View Poll Results: Which sling type do you use indoors?
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September 19th, 2003, 12:08 PM
Wrist sling or finger sling indoors?
For indoor spots, do you use a regular bow attached wrist sling, or do you use a non-attached sling such as a finger sling?
I like the finger slings but for me they take more time getting on and off, and I'm already one of the slowest shooters. Thinking of going back to a wrist sling.
September 19th, 2003, 12:16 PM
You might try a wrist sling not attached to the bow. Works pretty well for GRIV and others. I think you get used to the finger sling and it becomes less of a pain over time.
September 19th, 2003, 12:25 PM
Neither, I know how to hold a bow !!!
Seriously, over the years, I've developed a loose grip, that allow the bow freedom to do what it wants, and still not bounce off the floor.
Yes, I'm talking recurves. here.
September 19th, 2003, 12:34 PM
I use a knotted circle of shoe lace. I "loop" it around my wrist, up the back of my hand, between my first and middle finger, and then "loop" it around my thumb.... This is fast and secure, and either exactly or very close to what many of the Korean recurve archers do.
September 19th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Last time I saw Jimmy D, he wasn't using any kind of strap or sling at all. Of course he got over grabbing his bow at the shot a long time ago. LOL
September 19th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Jbird, how does the sling not attached to the bow work?
KGK...Do you have a pic of your sling? Sounds like a cool idea
I tried shooting last year without one and lost my bow once at tourney..
September 19th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Loose Wrist Sling
The type of sling that GRIV uses has a loop that slips over your wrist and the end is long enough to run around the bow and snap to the wrist loop on the the other side. You let the piece that goes around the bow rest between your index and middle finger. If you can find some pictures of GRIV shooting maybe you can tell. You can buy these kind of wrist straps from several sources. The nicest ones are avail able from Alt. Sporting Services. Their's are made out of small diameter nylon.
September 19th, 2003, 06:19 PM
I am sure you are not the slowest shooter. Bob Snell is still there isn't he? And I know Paul Hahn is darn slow as well. In fact, I think he just finished last years Indoor season yesterday. LOL
Hope things are good up north. Say hello from Jay Boushee to the gang.
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September 19th, 2003, 07:37 PM
Seems the only way I can shoot my pace is if I'm the only one in there. lol
I just joined this spring, and I'm not sure if I've met Bob or not. I do know Paul. I'm met probably three ex-RR Archers here on AT. I'll say hi!
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