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Message started by Enfors on Apr 5th, 2004 at 3:33am

Title: New member
Post by Enfors on Apr 5th, 2004 at 3:33am
Hi everybody. I came across this very interesting website yesterday, and I thought I'd introduce myself.

While doing research on bows for a MUD (text-based internet game) I'm working on, I found some links to sling-related websites, which sparked my interest. As most of you, I made some slings when I was a kid, but I wasn't very successful with it - I couldn't hit a barn to save my life, unless I was inside it.

Anyway, today I will raid some local stores (starting with Biltema and Obs) looking for suitable materials to braid a sling out of. Hopefully, I'll find something, and be able to make my first sling tonight. Then there's the problem of finding somewhere to practice, but that shouldn't be too problematic.

Wish me luck!  ;D

Title: Re: New member
Post by friebejr on Apr 5th, 2004 at 4:23am
Hi, Enfors!
You are wellcome!
In order to find someone to sling with you, try doing the same I did here: Start to scream in the middle of the street, than look angrily to everybody, and say: "OK, Goliath, if you don't come to sling with me you know what I''ll do right now, don't you?" :o :o :o :o :o
Of course it is a joke, I have not done it... yet!!!!!! ::) ::)

Title: Re: New member
Post by Ulrica on Apr 5th, 2004 at 5:54am
Hej Enfors!

Someone more from sweden, hee??
So I´m not the only one anymore!

When I visit my brother in Karlstad next time maybe I have some time to come and see you.. So we could sling together. Would be nice for a change!

Varmt välkommen!!

Ulrica

Title: Re: New member
Post by Enfors on Apr 5th, 2004 at 8:21am
Thanks for the warm welcomes  :)

I took an extended lunch break today, and went to Biltema. They sell rolls of 95 meter hemp, 1.5 mm thick - perfect! I picked up one of those, and went home to eat. Afterwards, I started braiding my sling. I got about one third done before I had to leave for work again. I'll finish it later today, while waiting in the car outside the mall while my girlfriend does the shopping  :D I sure hope nobody I know will see me, sitting there in the driver's seat, fiddling with a braid that's attached to the steering wheel. I can't wait to try start hurling stones  :)

Title: Re: New member
Post by Enfors on Apr 5th, 2004 at 3:56pm
I took a walk through the woods today after work, to try out my new sling. And to my surprise, I was able to sling stones and pinecones in the gereral direction I intended in more than 50% of the cases. On occasion, I even hit the tree I was aiming for (but only from a distance of about 6 or 7 metres, of course).  And I was able to hurl stones about 60 or 70 metres which surprised me too, considering I'm an utter newbie and my sling is only about 30 cm (a foot) long. I've since made a new sling which is close to twice as long. It'll be interesting to see how they compare.

Title: Re: New member
Post by Chris on Apr 5th, 2004 at 6:42pm
Welcome Enfors,

MUD aye?  Great stuff.  I'm working on a MMORPG with a friend.

Anyway, I'm glad you found this site.  I set up this site to revive interest in slinging, so it's great to hear that it contributed to your interest.

Chris


Title: Re: New member
Post by WalkingBird on Apr 5th, 2004 at 10:56pm
Enfors
 Welcome, and good luck with your sling building. There is lots of good info. to be found on this site. Make yourself at home and as any questions you like, there are lots of knowledgable folks here who are always glad to help.

WalkingBird

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