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Feb 28th, 2011 at 4:22pm
 
Looking at the adaptation of the apache star Fundi has made to throw it with the cestros sling, I have remember an ancient weapon that also could be used like of impact, although its main use was to hurt the feet of men and horses when they stepped on it and thus hinder their advance. It´s the “tribulus” (Latin) or caltrop in English, and is described in the History of the Sling, at the end of this chapter:

http://www.slinging.org/wiki/index.php?title=Historia_de_la_Honda_21

Years ago the topic was discussed in the forum and we were not able to find out how to throw the tribulus with a sling, possibly due to a drawing of Leonardo da Vinci that put us in the wrong track. Then, seeing Fundi in action with the apache star I have cheered up to try it again and… eureka! it has worked finally. The solution is so simple that I am ashamed of not having guessed it then. It´s necessary to use a sling of splitted pouch , or conventional one but enough narrow to slipping between the nails without hardly touch them. It must never be a nail within the pouch. It can be thrown with any style, but spinning only once or twice so that tribulus does not move and entangle the cords. The pictures show better the question.


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Reply #1 - Feb 28th, 2011 at 4:28pm
 
Good info.  Thanks for that, Hondero.
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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2011 at 4:49pm
 
A very mean looking weapon. The risk of snagging on release would be high; no way I'd want to sling anything like that.
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Reply #3 - Mar 1st, 2011 at 3:40am
 
Thats a nasty looking thing, and it has lots of historical confirmation. Good work!
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Reply #4 - Mar 1st, 2011 at 1:32pm
 
VIDEO! please Smiley
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Reply #5 - Mar 1st, 2011 at 3:42pm
 
Aussie, thanks for pointing out the possible risks for not initiated slingers trying the tribulus. I forgot to do it. Nevertheless, event not having experience with it, is difficult for a slinger to hurt himself if he follows the warnings I have said.  I have not had any problems in the learning of the weapon.

Echelon7, when I have time I´ll  make the video. I would like to see the tribulus nailed in a tree  Wink

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Reply #6 - Mar 1st, 2011 at 5:14pm
 
Seeing the look of tribulus, it would be terrible, for a load of infantry in tight phalanx, they  being slinged for them.  Direct impacts  it's wounded soldiers and failed shots it are damaging warriors in rear positions because that they don't see it on the floor.

Hondero, he leido tus trabajos y son excelentes. Enhorabuena y muchas gracias.
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Reply #7 - Mar 2nd, 2011 at 8:34am
 
(safety nerd warning system: on)  A snag could result in a good self inflicted puncture wound as the sling whips around you.  Be careful.  (Safety nerd warning: off  Wink )

BTW, it looks cool
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Reply #8 - Mar 2nd, 2011 at 4:58pm
 
Hondero nice to see you and your inventions again! A nice thing. I wouldn't try it with the fig8, for sure!
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Reply #9 - Mar 3rd, 2011 at 1:03pm
 
Yurek, old buddy, nice also to see you here again. With respect to the inventions, we walked both on a par, remembers that “inventors corner” you initiated and that so many satisfactions gave to us. Regarding the tribulus, I swear that I have not invented it  Embarrassed.
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Reply #10 - Mar 3rd, 2011 at 3:14pm
 
Sweet but dangerous for the slinger?
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Reply #11 - Mar 5th, 2011 at 6:14am
 
Hondero wrote on Mar 3rd, 2011 at 1:03pm:
Yurek, old buddy, nice also to see you here again. With respect to the inventions, we walked both on a par, remembers that “inventors corner” you initiated and that so many satisfactions gave to us. Regarding the tribulus, I swear that I have not invented it  Embarrassed.


Hondero, my friend, that was a really fascinating time that has resumed my old forgotten interest in slinging. That is why I still play with sling Smiley
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