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Slinging into a field for distance.
May 15th, 2021 at 5:29am
 
https://youtu.be/uHxAs9WJD-8

I couldn't go into my normal slinging range, thanks to crappity smacking groups of 5 - 10 people going into these places where usually nobody goes as if they were tourists in efing Prague. But at least I got some footage, though sadly without measurements of those ranges. At least you can somewhat see the speed of those glandes and how it increases with each longer sling.

Then there is some footage of testing my captive relase staffsling.
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Reply #1 - May 15th, 2021 at 7:10am
 
This is the end of the staff. The retention cord is tied to the staff as it would be on conventional staffsling, release cord goes through a small piece of plastic pipe that is ziptied and ducttaped to the end of the staff. It is nothing special, nor it is nice looking but it works and it is reliable. The tape is also used to bring the retention cord in line of the release cord.

I have thrown stones up to 400g quite far with this design.
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Reply #2 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:10am
 
Very entertaining! You throw very powerfully. I'm gonna have to make a captive-release staff sling myself when school ends.
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Reply #3 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:28am
 
czechslinger1.0 wrote on May 15th, 2021 at 7:10am:
This is the end of the staff. The retention cord is tied to the staff as it would be on conventional staffsling, release cord goes through a small piece of plastic pipe that is ziptied and ducttaped to the end of the staff. It is nothing special, nor it is nice looking but it works and it is reliable. The tape is also used to bring the retention cord in line of the release cord.

Exactly the same in concept to my first captive release sling staff. I find probably the best functioning design so far. In the beginning I also used paracord like you, but switched it out because you can feel the retention cord stretching when you swing the staff around.
Here's a tip: tie a stopper knot on the release cord (which cant go through the tube), so that when you pull on the release cord, it comes to the perfect loading position and no further.
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Reply #4 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:52am
 
Archaic Arms wrote on May 15th, 2021 at 10:28am:
czechslinger1.0 wrote on May 15th, 2021 at 7:10am:
This is the end of the staff. The retention cord is tied to the staff as it would be on conventional staffsling, release cord goes through a small piece of plastic pipe that is ziptied and ducttaped to the end of the staff. It is nothing special, nor it is nice looking but it works and it is reliable. The tape is also used to bring the retention cord in line of the release cord.

Exactly the same in concept to my first captive release sling staff. I find probably the best functioning design so far. In the beginning I also used paracord like you, but switched it out because you can feel the retention cord stretching when you swing the staff around.


True that, I also found it the most reliable design yet, also easiest for me to make with the tools and materials available for me. Paracord works well enough for me. The design you showed in your video looked so beautiful, such a shame it didn't work as good. Also looked like something people could make back in the ancient/medieval times.


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Reply #5 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:55am
 
Just made my own mini version from my stick sling. It's... no different from the stick sling originally Cheesy Still weirdly unreliable, but quite fun.

I really like this design but this stick sling is definitely cursed and not even this design could save it Cheesy
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Reply #6 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:55am
 
Also thanks for the tip. Why I didn't think of this? Instead of marking it on my staff Cheesy
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Reply #7 - May 15th, 2021 at 11:26am
 
Good slinging. I liked seeing those incoming throws.
I have a hard time crossing 150 meters with arm length sling.
https://youtu.be/PBl-Ud30rOg
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Reply #8 - May 15th, 2021 at 11:44am
 
I was NOT expecting the rock to travel that far; especially after it hit that branch. Well done!
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Reply #9 - May 15th, 2021 at 11:54am
 
Nice shot J! Getting 150m with armlenght slings is still very good! Is that your gutted paracord sling?

I personally found that artificial material slings of normal lenght(less than 80cm) don't get me the same ranges as natural fibre slings. But that changes when going to superlong lenghts, where single strand of paracord works better than braided sisal or jute.
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Reply #10 - May 15th, 2021 at 12:25pm
 
It's a braided gutted paracord sling but this one is made of 3 strands and not 6, just to get a some more efficiency for finer ammunition. I still have to adjust myself to this wrist loop, but after this video I found a better way to use a wrist loop for me

I feel a lot of power increases comes from increased confidence in being able to hold on to a sling when slinging hard, knowing you can really give it all you got without slippage.

That's where I find a small paracord overhand release knot on single paracord slings to be lacking. The cord by itself is really efficient and fast, but is hard to hold on to. But a natural fibre release cord on the other hand tends to be course and grippy.

There are indeed a lot of people out and about
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Reply #11 - May 15th, 2021 at 12:34pm
 
Interesting thought, I think there might be some truth to it. On my superlong sling I have a double knot, so I can really hold onto it better than simple overhand knot, but I still feel more secure with braided sisal cord of my normal sized slings. Maybe I will try instead of release knot somehow put 10cm of braided sisal cord on the end of my superlong sling and see how it affects the range releasing that way.
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Reply #12 - May 17th, 2021 at 9:04am
 
On a single paracord, a nice compromise between the simple overhand knot (a bit small) and a double knot (kinda big) is a figure 8 knot.  It's also easier to untie and adjust.
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