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Reply #15 - Apr 22nd, 2020 at 5:26am
 
http://manuscriptminiatures.com/media/cache/manuscriptminiatures.com/original/32...

The finger loops is throwed and the cord is holded.
My video is not very good.

I think that many methods had been forgotten. Is it possible ?
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Re: Slings in Medieval Manuscript Miniatures
Reply #16 - May 25th, 2020 at 4:49am
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Apr 22nd, 2020 at 5:26am:
http://manuscriptminiatures.com/media/cache/manuscriptminiatures.com/original/32...

The finger loops is throwed and the cord is holded.
My video is not very good.

I think that many methods had been forgotten. Is it possible ?


I've also been trying to  determine ways they held and constructed slings with these old pictures, but I think that most of them are nonsensical artistical interpretations who had no experience with the sling
Written sources that describe the sling are probably better
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Re: Slings in Medieval Manuscript Miniatures
Reply #17 - May 28th, 2020 at 8:08am
 
Just my thinks :
Modern boats have a rigid and waterproof hull. Viking boats have a flexible hull and thereford took on water. Can we say that the vikins had crappy boats ? Every era has its needs and thereford its solutions.
With my slingshot, I never had to fend off a pack of wolves that was getting to close to my house. Maybe it is the same with the styles presented ? They do not correspond to our goals of distance, competition and leisure.
I can't remember who wrote it but a member had chatted with an old indian. His throwing style is specific. Who among us use it ? And who is comfortable with it ?
In the Middle-Ages, people lived in the countryside so they knew the slingshot. Kids, the monks had probably played with.
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Re: Slings in Medieval Manuscript Miniatures
Reply #18 - May 28th, 2020 at 3:27pm
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on May 28th, 2020 at 8:08am:
Modern boats have a rigid and waterproof hull. Viking boats have a flexible hull and thereford took on water. Can we say that the vikins had crappy boats ? Every era has its needs and thereford its solutions.
With my slingshot, I never had to fend off a pack of wolves that was getting to close to my house. Maybe it is the same with the styles presented ? They do not correspond to our goals of distance, competition and leisure.
I can't remember who wrote it but a member had chatted with an old indian. His throwing style is specific. Who among us use it ? And who is comfortable with it ?
In the Middle-Ages, people lived in the countryside so they knew the slingshot. Kids, the monks had probably played with.


exactly what you said.
A middle aged man after seeing me sling described me how as kids they cut bark off trees to use them as slings until they dry . he didnt seem to be very keen with slings refered to them like I would talk about paper blowguns used at school to annoy others . some people just get by, others are keen and others over analytic
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