How to make and throw a bola

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Here is a DIY video of how to make and throw a bola the right way.

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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Hello @Bishop I had been wondering what you had been doing, creating or practicing. Nice instructive video, glad you told us where we can get the parts. Awesome throwing. You make it look simple. Unsure if I missed it but is there a recommended length?

    Camera man & Scout. five stars also.
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  3. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    I have made bolo's and tried to make them work, never caught on to the need to hold one from spinning so they did not spread out. Simple thing, but I will have to try again. In past mine were more like a rabbit stick then a bolo, hit with weight but did not tangle up object aimed at. Thank you.
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  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Good job both of you .
    I made bolos as a kid ,forgot all about them, thanks for the memories .
    I used only 2 weights and string different lengths ,and counter spun them in the air .
    Your way is simpler I like it.
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  5. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Ditto,, what MM said. Good to see you’re still kicking.
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  6. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I been doing a little of both I make the length where it will wrap around my waist
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  7. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Still kicking.
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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Made bolas with tennis balls and paracord for when the monkeys were little. They really liked it.
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