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Oct 17th, 2021 at 10:32am
 
I only rarely sling a rock, but I introduced my sons (8 and 10 years old) to slinging and now we've been slinging all weekend during the days and watching slinging videos at night.  They enjoyed those old "Honda vs manequin" videos as much as I did.  I am 50 years old and feel like a kid again slinging the rubber balls.  Only this time I can regularly hit stuff.

On an interesting note, when I started slinging years ago, my focus was on power and distance and accuracy.  When teaching my sons we've used a target that 3 feet wide and 1 and a half feet tall.  We stand about 15 to 30 yards away.  With the focus on accuracy, they have been slinging slower, but acquiring accuracy very quickly.
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Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2021 at 6:52pm
 
Welcome back!

Sounds like everyone's accuracy is coming along well.  Very cool!
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Reply #2 - Oct 17th, 2021 at 8:30pm
 
Howdy from North Texas.
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Reply #3 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 4:50am
 
Welcome back! Great to hear the next generation of slingers is in the making!
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Reply #4 - Oct 21st, 2021 at 2:58pm
 
Welcome back RJB. I do remember you or at least I think I do lol. Glad to have you back.
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Reply #5 - Oct 22nd, 2021 at 4:37am
 
Welcome back from Derbyshire, England.

I have grandkids and slinging seems to increase attention span

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P.S. why not pop over to other topics to  enjoy WHY is your handle ?
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Reply #6 - Oct 22nd, 2021 at 4:29pm
 
So now my boys want to learn archery.  I told them when they can hit an 18 inch by 18 inch target from 10 meters 5 times in a row, we will go cut down some saplings to make some bows.
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Reply #7 - Oct 22nd, 2021 at 6:27pm
 
Howdy from South Texas
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Reply #8 - Oct 31st, 2021 at 7:36pm
 
RJB wrote on Oct 17th, 2021 at 10:32am:
With the focus on accuracy, they have been slinging slower, but acquiring accuracy very quickly.

That's fantastic. Starting young has serious advantages. Especially if they actually enjoy it.
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