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Reply #30 - May 27th, 2020 at 2:57pm
 
I would like to try that .After 18 months I am beging to get a more certain in my  accuracy .by turning my hand parallel to the ground  back Down on release..the thumb loop may just go well with that.
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Reply #31 - May 27th, 2020 at 5:39pm
 
When I first started slinging, I used a thumb retention, and it actually increased range for overhand throws too as it would put a strong backspin on your rocks; you can literally get rocks to climb into the sky like this!
Then for some reason I switched to the more normal middle finger retention... you've inspired me to go back to thumb retention haha
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Reply #32 - May 27th, 2020 at 5:52pm
 
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Reply #33 - May 31st, 2020 at 12:40pm
 
Interesting
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Reply #34 - May 26th, 2022 at 10:18pm
 
I'll give this thread a bump.  I've been working with the técnica de precisión.  I'm liking it a lot.

https://youtu.be/HSlKTrwbZzM
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Re: Fingerloop around thumb
Reply #35 - May 27th, 2022 at 10:45am
 
Well this is interesting
And I find that I do use a version of the técnica de precisión release only using a wrist loop
With the release and retention cord both side by side between the index finger and the thumb
I feel that this has increased my accuracy and definitely my power
I must admit I never thought that a thumb retention would have the same effect. Lol

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Reply #36 - May 28th, 2022 at 3:55pm
 
As long as you dont lose too much control over the pouch orientation it will release well. I can feel this when I rotate and accelerate to the point of release(whether or not I lose control.)what I like about the tight
grip is how secure the projectile is seated, this is safe for bystanders. I never have slippages
. But the tradeoff
Seems to me that it is a little bit more sensitive for release cord fouling the shot.
But either way one learns quickly what works well with the sling and what doesn't. These days I release with the release cord in front of the retention cord (position of the cords in the hand!) whether I use a wide or
tight grip , it just seems to give me the best releases, even on ovals. Somehow
My slings open up with a spiral even though I release in-line in the hand,
The pouch orientates itself for a rifled release.

I often swap between loop on the middle outer and loop on the pinky inner.
Some slings and ammo combos seem to like the former and some the latter.
When I got  slippery projectiles I tend to go for a tighter grip and when I got
rough projectiles I tend to open the sling a little bit by using the wider grip.
Typing on mobile, and I am very tired, so forgive me for any mistakes.
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Reply #37 - May 28th, 2022 at 4:34pm
 
AncientCraftwork wrote on May 28th, 2022 at 3:55pm:
Seems to me that it is a little bit more sensitive for release cord fouling the shot.

Now that I'm using the pinky grip more, I'm noticing this problem.  Especially toward the end of a slinging session when I'm starting to get tired.
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