Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Mini Staff-sling (Read 1484 times)
Aussie
Past Moderator
*
Offline


Joined Nov. 1, 2006  Luke
14:14

Posts: 3265
Melbourne, Australia
Gender: male
Mini Staff-sling
Feb 4th, 2012 at 1:24am
 
Came across this little gem when trawling for new slinging vids. These guys have made a mini staff-sling which differs from the normal type in that it is not self-releasing. This gives greater release control and allows a greater arc of travel for the windup. Note how the slinger holds the sling straight down his back as if it was a whip at the beginning. Very neat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=utYSsJAbXXc
Back to top
 

Cranks are little things that make revolutions.&&
 
IP Logged
 
Jaegoor
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 1785
Gender: male
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #1 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 5:20am
 
Cool Aussi Cool Cool Shocked
Back to top
 

Bono Mellius
 
IP Logged
 
Rat Man
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 11435
New Jersey, USA
Gender: male
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #2 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 9:28am
 
Usually the problem with mini-staff slings is mini-power.  Not so with this manifestation.  I'm very pleased to see something entirely new, at least to me.  Plus this model seems very easy to make.  You need a length of PVC, a drill, a sling, and a screw.  I'm going to have to try this.  I have to wonder how a full sized model using this same technology would work?
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Timothy Potter
Senior Member
****
Offline



Posts: 340
Idaho
Gender: male
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #3 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 3:39pm
 
That's really interesting; thanks for sharing it. I'll bet if you used a release like that with a fishing rod as a staff you'd have a very powerful staff sling.

-Timothy Potter
Back to top
 

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him." Colossians 3:17
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Rat Man
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 11435
New Jersey, USA
Gender: male
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #4 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 5:32pm
 
I've often considered that, Timothy, or at least a release something like that with a fishing rod.  With my version the string stays attached to the projectile as you release it.  I always imagined using a 14' UglyStick surf pole with a 4oz bank weight as your projectile... you'd probably sling to France.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
kentuckythrower
Descens
***
Offline


Illegitimi non carborundum

Posts: 244
Kentucky, U.S.A.
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #5 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 6:04pm
 
Brilliant design!!! I think something like this would be a boon to folks who'd like to take up the sport, but are confined to a wheelchair. It's a simple design and appears to generate real power with practically no effort besides a normal throwing motion. Let's see if we can get the plans for one of these posted on this forum.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Caldou
Funditor
****
Offline


Moving the world... rock
by rock.

Posts: 717
Picardie, France
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #6 - Feb 5th, 2012 at 9:50am
 
Rat Man wrote on Feb 4th, 2012 at 5:32pm:
you'd probably sling to France.

I don't have any problem to sling to France, even with Tennisball. Is it because I'm really good ? Cheesy

Back to top
 

Eight in one shot!
The french Slinging club
If it's still moving, keep slinging !
WWW  
IP Logged
 
David Morningstar
Slinging.org Moderator
Forum Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 3191
UK
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #7 - Feb 5th, 2012 at 11:00am
 

Great video! A stick with a hole drilled through the end would be a more primitive solution. I did wonder if the Baton de Commandment was something like that although they are a lot shorter.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Dan
Interfector Viris Spurii
SlingingGuide Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 3962
Gender: male
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #8 - Feb 5th, 2012 at 9:17pm
 
I think I've seen somthing like thos before that was a litte more primitive more like an atlatl/swiss dart that threw rocks. Still tough to beat the original sling in performance though. Even with all of our modern knowledge of physics the hand sling is still really difficult to beat with any kind of hand thrown projectile.
Back to top
 

"Like tying a stone to a sling is the giving of honor to a fool" Proverbs 26:8
 
IP Logged
 
Crow Hat
Descens
***
Offline


Slinging is an addiction.

Posts: 133
Canada
Gender: male
Re: Mini Staff-sling
Reply #9 - Feb 5th, 2012 at 11:28pm
 
I like it, it looks like a flail but in the form of a ranged weapon. I would have never thought of that. just another thing I'll have to tinker with later I guess
Back to top
 

"Simply because you can breathe doesn't mean you're alive, or that you really live." - Tim McIlrath
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Masiakasaurus, Mauro Fiorentini, David Morningstar, Bill Skinner, Curious Aardvark, Rat Man, Chris) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)