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How is the Book coming?
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?
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Reply #1 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 4:24am
 
I haven't seen Chris neither........... Cry
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Reply #2 - Aug 28th, 2005 at 8:55am
 
he has not gotten back to me yet...wonder where he is? ???
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Reply #3 - Sep 2nd, 2005 at 11:26am
 
searching for the lost ark?
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Reply #4 - Sep 7th, 2005 at 6:45am
 
ROFL i was wondering where he was
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Reply #5 - Sep 7th, 2005 at 3:40pm
 
well at least one person thought it was funny
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Reply #6 - 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  Cry  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?
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Reply #7 - Sep 7th, 2005 at 4:40pm
 
haha chris is around i just got his e-mail.
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Reply #8 - Sep 7th, 2005 at 10:44pm
 
did he come back from finding teh arc or teh holy grail i would like to know lol
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Reply #9 - 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.

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Chris
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Reply #10 - Sep 8th, 2005 at 4:12pm
 
Cool summer!  Jet-set.
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Reply #11 - Sep 8th, 2005 at 4:50pm
 
yay! lol
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Reply #12 - 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. 

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Reply #13 - Oct 1st, 2005 at 5:03pm
 
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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".

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Reply #14 - 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
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