Greetings from an Australian Slinger!

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Camo-sling, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Camo-sling

    Camo-sling New Member

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    Hello!<br><br>I'm Camo-Sling from slinging.org, and have been slinging for years! Before slinging I would make small sling shots and frequently use them! I somehow figured out tapered bands were better than tubes at a young age, however, I didn't know why or how. <br><br>I have been very interested in the crossbows, bullpup and pistol designs Joerg has created. That's what brought me to the website!<br><br>For those who haven't seen what the sling can do, I also make videos highlighting its properties from destruction to its accuracy which is very difficult to achieve. <br><br>I'll post some videos below: <br><br>Slinging for Accuracy:<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7oKRj-OUV4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7oKRj-OUV4</a><br><br>Sling vs Laptop:<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_EmrIJmkfo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_EmrIJmkfo</a><br><br>Hope some of the community here are fans of slinging too!
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Welcome, nice videos! I have tried slinging once, but I couldnt manage to do a serious throw...
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    hello and welcome
     
  5. zwillie

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    Hello and welcome.<br>What a power with a simple(?) sling.<br>Do you have some pics how to hold and release it?<br>Zwillie
     
  6. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Hello and nice vids
     
  7. Camo-sling

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Failureisalwaysanoption wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Welcome, nice videos! I have tried slinging once, but I couldnt manage to do a serious throw...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Haha It does take a little practice, and by little, I mean a lot. But if you are lucky enough to know someone who knows how to use them, get them to teach you and you should be slinging in the direction of your target in no time!</span>
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  8. Camo-sling

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>zwillie wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hello and welcome.<br>What a power with a simple(?) sling.<br>Do you have some pics how to hold and release it?<br>Zwillie</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>No, however, I should make a video of how I hold it and release the sling. <br><br>In the mean time, the sling's loop is merely slipped on your middle finger or ring finger. To release the sling you merely let go of the knotted end and time it so the direction of the rock flies straight. Videos coming soon <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
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  9. Camo-sling

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you and everyone for the warm welcome!</span>
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  10. Greetings and welcome to the forum, nice shots with that sling by the way.
     
  11. meeeee!

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    that video was awesome?<br>what kind of speeds can you get from a sling?
     
  12. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>welcome</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  13. Camo-sling

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Greetings and welcome to the forum, nice shots with that sling by the way.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks! I can only get better in the future too!</span>
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    <tr><td class="quote">that video was awesome?<br>what kind of speeds can you get from a sling?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Tennis Balls dramatically lose speed very quickly, so with a sling, you can only really get 50-70 meters per second. However, that's a guesstimate as I have never actually tested a tennis ball through a chrony. I'm not great or have researched measuring the speeds of the sling, so feel free to check it out yourself too. <br><br>Here's a thread on slinging tennis ball speeds - <a href="http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1339861833/0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1339861833/0</a><br><br>With a stone 100-130 grams, 45 m/s is attained according to this video -<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWHV2WYdfTI" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWHV2WYdfTI</a><br><br>With glands, or bi-pointed lead or steel ammunition, we have never recording feet per second.<br><br>However, we do know the longest confirmed distance with a sling is 477 meters with a dart and 437 meters with a stone. </span>
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  15. If I ever get my sling back from my friend I lent it to I will have to get back into it, it is decently fun and suprisingly powerful. Keep up the awesome shooting.
     
  16. BC-Slinger

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    Great videos, and welcome to the forum. !
     
  17. Camo-sling

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    <tr><td class="quote">Great videos, and welcome to the forum. !</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you!<br><br>I actually have a new video out too -<br><br>Point of View Slinging:<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaORr0Gkigk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaORr0Gkigk</a></span>
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    I can' t see it. They say it is a private video.
     
  19. Camo-sling

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you for notifying me, it should work now. I haven't had a problem like this before. Here is the fixed up link - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaORr0Gkigk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaORr0Gkigk</a></span>
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  20. tokSick

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    Nice shooting and technique.<br>I think i know why you put an helmet,... It is because you live in a dangerous neighborwood where tennis balls are flying from everywhere.<br>Makes me think of the movie" Ballz n the Hood"... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">