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Reply #15 - Dec 8th, 2023 at 12:19am
 
Update:

Here’s my setup !

5x3 golf net, suspended by carabiners. My target is the end of my daughter’s crib; that met its end after I sat on it one morning to tie her hair. I snapped the base and these ends are great targets!

They aren’t regulation, and to be honest I’ve never measured them, but I’d say the “Diana” is about 3-4” in diameter.

It’s going well! I can get up to about 15m with this ( I still find this challenging ) but I’ve noticed that being able to practice more than once a week/fortnight has helped so much. Fetching the missed shots is far easier now as they don’t go into the hedge and garden. Any rouge high shots tend to get caught in the net and not go sailing over the fence

Thanks again to all the folk who shared their thoughts  Smiley
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Reply #16 - Dec 8th, 2023 at 7:18am
 
As you said having a practice range nearby is very helpful for raising your skill level fast. I would put it at the top of the list with having good, consistent ammo. That looks great man!
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Reply #17 - Dec 8th, 2023 at 12:15pm
 
Looks great! Smiley
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Reply #18 - Dec 27th, 2023 at 11:48pm
 
Just thought I would jump in with the net I have been using for the last few years...
I use a combination of the safety net that goes around a trampoline.  Then I hang the trampoline mat itself over that and of course I add a weighted rope type of thing hanging from the bottom to help the net sort of catch the projectile.
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Reply #19 - Jan 2nd, 2024 at 3:41pm
 
It's sort of crazy to me to see posts like this. Back when I first started on here you didn't really see stuff like this. It was what I would call a very casual almost novelty mindset back then. Now it's rapidly becoming like a sport people take seriously. I love it. Its been really gratifying watching this sport grow.
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Reply #20 - Jan 4th, 2024 at 7:37pm
 
Interesting you say that Morphy, I felt the same when I first started properly getting into it. For me I started doing it because of a game I had played and the fact that I had at the time recently purchased a bundle of paracord for a survival kit. I was intrigued more by what I could do with the paracord; and so I searched what I could make with it, the sling came up and it started from that.

At first I was just happy I made something, and I used it for the first time when I went on a hike. I sucked at it, like really bad (stones flying out early, didn’t even know a way to cast etc..) but there was something about it that kept bringing me back. I was super causal for a month or two before I actually started looking into it a bit more, found this site and started practicing regularly and constructing better slings. I remember being very surprised that their was a legitimate competition for it too, and the more I scoured this forum I realised how in depth this seemingly simple sport/hobby/skill, whatever you may call it; how in depth it really is. I feel like when most people start out, they feel like the only person within 200km that even knows what a sling is, and it’s a very personal experience that can be hard to explain.

You can get a trick setup for home practice, or you can go practice out in the middle of the wop wops, or just chuck stones when you feel like it, it doesn’t seem to matter. I find that slings and slinging is at its essence very simple, very accessible and very adaptable. Something that you can do wherever whenever. It’s really cool seeing what people do with it, what they make, how good they can get and the overall enjoyment it brings us all!
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Reply #21 - Jan 4th, 2024 at 10:45pm
 
Well said. I'm excited to see where the sport can go. I would love to see it turn into something like disc golf where you just go out with a bunch of buddies and throw stuff, for free.
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