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Spacing Between Slingers
Dec 19th, 2009 at 4:41am
 
In order for the slingers to fire at the most maximum range, how much spacings between persons do they need?
If I remember correctly, Gabriel stated 2 meters. Is this accurate?
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Re: Spacing Between Slingers
Reply #1 - Dec 19th, 2009 at 5:51am
 
Often wondered that myself in light of the efficacy of slingers v archers debate. Slingers obviously require more room than archers but how much? The reliefs of Assyrian slingers show them virtually shoulder to shoulder but that may be somewhat stylized. Also the distance between would depend a lot on the sling length and style used however with Fig.8 or a similar style where the sling is rotated in a vertical plane I'm sure I could sling safely with 2m clearance, perhaps less.
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Reply #2 - Dec 19th, 2009 at 1:38pm
 
2m on either side, obviously ?
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Reply #3 - Dec 19th, 2009 at 4:32pm
 
I dunno-- take a slinger 1.6 m tall, let's say he has a sling 1.55 m long (unfolded, of course)-- at point of release, the length of the sling + his arm (say 60 cm ??) already means the tip of the sling is going to be moving around 2.15 m-- not counting steps, twisting of this body, etc, which may add to the distance-- assuming he's slinging sidearm or helicopter, widespread styles in the ancient world.

I'd say a lot more, say 4m btw slingers ?
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Re: Spacing Between Slingers
Reply #4 - Dec 20th, 2009 at 7:22am
 

Have a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kikC0Q9m8O8

What is surprising to me is that the release cord doesnt go much wider on the right than the pouch does, it mostly whips out forwards. It is on the left hand side that I need the most room as the sling is fully extended after release.

This needs hardly any extra room side-to side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2atj_FM0AjA


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Reply #5 - Dec 20th, 2009 at 2:06pm
 
It depends on the technology with which one would like to shoot.
There are also technologies where one then shot forwards occurs.
I hold 2 m for very little
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Reply #6 - Dec 22nd, 2009 at 9:54pm
 
I wonder how many slingers got taken out by their buddies to the right and left?!

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Re: Spacing Between Slingers
Reply #7 - Dec 23rd, 2009 at 7:51am
 
Ow my eye you idiot take that
Cut it out you two you fouled my shot
Stay out of it you couldn't hit an elephant at 30 paces
Say that again if you're a man
Ouch watch where you're slinging
Quit squabbling and keep slinging
How can I sling when he keeps on whipping me in the eye
Well that's how I sling
Ever heard of figure-8
You call that figure-8 I call that limp-wrist
Oh yeah
Yeah and did you ever see the face you make when you're slinging
Oh yeah
Yeah you kind of squint and you go like that with your limp wrist
Is this limp enough for you
Ow OK if that's how you want it tough guy
Aaah the Romans the Romans are upon us
You morons you morons
Who insisted on 3 paces spacing
You moron







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Re: Spacing Between Slingers
Reply #8 - Dec 23rd, 2009 at 9:13am
 
Thearos wrote on Dec 23rd, 2009 at 7:51am:
Ow my eye you idiot take that
Cut it out you two you fouled my shot
Stay out of it you couldn't hit an elephant at 30 paces
Say that again if you're a man
Ouch watch where you're slinging
Quit squabbling and keep slinging
How can I sling when he keeps on whipping me in the eye
Well that's how I sling
Ever heard of figure-8
You call that figure-8 I call that limp-wrist
Oh yeah
Yeah and did you ever see the face you make when you're slinging
Oh yeah
Yeah you kind of squint and you go like that with your limp wrist
Is this limp enough for you
Ow OK if that's how you want it tough guy
Aaah the Romans the Romans are upon us
You morons you morons
Who insisted on 3 paces spacing
You moron





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