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Reply #60 - Jan 9th, 2008 at 8:28pm
 
smgjerald wrote on Jul 12th, 2007 at 4:38am:
I am not sure,will look into it. Although I think it could be somewhat difficult using a sling from a horse,I think it is quite possible,after all boleadora“s (or bola) were often used from horseback and it basically the same principle.


     Yes it would be difficult but the Chinese, I think came up with a way to use a bow and arrow on horse back. I think that they would have steered the horse with there feet.
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Reply #61 - Jan 9th, 2008 at 9:27pm
 
Mongolians, actually. Along with other assorted "barbarian" tribes.
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Reply #62 - Jan 9th, 2008 at 11:13pm
 
The Native Americans from the plains tribes seem to have done very well using a bow without sturrups. Roll Eyes
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Reply #63 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 11:46am
 
This is quite true. However, in the grand scheme of primitive invention, they had barely aquired horses when the white men showed up. Roughly 300 years, right? Somewhere in there...
Generally speaking, they didn't really use them enough to invent stirrups, yet...
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Reply #64 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 5:35pm
 
I saw on the History channel that it was the Chinese who use a bow on a horse. The whole show was a biography on the bow. Smiley
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Reply #65 - Jan 26th, 2008 at 7:10pm
 
well, dunno 'bout slinging off horseback, but, i find it hard to do a good sling off a bike while moving at a moderate speed (15kmph).
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Reply #66 - Jun 7th, 2013 at 3:57pm
 
I don't have a horse, and I wouldn't try it if I could, but I also tried bicyclislinging (or Vélocifrondage in french. Fun fact, there is no direct translation of slinging in french. You shot with a sling.).

Very moderate speed, AussiePouch with my favorite shoestrings folded in 2 to have a short sling, irregular rocks picked up right before the attempt. Start with loaded sling, across the handle in a small dirt road with a lot of ruts.

First shot, low powered underhand, OK. Not my best shot ever, but it went in front of me.
Readying the second shot was a lot more tricky. So much more that I almost fell over the bike Cheesy so the second stone was picked up a few second later, and slung with my feet firmly set on our planet Tongue
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Reply #67 - Jun 8th, 2013 at 4:37am
 
Seems to me most overhand attempts would lose the shot before you could sling it... so best bet from horseback sound like the helicopter sidearm cast. Quite a feat I imagine. So... so far we have only a few Scythian tribes doing it? Is that right? Anyone other cultures recorded doing it? It would make sense that in a sling rich culture those with horses would develop the ability to sling form horseback... could be a useful skill, like horse archery, though much lower rate of fire and accuracy I would think... still... if its a skill you've cultivated why not bring it to horseback?
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Reply #68 - Jun 8th, 2013 at 10:37am
 
Slinging from horseback is explicity attested for Roman auxiliaries, in the speech of the emperor Hadrian



http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1332408394/31

So yes, it was done. I can't find the text online. Someone wrote a paper about the speech

http://tigerpapers.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/hadrian-presentation.pdf
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Reply #69 - Jun 17th, 2013 at 9:57pm
 
I have slung from my bike going around 25 MPH on a road(no cars) doing no hands. You have to be going fast enough and be used to high speed no hands(and shooting stuff that throws off your balance on a bike)... and please, please, please wear a helmet, elbow, and wrist pads if its your first try. I can't load a sling on bike easily, but I can easily sling as long as I am going fast enough.
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