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Apr 22nd, 2021 at 5:04pm
 
Morning everyone (or evening/afternoon/whenever)! I'm a tea-obsessed unremarkable person from New England. Finally started slinging this month after lurking and telling myself to give this activity a go for a while.

Anyway, I'll probably be pretty quiet, but I'm here to lurk and learn. And to try to find a throwing style that feels right while I'm at it.
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Reply #1 - Apr 22nd, 2021 at 7:49pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #2 - Apr 22nd, 2021 at 8:52pm
 
Welcome from down under
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Reply #3 - Apr 22nd, 2021 at 10:22pm
 
Howdy from Texas, and welcome aboard!
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Reply #4 - Apr 23rd, 2021 at 1:35am
 
Howdy from North Texas.
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Reply #5 - Apr 23rd, 2021 at 9:29am
 
Greetings from central California.  Welcome to the forum!
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Reply #6 - Apr 23rd, 2021 at 3:10pm
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #7 - Apr 25th, 2021 at 7:28pm
 
Yo from New Jersey. Welcome aboard!
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Reply #8 - May 2nd, 2021 at 7:04pm
 
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Reply #9 - May 4th, 2021 at 2:57pm
 
Meringue38 wrote on Apr 22nd, 2021 at 5:04pm:
And to try to find a throwing style that feels right while I'm at it.


As long as you don't choose figure 8, we can be friends. Smiley  jk
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Reply #10 - May 6th, 2021 at 9:36am
 
Best style is the one thats most accurate for you so that would be Turkey style. For everyone.
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Reply #11 - May 24th, 2021 at 2:56pm
 
Greetings from the North of Europe.
I recommend the overshoulder style (place your elbow into the air and sling over your head).
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Reply #12 - Jun 3rd, 2021 at 9:20am
 
Welcome!  No shame in lurking, I did it for almost two years.  That's how long it took me to read everything here in chronological order so I could answer my own questions.
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Reply #13 - Jun 3rd, 2021 at 12:35pm
 
in a way you've got it a lot harder finding a style than I did.
I just had a sling and nobody else to copy.
This was not only pre-internet, it was damn near pre-home computers.

I actualy ended up with a fairly basic no-windup sidearm style.
For 15 years or so.
Then just learnt them all Smiley

These days i use whatever style suits what I'm doing.

But it''s definitely easier to start, if you don't have lots of videos and how-to's to confuse and confuzzle you.

Or indeed lots of slinging anoracks claiming their style is the one and only and anything else is rubbish whistle
And stick your elbow here, your left arm at 27 degrees and spin widdershins three times while reciting the alphabet backwards and hopping like a demented flamingo,  whirling your 27 strand braided phoenician sling in a mobius strip direction, while maintaining a 38.7 degree angle of attack, before releasing at the azimuth and closing your non-dominant eye.

I believe that's the 'turkey' style of which morphy speaks whistle

Just make something from leather and paracord and go find somewhere with a bunch of rocks and play Smiley
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Reply #14 - Jun 4th, 2021 at 2:24am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jun 3rd, 2021 at 12:35pm:
in a way you've got it a lot harder finding a style than I did.
I just had a sling and nobody else to copy.
This was not only pre-internet, it was damn near pre-home computers.

I actualy ended up with a fairly basic no-windup sidearm style.
For 15 years or so.
Then just learnt them all Smiley

These days i use whatever style suits what I'm doing.

But it''s definitely easier to start, if you don't have lots of videos and how-to's to confuse and confuzzle you.

Or indeed lots of slinging anoracks claiming their style is the one and only and anything else is rubbish whistle
And stick your elbow here, your left arm at 27 degrees and spin widdershins three times while reciting the alphabet backwards and hopping like a demented flamingo, whirling your 27 strand braided phoenician sling in a mobius strip direction, while maintaining a 38.7 degree angle of attack, before releasing at the azimuth and closing your non-dominant eye.

I believe that's the 'turkey' style of which morphy speaks whistle

Just make something from leather and paracord and go find somewhere with a bunch of rocks and play Smiley


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