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When and where the last professional slingers?
Feb 18th, 2010 at 8:08am
 
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #1 - Feb 18th, 2010 at 8:34am
 

As warriors I'll take a guess at South America, 1500-1600 CE Aztec/Inca vs Spanish.

Nope, actually Pacific Islands, early 1800's Polynesian warriors vs each other and the British.

As shepherds, there are llama/alpaca herders in Peru, yak herders in Tibet, goat herders in Africa and the Middle East, maybe even still in Spain.
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #2 - Feb 18th, 2010 at 9:58am
 
Guess it depends oj your definition of professional.

There are still kids in mexico who use slings to clear birds from crops - they'd get something for it, so technically are professional slingers.

Our fellow member louis pons livermore wins prizes at balearic competitions so directly profits from his slinging. Also a definition of a professional.

If you mean regiments or squads of battle slingers, that's a different matter. see david's answer Smiley
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
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My Re-enactment group got paid for an event at which I slung.
Does that make me a professional? Wink
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #4 - Feb 18th, 2010 at 1:09pm
 
Lycurgus wrote on Feb 18th, 2010 at 1:01pm:
My Re-enactment group got paid for an event at which I slung.
Does that make me a professional? Wink


Why i think it dose Grin Shocked
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #5 - Feb 21st, 2010 at 2:59pm
 
Lycurgus wrote on Feb 18th, 2010 at 1:01pm:
My Re-enactment group got paid for an event at which I slung.
Does that make me a professional? Wink


Only if you wouldn't have got paid without the slinging Wink
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #6 - Feb 23rd, 2010 at 5:08am
 
What about the troops in the Spanish Civil War?? Didn't they use slings?? That would make them the last military slingers.
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #7 - Feb 28th, 2010 at 6:58pm
 
Wanderer posted a link sometime ago about an Ethiopian Jew in the Israeli army. This guy was absolutely deadly with a sling and when questioned about it he explained to his CO that in the Ethiopian army slings are still used as grenade launchers, even to this day.
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #8 - Mar 10th, 2010 at 5:30pm
 
Aussie wrote on Feb 28th, 2010 at 6:58pm:
Wanderer posted a link sometime ago about an Ethiopian Jew in the Israeli army. This guy was absolutely deadly with a sling and when questioned about it he explained to his CO that in the Ethiopian army slings are still used as grenade launchers, even to this day.


I remember reading that post but I can't find the link. I was looking to reread it after reading the Slings in Modern Resistance thread.
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #9 - Mar 11th, 2010 at 2:22pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 21st, 2010 at 2:59pm:
Lycurgus wrote on Feb 18th, 2010 at 1:01pm:
My Re-enactment group got paid for an event at which I slung.
Does that make me a professional? Wink


Only if you wouldn't have got paid without the slinging Wink



Booooo spoil-sport  Grin
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2010 at 9:14am
 
I thought the tribes in africa still used slings? Do the australian aborigines use slings?
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Reply #11 - Jul 7th, 2010 at 5:35pm
 
Australia is the only place the natives did not have slings
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #12 - Feb 11th, 2011 at 5:55am
 
Aboriginal Australians had/have woomeras (Atlatls) and hunting boomerangs (essentially a rabbit stick) for hunting and combat.
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #13 - Feb 12th, 2011 at 12:05pm
 
If bull-slinging counts we have a whole Congress full of professionals.
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Re: When and where the last professional slingers?
Reply #14 - Feb 12th, 2011 at 12:44pm
 
I guess mudslinging is almost the same as clay ammunition! Roll Eyes
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