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Slinging at long distance
Nov 28th, 2022 at 10:06am
 
Hello everybody!
I'd like to know if there's somebody who can tell me whether there's an app or something able to measure how far one can sling.
Thanks.
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Re: Slinging at long distance
Reply #1 - Nov 28th, 2022 at 1:14pm
 
If you download "UDisc" for disc golfers, there is a feature that will allow you to measure how far you threw.

Or did you mean something that can calculate how far you will sling with a given speed and angle of release?   For that, I like to use this calculator. 

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/on4xzwtdwz

I suggest using 8.0 for the mass, 0.1 for the area, and 0.2 for the drag coefficient. That gives you a pretty realistic distance for a certain angle and speed of release.
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Reply #2 - Nov 28th, 2022 at 1:55pm
 
Thanks a lot.
I will try it as soon as I can. Maybe next Sunday
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Reply #3 - Nov 29th, 2022 at 1:22pm
 
If you have any landmarks that show up on Google Maps where you're slinging, you can use that to get an approximate distance.

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/1628031
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Reply #4 - Nov 30th, 2022 at 2:57am
 
Oh, thanks.
I hadn't thought of this.
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Re: Slinging at long distance
Reply #5 - Nov 30th, 2022 at 4:25pm
 
Another option is to use a laser range finder.

Using Google maps on your phone, you can mark your throwing point and use the measure distance feature while walking to your stone landing.
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