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Re: Staff Sling Fun! (It's a sling right? :-) )
Reply #15 - Apr 3rd, 2004 at 5:01pm
 
Snow is great (sometimes) we don't get much at sea-level but the mountains get hammered. It makes for fun trebutchet play if it's wet enough to pack. You can obviously make great sling ammo too! No sling-snowball fights allowed though... it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye... err head?
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Reply #16 - Apr 4th, 2004 at 7:06pm
 
I've had a sling snow ball fight.  As long as the snow isn't really hard (aka ice balls) it's great fun.  On impact, they just turn into a puff of white dust.  The problem is, it takes an awfully long time to make one and load it.  You need about 10 people to make it fun.

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Re: Staff Sling Fun! (It's a sling right? :-) )
Reply #17 - Apr 6th, 2004 at 12:43pm
 
Southern England never, ever gets snow.  We get maybe an inch of watery, icy stuff once in February usually, lasting for about half a day.  And it isn't really hot in summer (except last summer, which was really great.)  It rains all the time too.  So I have never tried snow slinging.  I used to live in New York, so I know what heavy snowfall is like, but I have never been slinging with it.
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Re: Staff Sling Fun! (It's a sling right? :-) )
Reply #18 - Apr 11th, 2004 at 11:18pm
 
Here's how I made my old staff sling:

Take one 4 or 5 foot staff, like a broom handle. Take a sling with one string being 3 feet, and the other 3 feet + about half the length of the shaft. The end of the short string is tethered to the end of the stick. Also, at that end, screw in a little metal hook. Take the long string, thread it through the metal hole, and then lay it across the rest of the shaft. Then, load the pocket. Hold the long string on the shaft, and throw like you would a lacrosse stick. Then at the end, release the long string.
Try it!
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