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Hello from WA state/PNW!
Jun 22nd, 2024 at 9:32pm
 
Hey all!

Got into slinging after watching some of AA's videos in February-ish.  I'm at the point where I can throw for distance, so now I'm working on accuracy.  Been perusing posts for a while, but after I tore a chunk out of my release cord with a sharp rock and a bad throw, I figured I should start thinking about making my own slings.  So I joined to start bugging people with questions they've prob'ly answered a hundred times already.  😁😆
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Re: Hello from WA state/PNW!
Reply #1 - Jun 22nd, 2024 at 10:59pm
 
Welcome aboard! Archaic Arms' videos really are superb and I can only imagine they have drawn many to the hobby. Release cords are sometimes really fragile, yeah - I have a nice long Balearic sling I braided and I've had to replace the tassel on it twice. The second time as a result of the release cord snagging on some barbed wire and ripping out a strand right where I spliced in some polypropylene baling twine. Never pleasant to have to redo, but that's just how hobbies go - If you can't stick with it in the lows, it's not the right hobby.

However, making slings is really fun. I can't quite put into words how it feels hearing a newly finished Balearic sling crack like a whip for its first time - there's just something so fascinating about it, knowing you braided something that can break the sound barrier.
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Reply #2 - Jun 23rd, 2024 at 1:33pm
 
Welcomly mucho from Sherwood Forest in England.

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Reply #3 - Jun 23rd, 2024 at 1:43pm
 
Welcome aboard from New Jersey!!
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Reply #4 - Jun 23rd, 2024 at 8:05pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #5 - Jun 23rd, 2024 at 11:22pm
 
Thank you everyone!  I see some names I recognize, and a lot more I don't.  Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
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