Friday, September 24, 2010


During my last few days of slinging in Kentucky I was interested in getting a shot from the target's perspective. Curiously, I couldn't find anybody willing to hold the camera. Weird. But there were plenty of people willing to sling at me I noticed. We'd open each session with "I want you to aim for my head (only tennis balls here). It's amazing how sharply everybody's target percentages jumped when they felt the motivation to actual hit the target.

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  1. MR. Moore, is it just me, or is slinging over the head more powerful than slinging to the side? which do you prefer?
    also, i have noticed that to get the ball to leave the sling and go the farthest, you almost have to 'throw' it out on the last revolution...is that just me.
    I cant really explain what i mean by 'throw' because i just kind of do it...not helpful is it?

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  2. Chris, I know exactly what you're talking about. On the final 1/2 revolution you have to accelerate the fastest, it's always seemed like kind of a "whipping" motion to me, just because it's so fast. And I toggle back and forth between the overhand and the side arm. I like the side arm better, I think I get more power out of it, but I am definitely more accurate with the overhand, every time I hand a sling to somebody they sling in some way I've never thought of... so it really varies

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  3. You need some newer newbies slinging at you. Looks like you've given some of those guys a few too many lessons.

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  4. No way man... I wanted to get hit... I got my wish, Jim hit my on the shin pretty solidly.

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  5. Man, I wanna sling a tennis ball at your head!

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  6. might I remind you that you already have... :)

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  7. Hey! Mr. Piland is on here? my sister almost worships the ground he logicizes on!
    oh, and MR. Moore, it might be kinda fun to sling tennis balls at you...would you deduct points from my grade if i hit you?

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  8. Glen, did you try stepping with the same foot as your sling-arm? I'm telling you, it reduced my power but my accuracy went up by about 50%. And when you're slinging golf ball-sized rocks, that really doesn't matter. If you hit something it is dead. I've almost got a buddy of mine talked into deer hunting with a sling this year after I took him out and showed him how to use it.

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  9. Scott, hunting deer?! wow... please film that. Two suggestions... use ball bearings, big-uns... and pray, deer are so fast when they get spooked, you better have a short sling and only wind up once because you've got to fire or your chance is over. :) Please tell me more, if he actually does it.

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