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Ireland on the line!
Jul 12th, 2021 at 1:03pm
 
Hello everyone.
Polish man slinging in Ireland. I was gifted first sling about 5 years ago by a friend from Guam and slinging slowly found a way into my life - from nearly killing my newborn with first tries to actual target practice† Cool
I currently look into finally making some proper natural cord strings after making few with paracord to sling tennis balls. I think I crave the classic design and look of slings, paracord works great but it just doestn have the feel...
Up until recently it was all about just picking up stones at the beach and hurling them into distance, now its more about accuracy and actual control.
So there - my lengthly hello Smiley
I look forward to reading through the forums - if you can suggest any good reads, especially on classic sling design and historical sling making techniques please mention them in the comments.† Smiley
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Reply #1 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 1:29pm
 
Welcome from Finland!
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You are a great guy Kick but also slightly scary at times. - Morphy
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Reply #2 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 3:14pm
 
Welcome from New Jersey,  marcinfromearth.  You'll find many tutorials on sling making at the top of the General Slinging Discussion section.
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Reply #3 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 10:48pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!
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Reply #4 - Jul 13th, 2021 at 2:52am
 
Rat Man wrote on Jul 12th, 2021 at 3:14pm:
You'll find many tutorials on sling making at the top of the General Slinging Discussion


Thank you, That's where I went directly after writing my "hello post" - Ill search first, then ask Smiley I didn't use any forums for years... need to get the hang of it again.
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Reply #5 - Jul 13th, 2021 at 3:40am
 
Welcome, Marcinfromearth from Ireland !
Nettle is good for rope. Leather and nettle have a good design.
Tombelaine from France.
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Reply #6 - Jul 13th, 2021 at 10:59am
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Jul 13th, 2021 at 3:40am:
Welcome, Marcinfromearth from Ireland !
Nettle is good for rope. Leather and nettle have a good design.
Tombelaine from France.

Nettle is definitely an easy fibre to find and process Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Jul 13th, 2021 at 12:01pm
 
Howdy from North Texas.
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Reply #8 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 7:25am
 
Welcome from Texas!

Balearics are fun to make and use and are sort of a perennial favorite around here. Apaches are also ime very fun to use and great for accuracy. We should have tutorials on both designs.
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Reply #9 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 10:35am
 
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Reply #10 - Jul 28th, 2021 at 7:06pm
 
Greetings from oz
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Reply #11 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 7:35pm
 
Heya! Another Australian welcoming you here!.

You cant just hint at nearly killing you kid without telling the story! Please tell... (glad theyre ok!).

It reminds me of the first time i got my brand new custom bow made by Nick Lintern from Norseman Bows (absolute work of art). I was standing there with my wife and two daughters and God knows why but I fired straight up without thinking - then tried to huddle my family under me to take the arrow without them getting hurt. Absolutely stupid and will never happen again, I still cant understand what took over me...

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Reply #12 - Aug 12th, 2021 at 9:48am
 
Greetings from the great north.

And I agree with the above. Can't just drop something like that and not specify further.
I once slung in an suburban backyard, accidentality threw a stone into my parents house where it narrowly didn't destroy an expensive lamp. Wasn't the first time I had destroyed that lamp so my father MAY have killed me for that.  Tongue
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