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SCENES OF THE BATTLE OF "CHIARAJJE"
Jul 29th, 2004 at 6:51am
 
Cusco: this year They had more than 50 wounded ones.


Warak'as = sling (they chief weapon)

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I would like to know what is they range and precision. in the photo it seems that they are throwing from a great distance mountain arrives.
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Reply #1 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 7:41am
 
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Reply #2 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 8:21am
 
interesting... zeluiz
anyway i would'nt risk a "zurriagazo" (zurriago's strike) or  being hit with a stone, just cool watching this pics from a secure place Smiley
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Reply #3 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 10:08am
 
Yikes! Shocked I  bet they aren't slinging tennis balls.... (like those SCA softies) As fun as it would be to have a giant sling battle, I'm not sure about:
  • Getting whacked with one of those metal tipped "whips"
  • Getting whacked with a fist sized rock
  • Confidence in my ability to sling while kneeling on horseback (didn't we have a thread about this?)
  • Having my women "borrowed"
The drinking and music and slinging sound fun though, maybe a model for the first ever Slinging.org meet...

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Reply #4 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 10:43am
 
Any pics of the slingers"kneeling on the horses back"? Wonder what this looked like?
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Reply #5 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 12:32pm
 
Most interesting, maybe the only ritual sling battle nowadays. I´ll search more about it. The Balearics of Mallorca in the XVI century also had a similar battle,  fighting the differents districts of the citty, mainly on Sundays  Grin ...  and it was also frequent to have injured people and sometimes deads.
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Reply #6 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 1:14pm
 
Yeah, it seems to be the most exciting kind of play with sling but... a litlle bit unhealthy  Grin

Well... just a play for true slingers only Wink

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Reply #7 - Jul 29th, 2004 at 7:17pm
 
doesn't seem real healthy, but i know if i was there i couldn't just watch.... Smiley
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&&"...with slings of twisted wool from which they showered their missiles to break the ranks of the Trojans."
 
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Reply #8 - Jul 30th, 2004 at 11:18am
 
[quote author=Yurek link=board=1;num=1091098283;start=0#6 it seems to be the most exciting kind of play with sling but... a litlle bit unhealthy  Grin

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Yeah, very unhealthy, and sometimes I´ve thought that it could be organized these type of battles with sling in an inoffensive way thanks to the technology,  using projectiles like those of paintball, that stain but do not kill  Grin. Perhaps this would help this noble discipline of the sling to become more popular and amusing.
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He brought a conquering sword..., a shield..., a spear... , a sling from which no erring shot was discharged.&&
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Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2004 at 12:37pm
 
Slinging equal to paintball would be to use tennis balls rolled in colored chalk dust as ammo.   Different colored chalk for different teams.   Could be fun, but tough to carry much ammo at one time.    mgreenfield
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Reply #10 - Jul 30th, 2004 at 7:55pm
 
Cool Idea MG! Each team could carry a bag with their color of chalk and 5-6 tennis balls rolling around in it.

If you hit your enemy in his chaulk bag it would look like he exploded! Grin This is cool --- but I haven't even read what the topic is Roll Eyes Maybe I should go back and read what you are all discussung.
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