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My first sling.org post, link to my progress vid and sling building photos
Nov 13th, 2020 at 7:47pm
 
I've been learning to sling for about 2 months now!

I'm getting better and just wanted to share an early video of my progress with some fruits leftover from a nearby tree (for safety)

https://youtu.be/g7IidqNVIoU

This is edited down from about 15 shots, most of the fruits exploded before even leaving the sling pouch (as you'd expect)

My accuracy with propper ammo is probably 5/10 on a good day.

As this has garnered a little interest, I've made and am adding a second video of myself practicing with real rocks!

https://youtu.be/kDIHnI5C4u4

I've also included a supercut of my early-stage slinging technique, there are a bunch of inconsistencies in it so far but a few of these went off really well.

https://youtu.be/-SnncTWnoKg

Also included is my sling building progress over the last 2 months.

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Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2020 at 9:36pm
 
Looking good!  I remember it taking me a while just to consistently throw forward.  I've got a few apples trees and a black walnut tree in my yard, so I do a lot of fruit throwing too once they start dropping.  Cheesy

And welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2020 at 10:18pm
 
Ahahaha oh my god! I must have thrown like 300 rocks before I could even get them to go the direction I wanted consistently! And I must have thrown 1000+ by now just trying to get some decent accuracy  Grin Grin

Yeah, fruit and nuts are great, they have such a satisfying pop when they hit something hard!

Great to hear from you and greetings from South Australia!
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Reply #3 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 12:14am
 
Looks like you're having fun (Y)
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Reply #4 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 12:18am
 
I used to use slingshots, and I still use my bows, but there's something about the elegant simplicity and devastating power of the humble sling that keeps me so much more motivated to practice with my sling. I really is just more FUN I've found Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #5 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 12:44am
 
Do you ever have an issue with your missiles impacting the pouch knots?
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Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 1:00am
 
Not 100% sure if I'm reading your question right as I'm very new to sling theory! however, I don't think I've had any ammo get caught on my pouch knots (I think that's what you're asking) I did however have the pouch knots actually come out of the leather pouch (presumably because of the increased G-forces being applied to the pouch as my technique got more refined, and faster ( I use an underhanded technique that reminds me of the way trebuchets work.) and so I ended up changing my sling designs to use a looped slipknot similar to that which you'd use to attach the rubber flat-bands of a slingshot to its pouch, since that change I have not had any breaks or disconnections so far.
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Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 2:19am
 
When the stone is released it can hit a knot throwing it slightly off course rather than a clean release. Makes the shots inconsistent sometimes. Just an personal observation, I don't do any theory stuff.

I don't actually use separate pouches at all after a few tries with them, so you'd probably get better observations from others.
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Reply #8 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 2:24am
 
I'm probably not a level where I'd notice it thb, but now that I'm aware of it I shall for sure keep my eye out for it! thanks a lot mate! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 6:07am
 
Hello from France,
Practice, practice and practice, that's the secret.  Wink
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Reply #10 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 6:20am
 
Looking good and welcome to the forum. It's good you are getting videos of your progress early on to see how fast you are progressing. Sometimes it will feel like you aren't getting better but in reality it just happens slow enough that you don't always see it day to day or week to week.

Are you taking part in the SITH?
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Reply #11 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 7:41am
 
Hello! I am always impressed by how many places people are still slinging from! And you're absolutely right! practice is the only answer to most problems, that and a bit of research!


And yeah I've been trying to document a lot of the early stuff I've been doing in my numerous hobbies cause I always regret not doing it later! It's a great source of motivation too!

I do appologise, I'm in the waning weeks of my Uni degree and do not know what SITH is! I am likely not doing it either! But if someone has a few moments to explain the jist of it i'm sure it'd be worth trying to be doing!
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Reply #12 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 7:53am
 
Welcome from Finland! The SITH (Sling In The Hat) is a tradition on the forum that around Christmas participating members get paired up and they exchange slings with each other. Good way of getting some more slings and seeing people's sling styles up close. It's open to anyone, doesn't matter if you make simple slings or 64 strand braided slings. It's darn good fun.
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Reply #13 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 5:44pm
 
Oh wow that sounds like a lot of fun! I think I just found the post about it as well!

I'm gonna have to give it a go! Greetings from South Australia!
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Reply #14 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 9:23pm
 
Howdy from South Texas! It looks like you’re off to a great start!

(We should move this thread over with the introductions)
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