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Dec 1st, 2020 at 1:18pm
 
I came into slinging I guess for two reasons... a childish joy in throwing rocks (even though I am in my 30s) and an interest in ancient (particularly Roman) history. 
I saw some ancient Roman sling glans for sale, and it occurred to me I didn't even know how a sling worked.  So I watched some Youtube videos and it looked like SO MUCH FUN.  So, of course, I bought one, and it's every bit as fun as I thought it might be.  It's almost like an obsession.
My other hobbies include coin collecting, and typewriter collecting and use.  My name here is the name of my blog/website for my poetry and typewriter stuff.  My real name is Mark.
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Reply #1 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 2:00pm
 
Welcome from northern Maine
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Reply #2 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 3:14pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #3 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:06pm
 
totallyyourtype wrote on Dec 1st, 2020 at 1:18pm:
I came into slinging I guess for two reasons... a childish joy in throwing rocks (even though I am in my 30s) and an interest in ancient (particularly Roman) history. 
I saw some ancient Roman sling glans for sale, and it occurred to me I didn't even know how a sling worked.  So I watched some Youtube videos and it looked like SO MUCH FUN.  So, of course, I bought one, and it's every bit as fun as I thought it might be.  It's almost like an obsession.


Oh good. It's "almost" like an obsession for you. You still have time, run. Lol.

Welcome from Texas!
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Ya I'm crazy. Crazy like a fox!...ish.
 
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Reply #4 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:24pm
 
Haha, I don't carry a sling everywhere yet... but I have already made a few of my own to experiment with, and I have made plans to go slinging first thing in the morning and had trouble getting to sleep!
I don't understand "why" slinging can be so compelling, I just know that is!
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Reply #5 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 4:49pm
 
I added a little more info to the top, like an explanation of my name here, which is my blog for typewriter stuff, that being my main hobby/obsession.  And also coin collecting, particularly older coins, which is part of what drew me into shooting a sling.
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Reply #6 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 5:52pm
 
Howdy from South Texas! You’ve come to the right place!

If you like to connect with history, there’s a lot of joy in making your own slings. I personally enjoy the combination of skill-based challenge and intellectual challenge of understanding the underlying mechanisms of the sling/human combo.
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Reply #7 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 6:37pm
 
Howdy from North Texas.

Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking?
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Reply #8 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 9:19pm
 
I was digging behind the seat of my truck today when I discovered a sling I thought I had lost.  So, I dropped what I was doing and drove 30 miles (60km) to the river to my favorite slinging spot just to throw rocks and watch them splash.

I don't think I'm addicted.

Anyways, welcome from Alabama. 

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Reply #9 - Dec 1st, 2020 at 11:33pm
 
Welcome from New Jersey, tyt.  You'll find designing and making slings just as much fun as using them.  There are many excellent tutorials here.
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Reply #10 - Dec 2nd, 2020 at 2:14am
 
Hello from Samoa Smiley
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Reply #11 - Dec 2nd, 2020 at 3:33am
 
Hi,
I'm in my 60s and I always have a childish joy to throwing stones.
Spot the mistake !
Welcome from France
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Reply #12 - Dec 2nd, 2020 at 5:40am
 
Welcome from Finland! I know exactly what you mean.  It is strange just how compelling chucking rocks around with string can be Cheesy
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