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Reply #75 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 2:29am
 
Footwork is a bit of a mystery, some (like myself) like to step forward in the shot, others swear by fixed footing. I canít give you a correct answer so I say do what feels natural and gives good results
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Reply #76 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 8:53am
 
I agree with Mersa.† Stepping into your throw is going to be a personal thing.† But you may find that you'll use both, depending on circumstances.

I also generally use a step, but not with very close targets.† Maybe 5 - 6 meters or less and I don't use a forward step.

I found that changing between the two can also help with accuracy issues.† A while back I completely lost my ability to hit a target.† No idea why.† It was like getting the shanks in golf.† I switched over to slinging without a forward step and gradually got my accuracy back.† As I felt more comfortable with my throw, I reintroduced the forward step.† I still use the technique to this day.† If I find that I'm slinging all over the place, I'll loose the forward step for a couple throws, and that usually gets me back on target.
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Reply #77 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 12:37pm
 
I really confused about what im doing wrong.

In addition to the foot work problem ( which is the priority)

i have also started to notice a reverb in some of my shots.

like the shaking feeling you get when you shoot a bow with no arrow.
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Reply #78 - Apr 13th, 2021 at 7:34pm
 
I call that recoil, in my experience thatís directly related to the sling weight. A light sling will have less recoil. Also a heavier ammo can reduce recoil and also a whip cracker.

Your not doing anything wrong, this is part of the learning process, your doing great for a relative newbie
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Re: Range issues
Reply #79 - Apr 14th, 2021 at 3:33pm
 
Josephusflav wrote on Apr 13th, 2021 at 12:37pm:
I really confused about what im doing wrong.

In addition to the foot work problem ( which is the priority)

i have also started to notice a reverb in some of my shots.

like the shaking feeling you get when you shoot a bow with no arrow.


I believe youre struggling to keep cord tension consistent. Try to keep the cords taut throughout the throw. Any looseness before pulling into the powerstroke or the release can lead to that.
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Reply #80 - Apr 15th, 2021 at 3:19pm
 
† † Your form looks better than in your first video.† You're throwing yourself off balance less and you've smoothed it out some.† I don't think you're doing anything drastically wrong.† You just need more practice.† Slinging can take years to perfect.† Don't get discouraged.†

Edit:  This might be helpful to you.  In a way your slinging reminds me of a  boxer who tries to throw a knockout with every punch.  He ends up burning himself out way early and getting knocked out himself.  Or a baseball player who tries to hit a home run every time at bat and ends up striking out instead. 
    Don't try to kill it on every shot.  Relax. Untense.  Sling at 80% power instead of 100%.  Watch videos of Jaegoor, David Morningstar, or some of our other more accomplished slingers.  They are relaxed when they sling.
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Reply #81 - Apr 20th, 2021 at 3:50pm
 
Where should i aim angle wise for range.

also my dog farted

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Re: Range issues
Reply #82 - Apr 21st, 2021 at 9:06pm
 
Josephusflav wrote on Apr 20th, 2021 at 3:50pm:
Where should i aim angle wise for range.

also my dog farted

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Depending on the temperature outside and the air density... count to three and then aim directly at the dog fart as it rises into the sky, and then you will have the perfect angle.
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Reply #83 - Apr 22nd, 2021 at 7:02pm
 
There is an algorithm for this. Follow these steps:

1. Aim at the horizon. Throw as hard as you can.
2. Aim a bit higher. Throw as hard as you can.
3. Aim even higher. Throw as hard as you can.
4. Repeat step 4.

The one that goes the furthest should be your aiming point.
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