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/

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