Wednesday, July 15, 2009

the sling of my father...

I took my father slinging a couple days ago. He's a pilot by trade, mathematician by training, so I'm thinking... "I better duck." The sling training he received from me was as follows, "ok...swing it once around your head and release on the tangent." This is the same training that I give anybody when they sling for the first time, unless I feel the need to explain the word "tangent," but he's a mathematician so I skipped that part.

So he swings it once, swings it twice (uh-oh I thought he's already not listening), released the trigger...and...and...! he shot straight. Not just straight though, straight as an arrow, straight as a line drawn in the sand by a stick, straighter than I throw...

He proceeded to throw with a consistency that rivaled my best slinging days which could prove one of two things:

1. Slinging is a very normal thing and the less I say, the better, because people have their own slinging style...OR
2. Sigh... he's a natural...

Personally, I prefer the latter explanation...
ah...slinging...
Glen Moore
http://slingmoore.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 10, 2009

Slinging Side-Arm Lesson #2




if Sling Styles were women
If all the methods of slinging were women, the side-arm is the one that would have poems written about her. It's the most difficult, the most powerful, the most beautiful. 

Getting there...not so easy.
As usual, it's getting there that's the hard part, but not undoable.      Face your other shoulder to the target, let your sling hang straight from your slinging arm behind you.  Take one slow wind-up around your head just to get the sling moving, take a second turn, still slowly around your head to flatten the plane of rotation so that it's parallel (lined-up) with the ground, on the third turn accelerate and release.  In this video, I'm swinging at least twice most times which is all that's needed, but I've found that the extra swing produces more power and better accuracy... also notice the way I step into the line of fire upon release, I highly recommend this as it vastly improves distance in particular...

sling on...
mr. slingmoore
http://slingmoore.blogspot.com/