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Message started by TLM on Apr 5th, 2004 at 2:02pm

Title: Historical ways of slinging
Post by TLM on Apr 5th, 2004 at 2:02pm
I found this forum some time ago and have been following it with interest.  I have tried slinging on and off for quite a while  - without much success.  When my son showed an interest I became interested myself - again.

I saw it mentioned somewhere on this forum that some historical pictures show slingers at various - supposedly presently unknown - starting and ending positions.  Is it really so, has nobody tried to "recreate" these positions or if so what was the result?

TLM

Title: Re: Historical ways of slinging
Post by Ulrica on Apr 5th, 2004 at 2:09pm
Welcome TLM!

I guess Hondero know an answer of that question.

Have you tried the search-function on this site to see if the answer already is here somewhere?

Wish you and your son much slingingfun together!

Ulrica

Title: Re: Historical ways of slinging
Post by Johnny on Apr 5th, 2004 at 2:29pm
Welcome!
We are getting alot of good folks from the frozen North!
Go to "Slinging Articles" and open up "Slinging Styles". That should be a big help.
Johnny

Title: Re: Historical ways of slinging
Post by Douglas on Apr 5th, 2004 at 6:44pm

wrote on Apr 5th, 2004 at 2:02pm:
I saw it mentioned somewhere on this forum that some historical pictures show slingers at various - supposedly presently unknown - starting and ending positions.  Is it really so, has nobody tried to "recreate" these positions or if so what was the result?

TLM

I include one or two such pictures from Anglo-Saxon sources, showing a bird hunter using an underhand cast. It's used for hunting because it doesn't require much windup, which would tend to spook the game.

I've tried this cast, but I can't see using it in a warlike context.

On the other hand, a lot of what we know as slingers is passed down from friends and parents, tribal knowledge if you will...

Title: Re: Historical ways of slinging
Post by Chris on Apr 5th, 2004 at 6:54pm
Welcome TLM,

There are a few articles you might want to look at, but they don't really discuss historical methods (although they are likely quite similar):

http://www.slinging.org/articles.html

Here is a current discussion about trojan slingers, including a nice picture:

http://www.slinging.org/forum2/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=1;action=display;num=1080674651;start=10

(Topic: Locrian slingers, Page 2)  


Chris

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