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Re: Greek style : Lecuyer
Reply #45 - Aug 8th, 2023 at 2:30pm
 
Well, that stone certainly didn't hold up.  Grin

I still haven't tried this style with the release loop yet.  I'll give it a try next weekend if the weather is good.
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Reply #46 - Dec 7th, 2023 at 11:20am
 
I "arm" the shot. It's necessary that  the stone is in the same axis of the sling.
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Reply #47 - Dec 8th, 2023 at 12:00am
 
That is a good thought.  I still haven't revisited this technique using a release loop.  I really need to give that a try if I can find the time.  We are in that season of short and cold days.  The cold I can work with as long as it's clear.
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Reply #48 - Jan 25th, 2024 at 8:45pm
 
@TOMBELAINE - Did it take long for you to get used to a finger loop release?  I did some experimenting with it, but unfortunately I couldn't get it to work well at all.  I had consistently very late releases during my attempts.  Overhand throws were hitting the ground only a few meters in front of me.  And side arm throws were going way to the left.  It basically felt like using a staff sling that never released early enough.

I'm assuming it's something I'm doing wrong, but I tried many different hand positions.  I tried the index finger curled and holding the release loop.  I tried it with the finger straight.  I tried with the wrist forward and back.  The hand and finger position seemed to make very little difference.  There are only two ways I was able to get the sling to release at a reasonable point.  One was to throw very slowly, so the pouch and projectile could catch up to the throwing hand.  And the other was to completely stop my hand mid-throw.  Neither of these methods are effective because all power is lost.

My question was posed to Tombelaine, but anyone please feel free to chime in.  Has anyone used a release loop with good results?  The only other thought I had was to try a shorter sling, which I haven't done yet.  The logic behind that is a shorter sling will release earlier when using a staff sling.  For my tests I used the same sling that I did in the video that's linked in this thread.  The length is about 29 inches (≈74 cm).
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Re: Greek style : Lecuyer
Reply #49 - Jan 26th, 2024 at 5:23am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 11th, 2023 at 12:39pm:
The sling I used was quite long and thin, so not good for building speed in a very short amount of time.

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jan 25th, 2024 at 8:45pm:
The only other thought I had was to try a shorter sling, which I haven't done yet.  The logic behind that is a shorter sling will release earlier when using a staff sling. 

You already have the answer. For info, the sling I used was about 40 cm (16 inch).
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Reply #50 - Jan 26th, 2024 at 10:14pm
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Jan 26th, 2024 at 5:23am:
You already have the answer. For info, the sling I used was about 40 cm (16 inch).

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I will adjust and try again.
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