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Reply #15 - Jan 26th, 2009 at 11:08pm
 
That is an awesome video, thank you for pointing it out Hondero.

I expect that the standard braided design is quite old. I noticed that one of the slings he made had three straps and is similar to the sling described in Reconstruction of Etruscan sling. I wonder how far back in time the sling making methods he uses could be traced?
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Reply #16 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 8:01am
 
Thanks rockman,

but what does he say after 8:03 about the poach ? Seems important.

And why does he say that the women use another style than the men ? I don't see the difference.
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Reply #17 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 10:06am
 
Alsatian wrote on Jan 26th, 2009 at 7:19pm:
Es una lástima que solamente comprendo pedazos de lo que dice Diego. No abre la boca con su cigarrillo.


Ja ja, yo tampoco le entiendo bien a veces. Tienen un acento entre balear y andaluz, quizás cubano.
Besides, the echo of the room makes more difficult to understand him.
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Reply #18 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 10:12am
 
"A quick translation for our spanish- challenged friends. Audio quality is rather poor. Ahhhhh!!! remember the good all days, when we used to save data on tapes?"

Thanks for your translation to the English, Rockman, you are better bilingual than I.

Gracias amigo.
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Reply #19 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 11:22am
 
They and the Children throw at diffrent distances than the men.

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Alsatian wrote on Jan 27th, 2009 at 8:01am:
Thanks rockman,

but what does he say after 8:03 about the poach ? Seems important.

And why does he say that the women use another style than the men ? I don't see the difference.

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Reply #20 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 11:28am
 
Ok other than that pouch is what the Balearics call an "Egyptian" pouch and it seems to be favored in the Middle of Mallorica.
I know I can document the braid to the medieval period based on a fragment that was found in England.

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Rueben wrote on Jan 26th, 2009 at 11:08pm:
That is an awesome video, thank you for pointing it out Hondero.

I expect that the standard braided design is quite old. I noticed that one of the slings he made had three straps and is similar to the sling described in Reconstruction of Etruscan sling. I wonder how far back in time the sling making methods he uses could be traced?

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Reply #21 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 1:43pm
 
[quote author=Alsatian link=1232817549/15#16 date=1233061307]Thanks rockman,

but what does he say after 8:03 about the poach ? Seems important.


8:03- If the rock is fat, the pouch is more open. With smaller rocks, the pouch is more closed. You have to put the rock in the middle of the pouch, if we put the rock in the middle, it´s perfect (pointing the release cord). If this is too long, when we throw it hurts you here (pointing to his wrist).
The good stuff with the sling comes when the pouch is even.
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Reply #22 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 3:12pm
 
Thanks Rockman,

but in English I don't understand it either. Cheesy
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Reply #23 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 3:59pm
 
Yo tampoco entiendo todo lo que dice Don Diego. Su acento es mas parecido a un cubano que a un Espanol.
El llama "pala" al lugar donde se aloja el proyectil. Aqui en Peru le decimos "bolsa" o "canasta"

Dice algo asi:

Si la piedra es gorda, abrimos la pala. Con piedras mas pequenas, cerramos mas la pala. Tienes que poner la piedra en el centro de la pala. Si la pones en el medio queda perfecto.  Si esto es muy largo, cuando lanzas te lastima aqui. (Apunta a su mano)
Lo bueno de la honda viene cuando la pala esta igual.   

Saludos a Espana.
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Reply #24 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 10:46pm
 
Does anyone know if Diego is selling these slings?  If so, how do I make contact with him to make the purchase.
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Reply #25 - Jan 27th, 2009 at 11:48pm
 
Thanks to the Spanish speakers for their help in decoding the comments. Smiley

It's a tremendously interesting video.

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Reply #26 - Jan 28th, 2009 at 2:44pm
 
justgeorge wrote on Jan 27th, 2009 at 10:46pm:
Does anyone know if Diego is selling these slings?  If so, how do I make contact with him to make the purchase.  


I have phoned Diego about the selling of slings. He is a very busy man since it makes the slings for the Balearic Sling Federation and he does not sell them directly except at his home. He says that the best way to buy his slings is through the Federation, so I´ve spoken with Mateo Cañellas, the President, and he confirms to me that there are any problems, just to send an email to the Federation and they send the slings to you. If you want that the sling is customized, of a particular length or adapted to the stature of the slinger, just indicate the messures. Evidently a customized sling can take a little more to be made. Diego recommends the sling made of sisal and a plait of five elements, that is very nice and durable.

The Web of the Federation is:  www.tirdefona.org/index.htm

and it has a version in English, in which you will find easily a contact email.

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Reply #27 - Jan 29th, 2009 at 11:36pm
 
Sweet, Going to have to look into it

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Hondero wrote on Jan 28th, 2009 at 2:44pm:
justgeorge wrote on Jan 27th, 2009 at 10:46pm:
Does anyone know if Diego is selling these slings?  If so, how do I make contact with him to make the purchase.  


I have phoned Diego about the selling of slings. He is a very busy man since it makes the slings for the Balearic Sling Federation and he does not sell them directly except at his home. He says that the best way to buy his slings is through the Federation, so I´ve spoken with Mateo Cañellas, the President, and he confirms to me that there are any problems, just to send an email to the Federation and they send the slings to you. If you want that the sling is customized, of a particular length or adapted to the stature of the slinger, just indicate the messures. Evidently a customized sling can take a little more to be made. Diego recommends the sling made of sisal and a plait of five elements, that is very nice and durable.

The Web of the Federation is:  www.tirdefona.org/index.htm

and it has a version in English, in which you will find easily a contact email.

Luck,
Hondero

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Reply #28 - Jan 30th, 2009 at 3:02pm
 
very impresive definily added it to arcive thanks
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Reply #29 - Feb 2nd, 2009 at 6:08pm
 
Very nice!

Though sisal always seems to chafe my fingers

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