's height/arm length is more important than an arbitrary length measurement alone Smiley

I base my slings off of the same measurement TobyC uses: my standard sling length (from mid-pouch to top of retention loop) is the distance from my shoulder socket to the same arm's outstretched fingertips. I'm 6' tall, and for me, that yields a 29"-30" medium sling. for my preferred "long" or "short", I simply add or remove a palm's-width (3.5-4 inches), although that's narrow margin is just personal taste.
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Reply #11 - Jan 21st, 2016 at 2:41am
 
Donnerschlag thanks for writing this what you use for measuring cord length....
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Reply #12 - Jan 21st, 2016 at 6:16am
 
abaddoneats wrote on Jan 21st, 2016 at 2:41am:
Donnerschlag thanks for writing this what you use for measuring cord length....

I extend my fingers and arm as far as I can, and I measure the distance from my middle fingertip to my shoulder. Think of it as an extra-long cubit that goes the full length of my arm, instead of just half of it.  Wink
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Reply #13 - Jan 21st, 2016 at 9:11pm
 
Ja perfect. Thank you. I feel much better about my new baby I made yesterday I was thinking ist too long perhaps? But no. I just need pracktice lol
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