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Hebrew slinger 1000B.C.
Jul 6th, 2004 at 10:56am
 
Here is a color sketch I did several years ago.
A left-handed Hebrew slinger of the tribe of Benjamin. You can read about them in the Bible under these verses: Judges 20:16, 1 Chronicles 12:2
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Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2004 at 12:42pm
 
...you're one talented guy with these drawings, Johnny!   Hooray for (us) lefties   Grin   mgreenfield
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Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2004 at 5:33pm
 
Johnny, thanks for the next very nice picture to the collection. Keep posting them. Have you own wesite?

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Reply #3 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 3:26am
 
Nice picture!!! But, isn't the sling a little bit short?

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Reply #4 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 6:05am
 
Very Nice illustration!!
But I also think that the sling is a little bit short.
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 9:18am
 
The sling is a little short.

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I don't have a website, maybe in the future.

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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 11:11am
 
The sling's not much shorter than what I'm learning to prefer.  Nwmanitou's figure-8 style is easier with the shorter sling, but just as powerful as shots from the longer sling.  Maybe your guy's just waiting for the bad guys to get close enough for the shorter, more accurate sling to be effective.
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Reply #7 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 12:44pm
 
I think too that the sling is right in length for an accuracy slinger as left handed Hebrews were. Nice drawing. Have you thought to put together in a book the drawings and the historical text about? Do you want a collaborator?  Grin
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Reply #8 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 1:47pm
 
Hondero
If I could get some help, or a writer in general, I would love to put together a book on slinging. I think it would be a good seller, for there is nothing out on the market today on sling-making, sling history, etc....
I have many illustrations, and more to come, that would make a colorful and interesting book. What do we need to do to get started? Any takers?
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Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 5:38pm
 
Good!, Cheesy  I could takecharge of the text. In fact it can easily be extracted from my book "Historia de la Honda", adapting the text to the new approach and perhaps limiting it to the part of old and medieval history, that I think is the most interesting. Other aspect would be the work of research on apparel and auxiliary weapons, etc, to make a trustworthy reconstruction of the slingers and the epoch. I think that this research of historical reconstruction could be done by both of us, investigating texts and analyzing illustrations of other authors. We would review the illustrations you have made before to adapt them, if necessary, to a particular text. Perhaps the book could include 30 or 40 illustrations and I would make a first version of the text in English and you would be in charge, directly or through another one, of its correction and adaptation to English style (my English, you know, is not good enough for direct publishing).
In order to publish the book( in English at first, and aftewards to others languages  Grin) it would be necessary  to find a publisher, but first of all we have to make a part of the book that serves like example to show to the publisher. We could begin working on particular historical passages and to go thus letting grow the book little by little.

When do we began? What about a title like "The sling, a historical weapon" or something like that?
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Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 6:33pm
 
Hondero
I think you are right on!
I've got several people that could help you on the English text. Like you said, we need to get a sample chapter together with illlustrations and make a presentation to a publishing firm. I'll be looking at several publishing firms here in the states. Do you have some ideas on a sample topic (Balearic slingers?Greek slingers?)? I have an outline that I would like for you to see. I'll post it tomorrow.
Let me know what you think!
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Reply #11 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 6:44pm
 
I been thinking of doing a short "Quick-Start To Slinging" write-up to get (almost) anybody started slinging as quickly, and with as few false starts as possible.    Safely, too, with tennis-ball practice and slinging gear, and vertical underhand spin.  Maybe an appendix for nwmanitou's overhand as an advanced form.   Any interest??

ALSO, I'm a technical editor with a deadly eye for misspellings unneeded words and cumbersome literary constructions.   Emphasis on technical editor.    Any interest??

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Reply #12 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 7:22pm
 
Maybe I could add some chapter about physics of a sling. A bit of theory could make  the book more compherehensive. I have some own reflections and experiences on this matter. It would be great to create a group book about slinging.

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Reply #13 - Jul 7th, 2004 at 9:48pm
 
I have no problem with everyone contributing!! The more the merrier! I just think we need to put something down in print that will help folks now and in future generations. Lets face it, most of us are self taught in the art of sling making and slinging. We need to share all the information that we have learned to help the next generation of slingers. This website has been a tremendous help and a wonderful storehouse of information. Also, I appreciate all of Chris' efforts. I've always wanted to do a book that has alot of illustrations and photos. More than a website would allow.
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Reply #14 - Jul 8th, 2004 at 4:33am
 
It sounds to me like THE GREAT ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SLING. It would be like the summary of all the knowledge that humanity has till now about sling and slinging, just like the French did with the first encyclopedias during the Age of the Enlightenment.
As a journalist, I think I could help, at least in the writing and the structuring of the text.

By the way, I would like to propose the creation in this web page of committees or work groups on different topics related with slinging: history, technology (materials, etc.), literature, etc. They would work as research group investigating topics and elaborating papers that would be publish in the web. It would be a way of systematize the work that we already make here and to strengthen the cooperation.

Well, it is just an idea.

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