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Re: Corsican sling
Reply #45 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 10:55am
 
In front of a drawing, one must be cautious. But, don't throw away everything.
1) The draftsman is scientific. He is precise.
2) He talked with the old sheperd. Not me.
3) The view is inusual. The rope and the pouch are opposite.
The grip is not so obvious. I think that testing two hypothesis is necessary. Usual grip and reverse grip.
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Re: Corsican sling
Reply #46 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 11:09am
 
https://i.imgur.com/SMH5BNq.jpg

For testing, I must therefore make a sling as close as possible.
Same period, end of the XIXe century. Same job, sheperd. Same material, leather.

The two slings look identical. So I made a replica of the Spanish sling.

I do the pictures and I come back.
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Reply #47 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 4:30am
 
Photo 1 : my replica.
My replica has a longer belt because I don't make fingerloop. For me with leather, it's no use for an normal use.

Photo 2 : usual grip.
You can see my retention rope in my hand.
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Re: Corsican sling
Reply #48 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 5:10am
 
When I've made and used one piece all leather slings my natural intuition was to use big fist filling rocks.  If the leather is thin and floppy then I would use a no wind-up cast.  The distance I can achieve with it is not so impressive but it's a decent self defense sling for close quarters, but there is a lot of release cord interference / fouling in my case. It's a sling design that I would use if I had nothing better but I would never make it my default if I have cordage available. Cords in my opinion make the sling a lot more effective.
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Re: Corsican sling
Reply #49 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 7:34am
 
J, I'm agree with you.
The performances seem to me also weaker. But the sheperds probably do not have the same needs as other slingers.

Just my idea.
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Re: Corsican sling
Reply #50 - Oct 15th, 2021 at 2:57am
 
Sling held at the wrist.

Photo 1 : like this photo of Sir Missalot.
https://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/wristretention640.jpg
Impossible with this sling because the retention rope is too short.

Photo 2 : usual grip.
The grip is too large and this grip is a little dangerous. The stone is not well held. I stopped my shots quickly because of this.

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Re: Corsican sling
Reply #51 - Oct 15th, 2021 at 12:49pm
 
Reverse grip :
The grip in the pouch is tighter and this method works.
With just a rotor and a style underarm, it's nice to throw. My personal feeling.
Even it is not an argument, my picture looks like the drawing.

That's why I think this assumption is most likely.

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