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Reply #270 - Aug 3rd, 2008 at 5:08pm
 
This is a photo emailed to me from Manchester Museum:

From the Egypt and Sudan Collection - a sling and sling shots dating to the Middle Kingdom (c. 1900 BC), from Kahun, on display in the Daily Life gallery.

Description:  A sling and three sling stones, for use either as a toy or for hunting and fighting. Made of woven plant fibre
with long cords at either end, one of which has a loop to fit around a finger.
Period/Dynasty:  Middle Kingdom (Dyn. 12)
Site:  Africa, Egypt, Faiyum, Kahun (el-Lahun)
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Reply #271 - Aug 9th, 2008 at 1:07am
 
how does a sling work?
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Reply #272 - Aug 9th, 2008 at 12:10pm
 
First of all, Maudie, Welcome!

Did you just find this place?  Slings are fascinating for some of us; a very simple device, and it takes years to learn to use it well.  But the learning process is a lot of fun!

I suggest you go over to the Guides and Articles section, and read a couple of articles under "Advice and How-To's".  If you completely new to the sling, start with
David Taylor's article
which has several videos showing him using a sling in various ways.  Taylor provided his videos in several formats, for convenience.

Other good articles to read are Lynn Ballard's
Making and Using the Venerable Hand Sling
(which has some pictures, but no videos), Larry Forsyth's
How to Build and Use a Traditional Apache Sling
which describes a technique for hunting with a sling, and Mark Weaver's
Tennis-overhand (Weaver) Style Overhand Release
, which has a description and videos of yet another slinging technique.

Please do not be intimidated by the large number of styles.  Everybody I know (including myself) just use a couple of techniques most of the time, and we each develop a style that suits how our bodies work.  One of the simplest techniques for you to learn may be an underhand throw, which you can see demonstrated by Mike Greenfield (
AVI format
or
QuickTime format
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #273 - Aug 9th, 2008 at 2:29pm
 
Quote:
how does a sling work?

It doesn't - it claims benefit !
lol - sorry couldn't resist it.
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Reply #274 - Aug 9th, 2008 at 10:26pm
 
How does a sling work?

The short answer is that it extends the reach of the human arm, therefore you can shoot proyectiles with greater strenght. Sling.wiki has all the formulas and physics principles involved.
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Reply #275 - Aug 13th, 2008 at 2:24pm
 
BrianGrubbs wrote on Jul 28th, 2008 at 11:08pm:
I posted this below in another thread, but here it is again.  It's a video taken by my lovely wife of me slinging in North Carolina.  So for you people that looked at the pictures of me slinging and wondered why my body was in the position it was in the stills... now you know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-yvC5f1SWw


I have not gotten on Slinging.org in a few weeks, so I have been catching u on some old threads. I just saw this posted video!!! I really like the whip cracking!!! Here is my recent sling I have made.
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Reply #276 - Aug 14th, 2008 at 6:41am
 
oooh quite an original design! Never seen anything like it..does it work well?
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Reply #277 - Aug 14th, 2008 at 10:03am
 
It looks realy nice!
It looks like it´s a simple design does it work well?
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Reply #278 - Aug 14th, 2008 at 7:02pm
 
I wish I could take credit for the design, it is copied. It was so simple to make and it is my favorite one so far. I am getting at least 100meters with golf ball sized stones, using a figure eight method. I might try and post a video some time if I can wrangle up a video camera.
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Reply #279 - Aug 14th, 2008 at 8:33pm
 
Just for reference, this pouch design originally came from Ripcord's trebuchet site (www.ripcord.ws), which sadly appears to be dead.  The original pouch could easily hold a bowling ball (tenpin), if I remember.  The design was
scaled down for use with a sling
by Joseph Curwen.  Several of us copied the design using Joseph's proportions or changing them to fit the leather we had on hand.  Curious_Aardvark posted a
template for this pouch design
, whose proportions are excellent.

Hey!  I just found that Ripcord is (was?) a member of Slinging.org!  But he hasn't posted anything for five years... his interests are mostly siege engines, not slings.
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #280 - Aug 14th, 2008 at 9:46pm
 
Oooh yeah thats right now I remember that's where I got the template, good to give credit where is it due. Or it might have been Curious_Aardvark's post, one or the other. But without a doubt I have found it to be best style of pouch I have used yet, I prefer it over my braided ones.
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Reply #281 - Aug 15th, 2008 at 11:40pm
 
thanks to the web archive, ripcords site lives on, albeit with only 50 -70% of the original graphics

[url]  http://web.archive.org/web/20061006202320/http://www.ripcord.ws/ [/url]

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Reply #282 - Aug 16th, 2008 at 8:17am
 
Here is an interesting picture of a woven sling from a page about Israel.

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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #283 - Aug 16th, 2008 at 9:02am
 
that sling from Israel is probably based on a common design that is used in the area,

compare it with these palistinian slings:


http://perso.wanadoo.es/hondero/sling14.htm


pretty similar...

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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #284 - Aug 16th, 2008 at 1:03pm
 
Yep,if that's the webpage I think it is. I am waiting to hear a response from them before i order.

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David Morningstar wrote on Aug 16th, 2008 at 8:17am:
Here is an interesting picture of a woven sling from a page about Israel.

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