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David and Goliath (Discovery Channel)
Jan 15th, 2004 at 1:53pm
 
Here is the BBC / Discovery Channel show that I helped a bit.  I missed the first airing of it because I was traveling (the last few days), but I recommend all interested slingers to tune in.  Their guy got it up to 80 MPH.  It will be airing in Britain; I'll post the details if anyone is interested. 


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Ancient Evidence
David and Goliath

An archeological and historical detective story about the ultimate hero, a man who was both a prolific poet and a vicious warrior. Recent archeological evidence supports the existence of David and that he may have been born a nobleman.

Discovery Channel
Jan 18 2004
@ 07:00 PM

http://dsc.discovery.com/schedule/episode.jsp?episode=9&cpi=24340&gid=11487


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Re: David and Goliath (Discovery Channel)
Reply #1 - Jan 15th, 2004 at 4:25pm
 
It's great that you took part in this production. Chris, ongratulations! I must catch it on TV.

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Reply #2 - Jan 16th, 2004 at 1:41pm
 
Too bad I don't have the Discovery Channel!  Maybe they will put it out on tape? 

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Reply #3 - Jan 16th, 2004 at 3:29pm
 
I'm sure they will, but it would be pricey.  I'll post any cool info from the show here in the forum.
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Reply #4 - Jan 16th, 2004 at 3:32pm
 
That would be great! I also do not have Discovery Channel.  Cry
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May the stones go your way&&&&//Ulrica
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Reply #5 - Jan 16th, 2004 at 5:45pm
 
Yes it's no fair.  Things like that are pricy huh.  Let us know how it is Chris.  You helped with it, which is so refreshing.  I get tired of when you get a good movie, or documentary, and they don't know their stuff about the weapons they are using.  The examples abound.  The trebuchets in Return of The King, for example.  They were physically impossible.  Sort of destroyed the "reality" for me.  It's funny.  I can make myself believe in Orcs, Goblins, Balrog's, and Hobbits, but not oversized Trebuchets!  Oh well.  
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Reply #6 - Jan 17th, 2004 at 12:52am
 
Well, sadly, I was to be the one actually slinging in the documentary, but there were problems with doing the experiment in the US.  They tried securing a place for me to do it at several Military installations, the New York Police Department, and even a University, but it all fell through (timing issues and laws).  In the end, they had to fall back to another plan to do it in the UK.  It was an honor at least to participate at all.  Maybe next time.  They did promise me a free copy.

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Reply #7 - Jan 17th, 2004 at 6:25pm
 
Chris,

Wow, that would have been awesome!  But you're already the most famous slinging dude around anyway.  I hope whoever they got, was good.
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Reply #8 - Jan 18th, 2004 at 3:20am
 
lol  Smiley *blushing*

It's honor enough knowing all of you great guys that I'd buy for dinner any night.
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Reply #9 - Jan 18th, 2004 at 4:01am
 
If I'm ever in your part of the world I'll take you up on that.  Or we could make stone soup.  Maybe someday we'll have a slinging convention or competitions.  Who knows how far we could go?

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Reply #10 - Jan 18th, 2004 at 11:58pm
 
The show was pretty cool, although the way the guy was slinging was terrible (rotating his entire arm, underarm style).  He got 80 MPH, which is ok, but I'm fairly confident that projectiles can reach speeds of 180 MPH or more.  Anyone else catch it?

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Reply #11 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 3:51am
 
Darn, too bad they didn't get you on there Chris.  What's the point of clocking someone who can't sling well and then making the sling look bad as a result?  Oh well, they tried.

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Reply #12 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 7:35pm
 
Chris,

I think Yurek needs to write a note and attach it to one of his lead glandes and sling it over to the UK. The note could read something like, "Hey you whimpy Brits, I could sling the stone and the guy who slung it in the video faster than 80mph!" Grin Grin Signed Yurek the Great of Poland.

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Reply #13 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 10:30pm
 
lol.  The guy tried his best... 80 MPH isn't terrible.  It's only a documentary.  When Yurek goes in the record books, we'll set the record straight. 

I wouldn't knock brits too much... your administrator is one.  Grin
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Reply #14 - Jan 19th, 2004 at 11:29pm
 
Roll Eyes Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin GrinOOps
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