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Hello from Melbourne!
Jun 24th, 2024 at 8:57pm
 
My name is Dan and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I developed an interest in slinging around the start of the year after seeing it on the internet, and have been hurling tennis balls for my dog Bandit and slowly but surely honing my accuracy ever since.

My first few slings were made of things I found around the house like old strings, wires, and duct tape, and were pretty poor in quality. But after buying some different types of string, I settled on a braided split pouch jute design, which I have made a few of and given them out to friends.

Nowadays, I enjoy playing fetch with Bandit using the sling, skipping rocks at the beach, and slinging at a balearic target with my dad. I've been meaning to enter more of Practical Paracord's online slinging competitions, but so far I've only done one.

I also enjoy making slings and sling-related stuff, like the "whistling" clay bullets I made last week (whistling is in quotes because they didn't make any noise, might need your help on that one!). I've also just started designing a fighting game featuring the sling, so I might post about that down the line, once it's more refined.

I've been lurking on this website and in the general slinging circle for a little while, but I decided now was a good time to make an account and introduce myself. I hope to involve myself with the slinging community more and play an important part in sharing a thoroughly underrated tool and weapon with the world and with you all!  Grin
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Re: Hello from Melbourne!
Reply #1 - Jun 25th, 2024 at 1:58am
 
Glad to have you. Welcome from near San Francisco, USA!
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Re: Hello from Melbourne!
Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2024 at 2:39pm
 
Hi, Dan;
    Welcome from New Jersey.
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Reply #3 - Jun 25th, 2024 at 9:08pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!
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Re: Hello from Melbourne!
Reply #4 - Jun 27th, 2024 at 6:20am
 
Greetings from Sherwood Forest, antipodean cousin.
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Re: Hello from Melbourne!
Reply #5 - Jun 27th, 2024 at 9:47am
 
Hello from distant Croatia

If I were to point directly at you I would probably be pointing at the ground near my feet. Smiley
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Re: Hello from Melbourne!
Reply #6 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 7:51am
 
Thank you everyone for the warm reception! I thought I might add an image of my sling as well.
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Re: Hello from Melbourne!
Reply #7 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 9:08am
 
Sling's looking good.

Welcome to the forum!
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