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Foresight17
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Tahitian slinging style.
Aug 19th, 2022 at 9:21am
 
My slinging style is from some of the inhabitants of the oceania islands. It's tahitian in nature, atleast according to the book
Slings and Slingstones: The Forgotten Weapons of Oceania and the Americas.

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https://youtu.be/SjOcBXclZ18
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #1 - Aug 19th, 2022 at 11:35am
 
interesting, almost tibetan.

The behind the back starts are mainly for use with longer slings.
With a sling as short as yours, you'd probably be better off with a more conventional wind up.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGmnXHQxi0E
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #2 - Aug 19th, 2022 at 11:53am
 
Looks like a nice clean throw. Thumbs Up
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #3 - Aug 20th, 2022 at 5:12am
 
Nice!
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #4 - Aug 20th, 2022 at 8:46am
 
I think Curious Aardvark is right. Because all the Tahitian slings I've seen on this site are 2 meters long.

But your throw is nice and clean. Your throwing style seems suitable for a powerfull short-range shot. Good.

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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #5 - Aug 21st, 2022 at 7:06am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 19th, 2022 at 11:53am:
Looks like a nice clean throw. Thumbs Up

Thanks!
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #6 - Aug 21st, 2022 at 7:09am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 19th, 2022 at 11:35am:
interesting, almost tibetan.

The behind the back starts are mainly for use with longer slings.
With a sling as short as yours, you'd probably be better off with a more conventional wind up.

Tibetan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGmnXHQxi0E


I was reading that it was common for tahitians to use 1.5 to 2 meter slings, I will need to give it a shot!

Would u say longer slings generally give higher speeds for the same weight proje tiles? Say, 70 gram stone going 40 m/s out of a sling from chest to fingers, goes to 45 m/s out of a sling from opposite shoulder to fingers?
If so, is there a point where it stops increasing and becomes too large?
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #7 - Aug 21st, 2022 at 4:11pm
 
Cool.  Kind of reminds me of Greek in a way.
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #8 - Aug 22nd, 2022 at 12:07am
 
Rat Man wrote on Aug 21st, 2022 at 4:11pm:
Cool.  Kind of reminds me of Greek in a way.


Yes I agree. It came more naturally to me because greek style was what I started using when I first started slinging.
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Re: Tahitian slinging style.
Reply #9 - Aug 22nd, 2022 at 12:21am
 
I've found that there is certainly a practical limit to how long a sling should be. My fastest throws are with ~1m long slings. Longer doesn't buy me much in terms of speed, but it does make throwing heavier projectiles the same speed easier. 

I think the longest sling that is practical for a particular person will largely depend on their individual mechanics. At least when considering max velocity.

For distance potential, longer slings slinging a heavier projectile the same speed as a lighter projectile from a shorter sling has the advantage of a higher ballistic coefficient, or something that is less easily slowed by drag. As Dawesome pointed out to me earlier, a bowling ball starting out at 60 m/s will go much further than a 50g rock starting at 60 m/s.
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