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kkinney

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ewilhelm7 years ago
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meddler7 years ago
Hmmmm, lets see, i'm a bout five five my pole was a bout shoulder to neck hight, i tried a pvc pole a bit over my head with about the same result. I should try a pole six feet or better you think? Have to keep my eyes open for a good long pole. Not much forest to root around in where i live. Thanks again
kkinney (author)  meddler7 years ago
PVC? I haven't tried that so I can't speak to the effectiveness of PVC. If it were less than a couple inches thick, you'd get a some flex. Ideally, you want to transfer energy/speed directly into the tip of the pole. Flex (slowly) stores that energy which is released (slowly) at the end of your arc, which is when the tip reaches max speed. However, by the point your tip reaches max speed, the sling has already released. I think you'll get better performance with a rigid pole. Just my .02 worth, actual value may be far less.
meddler kkinney7 years ago
Yeah, the pvc had way to much flex which is why i quit using it. I went to a shovel handle that had the end broke i haven't had the chance to get a six foot pole yet as soon as i can i'll atart playing with this again.
meddler7 years ago
Thanks man! I tried all that you mentioned and could only get a payload to go about, maby 45 feet not counting rolling.I read somewhere they could throw 300 yards, guess i'll just have to play with it some more. I thought i was doing something wrong, nice to know i had the process right.
kkinney (author)  meddler7 years ago
How long is the pole you're using? I had one about 6' and I could get 100' easy. (OK, I didn't stick with it long enough to get really good, but the puppy really FLEW!)