Accuracy of the Ancient Sling - 5 hits in a row (Video)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Camo-sling, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Camo-sling

    Camo-sling New Member

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    <div>Hello!<br><br>Below is a link to my new video which displays just some of the slings potential accuracy over short distances. <br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV3MFmiDVcA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV3MFmiDVcA</a><br><br>Accuracy is achieved with the sling easier with shots 60% to 75% power, however, with full power shots are much harder to control. My video shows contrast between slinging for accuracy and slinging for power. Hope you will enjoy the video!<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV3MFmiDVcA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV3MFmiDVcA</a><br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Nick. </div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/smabber" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.youtube.com/smabber</a> - My slinging video channel</div>
     
  2. tokSick

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    Hi there,<br>First of all, i know that slinging is not as easy as it looks like. I tried it some years( i mean, a lot of years) ago and i was able to... destroy a window behind me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"> . Never tried again but seeing you shooting makes me want to try it again, in safer conditions <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">. I noticed when you go for accuracy, the balls are flying in a curve and when you go for power they fly more strait. Am i right? Anyway, great vid and awesome shooting mate. Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. tokSick

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    PS: A tennis ball in the face is probably painful, i imagine the damages a rock will do <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26"> .
     
  4. Thistle

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    Wow! Excellent job there. I'm with toksick - seeing you do that makes me suddenly wanna try. Always been afraid of clobbering myself with a rock. I never considered using tennis balls.
     
  5. Camo-sling

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    <br>I tried it some years( i mean, a lot of years) ago and i was able to... destroy a window behind me </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Don't worry, we've all been there <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> haha Thanks for the feedback! <br><br>You are correct, the tennis balls fly straight when I'm going for power and curve when I'm going for accuracy. I usually use about 65-75% power when slinging for accuracy. The tennis balls decelerate extremely quickly and are taken by wind very easily. Additionally, I think there might be some spin on the ball from the release which helps it to curve too.<br><br>Haha, try some tennis balls and an open field <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
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  6. Camo-sling

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks Thistle!<br><br>Haha, I have actually never hit myself with a stone, however, I've heard of a few people who have been hit by a ricochet of a tree! Tennis balls are definitely the best way to enter the sport! <br><br>Here's some good tutorials for making slings:<br><br><a href="http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1260271797" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1260271797</a></span>
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  7. Thistle

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    Cool. I definitely want to try that. I like the look of that green/slate bi-colored one you have for your avatar. I followed the link and it's call the <strong>Rockman Sling</strong>. Well... that certainly rocks! Thanks for those links.
     
  8. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <span class="postbody"><br>+1</span>
     
  9. zwillie

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> wow, so cool a kind of neandertal slingshooting.
     
  10. tokSick

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_evil.gif" alt="Evil or Very Mad" longdesc="12">
     
  11. Bert the Welder

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> wow, so cool a kind of neandertal slingshooting.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Nah..... Neanderthal would be how <i>I'd</i> use it...... like a pool ball in a sock! Power and accuracy!!! <br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26"></span>
     
  12. tokSick

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"> AND PAIN!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">