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Question: To spin the sling or not

Spin (as with balearic, helicopter, etc)    
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No spin (as with greek, byzantine, fig8 etc)    
  12 (50.0%)




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« Created by: AncientCraftwork on: May 28th, 2020 at 7:39am »

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To spin the sling or not
May 28th, 2020 at 7:39am
 
Do you prefer to spin & swing the sling around more than once before taking a shot or do you prefer to sling with 1 rotation or less?
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Reply #1 - May 28th, 2020 at 7:55am
 
I mainly sling with a short sling (27”) and personally see no reason to pre rotate. On a long sling I can see the advantages.
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Reply #2 - May 28th, 2020 at 7:58am
 
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Reply #3 - May 28th, 2020 at 9:24am
 
If by spin you mean rotor, no I’m not a big fan. Technically on my side arm I use 2ish full rotations but it’s always the same movement every time and is just enough to get the cords as tight as possible and ready to throw. Basically the Byzantine with a little extra.
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Reply #4 - May 28th, 2020 at 9:58am
 
This is really hard for me to answer. I think I do prefer to spin it a few times then hit, but it seems recently I'm far more accurate with Greek than helicopter sooooo... I don't know Cheesy
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Reply #5 - May 28th, 2020 at 10:13am
 
For a while I've used three rotations before the throw.  I've been experimenting with two rotations.  I like it, but it still makes the throw feel rushed.
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Reply #6 - May 28th, 2020 at 12:50pm
 
Rotating the stone is useful for two reasons, it allows one to gauge and adapt to the weight of the projectile before the throw (important for inconsistent projectiles), as well as have the benefit of the projectile already being in motion for the sake of power and fluidity.
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Reply #7 - May 28th, 2020 at 12:55pm
 
I've tried both, but I primarily practice with no extra rotations. I don't see an advantage. For a few weeks I tried balearic style and was getting pretty accurate with it. Then I switched back to byzantine and was even more accurate, so I stopped spinning the sling.
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Reply #8 - May 28th, 2020 at 1:27pm
 
I spin when using stones of different weights.  I have also caught myself rushing the shot and just added a couple of spins to start over. 

Using side arm, not usually.
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Reply #9 - May 28th, 2020 at 1:53pm
 
Bill Skinner wrote on May 28th, 2020 at 1:27pm:
I have also caught myself rushing the shot and just added a couple of spins to start over. 


I do this on occasion as well.
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Reply #10 - May 28th, 2020 at 2:36pm
 
spin for distance - but it adds nothing to target shooting.
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Reply #11 - May 28th, 2020 at 11:43pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on May 28th, 2020 at 2:36pm:
spin for distance - but it adds nothing to target shooting.


I've never actually been able to throw further by spinning, in fact, the opposite.  If its not obvious, not a fan of the spin.
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Reply #12 - May 29th, 2020 at 1:08am
 
Alex das sehe ich ganz anders.
Es ist mühselig es immer wieder zu erklären. Klar kann ich auf kurze Distanz das drehen weglassen. Dann kann ich aber auch einfach werfen.
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Reply #13 - May 29th, 2020 at 6:03am
 
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
Whether I spin or not, my throwing motion is pretty much the same.
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Reply #14 - May 29th, 2020 at 11:44am
 
Archaic Arms wrote on May 28th, 2020 at 12:50pm:
Rotating the stone is useful for two reasons, it allows one to gauge and adapt to the weight of the projectile before the throw (important for inconsistent projectiles), as well as have the benefit of the projectile already being in motion for the sake of power and fluidity.

I personally find that with practice you can gauge the weight of the stone with only one rotation, and I don't think that there's any real difference in power  by adding more.
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