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Message started by Gun on Aug 24th, 2005 at 10:35am

Title: How is the Book coming?
Post by Gun on Aug 24th, 2005 at 10:35am
I was just curious how the book was coming. I haven't seen Chris post in here for a while. Any news?

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by tint on Aug 27th, 2005 at 4:24am
I haven't seen Chris neither........... :'(

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Aug 28th, 2005 at 8:55am
he has not gotten back to me yet...wonder where he is? ???

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by ben_banned on Sep 2nd, 2005 at 11:26am
searching for the lost ark?

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by knight on Sep 7th, 2005 at 6:45am
ROFL i was wondering where he was

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by ben_banned on Sep 7th, 2005 at 3:40pm
well at least one person thought it was funny

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Crater_Caster on Sep 7th, 2005 at 4:24pm
Two people. Or maybe the holy grail. But where is Chris? I'm looking at his profile and it says he last responded on may 29th. Well he has to be around sometime or the site will probably go down  :'(  This is the only forum I go to! Where will we all veg out in front of the computer and learn lethal things if there is no slinging.org?

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Sep 7th, 2005 at 4:40pm
haha chris is around i just got his e-mail.

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by knight on Sep 7th, 2005 at 10:44pm
did he come back from finding teh arc or teh holy grail i would like to know lol

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Chris on Sep 8th, 2005 at 1:45pm
I am alive!

It's been a crazy summer for me.  I zipped off to Ecuador for 2 weeks in the beginning of the summer, then worked in california for 3 months, and finally scooted off to Morocco for 10 days.  

I've been keeping an eye on site, but never had enough time to engage in any of the discussions.  I tried my best to keep on top of people image upload requests.

Anyway, I'm back home now, and preparing a number of updates to the site.  You'll see them trickle on over the next few days.

Good to see many of you are still active.

Best,
Chris

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by english on Sep 8th, 2005 at 4:12pm
Cool summer!  Jet-set.

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by knight on Sep 8th, 2005 at 4:50pm
yay! lol

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Chris on Sep 26th, 2005 at 10:50pm
To answer the question at hand, the book is coming, but very slowly.  I have written a paper on the sling comparing it to other weapons, and pose some ideas about why the sling disappeared from the battlefield (by medieval times).  

I know there are a few other people on the forum writing little chunks.  But overall, it's really hard to get enough momentum.  Plus, the fact that literature on the sling is rare at best discourages people from the get-go.  

Chris

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Maillemann on Oct 1st, 2005 at 5:03pm

wrote on Sep 26th, 2005 at 10:50pm:
Plus, the fact that literature on the sling is rare at best discourages people from the get-go.


And this of course is also why more information should be made available. It is unfortunate that areas of study lacking in documentation often fall by the wayside of "serious" research because they perpetuate a cycle of disinterest for many. Why hasn't X been researched? Probably because there is no interest, they say. No interest, no study. No study, no further findings. No new interest generated, no further study.

Of course, sometimes it's because there just isn't (seemingly) a whole lot to study in the first place, and I think that's the issue here. What information there is on the sling appears to be constantly recycled, with little questioning of the validity of statements made concerning it. I think that the experience of those who actually use slings, then, is of invaluable use to the proving or disproving of such long-standing "truths".


Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by badgerdude on Oct 3rd, 2005 at 12:41pm
Chris, the sling did not disappear in the Middle Ages. It was used until the Renaissance. What really did it in was gunpowder. The armor used to protect yourself from the gun was too much for the sling.
  The last reference I have to the sling is in the 1500s,Scandinavia. Guns never really caught on there, so they kept the slings.  
 The 1200-1300s was an active time for battle slinging, in Europe, and the Middle east

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by lobohunter on Nov 11th, 2005 at 1:04am
Chris is it possible to share your papers with us.
I am very interested.

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Mauro Fiorentini on Mar 28th, 2012 at 3:19pm
8 years later, the same question: how is the book coming?
And first of all: did you manage to publish the book?

C_A, mods, elder users... what about the book?
Is it finished? If not, shall we finish it?
Greetings,
Mauro.

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Ahaw on Mar 29th, 2012 at 2:48am
Hey, good idea "the Book"... and good question : where is it up to ?

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Dan on Mar 29th, 2012 at 9:18am
I started a thread a year or so ago on "The Slinging Bible" written the same way as the TBB series, and I had a pretty good set of chapers. I'll bring it back up on general discussion.  :)

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 29th, 2012 at 8:28pm
project goliath is unlikely to become a book - for a start it's just too big. And for another it'd cost too much.

A smaller more concise volume - like a slingers bible (Hmm, probably going to change that name. Afer all it could just as easily be the slingers torah, or koran, or whatever text buddhists use. So maybe something with non-religious connotations might be better :-) Yeah dan I know, but I'm sure we can come up with something a bit more cosmopolitan :-)  

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Ahaw on Mar 30th, 2012 at 10:59am
Sling's Menhir, or Sling's Dolmen... the sacred-stone of the sling !  ;)

Title: Re: How is the Book coming?
Post by Dan on Mar 30th, 2012 at 2:07pm
CA It isn't really compared to the Holy Bible which, by definition, is "set apart" (holy) from all other "bibles". Where as I am pretty sure the names of other religous text actually mean something in that language.

Though The Slingers Handbook or The Slingers Guide or the Slingers Man Scroll would all work fine too. Deciding the title is not near as vital a task as getting enough script.

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